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.
BENTON COUNTY RESIDENTS !
1ST TIME COMBINED COLLECTION EVENT
RURAL AMNESTY DAY and HOUSEHOLD HAZARD WASTE
GET RID OF YOUR HOUSEHOLD WASTE AND HAZARDOUS WASTE*
WHERE: Benton County Public Works (Highway Dept.), 7752 Hwy 25 NE, (one mile north of the intersection of Hwy 23 and Hwy 25)
WHEN: Saturday, September 19th, 7:00am. to 2:00pm.
* PLEASE NOTE: SITE PERSONNEL HAVE FINAL SAY ON WHAT ITEMS ARE ACCEPTABLE FOR DROP OFF AND POTENTIAL FEE. For disposal options or more information on the events call Benton County Dept. of Development at 320-968-5065 or download the full datasheet [Here]
Sheriff Troy Heck announced today the commencement of the Law Enforcement Scholarship Program for 2015. Sheriff Heck proudly announced that the Minnesota Sheriff’s Association (MSA) Board of Directors has established a scholarship fund for the awarding of up to 15- $600 scholarships for this year. These scholarships are due to the coordinated efforts of the 87 Sheriffs of the State of Minnesota.
The Benton County Sheriff’s Office is hosting an ATV Safety Course on Saturday, September 19, 2015, for students interested in earning their ATV safety certification. Registration will start at 9:00am and training/testing will start at 9:30.
The construction project on CSAH 33 in Sauk Rapids and Sartell resumes tomorrow. Beginning tomorrow the contractor will be removing a portion of the existing surface north of the paper mill site. Work will continue next week until all the existing surface has been milled and over-layed with new bituminous.