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.
04/11/2014 - Benton County has recently upgraded its mass notification system. In order to check the system, Emergency Management will be making a call at 7 pm on April 21st to all numbers it currently has in its files.
04/02/2014 - Investigators continue to seek the public's help with information related to the death of Jamie Wylie, 31 of Foley, Minn. Mr. Wylie's body was discovered on March 25, 2014 on the side of County Road 75 between Mayhew Lake Road and East St. Germain Street in Benton County.
03/25/2014 - Surplus computers and office equipment from Benton County can now be purchased online through www.publicsurplus.com.
03/17/2014 - Spring Road Weight Restrictions will go into effect on Benton County Highways on Tuesday, March 18 at 12:01 a.m.