Canada geese take off to feed in the early morning hours.
Friday, September 23, 2016
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Minnesota’s regular waterfowl season will open on Saturday, Sept. 24, with similar bag limits and season dates that were in place last year, according to the Department of Natural Resources. “All signs point to this being a great year for duck and goose hunting,” said Steve... + continue reading
Pictured: Danielle Himley (12) and Victoria Pagel (8) go up for a block attempt against Sauk Centre as Nicole Berens (left) looks on.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
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The Benson volleyball team had a busy week last week, splitting a pair of WCC matches last Tuesday and Thursday before going 1-3 to place sixth at the Minnewaska Area Tournament, Saturday. The Braves opened up the week with a three-game loss to Sauk Centre last Tuesday night at home, but came back... + continue reading
Layton Connelly (10) uses a block from Brett Sulier (behind Connelly) and others to pick up some yardage during Friday’s loss to Morris Area.  In the background are Cole Vergin (77) and Zack Sonnabend (52).
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
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The Benson football team played with the visiting Morris Area Tigers for one half, Friday night on Brock Field, but the Tigers proved to be too much in the second half, outscoring the Braves 20-6 to earn a 41-21 victory. Benson, which pulled to within 21-15 with a touchdown late in the first half... + continue reading
Pictured are members of the Wentzel Family Farm.
Friday, September 9, 2016
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The Swift County Soil and Water Conservation District has named Wentzel Family Farm as the 2016 Outstanding Conservationists. Wentzel Family Farm consists of Melvin and Elaine, Craig and Bonnie and Todd and Shari Wentzel of DeGraff. The Wentzels farm about 2800 acres each year, which mainly... + continue reading
Canada geese take off to feed in the early morning hours.
Pictured: Danielle Himley (12) and Victoria Pagel (8) go up for a block attempt against Sauk Centre as Nicole Berens (left) looks on.
Layton Connelly (10) uses a block from Brett Sulier (behind Connelly) and others to pick up some yardage during Friday’s loss to Morris Area.  In the background are Cole Vergin (77) and Zack Sonnabend (52).
Pictured are members of the Wentzel Family Farm.

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Brandin Dahl picks up some yardage for the Saints during a scrimmage against Ortonville earlier this fall.  KMS earned its first win of the season, Friday at Kimball Area, 8-7.
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