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Benton County's Location in Minnesota

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.

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Benton County Vision:

Benton County strives to deliver efficient and effective services that will improve the lives of our residents, doing so in a fiscally responsible way.

Benton County Mission:

  • Provide excellent service
  • Make Benton County a great place to live and work, a great place to call home
  • Help our business community prosper
  • Keep the cost of government down through innovation, collaboration and technology

  • March 15, 2016

Proclamation adopted by County Board

04/21/2016 -

Proclamation adopted by County Board on April 5th, recognizing the talented/dedicated men and women of the Benton County corrections department


Public Works/Highway Projects for Bid

04/20/2016 -

The Public Works/Highway Department has 3 projects out for bid. Plans and Specs can be found by clicking the link below:

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Proclamation adopted by County Board

04/08/2016 -

Proclamation adopted by County Board on April 5th, recognizing the talented/dedicated men and women of the Benton County Dispatch Center, who are the first point of contact for people seeking help from fire, EMS, or law enforcement


5K run at Benton County's Bend in the River Park on April 30th

04/06/2016 -

Rice Women of Today and John Poirier Collection are sponsoring a 5K run at Benton County’s Bend in the River Park on April 30th. Check out the race website for details: http://www.annamaries5k.com/


Recycling Opportunity for Boat Wrap

04/04/2016 -

Tri-County is coordinating an effort to recycle plastic boat wrap this spring. The material will be disposed of at the McLeod County Material Recycling Facility in Hutchinson at a cost of $.02 per pound.