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.
Take a Day Off on the Mississippi River
On Saturday, August 11, you and your family are invited to take a day off on the Mississippi River at Stearns County Mississippi River Park. The event will take place from 10am to 4pm rain or shine. Events include river rides, river education, fishing, archery and more. Free admission and hands-on activities. View the full brochure for more information or visit www.stearnscountyswcd.net.
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