City takes next step to demo Armory

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By Reed Anfinson
Swift County Monitor-News

With a unanimous vote at its Oct. 5 meeting, the Benson City Council agreed to move ahead with the demolition of the Armory building.

At the meeting, it accepted the project demolition documents submitted by Widseth, an engineering and architectural firm out of Alexandria.

Based on the current schedule, there would be a pre-demolition meeting Jan. 23 with bids for the demolition taken in March. The demolition would take place in May. The city has already submitted its application to the Minnesota Department of Transportation for work that would affect traffic on joint Minnesota Highway 29 and U.S. Highway 12. The highway is on the west side of the Armory...

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