Opened in 1998.
photo by mkkrogman August 2016
Established in 1849, one of the earliest counties in Minnesota.
Named For: Thomas Hart Benton, a U.S. senator from Missouri.
County Seat: Foley
Largest City: Sauk Rapids
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Foley, Gilman, Rice, Royalton (part), Sartell (part), Sauk Rapids, St. Cloud (part)
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CENSUS: 1930 vs. 1920 Population Totals
MARRIAGES: County Records - 1850-1858
MILITARY: WWI Casualties - collected and organized by Susan Duff-Erkel
OBITS: Mrs. Frank De Bilgren
OFFICIALS: Rosters - 1885 Notary Public Listing
NEWS-FIRES: 1895 Forest Fire Summary and Reports, Prairie Fire Summary
NEWS-VISITS: Mrs. N. D. Simpson, A. Delacy Wood
NEWS-VISITS: E. G. Ellithorpe
SCHOOLS: Mabel Beck
PEOPLE: David Irving, Anna J. Fremelt, F. H. Hatch
MILITARY: Soldiers - Robert C. Gosswiller
MILITARY: WWI Casualty News - Peter E. Lamkin, Frank Heinzel
DIRECTORIES: 1878 Gazetteer and Business Directory, 1895 Fire Wardens
OFFICIALS: Rosters - 1878 County Officials
OFFICIALS: News - Joe Mushel, L. Wisniewski
NEWS-COMMUNITY: 1901-New Courthouse, hotel and church, 1912-Beekeepers Meet
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