Dick Benson

March 20, 2013, informal conversation with Sharon Payne, City Clerk.

Mr. Benson grew up in the area on a farm between North Branch and Lindstrom.  He said that the Rustic Inn was a teen hang out in his youth (1950’s) for burger and fries.  Behind the Rustic Inn was a ballfield (prior to October 31, 1966) and the team played ball all over.

The property now 5795 Stacy Trail (owned by AMW in 2013) was the old post office.

Mr. Benson’s home was the old Interstate Lumber Building (5900 Stacy Trail).  He said that prior to the freeway going in his kids played ball in the street.