Emma Heinzig stretches to return a shot at the net during a win at first doubles for the Braves.
Thursday, October 12, 2017
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The Benson-KMS girls tennis team closed out the regular season with a win and loss last week.  Next up is the Section 6A Tourney.  The Fighting Braves edged Wadena-DC last Tuesday night at home, 5-2, but then fell to a strong Osakis team, Thursday at Osakis, 7-0. The Braves, who ended... + continue reading
Claire Ricard and Anna Gosson (right) go up for a block attempt as Abbie Mitteness (3) looks on from behind.
Thursday, October 12, 2017
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The Benson volleyball team ran into two of the top teams in the WCC last week and the result was a pair of three-game loss to Melrose Area and Sauk Centre. The Braves, who fell to 3-8 in the WCC and 6-15 overall, lost a match at Melrose last Tuesday night, 25-17, 25-17, 25-19, and then fell in... + continue reading
Mason Abner (with ball) goes up the middle for a short gain during the Braves’ 26-0 loss at ACGC, Friday night on a wet and muddy ACGC field.
Thursday, October 12, 2017
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The Benson football team fell to Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City, Friday night, 26-0, leaving the Braves still searching for their first win of the season with only two regular-season games to go. Benson recovered two fumbles and recorded four sacks on the wet and muddy Grove City field, but ACGC’... + continue reading
One of the BHS student groups passes by some area youth while handing out candy.
Friday, October 6, 2017
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The BHS Homecoming Parade took place Friday afternoon along the traditional Memorial Day Parade route.  Pictured, one of the BHS student groups passes by some area youth while handing out candy.  More pictures from the Homecoming Parade can be found inside the October 4, 2017 edition of... + continue reading
Emma Heinzig stretches to return a shot at the net during a win at first doubles for the Braves.
Claire Ricard and Anna Gosson (right) go up for a block attempt as Abbie Mitteness (3) looks on from behind.
Mason Abner (with ball) goes up the middle for a short gain during the Braves’ 26-0 loss at ACGC, Friday night on a wet and muddy ACGC field.
One of the BHS student groups passes by some area youth while handing out candy.

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Saturday, 30/09/17
Three young adults were killed when their car collided with another vehicle two miles southeast of Benson early Saturday morning. Austin Ardoff, 23, of Raymond, formerly of Clara City, died at the scene. He was a passenger in the car. Another passenger, Autumn McLain, 23, Willmar, and driver Dylan... + continue reading
Members of the Legislative Energy Commission took testimony at the state Capitol last Thursday on the impact of closing Benson Power, LLC, will have on suppliers and the community.
Friday, 22/09/17
Legislature to get DEED report on economic impact on businesses, community in February When the Minnesota Legislature approved a deal to compensate the City of Benson with $20 million in payments over four years for the loss of Benson Power, LLC, it also wanted to know what the impact the... + continue reading
Kathy Ruppe combines wheat west of Danvers last Friday while son-in-law Dalton Staton drives the grain cart. Riding with Kathy in the combine was her infant grandson Mason Staton.
Friday, 01/09/17
Western Minnesota received more rain over the weekend with totals ranging form eight-tenths to nearly 2 inches. With another eight tenths in Benson August’s total rainfall is now 6.85 inches – 3.43 inches above the average for the month of 3.42 inches. However, there are locations... + continue reading

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Lexy Swanson (13) and Alexandra Walsh (5) go up for a block attempt as Mallory Rudningen (left) looks on from behind.
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