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Benton County's Location in Minnesota

Established in 1849, Benton is one of the original nine Minnesota counties.

Area: 408 Square Miles
Congressional District: 6
US Census Population (2010): 38,451
County Seat: Foley
Largest City: Sauk Rapids

Benton County is part of the St. Cloud Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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The Benton County Government Center will be closed on May 29th 2017 in observance of Memorial Day

Benton County Vision:

Benton County strives to deliver efficient and effective services that will improve the lives of our residents, doing so in a fiscally responsible way.

Benton County Mission:

  • Provide excellent service
  • Make Benton County a great place to live and work, a great place to call home
  • Help our business community prosper
  • Keep the cost of government down through innovation, collaboration and technology

  • March 15, 2016


New All-Way Stop in Rice

05/19/2017 -

On Monday May 22, 2017 crews will be installing “STOP AHEAD” messages and new “STOP” signs at the intersection of CSAH 2 & CSAH 21 in Rice.  This intersection is on the east side of MNTH 10.  Once the work is completed the intersection will be an 3-direction all-way stop. 

Road Closed

05/19/2017 -

On Monday May 22, 2017 County Road 55 (NE River Road) will be closed to facilitate construction on the railroad crossing.  Expect the road to be closed for up to two weeks, weather dependent. 

CSAH 3 (2nd Street North) Paving

05/11/2017 -

Beginning Monday May 15, 2017 (weather dependent) the contractor will be paving the driving lanes.

Benton County seeks proposals from Certified Public Accounting firms

04/19/2017 -

Benton County seeks proposals from Certified Public Accounting firms to provide compilation and external auditing services of the County’s annual financial statements. Download the Request for Proposals here. Responses are due May 31, 2017.

2017 Amnesty Days

04/17/2017 -


Get rid of your household waste for little or no charge at the County drop-off site to help with your summer clean-up activities

PACE Press Release

02/24/2017 -

Benton County announces new financing tool for energy efficiency & renewable energy improvements.

Spring Load Restrictions

02/17/2017 -

Spring Road Weight Restrictions will go into effect on Benton County Highways on Tuesday, February 21 at 12:01 a.m. (Midnight). These restrictions, which protect our roadways, will remain in effect until further notice.  

Spring 2017 Load Restrictions Map

02/17/2017 -

Please see the attached map for more information.