Pictured above from left to right are KMS captains Madeline Stallings, Kourtni Strandberg, Katie Krieger, and Mallory Rudningen, and head coach Justin Johnson.
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
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The KMS girls basketball team opened up the 2018-19 season with a pair of wins.  The Saints, who were 7-21 overall last season, beat Atwater-CGC to open up the season, Thursday, 64-43, and also won at home against Dawson-Boyd the next night, 55-42. Taking over as head coach of the program... + continue reading
Claire Ricard (left) goes up for a shot against Ogilvie.  She had a great first week with 58 points and 20 rebounds in three games.
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
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The Benson girls basketball team went 1-2 during the opening week of the 2018-19 season.  The Braves opened up the season with a 54-45 loss at Ortonville last Tuesday night, and then split a pair of games at the Benson Invitational, Friday and Saturday, losing to Morris Area in the first game... + continue reading
Pictured above is some of the artwork at this year’s Meander Upper Minnesota River Art Crawl.
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
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The 15th annual Meander Upper Minnesota River Art Crawl had strong attendance and was well regarded by its many visitors, continuing a strong tradition in the five-county area of the Upper Minnesota River Valley. Artists at Meander studios and galleries reported hosting between 120 and 1,500... + continue reading
Reuss earns 3D Award
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
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Danielle Reuss (above) finished the season for the Minnewaska-Morris-Benson swim team with a personal-best time of 1:19.93 in the 100 yard backstroke at the final WCC meet, which was less than one second shy of making the section-qualifying time of 1:18.99.  Reuss also earned her third varsity... + continue reading
Pictured above from left to right are KMS captains Madeline Stallings, Kourtni Strandberg, Katie Krieger, and Mallory Rudningen, and head coach Justin Johnson.
Claire Ricard (left) goes up for a shot against Ogilvie.  She had a great first week with 58 points and 20 rebounds in three games.
Pictured above is some of the artwork at this year’s Meander Upper Minnesota River Art Crawl.
Reuss earns 3D Award

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Community developer and “therapist” Doug Griffiths speaks to citizens at the Benson Golf Club Thursday evening. His talk focused on the points he raises in his best selling book 13 Ways to Kill Your Community. Griffiths also met with high school students, senior citizens, young parents and the business community during his two days in the community., Doug Griffiths talks with students at Benson High School about his years as a junior high teacher in Canada and how he motivated his students to examine their lives and the destructive behaviors that could derail their future success.
Friday, 23/11/18
School-industry collaboration and city beautification also important   By Reed Anfinson Publisher Swift County Monitor-News Editor’s note: This is the first part of a two-part story on Doug Griffith’s two days in Benson. Next week’s story will get more into who the... + continue reading
Wednesday, 07/11/18
  Eric Peterson won the two-year term on the District 777 Board of Education beating his nearest competitor Chad Payne by 389 votes. Payne is the current chair of the school board. There was only one two-year term on the ballot. It was to fill the vacancy left by an earlier resignation.... + continue reading
Benson Mayor Terri Collins looks at the former Benson Power biomass electric generation plant during a city council tour of the community Monday night.
Friday, 05/10/18
A letter of intent that spells out “general business terms” between the City of Benson and Brightmark Energy (BME) of San Francisco was by approved at a special city council meeting last Wednesday night. It also is the first concrete step toward what could someday be a $250 million... + continue reading
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Pictured above from left to right for the KMS boys basketball team, which is 2-0 to start the season, are head coach Matt Fragodt, and senior captains Regan Carlson, Weston Gjerde, and Ethan Hauge.
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The KMS boys basketball team opened up the season with two big wins over Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart (64-31) and Dawson-Boyd (60-56) last week. The Saints, who were 15-13 overall last year, are... + continue reading

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By Reed Anfinson Publisher, Swift County Monitor-News For the first time since he started serving in the Minnesota House in January 2016, Republican District 17A Rep. Tim Miller is going to be in... + continue reading

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