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 Road 4 Access Changing
Access to Benton County Road 4 will change on either May 10 or 11, weather permitting. Access will be via Highway 25 and Glenn Street. Motorists traveling on this roadway should follow posted signage. Work east of Highway 25 on Highway 23 is scheduled to begin the week of May 14th. This work includes bituminous mill and overlay and pedestrian access improvements from 1st Avenue West to the east limits of the project. MnDOT urges motorists to always drive with caution, slow down in work zones and never enter a road blocked with barriers or cones.