Benson sends two officers to Twin Cities

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By Reed Anfinson
Swift County Monitor-News

With protests and rioting getting out of control in the Twin Cities, a request was put out to state cities to provide short-term assistance if  possible. The City of Benson responded by sending two of its officers and a squad car.

The Minnesota Director of Public Safety had made the request for mutual aid from cities as the size of the protests grew and the amount of damage to property increased.

Mayor Terri Collins and City Manager Rob Wolfington reviewed the request for mutual aid and authorized Chief Hodge to send the two officers and a squad car...


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