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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

 

Public Review and Feedback Invited for Benton County’s Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan

09/06/2017 -

Benton County has completed an updated draft of the of the County’s Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan (MHMP) as required by the Federal Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (DMA 2000). Local jurisdictions are required to update the plan every five years to remain eligible for pre-disaster and post-disaster mitigation grant programs. 


Tax-Forfeited Land Auction Being Held September 28, 2017

08/29/2017 -

A tax-forfeited land auction is being held Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 2:00PM. The sale will be held in the County Board Room at the Benton County Government Center 531 Dewey St Foley, Minnesota. Click here for more information or call the Benton County Auditor-Treasurers office at (320) 968-5027.


Public Sale of Benton County Owned Property Being Held September 28, 2017

08/29/2017 -

A public sale of Benton County owned property is being held Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 2:00PM. The sale will be held in the County Board Room at the Benton County Government Center 531 Dewey St Foley, Minnesota. Click here for more information or call the Benton County Auditor-Treasurers office at (320) 968-5027.


NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS PURCHASE AND INSTALLATION OF HVAC CHILLER FOR BENTON COUNTY

08/14/2017 -

NOTICE is hereby given that sealed proposals will be received by Benton County Auditor Treasurer, until 11:00 a.m. on Monday, September 25th, 2017, for purchase and installation of a HVAC Chiller for the Benton County Sheriff’s Office and Jail in Foley, MN.