Minnesota’s soybean harvest is underway more than a week ahead of average thanks to a very warm growing season.
Friday, September 21, 2018
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Minnesota’s very warm May 1 through Sept. 16 period has spurred crop development well ahead of average with maturities and field activities four to 11 days ahead of schedule. All area crops, even those not planted until May 15 due to a delayed spring planting because of very cold and wet... + continue reading
Christian Diederich kicks the extra-point for the Saints as Weston Gjerde (7) does the holding.
Friday, September 21, 2018
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The Saints scored 22 points in the second half to turn a 6-6 halftime tie into a 28-14 victory at Upsala-Swanville Area, Friday night. KMS, which improved to 1-1 in the sub-district and 2-1 overall, dominated the game with 461 yards of offense, including 303 yards rushing on 34 carries by Dylan... + continue reading
Abbie Mitteness goes low to return a shot against Sauk Centre as Matilyn Short (left) and Beth Cain look on.  The Braves lost in three games.
Friday, September 21, 2018
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The Benson volleyball team kept busy last week, playing six matches over five days.  The Braves opened up the week with a 3-0 loss to Sauk Centre, last Tuesday night at home.  Benson also fell in three games at home to BOLD, Thursday, before the Braves went 1-2-1 at the Minnewaska Area... + continue reading
Matt Goossen (right) makes a great catch along the sidelines during the Braves’ loss to Osakis.  Goossen had seven catches for 74 yards.
Friday, September 21, 2018
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For the second week in a row the Benson football team gave up eight touchdowns.  This time, however, the Braves came through with just one of their own, resulting in a 56-8 loss to Osakis during a battle between sub-district teams in Benson, Friday night. Jacob Backes, of Osakis, also became... + continue reading
Minnesota’s soybean harvest is underway more than a week ahead of average thanks to a very warm growing season.
Christian Diederich kicks the extra-point for the Saints as Weston Gjerde (7) does the holding.
Abbie Mitteness goes low to return a shot against Sauk Centre as Matilyn Short (left) and Beth Cain look on.  The Braves lost in three games.
Matt Goossen (right) makes a great catch along the sidelines during the Braves’ loss to Osakis.  Goossen had seven catches for 74 yards.

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Tuesday, 14/08/18
With all the votes in, District 777’s $26.3 million building bond levy passed with overwhelming support. The final vote was 1,356 to 620, a margin of victory of 736 votes. Sixty-nine percent of the district’s voters favored the levy to 31 percent against it. It was a complete reversal... + continue reading
This photo of the new auditorium at the Dassel-Cokato school shows what the new Benson High School performing arts center could look like if voters approve the Aug. 14 District 777 building bond levy. Photo courtesy of Architects Rego + Youngquist, Inc.
Friday, 10/08/18
$26.3 million proposal inlcudes new auditorium, space for childcare services   Next Tuesday voters in District 777 will decide the future of the quality of the educational facilities for Benson Public Schools, and many supporters say, the future of the area. Tuesday, Aug. 14, voters... + continue reading
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Christian Diederich kicks the extra-point for the Saints as Weston Gjerde (7) does the holding.
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