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The Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway bridge spans the Chippewa River on Benson’s western edge. Officials would like to see a larger, open span bridge to reduce the risk of ice jams. Tribune photo by Tom Larson

Benson, Minn., will not build flood barrier


BENSON — Benson city council members unanimously rejected a proposal Monday to build a flood barrier to protect the Hawleywood subdivision along the golf course.

The decision came a little more than a week after council members hosted an open meeting with nearly 50 residents, according to Rob Wolfington, Benson city administrator.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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