The new Do-Mat’s Family Foods grocery store also houses Lewis Drug and Fischer Eye Center. It was a $3.5 million investment in the future of Do-Mat’s and the community.
Friday, January 20, 2017
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Lewis Drug, Fischer Eye Center also in new building “Wow!” is one of the most common expressions owners Tim and Carol Mattheisen, and store manager Matt Mattheisen, have heard as people walk through their new grocery store along the south side of U.S. 12 west in Benson. It was... + continue reading
Jared Knutson (left) controls his opponent on the way to a recent win.
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The Benson wrestling team placed sixth at the Parkers Prairie Invitational, Saturday, while also coming home without any individual titles. Park Rapids Area won the meet with 208.5 points, followed by Bertha-Hewitt with 175.5, Alexandria with 165.5, LPGE-Browerville with 145, and Staples-Motley... + continue reading
Benson 9th grader Mariah Ahrndt won the all-around in two meets last week with scores of 35.0.
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The Benson-KMS-Montevideo gymnastics team continued its strong season this year with two more wins last week.  The Fighting Braves hosted Morris Area for the Parent’s Night meet, Thursday, winning by a 134.3-124.3 score.  The meet had been scheduled for last Tuesday, but was pushed... + continue reading
Tony Bruns makes a stop for the Storm during a 3-2 loss to Worthington, Saturday, as Blake Engebretson (9) and Hunter Gades (20) help out.  Bruns had 24 saves during the loss to Worthington after stopping 59 shots during a loss to Redwood Valley earlier in the week.
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The MBA boys hockey team fell twice last week in a pair of home games to Redwood Valley, Thursday (8-1), and to Worthington, Saturday (3-2). The Storm fell to 0-9 overall with the two losses heading into Tuesday night’s game at Wahpeton.  MBA is also set to host Wadena-DC in Morris,... + continue reading
The new Do-Mat’s Family Foods grocery store also houses Lewis Drug and Fischer Eye Center. It was a $3.5 million investment in the future of Do-Mat’s and the community.
Jared Knutson (left) controls his opponent on the way to a recent win.
Benson 9th grader Mariah Ahrndt won the all-around in two meets last week with scores of 35.0.
Tony Bruns makes a stop for the Storm during a 3-2 loss to Worthington, Saturday, as Blake Engebretson (9) and Hunter Gades (20) help out.  Bruns had 24 saves during the loss to Worthington after stopping 59 shots during a loss to Redwood Valley earlier in the week.

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Lucas Olson was elected Tuesday to complete the three years left in Jonathon Pogge-Weaver’s Benson City Council term. He received 95 vote beating out three challengers. Brad Johnson received 47 votes, Mike Fugleberg 42 and Larry Smith 37. An early morning blizzard, with cold blustery... + continue reading
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