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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


10th Annual K9 Golf Tournament - August 28, 2016

07/21/2016 -

Benton County and Waite Park

10th Annual K9 Golf Tournement

In cooperation with Citizens Police Academy Alumni

Health officials encourage Minnesotans to stay cool this week and avoid heat-related illness

07/19/2016 -

While storms and floods may get more attention, in a typical year extreme heat kills more people in the U.S. than any other weather phenomenon. With that in mind, health officials urge Minnesotans to take steps to avoid heat-related illness during the unusually hot and humid conditions forecast in the coming days.

2016 4th Avenue North Improvements Foley, Minnesota

07/08/2016 -

Hello and welcome to the first issue of the Foley 2016 4th Avenue North Improvements Project Update. In this and upcoming issues, we will be updating you on the status of this project. If you wish to receive future Project Updates via email instead of regular mail, please email Melissa Blommel at with your request.

Summer Safety

06/19/2016 -

Summer is a great time to enjoy outdoor activities!  Summer safety, especially for young children and teens, is important in order to reduce the risk of injuries and have a safe enjoyable summer!