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Severe storms, excessive rainfall plague many areas

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

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

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

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

Special weather statement, possible hail and thunderstorm Thursday


Tornadoes by Benson Thursday; water at the Benson golf course

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

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

Grain prices more challenging for state’s farmers

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

Alliance gets permit for rail spur

Plans progressing for filling former Kinder Morgan tanks by rail

Herfindahl files for District 2 county commission

With only hours left for candidates to file for office Tuesday, Benson Township farmer Grant Herfindahl entered the r

Farmers hope drones new way to get information about their fields

By Dan Gunderson
Minnesota Public Radio

Benson City Council not changing animal ordinance

Monday noon the City of Benson Planning Commission met and agreed it would recommend that the city not change its ani

Pioneerland Band Festival Saturday, June 14 in Benson

The 28th annual Pioneerland Band Festival is set for 6:30 p.m., Saturday, June 14 with 11 bands lined up to take part

BHS graduation ceremony June 1

The 124th commencement for Benson High School is set for 2 p.m., Sunday, June 1 in the senior high gymnasium.  The 20

Good progress made with spring planting before rain

Thunderstorms brought nearly 2 inches of rain to the Benson area Monday afternoon and brought a halt to spring planti

Benson wins State Farm ‘Neighborhood Assist’ contest

The Benson community officially finished first in the State Farm Insurance “Neighborhood Assist” contest, and is one

County considers a ‘buy local’ preference policy

Should local governments show a preference to local suppliers when they seek bids even when that bid will cost taxpay

Backyard chickens meeting May 28

Proponents, and opponents, of the City of Benson allowing residents to have up to four chickens in their backyards wi

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