Hello Adams Co., nice to meet you!

Readers,

I have to apologize because this is long overdue. From the moment I was hired on as Editor of this paper I hit the ground running. But I didn’t take the time to let you, the audience, know who I am and what I’m about.

Cole Benz
Cole Benz

Readers,

I have to apologize because this is long overdue. From the moment I was hired on as Editor of this paper I hit the ground running. But I didn’t take the time to let you, the audience, know who I am and what I’m about.

First of all, I was born in Fargo and grew up a block away from the Fargodome. I attended Fargo North High School and graduated in 2004.

Following my years at home I enrolled at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, go Sioux! (Oh wait, I can’t say that anymore… right?). At college I majored in Mass Communication and minored in English.

During my time at UND I met the love of my life, Leah.

We met through both a mutual friend and a mutual class. After being friendly for a few months I mustered up the courage to ask her out on a date and the rest is history.

After I graduated from college in 2008 I worked for a news station producing advertising commercials. From there my career took a turn and I was in sales with Verizon wireless.

After my wife and I relocated to southwest North Dakota I worked in the insurance business for a brief period of time. While working in insurance, I was given the opportunity to cover local sports teams during evening games. My work as a sports writer led to my full-time employment with Country Media and as Editor of the Adams County Record.

My wife and I were married in June of 2012, and a few months later we moved to this part of the state after she received a job offer.

Shortly after we moved we welcomed a new addition to the family, our rambunctious dog Cooper.

Cooper is a labradoodle that was born in Minnesota; he is three years old but acts like a puppy that just learned how to play with a ball. He has more Labrador in him then poodle, so he has energy that shoots through the roof and his hair is wavy and long.

Though Cooper fills our lives with excitement and affection it just wasn’t enough, and on June 29 this year we welcomed our first child, a little girl.

Collins Carol was born at 1:45 a.m. and was the first grandchild on my side of the family, the second on my wife’s side.

This has been a great adventure! I never knew how functional I could be being on such an irregular sleep schedule!

I come to the Record with integrity and passion. I can’t always promise that what I write will please everyone, but I can promise that I will only write the truth. If I can’t promise that, I don’t know what I’m doing as a news reporter.

I welcome news tips, and if you’re walking down main street please stop by and say hi!







GAMES