Makenna Wieland was fifth in the 100 meter hurdles at the Minnewaska Area meet last Tuesday night.
Friday, April 28, 2017
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The Benson-KMS track and field teams competed at the LQP-DB Invitational, Thursday with the boys team placing third of seven teams with 68 points, and the Benson-KMS girls placing fifth with 38 points. LQP-DB won the girls meet by 25 points over runner-up Montevideo (165-140), while the... + continue reading
Peyton LeClair (right) smashes a shot at the net during second doubles’ action against Foley last week.  In the background is Kyle Reese.  The Braves picked up their first win last week during a home match with Milbank.
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The Benson boys tennis team earned its first victory of the season with a 5-2 win at home over Milbank last Monday night.  The Braves swept the four singles’ matches to pull out the win. One night later, Benson lost to Foley at home, 6-1, and the Braves also played at Lac qui Parle/... + continue reading
Employees of Benson Power have been told employees they plan to sell to Xcel Energy and that the plant could be closed by the summer of 2018.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
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By Reed Anfinson Publisher Swift County Monitor-News Employees of Benson Power, LLC, were notified Tuesday that the company owners are in negotiations with Xcel Energy for sale of the plant. With that announcement a process is being put in place that could lead to the power plant shutting down... + continue reading
Pictured are members of the Benson High School choir, who took part in last week’s six-day choir trip to New York City.
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Pictured are members of the Benson High School choir, who took part in last week’s six-day choir trip to New York City.  Immediately after waving goodbye in the picture above, the students boarded buses at about noon, Friday, April 7.  They didn’t return again until 5 p.m.,... + continue reading
Makenna Wieland was fifth in the 100 meter hurdles at the Minnewaska Area meet last Tuesday night.
Peyton LeClair (right) smashes a shot at the net during second doubles’ action against Foley last week.  In the background is Kyle Reese.  The Braves picked up their first win last week during a home match with Milbank.
Employees of Benson Power have been told employees they plan to sell to Xcel Energy and that the plant could be closed by the summer of 2018.
Pictured are members of the Benson High School choir, who took part in last week’s six-day choir trip to New York City.

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Jerry Johannessen is all smiles after being inducted into the Upper Midwest Bakery Association’s Hall of Fame earlier this month. He is pictured with wife, Carol, left, and Benson Bakery employee Becky Halverson. It was Halverson who submitted the Johannessen’s nomination letter for the hall of fame. Photo provided., Jerry Johannessen is known for his lefse making skills.
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Former Benson Bakery longtime owner Jerry Johannessen was inducted in the Upper Midwest Bakery Association’s Hall of Fame during the organization’s annual convention in early March. “The bakers hall of fame was established to ensure that memories of outstanding bakers be... + continue reading
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