Company Gets Waiver To Maintain Propane SuppliesThe Army Corp of Engineers has granted a waiver allowing a Benson petroleum company to move forward with a project designed to speed up a propane-infrastructure project. The waiver on behalf of Dooley Petroleum was requested by U.S. Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken and U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson
Tornado Touches Down In Swift CountyA tornado touched down in Swift County near Benson, Minn. on Thursday afternoon. Swift County Sheriff John Holtz says a trained weather spotter first saw the tornado just after 4 p.m.
Police: Gun Seized From Kindergarten Student At Benson SchoolAuthorities said operations have returned to normal after officials said a Kindergarten student came to school with a gun on Tuesday in Benson. The Benson School District, working with Benson Police and the Swift County Sheriff's Office, received a report of a firearm on the premises at about 8:05 a.m. at Northside Elementary School.
Target Brings The Celebs & The Party To Benson, Minn.It could have been any school in the country, but Northside Elementary in tiny Benson, Minn. -- west of Willmar, about 2.5 hours from Minneapolis -- came in first in the Give With Target contest, nabbing a $10,000 prize.
Turkey Litter Power Plant Hit With $14K Fine A power plant that burns turkey litter has agreed to pay a $14,000 fine for burning treated wood in violation of its permit.
Man, Woman Found Dead In Swift CountyAuthorities in Swift County are investigating the deaths of a man and a woman at a home north of Benson.