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    Healthcare Services

    Benson has many healthcare facilities that can provide you and your family with the best care possible. There is a Clinic and Hospital, as well as other Public health and Mental health facilities. Whatever your health care needs, Benson will have you covered.
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    Local Services

    For a small community, Benson has all the key local services you need. From Health and Dental to Banks and Utilities, you can find whatever you're looking for in Benson. The Public Library and Post Office are also helpful locations for resources. There are many area businesses here to help you and your family with all the comforts you want and need.

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    Benson Education

    The school district is currently embarking on a series of initiatives that were given top priority through the development of a five year strategic plan that was approved by the School Board in April of 2012. The School Board created a vision for the school district and set priorities and goals in the following area; technology, student achievement, facilities, high quality staff and bullying.


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City of Benson

County seat for Swift County, is located in West-Central Minnesota.

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Great Community Shots

Benson, Minnesota is one of the most progressive manufacturing cities of its size in all of Minnesota. You may decide to stay for the rest of your life!


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Community classes for all ages. Learn to create a blanket, how to paint with watercolors, firearm safety and much more.

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The Swift County 4-H page; a list of Extension workshops/programs in Swift County; and the Extension Catalog.

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Highly interactive courses on practical subjects taught by real-world experts

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Benson Police Department has 13 sworn officers; seven of which are full time and six are employed on a part time intermittent basis. These officers serve a population of approximately 3,400.

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The Benson Volunteer Fire Department was organized by the Village Council on June 18th, 1881 as a result of the fire of 1880.

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City working on plan to ensure safe drinking water

waterEvery 10 years the City of Benson is required to develop and implement a plan that ensures residents have a reliable and safe supply of drinking water.

“We as a city firmly believe that one of the most important charges we have is to provide safe drinking water to our people,” Mayor Paul Kittelson said at the Benson City Council meeting Monday night.

To ensure that it stays safe will require the city to be vigilant in protecting its aquifers from contamination.

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Waggin Tails Dogpark


The Benson Dog Park is located north of of Highway 12 west, on 22nd Street South. The park offers two fenced in exercise areas. One for small dogs and one for large breed dogs.

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