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.
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.
04/06/2015 - MNDOT project on Highway 10 in Sauk Rapids is underway
03/10/2015 - Spring Load Restrictions begin March 12 for Benton County