Minnesota Pilot Killed In France During WWII Finally Accounted ForWilliam J. McGowan, of Benson, was 23 years old when he died during World War II.
Sheriff: Benson Man Fatally Shoots Himself On Way To Surrender To AuthoritiesThe Swift County Sheriff’s office says a 62-year-old Benson man fatally shot himself as he was being driven to the county jail to surrender to authorities.
Sheriff: Man Hurt In House Explosion Near WillmarA 51-year-old man was hurt in a house explosion Monday afternoon near Willmar.
3 Students In Critical Condition Following Van, Semi CrashAuthorities say a 14-year-old and two 16-year-olds are in critical condition following Monday afternoon's crash west of Benson.
H.S. Basketball Game Canceled, School Evacuated After ThreatPolice said someone made terroristic threats against Benson High School, where a basketball game was in progress.
Police: Person Falls To Death At Benson PowerPolice in Benson, Minnesota say a male victim fell to his death at a power plant Wednesday afternoon.
Man In Custody After Attempted Robbery, High-Speed Chase In Swift CountyA man is in custody after an alleged attempted robbery at a Swift County bar Tuesday and a high-speed chase the next day, according to a statement from police.
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.