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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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
Mariah Ahrndt, shown performing on the uneven bars, placed second in the all-around at the WCC Meet.  She also ended the season with the most points of any WCC gymnast.
Friday, February 16, 2018
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The Benson-KMS gymnastics team recorded one of the best team scores in school history on the way to placing second at the WCC Gymnastics Meet, Saturday at Morris.  Benson-KMS recorded a 138.85 team total to place second behind Melrose, which scored 142.875.   That is the best team score... + continue reading
Mike Nagler (top) went 2-1 at the Benson quadrangular last week, including a 6-4 win over his Ortonville opponent above as the Braves also went 2-1 to improved to 9-12 for the season.
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The Benson wrestling team ended the regular-season on a high note after winning 2-of-3 at the Benson quadrangular, Thursday night.  The Braves ended the season with a 9-12 overall record, but went 6-3 over their final nine matches. The Braves topped Sauk Centre-Melrose (54-21) and Ortonville... + continue reading
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There will be a Community Meeting to further discuss the issues regarding Benson High School sports that parents brought before the school board in November. The meeting is Monday, February 19th at 6:30 pm at the Fire Hall meeting room. This is an open meeting and we encourage all school staff,... + 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.
Mariah Ahrndt, shown performing on the uneven bars, placed second in the all-around at the WCC Meet.  She also ended the season with the most points of any WCC gymnast.
Mike Nagler (top) went 2-1 at the Benson quadrangular last week, including a 6-4 win over his Ortonville opponent above as the Braves also went 2-1 to improved to 9-12 for the season.

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Mariah Ahrndt, shown performing on the uneven bars, placed second in the all-around at the WCC Meet.  She also ended the season with the most points of any WCC gymnast.
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