BHS Homecoming Royalty for 2017, front from left to right, are Kaden Schmidt, Shane Flower, Aaron Zosel, Matt Connolly, and Sam Lundebrek.  In back are Kelsey Gimberlin, Halle Hanson, Courtney McNeill, Anna Gosson, and Lizzie Staton.
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Pictured: BHS Homecoming Royalty for 2017, front from left to right, are Kaden Schmidt, Shane Flower, Aaron Zosel, Matt Connolly, and Sam Lundebrek.  In back are Kelsey Gimberlin, Halle Hanson, Courtney McNeill, Anna Gosson, and Lizzie Staton.  BHS Homecoming coronation is set for 7:30 p... + 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, September 22, 2017
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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
Benson Police Chief Ian Hodge gives members of the Benson City Council, city staff, and council candidates a tour of the new city police department. The city added on to the former Loen Electric building to create a facility with 5,357 square feet.
Friday, September 22, 2017
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Police station to be ready in early November; cemetery expansion nearly complete   Benson City Council toured the new city police station during its Monday night meeting. This past February, the city agreed to buy the former Loen Electric building at the corner of Hall Avenue and 22nd... + continue reading
Aaron Zosel (34) barrels over a couple of Osakis defenders on the way to a big gain Friday night.  Providing blocks for the Braves are Kaden Schmidt (74), Shane Flower (51), Riley Grube (56), and Matt Tolifson (2).,
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Osakis scored four first-half touchdowns on the way to a 27-6 victory over Benson, Friday night in Osakis.  The Silverstreaks improved to 2-1 overall and 1-1 in the Mid State sub-district white, while the Braves fell to 0-3 overall and 0-2 in league play.   After Osakis scored on its... + continue reading
BHS Homecoming Royalty for 2017, front from left to right, are Kaden Schmidt, Shane Flower, Aaron Zosel, Matt Connolly, and Sam Lundebrek.  In back are Kelsey Gimberlin, Halle Hanson, Courtney McNeill, Anna Gosson, and Lizzie Staton.
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.
Benson Police Chief Ian Hodge gives members of the Benson City Council, city staff, and council candidates a tour of the new city police department. The city added on to the former Loen Electric building to create a facility with 5,357 square feet.
Aaron Zosel (34) barrels over a couple of Osakis defenders on the way to a big gain Friday night.  Providing blocks for the Braves are Kaden Schmidt (74), Shane Flower (51), Riley Grube (56), and Matt Tolifson (2).,

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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
Kathy Ruppe combines wheat west of Danvers last Friday while son-in-law Dalton Staton drives the grain cart. Riding with Kathy in the combine was her infant grandson Mason Staton.
Friday, 01/09/17
Western Minnesota received more rain over the weekend with totals ranging form eight-tenths to nearly 2 inches. With another eight tenths in Benson August’s total rainfall is now 6.85 inches – 3.43 inches above the average for the month of 3.42 inches. However, there are locations... + continue reading
Mae Gades sits by her yellow quilt that won a grand championship ribbon at the Swift County Fair. She makes all kinds of quilts for all kinds of seasons and events.
Thursday, 24/08/17
Photos and Story by Peggy Cameron   In 35 years she’s created 43 full size quilts, 58 crib quilts and 16 wall hangings. “I’ve added to that number recently, but haven’t kept track,” says Mae Gades of Benson. The assessment of her heart-felt work was tallied in... + continue reading
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Courtney McNeill (2) and Claire Ricard (11) go up for a block for the Braves, who fell to Sauk Centre and BOLD last week before placing fourth at the Waska Tourney.  In back are Mariah Ahrndt (left) and Leah Molden.
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