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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 Sheriffs Office is accepting bids for a Public Safety CAD Software Suite

07/22/2015 -

The Benton County Sheriff’s Office is accepting bids for a Public Safety CAD Software Suite.

Sealed bids for the purchase of a Public Safety CAD Software Suite , from a single source as part of a unified contract, suitable for continuous duty “24/7” use in the Benton County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) will be accepted at the office of the County Auditor/Treasurer until Monday, August 17th, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. and will be publicly opened at that time.

Specifications, details and documentation may be obtained from the County Sheriff at 581 Hwy 23, PO Box 159, Foley, MN 56329.   These documents may also be obtained online at

Experience the Great Outdoors Take a Day OFF Returns to Stearns County Mississippi River Park

07/16/2015 -

One of Central Minnesota’s premiere outdoor events is returning for its seventh consecutive year on Saturday, August 1st at Stearns County’s Mississippi River Park. 

Take a Day OFF* (Outdoor Family Fun) on the Mississippi River provides families with a chance to experience a variety of outdoor recreational and nature educational activities. The event will include canoeing, fishing, paddle sports, archery, buckthorn walking sticks, make and take projects for kids and new this year BLEND Fit Kids Club Series 1K Trail Run/Walk and much more.  No experience is necessary, equipment is provided, and all activities are FREE. This come and go event runs from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Saturday, August 1st.   


Annual K9 Golf Tournament Benefit

06/10/2015 -

The Annual K9 Golf Tournament Benefit will take place on Sunday, August 30th at the Wapicada Golf Club in Sauk Rapids.

MNDOT project on Highway 10 in Sauk Rapids is underway

04/06/2015 -

MNDOT project on Highway 10 in Sauk Rapids is underway