Savanna Hagen comes across to score a run for KMS during a 7-1 victory at Benson, Friday, as KMS coach Eileen Suter (left) also waves around Katie Krieger from third for another run.  Catching for Benson is Danielle Himley., Morgan Tangen raps a hit during the Braves’ loss to KMS, Friday.  She was also 2-for-4 with a homerun and three RBI against Sauk Centre earlier in the week.
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The Benson softball team had four games last week during one of the busiest weeks of the season for the Braves, earning its third win of the season in the process.  The Braves fell to Montevideo in a close game last Monday night, 3-0, but came back the next night to edge Sauk Centre, 13-12.... + continue reading
Will Enderson chips from just off the third green at the Benson Golf Club during the Benson Boys Golf Invitational last Wednesday., Benson seventh-grader Alissa Maurer tees off on the 16th hole at the Benson Golf Course during the Benson Girls Invitational last Wednesday.
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The Benson-KMS boys golf team dropped into sixth place in the overall WCC boys golf standings after placing fifth and seventh at a pair of meets last week at Melrose and Sauk Centre. The Fighting Braves also hosted the Benson Boys Golf Invitational last Wednesday with Lac qui Parle winning the... + continue reading
Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon, accompanied by his director of communications Ryan Furlong, met with Swift County Safe Avenues coordinator and Safe at Home application assistant Christine Thompson last Friday.
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Safe at Home offers a secure space For those who have suffered mental, physical, or sexual abuse escaping from the person who has harmed them can be a real challenge. That is especially true in small, rural communities. But through the Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State, the... + continue reading
Benson High School students and faculty pose with the staff of Case IH for a photo following the presentation of a $25,000 check. The funds will go to the machining and welding  programs.
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In celebrating the 175 years of producing agricultural equipment for the nation and world this year, Case IH is making $25,000 donations to schools in the communities where they have manufacturing plants. Benson High School was one of the schools that received a check from Case IH with the... + continue reading
Savanna Hagen comes across to score a run for KMS during a 7-1 victory at Benson, Friday, as KMS coach Eileen Suter (left) also waves around Katie Krieger from third for another run.  Catching for Benson is Danielle Himley., Morgan Tangen raps a hit during the Braves’ loss to KMS, Friday.  She was also 2-for-4 with a homerun and three RBI against Sauk Centre earlier in the week.
Will Enderson chips from just off the third green at the Benson Golf Club during the Benson Boys Golf Invitational last Wednesday., Benson seventh-grader Alissa Maurer tees off on the 16th hole at the Benson Golf Course during the Benson Girls Invitational last Wednesday.
Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon, accompanied by his director of communications Ryan Furlong, met with Swift County Safe Avenues coordinator and Safe at Home application assistant Christine Thompson last Friday.
Benson High School students and faculty pose with the staff of Case IH for a photo following the presentation of a $25,000 check. The funds will go to the machining and welding  programs.

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Savanna Hagen comes across to score a run for KMS during a 7-1 victory at Benson, Friday, as KMS coach Eileen Suter (left) also waves around Katie Krieger from third for another run.  Catching for Benson is Danielle Himley., Morgan Tangen raps a hit during the Braves’ loss to KMS, Friday.  She was also 2-for-4 with a homerun and three RBI against Sauk Centre earlier in the week.
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