Ambush Park provides a great backdrop for the Benson Kid Day Car Show
Thursday, July 21, 2016
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Ambush Park provides a great backdrop for the Benson Kid Day Car Show, which has also taken place at the Northside Rec Area and Benson Bowler. There were a total of 71 entries at this year’s Kid Day Car Show.  The event was scheduled for 4-7 p.m., but because of bad weather, it was... + continue reading
The group of about 50 motorcyles get ready for their 100-mile motorcycle ride starting at 1 p.m. from Roosevelt Park.
Thursday, July 21, 2016
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The annual Hospice Motorcyle Ride event took place Sunday afternoon.  The motorcycles were lined up at Roosevelt Park prior to the start of the 100-mile ride.   Pictured, the group of about 50 motorcyles get ready for their 100-mile motorcycle ride starting at 1 p.m. from Roosevelt... + continue reading
Benson Outdoor Pool during Benson’s annual Kid Day
Thursday, July 21, 2016
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Area youth enjoyed a refreshing dip in the Benson Outdoor Pool during Benson’s annual Kid Day, Saturday.   It was the place to be during a hot afternoon before the storm.   + continue reading
Monday saw nearly 3 inches of rain fall between 7:15 a.m. and 9 a.m. causing flooding of city streets as well as in farm fields in the area., Puddles hold an enduring fascination for children.
Friday, July 15, 2016
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Just a week ago concerns were growing about spreading drought conditions in western Minnesota. But a series of heavy thunderstorms over the past seven days have emphatically brought an end to those worries. The Benson area received 6.37 inches of rain between July 5 and July 11. Some areas around... + continue reading
Ambush Park provides a great backdrop for the Benson Kid Day Car Show
The group of about 50 motorcyles get ready for their 100-mile motorcycle ride starting at 1 p.m. from Roosevelt Park.
Benson Outdoor Pool during Benson’s annual Kid Day
Monday saw nearly 3 inches of rain fall between 7:15 a.m. and 9 a.m. causing flooding of city streets as well as in farm fields in the area., Puddles hold an enduring fascination for children.

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Ambush Park provides a great backdrop for the Benson Kid Day Car Show
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Ambush Park provides a great backdrop for the Benson Kid Day Car Show, which has also taken place at the Northside Rec Area and Benson Bowler. There were a total of 71 entries at this year’s Kid Day Car Show.  The event was scheduled for 4-7 p.m., but because of bad weather, it was... + continue reading
Monday saw nearly 3 inches of rain fall between 7:15 a.m. and 9 a.m. causing flooding of city streets as well as in farm fields in the area., Puddles hold an enduring fascination for children.
Friday, 15/07/16
Just a week ago concerns were growing about spreading drought conditions in western Minnesota. But a series of heavy thunderstorms over the past seven days have emphatically brought an end to those worries. The Benson area received 6.37 inches of rain between July 5 and July 11. Some areas around... + continue reading
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Patrick’s Bar and Grill held its annual Kid Day Bag Toss Tourney Saturday afternoon during Benson’s annual Kid Day celebration.
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