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County, city split on financing for SCBH project

City for backing assisted living/memory care facility financing now; but county against it

New bike fleet launched on Kid Day

Countryside Public Health, SHIP (Statewide Health Improvement Program), Benson Schools, and Benson Community Educatio

2016 Relay-for-Life

The Relay-for-Life is a great time for socializing, reminiscing, and rejoicing another year of life.  A total of 420

Benson Kid Day Car Show

Ambush Park provides a great backdrop for the Benson Kid Day Car Show, which has also taken place at the Northside Re

Hospice Motorcycle Ride

The annual Hospice Motorcyle Ride event took place Sunday afternoon.  The motorcycles were lined up at Roosevelt Park

Task force exploring day care options for Swift County

Adequate daycare is seen as essential to bringing young families to the area to fill the jobs employers have open.

More than 6 inches of rain falls in one week

Just a week ago concerns were growing about spreading drought conditions in western Minnesota.

Shamrock-Hest Riding Club Competition

Saturday was a day for members of the Shamrock-Hest Riding Club, young and old, to participate in a club competition.

86th annual Kid Day set for Saturday, Sunday, July 16-17

Benson is set to celebrate its 86th annual Kid Day Saturday and Sunday, July 16-17 with a number of activities also t

Thunderstorms finally bring much needed rain to area

June is typically the wettest month of the year, but not this time.

Telemedicine technology gives SCBH staff near instant access to ER doctors

Swift County-Benson Hospital is now live with its telemedicine link to Avera McKennan Hospital & University Healt

Citizen’s group wants pool closing reconsidered

A citizen’s committee is hoping the school board will reconsider its decision in May to close the Benson indoor swimm

Community celebrates 29th Pioneerland Band Festival

Benson High School’s Marching Band led the 29th annual Pioneerland Band Festival Flag Day Parade on June 14.

City working to reduce copper in drinking water

For a more than year now the City of Benson has been working to get the amount of copper in its drinking water down t

Graduation for BHS Class of 2016

During the 126th commencement exercises at Benson High School the Class of 2016 graduated 69 students.  More pictures

25th Annual Elementary Wagon Parade

Pictured are Kelly Crabb, Sue Hopp, Donna Tatge, Loretta Burns, Kathy Berens, Roger Ebnet, Lori Klose, Cindy Upton, R

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