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Brent Furhrman Morris Area School Board Candidate, 2-year term
Vikings program names MAHS football top team in state
Getting ready for the new generation 9-1-1
Leaf raking is approaching
Carrots are not just in gardens anymore
Tiger tennis closes out postseason
Morris/C-A shuts out Montevideo in regular season finale
UM-Morris extends streak to four
Cougars top BLC
Morris/Minnewaska Gators down Perham
Thomas J. Hesse
Kenneth L. Pedersen
Vera L. Kill
Geneal M. Luebke
Letters to the Editor
Talking it over: Moving week is here
Letters to the Editor
Farmers to head to harvest
Features from the Farm: Fly control for grazing and organic dairies
U.S. House Agriculture Committee chairman visits Minnesota
NRCS funding available to develop monarch butterfly habitats
July rains provide moisture boost for area crops
November 10, 2009
Swift County will seek legislative clarification of mini truck law
BENSON -- What started out as a seemingly simple request to allow mini trucks to travel on Swift County roads could end up back in the lap of...
November 10, 2009 - 2:53am
November 5, 2009
Benson City Council OKs utility rate increases to go into effect in Jan.
BENSON -- The Benson City Council approved increases in the city's utility rates at the regular meeting Monday. The rate increases take effect on Jan. 1, according to city manager Rob Wolfington, and include water, sewer, electric, garbage and taxes. An average residential user of...
November 5, 2009 - 9:06am
October 29, 2009
Man enters plea in Swift County drive-by shooting
BENSON -- Charles Elmer Hoberg, 39, of Benson, pleaded guilty Tuesday to a felony charge of dangerous weapons/drive-by shooting toward a motor vehicle or building for his role in shooting up a rural Benson man's home and attempting to run the man over with a vehicle. As part of a...
October 29, 2009 - 9:18am
October 17, 2009
Thieves take drugs from Benson pharmacy
BENSON - Thieves got away with prescription drugs and money during a break-in early Friday morning at a Benson pharmacy. It's believed the burglar, or burglars, entered the Breen's Pharmacy building through a roof-top air duct between 4:30 - 6 a.m.
October 17, 2009 - 1:48pm
October 13, 2009
Auto dealer seeks ordinances to allow mini trucks on local roads
BENSON -- Kentt Habben is hoping his new line of mini trucks is a big seller in Swift County. But first he's trying to get an ordinance passed...
October 13, 2009 - 4:08am
October 8, 2009
Tennis coach now serving his country
As the Benson/KMS tennis team clinched the West Central South Conference title on Tuesday, head coach Don Brehmer was celebrating his 100th career...
October 8, 2009 - 6:55am
Districts struggling in selling homes by students
BENSON -- For local school districts, the end of the school year doesn't just mean graduation for another senior class: It also signifies the time to sell a house built by the district's high school construction class. In past years, the school districts in Benson, New London-Spicer...
June 8, 2009 - 5:04am
May 14, 2009
Grand jury testimony will be focus of hearing in murder case
BENSON -- Andrew Gordon Lemcke, 34, of Appleton, will return to district court Friday in Benson on first- and second-degree murder charges in the shooting death of his wife Nichole Riley-Lemcke, 26, on Sept. 12, 2004, in their Appleton home. Although the court appearance is scheduled...
May 14, 2009 - 10:03pm
May 13, 2009
Power line trips out west of Benson
BENSON -- Benson area residents made do with cold breakfasts this morning when an electric transmission line outside of the community tripped, leaving the community and the neighboring DeGraff and Clontarf areas without power for just over an hour. A Great River Energy line that...
May 13, 2009 - 1:33pm
May 11, 2009
Flu virus forces Benson students to wait for national BPA conference
BENSON -- Federal health officials may be toning down the alert on the H1N1 novel influenza virus, but some west central students are still dealing with the unanticipated aftermath of the swine flu scare. Students from across the country were supposed to be in Dallas for several...
May 11, 2009 - 4:13am
April 23, 2009
Benson Schools officials settling on $154K in budget cuts for 09-10
BENSON -- Benson Public Schools will trim $154,000 from the budget for the 2009-10 school year without laying off an employee. Superintendent Lee Westrum said Tuesday the amount could change before the board approves the budget in June.
April 23, 2009 - 8:54am
April 21, 2009
Storm boys reach goals
The Morris Benson Area boys' hockey team finished the 2008-09 season 11-11-1 overall. Along the way, the Storm had three-game winning streaks and never lost more than two straight. Coach Jim Kennedy said the season was highlighted by "peaks and valleys." In the end, the team...
April 21, 2009 - 6:01pm
February 26, 2009
Storm season ends in sections
The hockey season ended Tuesday in Sartell for the Morris Benson Area boys with a 6-2 loss to the Sabres in the opening round of the Section 6A tournament. Sartell-St. Stephen led the entire way as they eliminated the No. 6 seeded Storm. MBA closes out their season with a record...
February 26, 2009 - 3:21pm
February 20, 2009
Storm season ends in overtime
The Morris Benson Area girls' hockey team nearly pulled off an upset of the reigning state champion Cardinals in the Section 6A semifinals Tuesday in Alexandria, but the Storm's 12-game winning streak ended 49 seconds into overtime. The Cardinals' Michelle Anez scored the game's...
February 20, 2009 - 5:17pm
Storm boys win Section matchup
The Morris Benson Area boys' varsity hockey team split a pair of road games to go 11-9-1 as the season wraps up. After a disappointing 6-4 loss Friday in Marshall, the Storm picked up an important win in Wadena Tuesday to improve to 2-0 against Section 6A teams. With the win...
February 20, 2009 - 5:17pm