At 40-percent complete Sunday, corn planting in Minnesota was eight days behind the five-year average. However, farmers were making rapid progress prior to Monday afternoon’s rainfall and will be back in the fields as clear skies dry out the fields.
Friday, May 18, 2018
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Despite it seeming like there wasn’t a lot of farm equipment in area fields over the past few days, farmers were making progress after delays caused by lingering frost, wet fields and cold soils. Corn planting was 40 percent completed, five days behind last year and eight days behind average... + continue reading
Mariah Ahrndt competes in the triple jump for the BKMS girls team.
Friday, May 18, 2018
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The Benson-KMS track and field teams competed at the YME Invitational, Thursday night at Granite Falls. LQP-DB continued its dominant performance this spring in track competitions by winning both team titles, while Benson-KMS was fourth in both meets out of eight participating schools. Allie... + continue reading
Katelyn Young chips from just off the 18th hole during the Benson Girls and Boys Invitational last Wednesday., Ben Peterson watches his putt roll toward the par-3, second hole during the Benson Invitational.  LQP won the boys and girls team titles.
Friday, May 18, 2018
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The Benson girls golf team competed at a pair of conference meets at Sauk Centre and Melrose Area last Tuesday night, placing fourth at both meets with totals of 205 and 200, respectively. After four WCC meets, the Braves are in fourth place overall with 28 points, while BOLD and Minnewaska Area... + continue reading
Mackenzie Kurkosky pitches for Benson during the first game of a doubleheader with Montevideo last Tuesday as secondbaseman Maranda Wieber looks on.
Friday, May 18, 2018
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The Benson softball team had a great week of softball last week despite having it end on a sour note.  The Braves went 3-2 last week to improve to 7-6 overall and 7-6 in the WCC. The Braves opened up the week with a 6-4, 13-5 doubleheader sweep of Montevideo last Tuesday night in Benson, and... + continue reading
At 40-percent complete Sunday, corn planting in Minnesota was eight days behind the five-year average. However, farmers were making rapid progress prior to Monday afternoon’s rainfall and will be back in the fields as clear skies dry out the fields.
Mariah Ahrndt competes in the triple jump for the BKMS girls team.
Katelyn Young chips from just off the 18th hole during the Benson Girls and Boys Invitational last Wednesday., Ben Peterson watches his putt roll toward the par-3, second hole during the Benson Invitational.  LQP won the boys and girls team titles.
Mackenzie Kurkosky pitches for Benson during the first game of a doubleheader with Montevideo last Tuesday as secondbaseman Maranda Wieber looks on.

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Applications being sought for $26,000 in grants When Robert C. Sonsteng left an estate worth nearly $10 million to the community his gift was called “transformational.” It is already living up to that billing through foundation grants awarded in the past year. Sonsteng, a... + continue reading
Built in 1984-85, the Swift County Law Enforcement Center and Jail closely matches the historic courthouse. The LEC would be torn down with a two-story, 35,000-square-foot building replacing it., An architect’s drawing of how the new facility would be placed.
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Ground will be broken next Wednesday for construction of a new assisted living-memory care facility next to Swift County-Benson Health Services. It should be open for business by February 2019.
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Swift County-Benson Health Services (SCBHS) will break ground Wednesday, April 4, at 10:30 a.m. for its new assisted living and memory care facility. To be constructed just south of Scofield Place and east of the clinic and hospital, Scandi Haven Village will be a 46-unit assisted living facility... + continue reading
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Mariah Ahrndt competes in the triple jump for the BKMS girls team.
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The Benson-KMS track and field teams competed at the YME Invitational, Thursday night at Granite Falls. LQP-DB continued its dominant performance this spring in track competitions by winning both... + continue reading

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People seeking election to the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives, the state’s governorship, and the Minnesota House will be filing for election this coming Tuesday in hopes of... + continue reading

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