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.
05/14/2013 - Benton County and the City of Sauk Rapids are partnering together to improve CSAH 3 (2nd Street North) from 3rd Avenue to TH 10.
05/14/2013 - The week of May 19-25, 2013 has been proclaimed as Emergency Medical Services Week in Benton County.
04/24/2013 - Wellness - it's essential to living a full and productive life. We may have different ideas about what wellness means, but it involves a set of skills and strategies that prevent the onset or shorten the duration of illness and promote recovery and well-being. It's about keeping healthy as well as getting healthy.
03/28/2013 - The ENDING DATE for Winter Load Increases and STARTING DATE for Spring Load Restrictions in the CENTRAL, NORTH-CENTRAL and NORTH FROST ZONES will be Friday, March 29, 2013 at 12:01 AM.
12/07/2012 - Upcoming Concert and Event Dates for Foley Public School.