Employees of Benson Power have been told employees they plan to sell to Xcel Energy and that the plant could be closed by the summer of 2018.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
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By Reed Anfinson Publisher Swift County Monitor-News Employees of Benson Power, LLC, were notified Tuesday that the company owners are in negotiations with Xcel Energy for sale of the plant. With that announcement a process is being put in place that could lead to the power plant shutting down... + continue reading
Pictured are members of the Benson High School choir, who took part in last week’s six-day choir trip to New York City.
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Pictured are members of the Benson High School choir, who took part in last week’s six-day choir trip to New York City.  Immediately after waving goodbye in the picture above, the students boarded buses at about noon, Friday, April 7.  They didn’t return again until 5 p.m.,... + continue reading
Zach Burns (right) has been a multiple-point threat for the Fighting Braves this season in the hurdles, pole vault, high jump, and relays.
Friday, April 21, 2017
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The Benson-KMS boys and girls track teams competed at the Morris Invitational last Tuesday night, competing shorthanded in both meets due to the BHS choir trip to New York last week. Morris Area dominated both meets, almost doubling up the runner-up team in both meets.  The Morris Area girls... + continue reading
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Before going on its Easter break, the Minnesota House of Representatives approved a bill that calls for the state to either buy or lease the 1,600-bed Prairie Correctional Facility in Appleton. However, passage of the bill in the Republican-controlled House doesn’t mean it will eventually be... + continue reading
Employees of Benson Power have been told employees they plan to sell to Xcel Energy and that the plant could be closed by the summer of 2018.
Pictured are members of the Benson High School choir, who took part in last week’s six-day choir trip to New York City.
Zach Burns (right) has been a multiple-point threat for the Fighting Braves this season in the hurdles, pole vault, high jump, and relays.

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Employees of Benson Power have been told employees they plan to sell to Xcel Energy and that the plant could be closed by the summer of 2018.
Wednesday, 26/04/17
By Reed Anfinson Publisher Swift County Monitor-News Employees of Benson Power, LLC, were notified Tuesday that the company owners are in negotiations with Xcel Energy for sale of the plant. With that announcement a process is being put in place that could lead to the power plant shutting down... + continue reading
Friday, 14/04/17
Before going on its Easter break, the Minnesota House of Representatives approved a bill that calls for the state to either buy or lease the 1,600-bed Prairie Correctional Facility in Appleton. However, passage of the bill in the Republican-controlled House doesn’t mean it will eventually be... + continue reading
Jerry Johannessen is all smiles after being inducted into the Upper Midwest Bakery Association’s Hall of Fame earlier this month. He is pictured with wife, Carol, left, and Benson Bakery employee Becky Halverson. It was Halverson who submitted the Johannessen’s nomination letter for the hall of fame. Photo provided., Jerry Johannessen is known for his lefse making skills.
Friday, 31/03/17
Former Benson Bakery longtime owner Jerry Johannessen was inducted in the Upper Midwest Bakery Association’s Hall of Fame during the organization’s annual convention in early March. “The bakers hall of fame was established to ensure that memories of outstanding bakers be... + continue reading
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Pictured: Ryan Torkelson bats for the Saints during the season opener at Benson, Tuesday, April 4.  Torkelson went 2-for-4 with two doubles during a 5-3 win last week over Ortonville, and also picked up the victory on the mound during an 18-0 victory over Lakeview later in the week.
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A Dangerous Precendent Taking Root by Reed Anfinson Publisher, Swift County Monitor-News     There is a dangerous precedent taking root in Minnesota that is subverting the public... + continue reading

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