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.
Beginning Wednesday, May 27, County Road 51 and County Road 66 East and South of Foley will be under construction. The construction project will include bituminous patching and overlays from Truck Highway 25 East to County Road 7 and from County Road 51 North to Trunk Highway 23. Both roads will remain open, but traffic will be directed through construction zones by flaggers. For any questions please contact the Benton County Public Works office at (320) 968-5051.
The Benton County Board of Commissioners has scheduled a number of Committee of the Whole Meetings. Click this link for the complete list of places and dates:
Get rid of your household waste for little or no charge at the County drop-off site to help with your summer clean-up activities
04/10/2015 - The Benton Beach Campground, located on the south side of County Road 2, will be open for the 2015 season on Friday, May 8th.
MNDOT project on Highway 10 in Sauk Rapids is underway