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Mike Bates, owner of Mike’s Guns & Sporting Goods in downtown Benson, has found his niche among the area’s large hunting community. He says business has been steadily increasing every year. Tribune photo by Ashley White

Benson: Small downtown area boasts family values, tradition


Though it has a true small-town feel, Benson’s downtown area has enough shops for residents to live comfortably, with a grocery store, several banks, a hardware store, a bakery, a pharmacy and even a single-screen movie theater.

Many agree that the only thing missing from the two-block downtown area may be specialty retail stores.

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Ashley White

Ashley White is the community content coordinator for the West Central Tribune. Follow her on Twitter @Ashley_WCT.

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