Jared Knutson (top) and Richard Jones wrestle during a recent match in Benson.  The Braves and Saints are set to open up the Section 5A Tourney this week.  Benson is set to host the “Final Four”, Friday at 5 p.m.
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The Benson wrestling team went 2-2 to close out the final week of the regular season.  The Braves opened up last week’s action with a third-place finish at the WCC Team Tournament, beating United (39-32) and Morris Area (84-0), while also losing to eventual champion ACGC (54-15).... + continue reading
Mariah Ahrndt, shown performing on the vault, scored 36.25 in the all-around to place first last week during a meet against NLS.
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
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The Benson-KMS gymnastics team scored above 130 points for the third and fourth-straight times last week.  The gymnasts lost a close meet with NLS last Monday night in Benson, 135.25-132.325 to end the regular season with a 4-3 overall record. The Fighting Braves also competed at the WCC... + continue reading
Cole Hedman (20) races downcourt while being guarded by a Lakeview player during the Braves’ victory over the Lakers last week in Benson.
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
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The Benson boys basketball team earned its fifth win of the season with a 63-54 victory over Lakeview last Monday night in Benson.  The Braves had two games later in the week, losing at Melrose last Tuesday night, 64-45, and also losing at Minnewaska Area, Friday, 67-44. The Braves, who... + continue reading
It is rare that the U.S. Postal Service doesn’t deliver the mail, but with wind chills expected to be 50 to 60 below last Wednesday delivery was suspended. Postal carriers were back out Thursday despite wind chills still in the teens to 20s below zero.
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Last week’s record cold left its mark not just on Minnesota, but the nation as it spread subzero temperatures to 22 states. Twenty-one deaths are attributed to the cold including two college students; hundreds of schools were closed as well as businesses; and mail delivery was suspended in 10... + continue reading
Jared Knutson (top) and Richard Jones wrestle during a recent match in Benson.  The Braves and Saints are set to open up the Section 5A Tourney this week.  Benson is set to host the “Final Four”, Friday at 5 p.m.
Mariah Ahrndt, shown performing on the vault, scored 36.25 in the all-around to place first last week during a meet against NLS.
Cole Hedman (20) races downcourt while being guarded by a Lakeview player during the Braves’ victory over the Lakers last week in Benson.
It is rare that the U.S. Postal Service doesn’t deliver the mail, but with wind chills expected to be 50 to 60 below last Wednesday delivery was suspended. Postal carriers were back out Thursday despite wind chills still in the teens to 20s below zero.

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Farmer Ben Vadnais urges the Swift County Board of Commissioners to delay their vote on building a new justice center pointing out that the farm economy isn’t good and that the ag sector can only take so much additional cost on the land at this time. Nearly 90 people crowded into the county board room to hear what the board would do Tuesday morning.
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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.
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