The KMS Marching Band performs in the Pioneerland Band Festival last Thursday. It was a windy evening, proving a challenge for those who had to toss flags high into the air., Members of the Benson High School Marching Band Allie Mitteness, Logan Johnson, Bella Wolter, Brenna Knutson, and Katelyn Tolifson perform in last Thursday’s Pioneerland Band Festival parade.
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Pictured, top: The KMS Marching Band performs in the Pioneerland Band Festival last Thursday. It was a windy evening, proving a challenge for those who had to toss flags high into the air.   Pictured, bottom: Members of the Benson High School Marching Band Allie Mitteness, Logan Johnson,... + continue reading
Dan Lenarz, shown pitching during the 2018 season, earned All-Conference for the Benson baseball team this spring.
Friday, June 22, 2018
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The Benson baseball team ended the 2018 season with a 2-16 overall record, which included a 2-12 mark within the WCC.   Those were the exact same records the Braves had in 2017.  The only two wins for the Braves came against Montevideo during a 7-6, walkoff win in Montevideo, and an 11-9... + continue reading
Mike Nagler, running in the boys 1600 meter run, was selected for the Most Improved Award this year for boys track.
Friday, June 22, 2018
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Jon Tostenson, senior from KMS, earned the Benson-KMS boys track MVP award for 2018, while junior Mike Nagler was selected for the Most Improved Award, and ninth-grader Brandon Kallstrom earned the Coaches’ Award.  It was the second-straight MVP honor for Tostenson, who qualified to... + continue reading
Low areas in fields in western Minnesota were turned into ponds Monday as thunderstorms brought more than 3 inches of rain.
Friday, June 15, 2018
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Thunderstorms forming and reforming over South Dakota, then making their way through western Minnesota during the morning and early afternoon Monday, brought just over 3 inches of rain to the Benson area. Monday’s rainfall was 3.1 inches and brought June’s total to 4.4 inches, one... + continue reading
The KMS Marching Band performs in the Pioneerland Band Festival last Thursday. It was a windy evening, proving a challenge for those who had to toss flags high into the air., Members of the Benson High School Marching Band Allie Mitteness, Logan Johnson, Bella Wolter, Brenna Knutson, and Katelyn Tolifson perform in last Thursday’s Pioneerland Band Festival parade.
Dan Lenarz, shown pitching during the 2018 season, earned All-Conference for the Benson baseball team this spring.
Mike Nagler, running in the boys 1600 meter run, was selected for the Most Improved Award this year for boys track.
Low areas in fields in western Minnesota were turned into ponds Monday as thunderstorms brought more than 3 inches of rain.

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