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Election 2014
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Election 2014: Heck, McMahon, Popp Elected in Benton County

Benton County voters choose Troy Heck, Ed Popp and Jim McMahon in Tuesday's election.

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Election 2014: Benton County Sheriff [AUDIO]

Two candidates are challenging for the open seat of sheriff in Benton County.

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Billy Quirk, Nicholas Dougherty. Benton County Jail
Billy Quirk, Nicholas Dougherty. Benton County Jail
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2 Men Arrested After Allegedly Selling Stolen Copper Wire

Two men have been arrested for allegedly stealing copper wire in Benton County. The sheriff's department received a call of a theft in progress at a gravel pit on Highway 95 in Sauk Rapids at about 7:30 p.m. on Sunday.

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Body Found East of St. Cloud [VIDEO, PHOTOS, MAP]

Benton County officials are investigating the discovery of a dead body just east of St. Cloud. A Sheriff's Department News Release says at 2:25 yesterday (Tuesday) afternoon, the Benton County Sheriff's Department received a report of a body found along County Road 75.

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Benton County Sheriff Brad Bennett
Benton County Sheriff Brad Bennett
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Benton County Sheriff to Hang It Up After 33 Years

After 33 years in law enforcement, Benton County Sheriff Brad Bennett has decided to retire.

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Deputy Interrupts Burglary in Progress

A Benton County Sheriff's deputy interrupted what appeared to be a burglary in progress early Saturday morning. The deputy was on routine patrol at about 3:00 a.m. when he noticed two men dressed in black at Aspen Storage in northeast Sauk Rapids.

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Man Arrested in Benton County Car Theft

Benton County authorities have arrested a Hector, Minnesota man on car theft charges.

Sheriff Brad Bennett says they were called to Mid-State Homes near Rice just after 9:00 Monday morning. Witnesses had reported a man was trying to break into the business

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Witness Spots Man Allegedly Breaking into Storage Unit

The Benton County Sheriff says they received a call just before 2:00 a.m. this (Wednesday) morning at a storage facility at 780 Mayhew Lake Road Northeast. The caller spotted a man cutting locks off the storage lockers.

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Benton County Sheriff’s Budget Needs Cutting [AUDIO]

The Benton County Sheriff's Department needs to cut their budget. The county is losing $281,000 in revenue because Foley is ending their policing contract with them.

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Witnesses Save Woman, Daughter in Rollover

A heroic effort was made by two strangers this (Tuesday) morning, helping to save a woman and her young daughter. Benton County Sheriff Brad Bennett says 26-year-old Gretchen Wolbeck of Rice was driving down County Road 2 with her four year old daughter early this morning.

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