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Benson to give back $167,000 from MnDOT as city cannot match funding

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BENSON -- Benson is returning a $167,000 Minnesota Department of Transportation grant because the city can't afford the required match.


Benson City Council decided Monday the city needed to return a MnDOT grant it received in 2006 because Benson can't afford its share of the deal.

"We made the decision to return that grant back to the state because, frankly, we can't afford the matching portion," said City Manager Rob Wolfington.

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