2018 Benson, Minnesota Kid Day poster
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Benson is set to celebrate its 88th annual Kid Day Saturday and Sunday, July 21-22 with a number of activities also taking place in the days leading up to Kid Day weekend.  The theme of this year’s Kid Day is “Celebrating Kids!”. •  The Kid Day Medallion Hunt... + continue reading
Putu from Indonesia, Nayaja from Italy, and Kshema from Ukraine run with the Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run torch as they pass through Benson last Friday.
Friday, July 13, 2018
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Last Friday, the women runners participating in the local leg of the Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run passed through Benson on the way to Willmar with the eventual goal of making it to New York City. It was in New York City where the run started April 10. Since then torch carried by runners... + continue reading
Pictured above is Wyatt McGee competing in the steer wrestling competition at the MN High School Rodeo Finals. Submitted photo.
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Wyatt McGee, the son of Jess and Angie McGee and an upcoming senior at Benson High School, has earned a position on the Minnesota National High School rodeo team and will be traveling with fellow teammates to Rock Springs, WY, July 15-21 to compete at the 70th annual National High School Finals... + continue reading
Summer Rec helper Kaitlyn Hippe pitches to a participant of the Summer Rec morning softball league during the final week of the 2018 season., Carter LeClair goes after a ball that rolls into foul territory as Graidy Zimmerman and Brady Jobgen look on.
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Pictured, top: Summer Rec helper Kaitlyn Hippe pitches to a participant of the Summer Rec morning softball league during the final week of the 2018 season.   Pictured, bottom: Carter LeClair goes after a ball that rolls into foul territory as Graidy Zimmerman and Brady Jobgen look on.... + continue reading
2018 Benson, Minnesota Kid Day poster
Putu from Indonesia, Nayaja from Italy, and Kshema from Ukraine run with the Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run torch as they pass through Benson last Friday.
Pictured above is Wyatt McGee competing in the steer wrestling competition at the MN High School Rodeo Finals. Submitted photo.
Summer Rec helper Kaitlyn Hippe pitches to a participant of the Summer Rec morning softball league during the final week of the 2018 season., Carter LeClair goes after a ball that rolls into foul territory as Graidy Zimmerman and Brady Jobgen look on.

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Pictured above is Wyatt McGee competing in the steer wrestling competition at the MN High School Rodeo Finals. Submitted photo.
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