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New royalty selected; Kid Day is July 19

Benson is set to celebrate its annual Kid Day the weekend of Saturday, July 19.  The theme of this year’s Kid Day is

Area sees wettest first six months on record - 21.98 inches

Despite 9.27 inches of rain falling in June, the month will only go down as the fourth wettest on record.  June 1952

Local news shorts; meetings and camps

Weather Watchers Day Camp set for July 8 at Ambush

Severe storms, excessive rainfall plague many areas

By Kent Thiesse
Farm Management Analyst & Vice President MinnStar Bank Lake Crystal

Kid Day Selection Night set for Sunday

Events leading up to Benson’s annual Kid Day celebration July 19 get underway this coming Sunday with the annual sele

Tornado causes only minor damage

Shortly after 4 last Thursday afternoon tornado sirens in Benson began to wail as multiple sightings of funnel clouds

Precipitation record shattered

The April to June precipitation record for the Benson area has not just been broken, it has been shattered – and ther

VFW splits with Madison and Morris

The Benson VFW baseball team split a pair of league games last week with Madison and Morris.  Benson, which is 2-1 af

Band parade gets rained on

Nick Collins (foreground) plays the tuba as other members of the Benson High School marching band perform in front of

City to spend $20,000 studying crossing options

Benson will spend $20,000 in the coming months to study options for reducing the public safety hazard and general inc

Tornadoes by Benson Thursday; water at the Benson golf course

Late Thursday afternoon Gracie Lens took this photo southwest of Benson.

Special weather statement, possible hail and thunderstorm Thursday


Grain prices more challenging for state’s farmers

by Kent Thiesse, Farm Management Analyst and VP, Lake Crystal

Help available for landowners who want to improve their prairie grasslands

Improving the quality of water in the Chippewa River Watershed starts with improving the ability of the land to preve

Alliance gets permit for rail spur

Plans progressing for filling former Kinder Morgan tanks by rail

Farmers hope drones new way to get information about their fields

By Dan Gunderson
Minnesota Public Radio

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