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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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APRIL 2016
OBITS: John Murray, Frederick Gruby, Frank Konoveich, Barney Lamb
MARRIAGE: Leason-Kornovich, Schmanski-Ruhman, Derkes-Fouquette
COURT: Leo Thomas Stein vs. Beaver Valley Brewing
NEWS-VISITS: Mrs. J. G. Martin, Guy Ramsey, Mrs. Paul Hynish
CHURCHES: 1901-Church Dedication
NEWS-COMMUNITY: 1913-Rail Car Shortage

JANUARY 2016
MARRIAGE: Emerick-Labusga, Stauffenecker-Kipka
NEWS-PEOPLE: Florence Fiergolla, William Bosey
NEWS-COMMUNITY: 1912-Want Better Mail Service
NEWS-WEATHER: 1886-Deadly Cyclone
CHURCHES: 1912-New Pastor, Martin Hauser

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