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Officer asks 16-year-old robbery suspect if he knows person in surveillance photo. 'That's me,' he says, then gets arrested
Man who shot, wounded officer while on 6-day meth binge gets 20 years
Walmart to ban woman who told customer to 'go back to Mexico,' called another the n-word
Charges: Worker secretly recorded women in bathroom of Minnesota restaurant
‘I didn’t want to shoot her in the head...just…scare her,’ ex-husband testifies
Twins tighten grip on first place, sweep Orioles
WCT Sports Show: Softball playoff predictions
WCT Sports Show: BOLD, NLS among baseball hopefuls
Prep Softball: Becker's late run sinks Willmar
Prep Baseball: Falcons close with a gem
Ellen DeGeneres lands new Netflix stand up special
Three more Fox News employees file discrimination suits
Minnesota judge officially confirms heirs to Prince's $200M estate
'Last Man Standing': 20th Century Fox TV to seek new home for Tim Allen comedy
ABC's 'American Idol' reboot lands pop music superstar as first confirmed judge
Fishing: Area opener a ray of sunshine
Art competition: High school artists gather in New London
Stories needed to create 'Milan: The Musical!'
Minnesota Orchestra brings classical music to Willmar
Vinyls unveiled for traffic signal boxes in Willmar
Marilyn Ruth Rusthoven
Dr. Richard Clausen
Alpha G. Finden
Parents of slain DNC staffer: Stop politicizing our son's murder
Port: Democrats already running campaign commercials on behalf of Heidi Heitkamp
Harrop: 'Bro Culture' companies may do poorly by being bad
Garrison Keillor: One more modest proposal
Midwest Opinion: Local youth sports can help fight drug abuse
August 6, 2013
Luthier knows no better place than home to practice his craft (with video)
BENSON -- There remains a place in the modern economy for the skilled artisan. The best place of all for this artisan - a luthier known all over...
August 6, 2013 - 12:10am
Benson, Minn., luthier's opinion is part of heated debate over Titanic
BENSON --EMDASH-- On a chilly night in Benson, Ken Amundson took a perfectly-good violin, placed it in a leather case, and submerged it outside...
August 6, 2013 - 12:08am
June 21, 2013
Thunderstorm causes damage in Swift County, Minn., west central area
BENSON -- A thunderstorm packing rain, hail and strong wind early Friday morning roared through the west central area, including Swift County, damaging many homes, outbuildings and trees. The National Weather Service office in Chanhassen listed a wind speed of 85 mph at 1:33 a.m....
June 21, 2013 - 11:06pm
June 20, 2013
Rendezvous: Play about trafficking of young girls gets first out-state showing Sunday in Benson
BENSON — A 14-year-old Minnesota girl faced with the harsh results of selling her body for money is the focus of a play on human trafficking...
June 20, 2013 - 11:14am
June 19, 2013
Heartland Girls’ Ranch plays key role in efforts to address human trafficking
BENSON - The first thing to know about human trafficking is that it doesn't just happen to other people in distant countries. It happens here....
June 19, 2013 - 11:30pm
June 16, 2013
Westrum ends 21-year tenure at Benson School District
BENSON — When Lee Westrum was a fresh college graduate from Bemidji State University in 1992, his first job was as a social studies teacher...
June 16, 2013 - 10:51pm
April 26, 2013
Benson schools names new superintendent
BENSON — The Benson School Board voted Thursday to hire Dennis Laumeyer as the district’s new superintendent. Laumeyer will also serve as high school principal, a position he has held for the last two years. He has been with Benson Public Schools for seven years —...
April 26, 2013 - 11:59pm
April 19, 2013
Benson, Willmar police are seeking help looking for missing teenage girl
BENSON — Law enforcement officers in Swift and Kandiyohi counties are asking the public’s help in locating a missing teenage girl. Jade Ovando,...
April 19, 2013 - 3:55pm
April 17, 2013
Benson, Minn., will not build flood barrier
BENSON — Benson city council members unanimously rejected a proposal Monday to build a flood barrier to protect the Hawleywood subdivision...
April 17, 2013 - 10:50pm
April 16, 2013
Benson will not build flood barrier for subdivision along golf course
BENSON – Benson city council members unanimously rejected a proposal to build a flood barrier to protect the Hawleywood subdivision along the golf course at their meeting on Monday. The decision came just over a week after council members hosted an open meeting with...
April 16, 2013 - 5:25pm
April 3, 2013
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...
April 3, 2013 - 6:00am
February 19, 2013
Weather Service: 39 below wind chill at Clara City and Morris this morning
CHANHASSEN — The National Weather Service reports that the coldest wind chill of the current storm was recorded around 9:30 a.m. today near...
February 19, 2013 - 11:49am
January 31, 2013
Adverse health events remain flat but deaths, serious injuries in 2012 increase
WILLMAR — Minnesota saw little change last year in the overall number of adverse events reported by hospitals and surgery centers. But there was a rise in deaths and serious injuries, most of them related to falls. The annual report is being released today by the Minnesota Department...
January 31, 2013 - 2:00am
November 7, 2012
Benson voters cast ballots
November 7, 2012 - 12:00am
November 5, 2012
West central Minn. law officers cite 75 for no seat belt during Click It campaign
WILLMAR -- Area law enforcement officers cited 75 people for seat belt violations during the extra Click It or Ticket enforcement patrols from Oct. 12 to 26 in Swift and Kandiyohi counties. The Atwater, Benson and Willmar police departments and the Kandiyohi County and Swift County...
November 5, 2012 - 1:33pm