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 County Information

Established in 1849, the county is one of the earliest in Minnesota.
It was named for Thomas Hart Benton, a U.S. senator from Missouri from 1821 to 1851.

County Seat: Foley
Largest city: Sauk Rapids

Cities
* Foley * Gilman * Rice * Royalton (part) * Sartell (part) * Sauk Rapids * St. Cloud (part)

Townships
* Alberta Township * Gilmanton Township * Glendorado Township * Graham Township
* Granite Ledge Township * Langola Township * Mayhew Lake Township * Maywood Township
* Minden Township * Sauk Rapids Township * St. George Township * Watab Township

Unincorporated Communities
* Brennyville * Bushville * Duelm * Fruitville * Glendorado * Granite Ledge * Jakeville
* Mayhew * North Benton * Novak's Corner * Oak Park * Parent * Popple Creek
* Ronneby * Rum River * Silver Corners * Watab

Ghost Towns
* East St. Cloud * Esteville (part) * Minden
[source: wikipedia]



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Website Updates:

JULY 2015
FAMILY: Latterell Reunion
DIVORCE: Mr. and Mrs. Charles Millage

JANUARY 2015
WILLS & PROBATE: Hole-in-the-day
TOWNS: 1912-Foley Gets Citified
SCHOOL: 1912-Teacher Arrested
MARRIAGE: Swensen-Hall

NOVEMBER 2014
OBITS: August Blalki, Bernard Balder, farmer Steel, Ole Kjormoe, Paul Johnson
NEWS: (people) Latteral Brothers, C. F. Callahan
NEWS: (crime) 1907-Female Prison Escapee Captured, 1906 Saloon Burglars, 1906-Saloon Robbery, Adam and Joseph Smith
NEWS: (injury) O. F. Strand, Lord Son
NEWS: (business) A. De Lacy Wood, L. E. Fouquette and J. D. Rafinski, William Penrod, W. H. Flinn, Charles Latterell, 1907-Pickling Plant, R. F. Luster, New London Milling Company
NEWS: (community) 1905-Telephone War, 1907-Farm Crops, 1907-Foley Wood Famine, 1907-Manufacturing Plants to Leave Foley
NEWS: (visit) Maurice Dorgan, W. E. Briggs
NEWS: (court) Nels Campbell
CHURCH: 1895-Corner Stone Laid, 1906-St. Bridget's
MARRIAGES: Volszy Marriage

OCTOBER 2014
NEWS-VISIT : J. B. Hoit, George Sweet
NEWS-ACCIDENTS : 109 Homes Destroyed, Boiler Explosions Injures Several

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