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.
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
Construction on 2nd Street/CSAH 3 continues to progress, despite the wet weather. Todays plan, weather permitting, is to switch traffic on to the new surface along the north side of 2nd Street/CSAH3 (from Summit Avenue to Holiday gas station). This may take place approximately around 5:00 tonight, Friday September 23 2016.
This week, 9,000 randomly selected households in Benton, Sherburne and Stearns County will receive in the mail the Central Minnesota Community Health Survey. This survey asks important questions about the respondents’ health and wellness in their community
Today marks the commencement of the Minnesota Sheriff’s Association (MSA) Law Enforcement Scholarship Program for 2016. The MSA Board of Directors has established a scholarship fund for the awarding of up to 15- $600 scholarships for 2016. These scholarships exist because of the coordinated efforts of the 87 Sheriffs of the State of Minnesota.