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.
08/19/2014 - 2014 Golden Spike Road (CSAH 3) Improvements Update, August 2014
08/15/2014 - On Saturday, September 6th, get rid of your household waste for little or no charge at the County drop-off site to help with your summer clean-up activities.
08/15/2014 - Free Collection of Household Hazardous Waste For All County Residents
08/11/2014 - The Benton County Soil and Water Conservation District has compiled a list of resources to help answer some common questions about the algae blooms on Little Rock Lake.