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Winter storm creates hazardous driving conditions in some areas

With nearly 5 inches of snow on the ground and winds gusting to 30 dropping windchills to a minus 25 degrees, Benson

Kerkhoven ambulance gets cash infusion

Kerkhoven’s ambulance service will be getting a $102,698 check from Swift County for the purchase of a new ambulance.

Low temperatures hang around the area; portable houses on Lake Minnewaska

Saturday morning’s low of a minus 2 degrees tied the record low for Nov. 23, which was set in 1985.

School board vacancies filled

The District 777 Board of Education filled the two vacant seats on the school board during a regularly-scheduled meet

Benson High School wins education money from State Farm

Thanks to thousands of safe driver commitments made in support of Benson High School, the Celebrate My Drive program

New guidelines could put more people on statins

By Lorna Benson
Minnesota Public Radio

EPA proposes to lower gallons of ethanol required in 2014

Friday’s announcement by the Obama administration that it will consider reducing the amount of ethanol in the nation’

Private wells to be tested

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture plans to test 70,000 private wells in the state’s farming regions to measure

Accident clarification

In the Oct. 30 Monitor-News it was reported that Pamela D.

Kittelson again for Mayor, two new council members elected

Mayor Paul Kittelson easily won a 10th two-year term on the Benson City Council, but longest serving member of the co

Benson school referendum passes

A vote to raise District 777’s levy referendum passed with 55.7 percent of the vote 653 to 520.

Cargill bringing agronomy center to Benson area

Cargill’s plans for an agronomy center on the site of the former GTI trucking terminal just north of the Swift County

Fall back on Sunday morning

Fall back; spring ahead – an easy little saying to tell you what to do with your clocks and watches this coming Sunda

Accident north of Benson blocks roads

Minnesota 29 north of Benson could be blocked until at least 10 a.m.

Benson schools to close earlier starting Monday Nov. 4

The following letter was posted on the school's facebook page this morning, Wednesday, Oct. 23:

Filipino importer delegation tours O’Leary soybean farm near Benson

Soybean, pig and corn farmer Mike O’Leary hosts trade team

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