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.
08/19/2014 - 2014 Golden Spike Road (CSAH 3) Improvements Update, August 2014
08/15/2014 - On Saturday, September 6th, 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.
08/15/2014 - Free Collection of Household Hazardous Waste For All County Residents
08/11/2014 - The Benton County Soil and Water Conservation District has compiled a list of resources to help answer some common questions about the algae blooms on Little Rock Lake.
08/10/2014 - The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has set up an event from 9-11am on Wednesday, August 20th for the disposal of unwanted pesticides. It will take place at the City Garage, 440 S. Broadway in Foley, MN. Up to 300 lbs free.
08/01/2014 - The Annual K9 Golf Tournament Benefit will take place on Sunday, August 24th at the Wapicada Golf Club in Sauk Rapids.