Rachel Berens pounds a shot over the net during the Section 5A opener against KMS as Abbie Mitteness (left), Mariah Ahrndt (2), Maranda Wieber (9) and Abby Lundebrek (14) look on.
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
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The Benson volleyball team rallied from two games down to win the next two games and force a deciding fifth game during its Section 5A quarterfinal match against Royalton last Tuesday at Long Prairie-GE High School. However, unlike a match earlier when the Braves earned a 16-14 victory in the... + continue reading
Dylan Rudningen, who had over 2,000 yards going into the game, was held to 55 yards on 24 carries, although he did complete one pass for another 37 yards.
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
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The KMS football team was eliminated for the season with a 33-6 loss to Lester Prairie-Holy Trinity in the Section 4A championship game, Friday night at St. John’s University. The Saints, who closed out the season with a 9-2 overall record, fell behind 20-0 before scoring their first and... + continue reading
District 17A Rep. Tim Miller, R-Prinsburg, is seeking a third term in the state House. He is being challenged by former state senator and representative Lyle Koenen, DFL- Clara City.
Friday, November 2, 2018
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Lyle Koenen, a former Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL) Minnesota state senator and representative, is running against two-term incumbent Republican Tim Miller for the Minnesota House District 17A seat. Miller was elected to the Minnesota house in 2014 when he defeated incumbent DFL Rep. Andrew... + continue reading
The winner of the 2018 National Dog Derby Championship, held in Sedalia, MO, Oct. 8-12 was “Seasides Got To Get Up And Try (Pink)”
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
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The winner of the 2018 National Dog Derby Championship, held in Sedalia, MO, Oct. 8-12 was “Seasides Got To Get Up And Try (Pink)”.  The owner and handler for the dog is professional trainer Robbie Knutson (second from left), a graduate of Benson High School.  Robbie, wife... + continue reading
Rachel Berens pounds a shot over the net during the Section 5A opener against KMS as Abbie Mitteness (left), Mariah Ahrndt (2), Maranda Wieber (9) and Abby Lundebrek (14) look on.
Dylan Rudningen, who had over 2,000 yards going into the game, was held to 55 yards on 24 carries, although he did complete one pass for another 37 yards.
District 17A Rep. Tim Miller, R-Prinsburg, is seeking a third term in the state House. He is being challenged by former state senator and representative Lyle Koenen, DFL- Clara City.
The winner of the 2018 National Dog Derby Championship, held in Sedalia, MO, Oct. 8-12 was “Seasides Got To Get Up And Try (Pink)”

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  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
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Patrick Minchow (front, holding plaque), and Sam Lenarz (back row, second from left) were members of the 16U Minnesota S.W.A.T. team, which won the Triple Crown Sports Tourney.  Submitted photos.
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Three local students are having a lot of success with the Minnesota S.W.A.T. baseball teams, which includes players from around the west central area. Patrick Minchow and Sam Lenarz, of Benson,... + continue reading

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