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Car plunges into northern Minnesota river
WTO cuts 2016 world trade growth forecast
Hobbyists search for treasure in Minnesota outhouse pits
Minnesota couple trusts in God for at-risk twins in womb
West central Minnesota woman saves group of duck hunters after their boat tips
Bluejays soar in four
Roundup: Wildcats snap streak with win over GSL
Basketball lifer Thibodeau ready to lead Timberwolves
Salute for Palmer planned at the Ryder Cup
Cardinal Pride to induct four into Hall of Fame
Brad Pitt expresses sadness over divorce filing
Angelina Jolie files for divorce from Brad Pitt
Ticket prices for Prince tribute concert start at $19.99
Mikko Cowdery, QuadraFeelyAxs performing this weekend in Willmar
19th annual Celebrate Art! Celebrate Coffee! festival to be held this weekend
Vote in our Readers' Choice 2016
Citizens getting caught up in Minnesota River cleanup
Northland Outdoors: A couple of shotgun experts find out what they've been missing in mourning dove hunting
Reader News: RAPID Coalition effort
Poetry, pugs raise awareness for new FAFSA timeline
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Live it!: The changing role of pets in a family
August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
Mary A. Krogfus
Donald R. Holmgren
Wallace "Wally" Heggestad
William "Bill" D. Latham
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Froma Harrop: Can Califorinia help lower drug prices?
George Will: A Republican worth voting for
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June 1, 2016
Swift County-Benson Hospital to expand
BENSON — Although into its third consecutive year of losing money, the Swift County-Benson Hospital is planning a $28.3 million, two-phase construction project that includes building a new 75-unit senior living complex and remodeling the hospital. The plan also includes a new partnership...
June 1, 2016 - 11:19pm
May 31, 2016
Swift County hears space, building needs report
BENSON — A nine-month-long examination of Swift County’s existing government buildings and the current and future needs of the county has...
May 31, 2016 - 11:31pm
May 24, 2016
Man accused of ramming truck into squad car in Swift County pleads guilty
BENSON — A man involved in a drunken high-speed chase who allegedly repeatedly rammed his vehicle into Swift County Sheriff John Holtz’s...
May 24, 2016 - 10:08pm
May 20, 2016
Benson motorcyclist hospitalized after crash with deer
BENSON-- A Benson motorcyclist was injured Thursday night after he crashed his 1995 Harley Davidson motorcycle into a deer while traveling east...
May 20, 2016 - 11:32am
May 18, 2016
Benson Schools to close indoor pool
BENSON — A four-decade run of indoor swimming may come to a close in Benson with the end of the school year. Benson School Board members voted...
May 18, 2016 - 11:26pm
Benson school board hears $8.5 million proposal for Northside Elementary
BENSON — Benson School Board members are in the early stages of crafting a new plan to address the district’s facilities needs, one year...
May 18, 2016 - 11:21pm
May 10, 2016
English teacher in Benson pleads guilty to pocketing yearbook funds
BENSON - A Benson English teacher accused of pocketing nearly $800 from the school’s 2014 and 2015 yearbook funds pleaded guilty Monday in...
May 10, 2016 - 6:00pm
April 16, 2016
Prep Softball: Big second inning propels KMS to win over Brave Owls
A big second inning was the difference as KMS defeated Benson/Hancock 8-2 in a non-conference game on Friday
April 16, 2016 - 12:05am
March 31, 2016
Benson man gets prison time for breaking into recycling center
BENSON — A Benson man charged with breaking into the Swift County Recycling Center in November was sentenced Thursday to nearly three years...
March 31, 2016 - 9:15pm
March 21, 2016
Former Benson farmer leads state Farm Service Agency
BENSON — Grant Herfindahl started farming at Benson in the spring of 1976. “Horrible drought” that summer devastated his corn, leaving...
March 21, 2016 - 12:05am
March 17, 2016
Benson church brings Da Vinci's 'The Last Supper' to life
The “Living Last Supper” will be presented at 7 p.m. Sunday at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church in Benson. The dramatic musical is a representation...
March 17, 2016 - 8:42pm
March 2, 2016
Appeals Court affirms Swift County assault case
BENSON — The Minnesota Court of Appeals upheld the convictions of Troy Gocha, 41, for two counts of second-degree assault in Swift County in...
March 2, 2016 - 11:41pm
February 15, 2016
Benson native conducted Grammy-winning song
Eric Holton — a 1989 graduate of Benson High School, according to the Swift County Monitor-News — conducted a Grammy-winning song. He conducted The True Concord Voices & Orchestra in the song “Paulus: Prayers & Remembrances” by Stephen Paulus, which was awarded the...
February 15, 2016 - 11:33pm
February 10, 2016
Rep. Miller to discuss property taxes
BENSON — Action taken last year to address property taxes and possible action to take at this year’s legislative session is the topic of a listening session Monday in Benson. Rep. Tim Miller, R-Prinsburg, and Rep. Steve Drazkowski, R-Mazeppa, who is chairman of the House Property...
February 10, 2016 - 10:29pm
Sen. Koenen to host town hall meeting
BENSON — Sen. Lyle Koenen, together with Rep. Tim Miller, R-Prinsburg, will host a town hall meeting at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Benson Public Library meeting room. Koenen, a Clara City DFLer, said the meeting will focus on the upcoming legislative session and issues “that matter...
February 10, 2016 - 10:27pm