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City gets input on crossing plans

Benson City Manager Rob Wolfington and Stantec’s Peggy Harder talk with area citizens about options for improving saf

BHS graduate Eric Holtan’s musical group up for two Grammy Awards

1989 Benson High School graduate Eric Holtan will be headed to Los Angeles, CA, in February for the 58th Annual Gramm

County saw 7 tornadoes in 2015

In looking back at the weather highlights of 2015, there was one statistic that jumped out – Swift County saw more to

Public meeting on railroad crossings Monday, Jan. 11

Monday, Jan. 11, the City of Benson is conducting an open house in the council chambers from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Robert Sonsteng leaves Benson area 'transformational" gift

By Reed Anfinson

Broadband bonding may be expanded to add projects

Now that Swift County and Federated Telephone Company have been awarded a $4.95 million state grant to expand broadba

Swift County looks to raise taxes 4.5 percent for 2016

Swift County’s net levy has been set at $9,830,278, an increase of $423,313 or 4.5 percent over 2015’s levy.

SCBH redesign plans moving ahead

As the Swift County-Benson Hospital governing board moves forward with redesigning the facility to offer a broad rang

December 10 sees record temperature set

Benson set a record temperature Thursday when the low only fell to 36 degrees.

Prison Population Task Force tours Appleton Prison

The Legislature’s Prison Population Task Force toured the Prairie Correctional Facility in Appleton Tuesday, Nov.

Annual Turkey Trot raises food, funds for Food Shelf

The Blue Stem Dental (formerly Benson Family Dental) annual Turkey Trot took off at 8 a.m.

Swift County wins $4.95 million state broadband grant

Swift County and Federated Telephone Cooperative have received the highest award in this year’s latest round of fundi

City cemetery adding a columbarium

Benson’s City Council approved spending $34,770 to purchase a columbarium for the city cemetery.

Robert Grussing dies in accident Tuesday


Les Heitke joins Heartland Girls' Ranch

As Benson-based Heartland Girls’ Ranch expands its operation focusing even more on helping young girls who have been

Remember the 15 inches of snow that fell Nov. 8-9, 2014?

A year ago today Benson was digging out from nearly 15 inches of snow that fell as a winter storm passed through west

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