District 17 State Sen. Andrew Lang, red shirt, and District 17A Rep. Tim Miller, center, met with the Benson City Council Monday night discussing their role in helping the city get compensation from the Legislature and Xcel Energy for the planned purchase and demolition of Benson Power, LLC. The city is scheduled to get $20 million for economic development over four years between 2018 and 2021.
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By Reed Anfinson Publisher Swift County Monitor-News With Xcel Energy’s filing with the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission June 30 for approval to purchase the Benson Power, LLC, biomass power plant the next phase that could lead to its shutdown and demolition is underway. The... + continue reading
Cally Miller pitches for the Benson 18U #2 softball team during a game against the Benson 18U #1 team last week in Benson as centerfielder Beth Cain looks on., A young pitcher pitches for the Benson Gold team vs. KMS III during Chippewa Valley softball action., The KMS III pitcher follows through after letting go of a pitch during Chippewa Valley softball action last week.
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Pictured, top:  Cally Miller pitches for the Benson 18U #2 softball team during a game against the Benson 18U #1 team last week in Benson as centerfielder Beth Cain looks on. Pictured, middle:  A young pitcher pitches for the Benson Gold team vs. KMS III during Chippewa Valley... + continue reading
BKMS gymnastics coach Kathy Ahrndt and her daughter, Mariah, help a young gymnast with a skill.
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Pictured: BKMS gymnastics coach Kathy Ahrndt and her daughter, Mariah, help a young gymnast with a skill.   + continue reading
Benson Police Officer Paula Wilson (right) speaks with the local Girl Scouts about the importance of bike safety.  The Girl Scouts worked on their Cadette Safety, Junior Safety, or Daisy Safety pins (depending upon their age level) with the help of area adults and troop leaders.

, Benson Firemen Dave Vollan (left) and Eric Tolifson watch as the young Girl Scouts practice the “drop and roll” technique in case they ever caught fire.
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Pictured, top:  Benson Police Officer Paula Wilson (right) speaks with the local Girl Scouts about the importance of bike safety.  The Girl Scouts worked on their Cadette Safety, Junior Safety, or Daisy Safety pins (depending upon their age level) with the help of area adults and troop... + continue reading
District 17 State Sen. Andrew Lang, red shirt, and District 17A Rep. Tim Miller, center, met with the Benson City Council Monday night discussing their role in helping the city get compensation from the Legislature and Xcel Energy for the planned purchase and demolition of Benson Power, LLC. The city is scheduled to get $20 million for economic development over four years between 2018 and 2021.
Cally Miller pitches for the Benson 18U #2 softball team during a game against the Benson 18U #1 team last week in Benson as centerfielder Beth Cain looks on., A young pitcher pitches for the Benson Gold team vs. KMS III during Chippewa Valley softball action., The KMS III pitcher follows through after letting go of a pitch during Chippewa Valley softball action last week.
BKMS gymnastics coach Kathy Ahrndt and her daughter, Mariah, help a young gymnast with a skill.
Benson Police Officer Paula Wilson (right) speaks with the local Girl Scouts about the importance of bike safety.  The Girl Scouts worked on their Cadette Safety, Junior Safety, or Daisy Safety pins (depending upon their age level) with the help of area adults and troop leaders.

, Benson Firemen Dave Vollan (left) and Eric Tolifson watch as the young Girl Scouts practice the “drop and roll” technique in case they ever caught fire.

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District 17 State Sen. Andrew Lang, red shirt, and District 17A Rep. Tim Miller, center, met with the Benson City Council Monday night discussing their role in helping the city get compensation from the Legislature and Xcel Energy for the planned purchase and demolition of Benson Power, LLC. The city is scheduled to get $20 million for economic development over four years between 2018 and 2021.
Friday, 14/07/17
By Reed Anfinson Publisher Swift County Monitor-News With Xcel Energy’s filing with the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission June 30 for approval to purchase the Benson Power, LLC, biomass power plant the next phase that could lead to its shutdown and demolition is underway. The... + continue reading
The Benson Marching Band. Three performers in front are: Kyle Reese on snare, Morgan Schmidt and Madisen Wieber playing flute., The KMS Marching Band performing in front of the Benson Armory.
Friday, 30/06/17
The Benson Marching Band, under the direction of Brock Duncan, leads the 30th Annual Pioneerland Band Festival, Wednesday, June 14. For the first time since 1993, the marching band was wearing new uniforms....   Pictured, top: Three performers in front are: Kyle Reese on snare, Morgan... + continue reading
Fibrominn, now Benson Power, under construction in 2005.
Friday, 09/06/17
While Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has signed the Jobs & Energy bill that included language that would see the City of Benson paid $20 million between 2018 and 2021 for economic development, there is still another hurdle to clear. Whether or not the deal proceeds depends on state Public... + continue reading
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Kid Day B.A.C.K program fundraiser softball game.
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The Kid Day B.A.C.K. program fundraiser softball game, between members of the Benson Police Department/Swift County Sheriff’s Office and the Benson Fire Department, took place Sunday afternoon... + continue reading
Alex Claussen (right) returns a shot during a mini tennis camp last week as Jada O’Leary (left), Harold Habben, Elizabeth Jopp, and Tara Beyer look on.  More pictures of the camp can be found on page 8B.
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Volunteers Make Kid Day, Band Festival Special   by Reed Anfinson Publisher, Swift County Monitor-News   Successful community events don’t just happen. They take a lot of hard... + continue reading

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