February 2020

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ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that sealed bids will be received by the Benson City Council at City Hall, 1410 Kansas Ave., Benson, MN 56215 until 2:00 pm on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 for the purpose of furnishing all necessary skills, tools, materials, forms, and labor to furnish and install the following approximate quantities:
• 1,500 ton paver laid bituminous, more or less divided between roadways and trails
A bid sheet can be obtained by calling City Hall at 320-843-5448.
No bidder may withdraw their bid for a period of 60 days after the date of its opening.
The City Council reserves the right to reject any or all bids or waive any informality contained therein.
 
Dated:  February 12, 2020
                 /s/ Terri Collins
Mayor
Attest: /s/Glen Pederson      
City Clerk

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NOTICE OF PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY NOMINATION

Notice to West Bank Township voters. A Presidential Primary Nomination for the Republican party and Democratic-Farmer-Labor party will be held at the West Bank Township Hall on Tuesday, March 3, 2020. The polls will open at 10:00 a.m. and close at 8:00 p.m.
Linda Styrbicky, Clerk
West Bank Township

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MINUTES OF THE REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 777, Benson, Minnesota Monday, January 27, 2020 - 5:30 p.m. Benson High School Media Center

The meeting was called to order at 5:00 p.m. by Chair Brian Samuelson at Northside Elementary for a tour of the new construction.
Meeting recessed at 5:20 p.m.
The meeting resumed at the BHS Media Center at 5:31 p.m. by Chair Brian Samuelson.  Members present:  Jim Berens, Mary KW Langan, Eric Peterson, Bill McGeary, Brian Samuelson and Gary Williams arrived at 5:33 p.m.  Members absent:  None.
No Additions to the Agenda.
Agenda approved.
No Citizens Comments.
Consent Agenda approved.
Progress Reports presented by the administrators.
Ryan Brietbach, Construction Manager, provided a detailed update including a financial update with cost impacts at Northside Elementary and the High School.

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NOTICE OF PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATION PRIMARY ELECTION

NOTICE OF PRIMARY ELECTION:  To the Electors of the Townships of Appleton, Camp Lake, Clontarf, Cashel, Dublin, Edison, Fairfield, Hayes, Hegbert,  Marysland, Moyer, Kerkhoven, Shible, Six Mile Grove, Swenoda, and Tara; and the Cities of Clontarf, Danvers, Holloway, and Murdock, in the County of Swift, State of Minnesota, Notice is Hereby Given That a Presidential Nomination Primary Election will be held in all the above named cities and townships at 301 14th Street North, Benson, MN 56215 on Tuesday, the Third day of March, at which time the polls will be opened at 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. for the purpose of nominating candidates for the Federal office of the President United States.
Dated this day February 14, 2020.

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PUBLIC NOTICE

Notice to West Bank Township voters. A public accuracy test of the electronic voting machines will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, February 27, 2020, at the West Bank Town Hall.
Linda Styrbicky, Clerk
West Bank Township

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McGeary and Ahrndt compete at state meet

Two members of the Benson-KMS gymnastics team competed at the State Gymnastics Meet, Saturday at the University of Minnesota campus.

Senior Mariah Ahrndt was competing in her third state gymnastics meet, while teammate, freshman Libby McGeary was competing in her first state tourney.

Ahrndt competed in the uneven bars, balance beam, and floor exercise, while McGeary competed in all four events and the all-around...

 

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Benson boys end regular- season with 15-11 record

The  Benson boys basketball team finished the regular-season with a 15-11 overall record after going 1-2 during the final week of the regular-season.

The Braves beat Hancock last Tuesday night (63-60), but then fell at home to Lac qui Parle, Thursday (62-55), and at Melrose Area, Friday (78-66).

Benson was seeded fourth for the upcoming Section 3AA Tourney and was set to host fifth-seeded Paynesvile at 7 p.m., Saturday in Benson.  The Bulldogs beat the Braves in a close game about a month ago at Paynesville.

If Benson wins that game, it would play again Thursday most likely in Willmar against the winner of top-seeded Minnewaska Area and eighth-seeded Montevideo...

 

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Braves edge Lakers in playoff opener, 39-38

The Benson girls basketball team opened up the Section 3AA Tourney with a 39-38 victory over Minnewaska Area, Saturday night at home.  The Braves were seeded fourth in its half of the section and the Lakers were seeded fifth.

Benson led 28-21 at halftime before the two teams combined for only 28 points in the second half with the Braves scoring 11 points on seven free-throws and two field goals.

Benson, which fell to Hancock earlier in the week to end the regular-season (61-54), advances to the sub-section semifinals this Thursday at 6 p.m. at Minnewaska Area High School against top-seeded and state-ranked NLS.  Benson lost to NLS earlier this season, 68-33...

 

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Two Braves and three Saints earn state wrestling berths

Three KMS wrestlers and two members of the Benson wrestling team are headed to the State Wrestling Tournament after placing first or second at the Section 5A Tournament at Long Prairie-GE High School, Saturday.

Benson ninth-grader Thomas Dineen won the 182-pound section title with a pin in the finals against the top-seeded wrestler, while junior Adam Zosel finished second at 152 pounds and will also be advancing to the state tourney.

Dineen goes into the state tourney with a 38-1 overall record, while Zosel, who recently went over 100 career wins, is 33-3 for the season.

Dineen is set to face LCWM senior Avery Northquest (24-7) in the first round.  Trevor Eisfeld, of Tracy Area is the top seed with a 44-0 record.

Zosel is set to face Badger-GM senior Andy Dostal (43-5) in the first round, and the top two wrestlers are Willie VonRuden of Medford (19-1) and Zack Holtz of Kimball Area (32-0).

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Stony Ridge Foods receives EDA funding

By Reed Anfinson
Publisher
Swift County Monitor-News

Stony Ridge Foods is looking to purchase the former Glacial Plains Cooperative (GPC) tire and auto shop on east U.S. Highway 12. It sits just across to the north of their facilities on U.S. 12.

Owners Jeena Hughes, and Joe and Jessica Wrobleski, plan to add additional storage space with the construction of the new bins on the site as well as installation of a new bagging operations.

To help them proceed with their proposed expansion, the Benson Economic Development Authority (EDA) unanimously approved a $100,000 loan. The loan would be for 10 years at 4 percent interest. It is also contingent on other financing falling in line and a zoning change for the property getting approval.

 

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