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Benson Mayor Paul Kittelson, right, makes a point Monday as he and City Council members meet with residents in the Golf Road area, including Greg Zniewski, left, to discuss flooding issues. There are 27 homes in the new subdivision that are considered vulnerable to flooding. Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny

Benson OKs $125,000 for sandbags to protect flood-vulnerable homes on Chippewa River in west central Minnesota

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BENSON -- Benson City Council members are hopeful that the city can continue a five-decade-long run without serious flooding along the Chippewa River, but are taking no chances this year.

The council members agreed Monday to authorize up to $125,000 for the purchase of 120,000 sandbags, sand and poly-liner.

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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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