Courtney McNeill applies defensive pressure for the Braves during their win over Hancock.  McNeill had a great start with 10 points in the first seven minutes as Benson led early 22-7.
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
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The Benson Braves not only won their fourth and fifth games of the season last week, but they won on back-to-back nights, beating Hancock, Thursday night in Benson, 50-39, and coming back the next night at Montevideo to beat the Thunderhawks, 62-46. The Braves, who fell to a strong BOLD team last... + continue reading
Mariah Ahrndt capped an excellent season of gymnastics by earning a state berth in the floor exercise.
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
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Mariah Ahrndt became the first Benson-KMS gymnast to advance to state in almost 10 years when she qualified for a state berth in the floor exercise at the Section 6A Gymnastics Meet, Saturday at Litchfield. Willmar edged Melrose Area for the overall team title, while Greta Klaphake, of Melrose,... + continue reading
Aaron Zosel (top) applies pressure on KMS’ Aiden Miller, who tries his best to stay away from a pin with a back bridge.  Zosel kept up the pressure and eventually recorded a pin, but KMS still won the match and moved on to the “Final Four” where it edged BBE by one point in the semifinals, but lost to LPGE-Browerville in the finals.
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
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The KMS wrestling team fell just short of qualifying to state for the third-straight season. The Saints went into the Section 5A Tourney as the third seed, but after beating Benson in the first round (48-24), the Saints upset No. 2-BBE in the semifinals, Friday at Belgrade, 31-30, but then lost to... + continue reading
DFL caucus goers gathered at the Northside Elementary School last Tuesday to consider resolutions and vote on a straw ballot for their gubernatorial candidate of choice., Republicans met at the Benson High School. Caucus turnout was very low for both parties though DFLers had a slight edge.
Friday, February 16, 2018
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Nearly 5,000 Swift County citizens voted in the presidential election in 2016. Total county turnout for last Tuesday’s precinct caucuses was 56. The county’s Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL) Party saw 31 people attend caucuses in Benson, Kerkhoven and Appleton while Republicans saw 25... + continue reading
Courtney McNeill applies defensive pressure for the Braves during their win over Hancock.  McNeill had a great start with 10 points in the first seven minutes as Benson led early 22-7.
Mariah Ahrndt capped an excellent season of gymnastics by earning a state berth in the floor exercise.
Aaron Zosel (top) applies pressure on KMS’ Aiden Miller, who tries his best to stay away from a pin with a back bridge.  Zosel kept up the pressure and eventually recorded a pin, but KMS still won the match and moved on to the “Final Four” where it edged BBE by one point in the semifinals, but lost to LPGE-Browerville in the finals.
DFL caucus goers gathered at the Northside Elementary School last Tuesday to consider resolutions and vote on a straw ballot for their gubernatorial candidate of choice., Republicans met at the Benson High School. Caucus turnout was very low for both parties though DFLers had a slight edge.

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A water line break on 10th Street South in Benson early this morning led to the city issuing a Code Red alert for a water emergency. It asked citizens to limit water use until 9:30 a.m. With the emergency now over, the city is working to repair the line. It is hoped that more water line breaks aren... + continue reading
Benson Power is likely to be shut down this late spring or summer by Xcel Energy resulting in the loss of 45 jobs at the plant. The closing will also have a deep financial impact on suppliers of services and goods.
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By Reed Anfinson Publisher Swift County Monitor-News   When Minnesota’s Legislature passed the law last spring allowing for the shutdown of Benson Power, LLC, it also directed the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development to study the consequences of its closing... + continue reading
Members of the Benson City Council and staff meet with representatives of the Swift County-Benson Health Services, Benson Public Schools and Swift County as they plan for the coming year’s challenges as well as look to what the future may bring. The meeting took place Saturday morning as part of the council’s annual planning retreat.
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Dacotah Rohner (left), Morgan Lesteberg, Maret Gjerde, and Madison Rohner (14) defend for the KMS girls basketball team during a recent home game.
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