Becca Kufrin, along with sister Emily and mother Jill, are pictured at a February 2012 ceremony where the late Steve Kufrin was inducted into the Minnesota Waterfowl Hall of Fame. At right, is BHS graduate and former local State Farm agent Paul Hanson.
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Her parents once lived, worked in Benson   By Maggie Stanwood Prior Lake American Editor’s note: Becca Kufrin is the daughter of the late Steve Kufrin and Jill Kufrin, who now lives in Prior Lake. Steve was the sports editor and a columnist for the Monitor-News in the 1970s and... + continue reading
Benson’s new police station is in the southwest corner of the city. It provides the security lacking in the old offices in the basement of city hall.
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Benson’s Police Department is now operating out of its new headquarters at the corner of Hall Avenue and 22nd Street South in the far southwestern corner of the city. The new facility is in the renovated former Loen Electric building. A 1,755 square foot addition was built onto the 3,602... + continue reading
Regan Carlson had 33 points to lead KMS to a 76-51 win over Canby last week for the Saints’ fifth victory of the season, tying last year’s season total.
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The KMS boys basketball team had a busy week last week, playing three games and going 1-2 overall.  The Saints opened up last week’s action with a 76-51 win over Canby last Tuesday night, but the week ended with a pair of losses to Prinsburg CMCS, Thursday, 67-61, and to Lakeview, Friday... + continue reading
Halle Hanson smiles after finishing her bar routine at a recent meet in Benson for the gymnastics team.
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The Benson-KMS gymnastics team placed fourth at the 8-team Marshall Invitational, Saturday.  Willmar, the state’s top-ranked team in Class A, won the meet with 145.825 points, while Worthington, ranked fifth in state, was second with 142.875 points. Benson-KMS is set to host Long... + continue reading
Becca Kufrin, along with sister Emily and mother Jill, are pictured at a February 2012 ceremony where the late Steve Kufrin was inducted into the Minnesota Waterfowl Hall of Fame. At right, is BHS graduate and former local State Farm agent Paul Hanson.
Benson’s new police station is in the southwest corner of the city. It provides the security lacking in the old offices in the basement of city hall.
Regan Carlson had 33 points to lead KMS to a 76-51 win over Canby last week for the Saints’ fifth victory of the season, tying last year’s season total.
Halle Hanson smiles after finishing her bar routine at a recent meet in Benson for the gymnastics team.

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Benson’s new police station is in the southwest corner of the city. It provides the security lacking in the old offices in the basement of city hall.
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Benson’s Police Department is now operating out of its new headquarters at the corner of Hall Avenue and 22nd Street South in the far southwestern corner of the city. The new facility is in the renovated former Loen Electric building. A 1,755 square foot addition was built onto the 3,602... + continue reading
Friday, 15/12/17
Apparent “direct terroristic threats” on social media by an individual caused the evacuation of Benson High School's gymnasium as people were watching a boys basketball game between Breckenridge and MCCRAY Friday evening. The game was part of a two-day Case IH tournament at the... + continue reading
Thursday, 07/12/17
Shortly after 3 p.m., last Wednesday Dec. 6, the Swift County-Benson Health Services ambulance, Benson Fire Department, and Benson Police Department responded to an emergency call that a man had fallen at Benson Power, LLC. EMTs and rescue personnel administered life-saving measures at the... + continue reading
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Austin Ose dishes off a pass for Benson, which lost twice last week to fall to 0-9.  Benson plays winless Montevideo, Tuesday, before playing at KMS, Thursday.
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