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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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Help Requested From the Public Regarding the Death of Jamie Wylie

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.

Benton County Surplus Computer and Office Equipment Available for Purchase Through Online Auction

03/25/2014 - Surplus computers and office equipment from Benton County can now be purchased online through

Spring Road Weight Restrictions

03/17/2014 - Spring Road Weight Restrictions will go into effect on Benton County Highways on Tuesday, March 18 at 12:01 a.m.