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Wisconsin Man Wanted After Fleeing Benton County Deputies

A wanted man's whereabouts are unknown after an attempted traffic stop and police chase in Benton County Wednesday night.

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Benton County Sheriff's Office
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Sheriff Seeks Suggestions for Name of New Police Dog

The Benton County Sheriff's office has a new addition to its team from Slovakia.

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County Sheriffs Warn of High Water on Lakes and Rivers

The Benton County sheriff is asking boaters to be safe and courteous during this high water period. July 11th storms have dumped large amounts of water into lakes, rivers and streams.

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Photo: Benton County Jail
Photo: Benton County Jail
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St. Cloud Man Arrested For Allegedly Attacking Girlfriend

A St. Cloud man was arrested on Thursday after he allegedly hit, choked and pushed his girlfriend. At about 2:00 p.m. the Benton County Sheriff's Office received a call for a domestic assault that happened in the 200 block of 190th Avenue Northeast near Princeton.

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Benton County Sheriff: Remind Kids to Stay Off Ice Over Thanksgiving Break

The Benton County Sheriff is asking you to remind kids to stay off any ponds, rivers and creeks this holiday weekend.

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SWAT Team and Helicopter Called Out After Report of Suicidal Man With Rifle

A State Patrol Helicopter and area SWAT team were called out Friday morning in Benton County, after a report of a suicidal man with a rifle. The Benton County Sheriff's Office says the incident happened at about 1:00 a.m. at a home on 85th Avenue Northeast in Gilmanton Township.

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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
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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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