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Man, Boys Safe After Falling Into Little Rock Lake

A Minneapolis man and two teenage boys are okay after going into the water on Little Rock Lake. The Benton County Sheriff's Department says the incident happened at about 4:00 p.m. yesterday (Monday).

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Two Motorcycle Drivers Die in Head On Collision

Two motorcycle drivers have been killed in a head on collision. The Benton County Sheriff's Department says the incident happened about 5:00 p.m. yesterday (Thursday) on County Road 4 and County Road 61 in Gilman Township.

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Benton County to Hold Drug Take Back Event

Benton County residents have a chance to get rid of old or unused medications tomorrow. The Benton County Sheriff's Department along with police departments in Sauk Rapids and Rice will be taking part in the DEA National Take Back Initiative.

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Teen Hurt After Shooting Self in Foot

A 16-year-old Elk River boy had to be treated at the hospital after a pheasant hunting accident Sunday afternoon. Benton County Sheriff Brad Bennett says deputies were called to a hunting preserve in Glendorado Township at about 3:15 p.m.

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Trevor Burton, Barry Lambertson and Alex McCarty (Benton County Jail photos)
Trevor Burton, Barry Lambertson and Alex McCarty (Benton County Jail photos)
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Traffic Stop Leads to Major Drug Bust

Benton County authorities have jailed three men after a traffic stop led to a large drug bust last Friday. Sheriff's officials say a deputy made a traffic stop in the 400 block of Summit Avenue South and detected the smell of marijuana.

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Two People Hurt in Benton County Crash

Two people were hurt in a crash in Benton County last (Wednesday) night. Sheriff Brad Bennett says deputies responded to the crash at about 10:35 p.m. on West Lake Road in Watab Township.

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Foley Puts Plan to Hire Private Security on Hold

Foley officials are putting plans to hire private security patrols for the central Minnesota town on hold. The City Council voted 3-2 Tuesday to go back to Benton County for a new police services contract.

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Weekend Crash Sends Three to Hospital, One Critically Hurt

Three people were hurt in a two vehicle crash near Foley Sunday morning. Benton County Sheriff Brad Bennett says 71-year-old Geraldine Cohen of Burnsville was headed south on County Road 66 when she came to a stop. Cohen then allegedly proceeded to cross County Road 4 and struck the passenger side of a westbound car.

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Foley Hires Security Guards to Patrol City

Foley will be the first Minnesota city to be patrolled by security guards, not police officers. The city council has voted to sign a six month contract with the private security firm General Security Services.

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Fishing Equipment Stolen From Little Rock Lake Homes

The Benton County Sheriff is reminding lake home owners to lock-up their fishing equipment. Sheriff Brad Bennett says they've received several reports of thefts on and around the Little Rock Lake and Harris Channel area.

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