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Ethanol backers urged to protest proposed cuts

Minnesota Commissioner of Agriculture Dave Frederickson was in Benson Monday urging area residents to contact the U.S

Benson schools closed today - Thursday

A two hour late start has turned into the cancellation of school as morning light revealed slippery roads.

Influenza vs. ‘Stomach Flu’; Cases of both showing up

by Gloria Tobias
DPC & EP Coordinator, Countryside Public Health

Cost of mailing a letter going up

First-class stamps to cost 49 cents as of Jan. 26

City keeps tax increase to 4.5%

After reducing taxes by 11.7 percent for 2013, the Benson City Council voted a 4.5 percent increase for 2014.  That i

Amundson Violin to be on Pioneer’s ‘Postcards’ program

Sunday at 7 p.m,  Pioneer Public Television will air the fourth installment of the fifth season of Postcards -- a wee

Amundson Violin to be on Pioneer’s ‘Postcards’ program

Sunday at 7 p.m,  Pioneer Public Television will air the fourth installment of the fifth season of Postcards -- a wee

Cold nights remain

While a trace of snow was predicted today, with Benson thought to be on the edges, a few inches of the powdery stuff

Bitterly cold temps sink into region; Monday night will be even colder

More frigid weather has descended from the Arctic sending temperatures plunging below zero.

Benson-KMS gymnastics team continues strong

The Benson-KMS gymnastics team continued its strong season, winning a home meet with Long Prairie-Grey Eagle during P

Winter storm creates hazardous driving conditions in some areas

With nearly 5 inches of snow on the ground and winds gusting to 30 dropping windchills to a minus 25 degrees, Benson

School board vacancies filled

The District 777 Board of Education filled the two vacant seats on the school board during a regularly-scheduled meet

Low temperatures hang around the area; portable houses on Lake Minnewaska

Saturday morning’s low of a minus 2 degrees tied the record low for Nov. 23, which was set in 1985.

Kerkhoven ambulance gets cash infusion

Kerkhoven’s ambulance service will be getting a $102,698 check from Swift County for the purchase of a new ambulance.

Benson High School wins education money from State Farm

Thanks to thousands of safe driver commitments made in support of Benson High School, the Celebrate My Drive program

Private wells to be tested

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture plans to test 70,000 private wells in the state’s farming regions to measure

EPA proposes to lower gallons of ethanol required in 2014

Friday’s announcement by the Obama administration that it will consider reducing the amount of ethanol in the nation’

New guidelines could put more people on statins

By Lorna Benson
Minnesota Public Radio

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