Swift County’s extensive renovation is now expected to last into March of 2018, a month longer than expected.
Friday, October 20, 2017
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While it was originally estimated that county employees would be moving back into the refurbished and remodeled courthouse early in 2018, that deadline has been extended. It now looks like rather than moving back sometime in mid-February, it could be late March, Administrator Kelsey Baker said at... + continue reading
Becky Adams of the Blandin Foundation speaks with volunteers who will help recruit candidates for its Community Leadership Program, as well as some volunteers who have already committed to participating. Blandin’s programs gives participants intensive training on how to become a community leader - and it pays the bill.
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Eight-day program gives citizens skills to move their communities forward   Area residents interested in leadership roles that will help improve the communities they live and work in met last Wednesday at McKinney’s on Southside for an overview of the Blandin Community Leadership... + continue reading
Olivia Hoffman smashes a shot back for the Braves during a recent match in Benson.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
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The Benson-KMS girls tennis team ended the team portion of its season at the Section 6A Team Tournament last Monday at the Sta-Fit Athletic Club in Sartell (formerly Fitness Evolution). Benson-KMS, seeded fifth in the eight-team section, fell to fourth-seeded Montevideo in the quarterfinal round,... + continue reading
Will Magaard (right) competes for the Benson-KMS boys cross-country team in Benson.  Magaard placed 18th overall and helped the Fighting Braves place second as a team.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
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Benson-KMS cross-country teams hosted the Benson Invitational last Monday night at the Benson Golf Course.  Lac qui Parle/DB won the overall boys and girls’ team titles, while the Benson-KMS boys finished second of nine teams in the boys race and the girls’ team was seventh. Jon... + continue reading
Swift County’s extensive renovation is now expected to last into March of 2018, a month longer than expected.
Becky Adams of the Blandin Foundation speaks with volunteers who will help recruit candidates for its Community Leadership Program, as well as some volunteers who have already committed to participating. Blandin’s programs gives participants intensive training on how to become a community leader - and it pays the bill.
Olivia Hoffman smashes a shot back for the Braves during a recent match in Benson.
Will Magaard (right) competes for the Benson-KMS boys cross-country team in Benson.  Magaard placed 18th overall and helped the Fighting Braves place second as a team.

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Becky Adams of the Blandin Foundation speaks with volunteers who will help recruit candidates for its Community Leadership Program, as well as some volunteers who have already committed to participating. Blandin’s programs gives participants intensive training on how to become a community leader - and it pays the bill.
Friday, 20/10/17
Eight-day program gives citizens skills to move their communities forward   Area residents interested in leadership roles that will help improve the communities they live and work in met last Wednesday at McKinney’s on Southside for an overview of the Blandin Community Leadership... + continue reading
Saturday, 30/09/17
Three young adults were killed when their car collided with another vehicle two miles southeast of Benson early Saturday morning. Austin Ardoff, 23, of Raymond, formerly of Clara City, died at the scene. He was a passenger in the car. Another passenger, Autumn McLain, 23, Willmar, and driver Dylan... + continue reading
Members of the Legislative Energy Commission took testimony at the state Capitol last Thursday on the impact of closing Benson Power, LLC, will have on suppliers and the community.
Friday, 22/09/17
Legislature to get DEED report on economic impact on businesses, community in February When the Minnesota Legislature approved a deal to compensate the City of Benson with $20 million in payments over four years for the loss of Benson Power, LLC, it also wanted to know what the impact the... + continue reading
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