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 Commissioners Meetings in July Moved to 2nd and 4th Tuesdays
Due to the 4th of July holiday, the Benton County Board has moved its normal meeting schedule for July to the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays. Meetings will be held on July 10th and July 24th, starting at 9:00 a.m. This change occurred when the County Board set its 2012 regular meeting schedule back in December. County Board meetings in August will resume the normal 1st and 3rd Tuesday schedule.