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 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
CSAH 3 will have detours and road closures on the following dates:
Friday June 24th
Saturday June 25th
Tuesday June 28th
Please click link above for more information and maps.
Summer is a great time to enjoy outdoor activities! Summer safety, especially for young children and teens, is important in order to reduce the risk of injuries and have a safe enjoyable summer!
The new Benton Economic Partnership website is now available. http://bentonpartnership.org/
Beginning Monday May 2 (weather permitting) road work will resume on County Road 58 (Town Hall Road). The work zone is from CSAH 4 (65th Street) north to County Road 43 (85th Street). The road will be open to local residents, but traffic will see excavation equipment doing pipe work adjacent to the traveled way. At various times motor graders and compactors will be reshaping the road. Bituminous surfacing is scheduled the week of May 16. Be sure to slow down and watch for workers and equipment. For any questions please contact the Benton County Public Works office at (320) 968-5051.