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Man found dead under television at Minnesota home
Woman, five children rescued from Alexandria townhome fire
Truck hits State Patrol car, injuring trooper, then drives off
Willmar teen gets probation, community service for bomb threat
AgweekTV: Sweet crops
Blaze makes first appearance at CMCS pep rally
Bluejays take down LQPV on road
WarHawks hit hard early, fall to 'Jacks
Vikings look to climb back into playoff race
Willmar artist to paint community mural
'Mostly Minnesota Christmas' now playing
Lauded singer, poet Leonard Cohen dead at 82
'The Wall' on stage Friday at The Barn
Singer with regional ties talks about time on 'The Voice'
'Prairie Angels' makes a timely arrival in Renville County
Who's the most overpaid actor in Hollywood?
Benson, Minn., native pens: 'Mama's Knight: A Cancer Story of Love'"
Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
Curtis Burr Accola
Gregory W. Johnson
Ruth V. Thayer
Frances A. King
Vernon "Bud" Blindt
Letter: Let's show more appreciation
Letter: Why downtowns are failing
Letter: More alike than different
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Our values have hit rock bottom
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
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
February 3, 2016
Benson woman faces charges after fight leaves a man with a stab wound
BENSON — A Benson woman is facing charges after a fight Saturday left a man with a stab wound from a kitchen knife. Valeria Ann Boyd, 26, made her first appearance Monday in Swift County District Court. She has been charged with two felonies for second-degree assault with a dangerous...
February 3, 2016 - 11:10pm
January 29, 2016
Human trafficking affects locals, group tells Willmar
Twenty-five people stood up one-by-one in a crowded room, each telling the individual story of a victim of human trafficking. It created a powerful...
January 29, 2016 - 12:04am