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Report: Boundary Waters nets $77 million from summer visitors
Soon, some will get through Twin Cities airport security with a fingerprint or iris scan
Pickups falling through lake ice as officials put out warnings
Fire kills 8,300 turkeys at Meeker County farm
High speed chase ends in Willmar with arrest of juvenile
Twin Cities broadcaster dies in Florida
Vote for the WCT Game of the Week
Girls Basketball: Tigers cruise to win over West Central
Local roundup: Eagles win Camden title
Girls Basketball: Dreier vs. Dreier
New London Little Theatre Review: 'Opal's Million Dollar Duck' is genuine
'9 to 5' one for the ages -- even in Willmar: Musical on Barn stage through Feb. 26
Mary Tyler Moore has died at the age of 80
Golden Globe Awards: 'La La Land' Breaks Record for Most Win
Streaming overtakes U.S. digital music sales for first time: Nielsen
Many Americans unaware of important heart health numbers: survey
Slow cooker recipes for easy meals on weeknights
Training can help surgeons tell patients best and worse scenarios
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Limit teens' Saturday-night driving, experts suggest
Marlow W. Hanson
Irene Carol Nelson
Marlyn K. Sandry
Anna Mae Hawley
George Herbert Rechkemmer
Parenting Perspectives: Let your kids choose -- or pave -- their own paths
Column: Don't blame your pain on the weather
Letters: Principles to guide our lives
Cohen commentary: Face Trump unfitness sooner, not later
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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
January 22, 2016
UPDATE: Clara City man injured after falling asleep at the wheel
BENSON - Travis Jaenisch, 22, of Clara City, was seriously injured Friday in a car accident on Highway 12 east of Benson after he fell asleep at the wheel and drove across the center line, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. An earlier report from the State Patrol had misidentified...
January 22, 2016 - 1:42pm
January 12, 2016
Safety issues bolster Benson’s case for improving rail crossings
BENSON — Just over a year ago, the Minnesota Department of Transportation completed a study of railroad crossings, ranking the risk of accidents...
January 12, 2016 - 11:36pm
January 7, 2016
Benson offers look at railroad crossing plans
BENSON — Benson residents will have their opportunity to weigh in on proposals to improve safety at the three downtown crossings of the Burlington...
January 7, 2016 - 11:30pm
January 6, 2016
Jury convicts Moorhead man of eight drug, traffic charges
BENSON — A Swift County jury found a Moorhead man guilty of eight drug and traffic-related charges after a two-day trial this week. Michael Gene Johnson, 46, was found guilty of the second-degree sale and third-degree possession of three grams or more of heroin/cocaine/methamphetamine,...
January 6, 2016 - 10:48pm