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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



01/05/2018 -

Reorganization of the Benton County Board of Commissioners took place at their January 2nd Board meeting.  Chair of the Board for 2018 is Commissioner Ed Popp with Commissioner Jim McMahon as 2018 Board Vice-Chair. Pictured from left to right are Commissioner Jake Bauerly, Commissioner Spencer Buerkle, Commissioner and Chair Ed Popp, Commissioner Warren Peschl, and Commissioner Jim McMahon.

DOD RFP for Comprehensive Land Use Plan and current Development Code

01/02/2018 -

Benton County is issuing a Request for Proposals from experienced consulting firms that are interested in assisting the Benton County Department of Development with updating the County’s long-term Comprehensive Land Use Plan and current Development Code.

Benton County Board Appoints New Auditor-Treasurer

12/19/2017 -

By unanimous vote, the Benton County Board of Commissioners has appointed Nadean Inman to serve the remaining term of Auditor-Treasurer Karri Thorsten, who resigned in August of this year.

Salary Notice

10/30/2017 -

Minnesota Statutes §471.701 requires cities or counties with a population of more than 15,000 people to annually publish the position titles and base salaries of their three highest paid employees.