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New group has the Pioneerland Band Festival ready to go

When the Benson Area Chamber of Commerce announced last summer that it would no longer be sponsoring or working on co

Community garden gets underway for the season

The Garden’s Growing Wild for Our Community project is in its fourth season.

BHS to graduate 74 students Sunday

The 125th commencement for Benson High School is set for 2 p.m., Sunday, May 31 in the senior high gymnasium.  

Swift County, Pillsbury township debate ownership of old U.S. 12 bridge

Swift County is trying to determine just who owns the old U.S.

Henderson charged in robbery near hospital

Melinda Amelia Henderson, 23, Benson, has been charged with felony simple robbery and misdemeanor fifth degree assaul

School board votes to conduct follow-up survey after bond referendum is defeated

Minutes after approving the results of the defeated bond referendum, the District 777 Board of Education agreed to co

Bear seen northeast of Benson Tuesday

The Swift County Sheriff has just released this news to the general public near Benson.

Voters resoundingly defeated an $18.7 million school bond levy

District 777 voters resoundingly defeated an $18.7 million bond building bond levy in voting Tuesday, May 12.

Officials study rail crossing and traffic safety issues in Benson

Benson took another step last Friday toward resolving rail safety concerns as well as persistent delays caused when t

Second reading of zoning change approved for assisted living facility

At a special meeting Monday night, the Benson City Council unanimously approved the second reading of an ordinance to

Focus on AG: Crop planting progresses rapidly across the state

By Kent ThiesseFarm Management Analyst & Vice President MinnStar Bank Lake Crystal

Voters decide NO on $18.7 school levy

District 777 voters went to the polls yesterday and decided that a $18.7 million building project will NOT move forwa

New law to allow ATVs on county roads

An ordinance allowing the use of all-terrain vehicles (ATVs,) utility vehicles, and golf carts on Swift County roads

Svor’s Family Roller Rink going strong after 35 years

For the past 35 years Steve and Gail Svor have provided entertainment, jobs, and even “babysitting services” to the B

CNH renews civic center lease with Benson

Late last year Benson’s CNH gave the City of Benson notice that it would be ending its lease for the northern portion

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