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.
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 http://www.co.benton.mn.us/County_Sheriff/rfp/
The Annual K9 Golf Tournament Benefit will take place on Sunday, August 30th at the Wapicada Golf Club in Sauk Rapids.
Located in Central Minnesota, Benton County is part of the St. Cloud Metropolitan Statistical Area. Benton County is one hour north of the Twin Cities and one hour south of premier lake and resort areas.
The largest city is Sauk Rapids, which has over 12,000 residents. The part of St. Cloud that is located in Benton County includes about 6,400 residents. Sartell's Benton County section includes over 2,000 people. Rice, with a population of over 1200, is located on the northwestern edge of the County.