Children play outside on the spacious grounds of the Northside Elementary School Monday at noon. District 777’s Board of Education is considering some of the land to add six classrooms that would allow it to expand its early childhood and day care  to children in the area.
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While Swift County, the City of Benson and Benson Public Schools have all discussed the pressing need for day care facilities in the community they have been unable to reach a consensus on how to go about meeting the challenge. The costs of facilities and staffing, and meeting state requirements,... + continue reading
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Members of the Benson High School Pep Band perform prior to the start of the Benson and NLS boys basketball game, Thursday night in the senior high gym.  The band students have been busy with playing at games and performing at holiday concerts.   Did you know the Swift County Monitor... + continue reading
Hallie Watzke (7) skates upice with the puck during the home opener in Benson, Saturday against Windom Area.  The Lady Storm fell to 0-4 overall with the 4-0 loss.
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The Morris-Benson Area Lady Storm were shut out for the third time in their first four games with a 4-0 loss to Windom Area, Saturday afternoon at the Benson Civic Center. MBA is now set to host three-straight games at the Lee Community Civic Center in Morris -- Thursday against Park Rapids;... + continue reading
Layton Connelly drives on his NLS defender during the season opener for the Benson boys basketball team last week.
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The Benson boys basketball team opened up the season with a 77-59 loss at home to New London-Spicer, Thursday night, Dec. 1. NLS went on a big run midway through the first half to go from a tight 14-13 game to a 30-14 lead.  From then on, Benson kept pace with the Wildcats as NLS outscored... + continue reading
Children play outside on the spacious grounds of the Northside Elementary School Monday at noon. District 777’s Board of Education is considering some of the land to add six classrooms that would allow it to expand its early childhood and day care  to children in the area.
Hallie Watzke (7) skates upice with the puck during the home opener in Benson, Saturday against Windom Area.  The Lady Storm fell to 0-4 overall with the 4-0 loss.
Layton Connelly drives on his NLS defender during the season opener for the Benson boys basketball team last week.

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Members of the KMS girls basketball team stretch before the beginning of practice last Wednesday in the senior high gym.  In the middle giving instructions and talking about the previous night’s win over CGB is head coach Brady DeBaere.
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