September 2017

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Notice of Public Hearing

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
          
  The Benson Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on October 2, 2017 at noon in the Benson City Council Chambers to consider a Conditional Use Permit to run an electronic repair business from a residence at 1801 Pacific Ave., Benson, MN.
  All interested persons are invited to attend the hearing or submit written comments to the office of the City Manager, 1410 Kansas Ave, Benson, MN 56215, or by calling 320-843-5448 prior to the hearing.
 
Dated: September 11, 2017
/s/ Rob Wolfington
Zoning Administrator
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Notice of Public Hearing

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
 
  The Benson Planning Commission hereby gives notice that a Public Hearing will be held at 12:00 Noon on Monday, October 2, 2017, in the Benson City Council Chambers, 1410 Kansas Ave. The hearing is held to take testimony either for or against the issuance of a variance for an LED sign at 1328 Atlantic Avenue.
   All interested persons are invited to attend the hearing or submit written comments to the office of the City Manager, 1410 Kansas Ave, Benson, MN 56215, prior to the hearing.
 
Dated: September 11, 2017
 /s/ Rob Wolfington
Zoning Administrator
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Request for Bids

REQUEST FOR BIDS

  Scofield Place will be accepting bids on the 10 stall garage structure located behind Scofield Place.  Conditions of the bid are that the entire structure needs to be moved off of the premise no later than October 16, 2017.   Please submit a written bid no later than noon on Monday, September 18, 2017 to Scofield Place, 1725 Wisconsin Avenue, Benson, MN 56215.  Bids should include name, address, phone number and amount of bid.  Bids received after the stated time will not be accepted.  No minimum bid required, however SCBHS reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive informalities in any bids received.  Bid will be awarded on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 by 5 pm.  The highest bid will be contacted via phone on Wednesday, September 20, 2017.   Please contact Jayne Thielke at 320-843-1304 with any questions.                      9-13-1c
 

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Estate of Mildred E. Hagerud

ESTATE OF MILDRED E. HAGERUD

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BHS Pep Band lends its support to Braves

From left to right, Katelyn Tolifson, Brooke Ellingson, and Logan Johnson perform on the alto saxophone with other members of the BHS pep band.

Pictured, from left to right, Katelyn Tolifson, Brooke Ellingson, and Logan Johnson perform on the alto saxophone with other members of the BHS pep band.

 

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Saints win over Benson in opening game

Caleb Collins dives for some yardage during the Saints’ opening game win over Benson.  Collins had two TD’s during KMS’ win over Browerville-EV, Friday. Chase Young (30) and Jacob Wolter (78) are shown for Benson.

Caleb Collins dives for some yardage during the Saints’ opening game win over Benson.  Collins had two TD’s during KMS’ win over Browerville-EV, Friday. Chase Young (30) and Jacob Wolter (78) are shown for Benson.

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Tennis team improves to 5-3 with two more wins

Anna Samuelson returns a shot during a fourth-singles’ win over Morris Area last week.

Tennis team improves to 5-3 with two more wins

 

The Benson-KMS girls tennis team improved to 5-3 overall with a pair of wins last week.  The Fighting Braves shut out Morris Area to open up the week last Tuesday night in Benson and then won at Long Prairie-GE, Thursday, by a 5-2 score.
Benson-KMS, playing with eight new starters in the lineup, is also 2-1 in the conference.
The team has a big week on tap this week with a home match against Montevideo, Tuesday (yesterday) and a match at Lac qui Parle-DB, Thursday (tomorrow).
Minnewaska Area currently leads the conference with a 4-0 record, while LQP-DB is 3-1, and Benson-KMS and Montevideo are both 2-1.
Leading the way for the Fighting Braves this season are Susan Knutson, Stacy Johnson, and Gracie Lenz, all with 6-2 records, and Emma Heinzig at 5-2.

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Braves fall to Morris and Melrose

Members of the Braves, Claire Ricard (left), Courtney McNeill, Anna Gosson (10), Mariah Ahrndt, Abbie Mitteness, and Leah Molden (right) celebrate a point against Melrose.

Braves fall to Morris and Melrose

 

The Benson volleyball team ran into two of the best teams in the West Central Conference and the result was a pair of shutout losses.
The Braves, who fell to 1-3 overall and 1-2 in the WCC, lost to Morris Area-CA last Tuesday night at Morris, 25-7, 25-8, 25-13, and also lost at home to Melrose Area, Thursday, 25-7, 25-12, 27-25.
Benson has three road dates scheduled this week, beginning with a match at Sauk Centre, Tuesday (yesterday) and continuing with a match at BOLD, Thursday (tomorrow), and the Minnewaska Area Tourney, Saturday.

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Braves fall to Mainstreeters, 34-14

Will Enderson rolls out left after faking a handoff to Matt Tolifson (2) as Kaden Schmidt (74), Aaron Zosel (34) and other Braves provide blocks.

Sauk Centre scored 22 first-quarter points and the Braves lost their starting runningback to season-ending injury during a 34-14 home loss to the Mainstreeters, Friday night on Brock Field during the annual Father-Son Night for Benson.

Sauk Centre scored on its first three possessions of the game, the final one coming with 26 seconds left in the first quarter, to build up an early 22-0 lead.  The Braves got their first touchdown in the second quarter, but Sauk Centre scored twice more to go up 34-6 before both teams unloaded the bench.

“Sauk Centre’s size and running attack made us commit nine defensive players to the box (five linemen and four linebackers) early in the game,” Benson coach Scott Gonnerman said.  “By having success running the ball, it allowed them to have success with their play-action passing game to their tightends.

“We knew going into the game we needed to stop their running game.  Unfortunately, we were not able to do that.....”

 

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Make Minnesota A Dreamer Destination

Make Minnesota A Dreamer Destination

 

by Reed Anfinson
Publisher, Swift County Monitor-News

 

The clock is ticking on the six-month deadline President Donald Trump set last week for Congress to pass an immigration law to protect the status of the nearly 800,000 children and young adults known as Dreamers.

Dreamers are the children of illegal immigrants who were brought here by their parents. Many have known no other home. They attend our elementary schools, high schools and colleges. They serve in the military. They are engineers, designers, electricians, medical personnel, teachers, welders and fill many other jobs in our economy. They are neighbors and friends.

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