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Map of Benton County's "3 Up the Hill" project.  Graphic courtesy of Benton County
Map of Benton County's "3 Up the Hill" project. Graphic courtesy of Benton County
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State Approval is Final Hurdle Before “3 Up the Hill” Project Begins

A road construction project in Sauk Rapids that has been in the planning stages for three years is one, final step away from getting going. Benton County is waiting on final approval from MnDOT and hope to get the project underway on Tuesday, May 31st.

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Benton County Quiet Zone Project in Question After Cost Triples

A planned quiet zone for a railroad crossing north of the old Sartell paper mill is in jeopardy after the cost to make the upgrades has tripled.

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(Photo: Ben Lambrecht)
(Photo: Ben Lambrecht)
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Two People Hurt in Three Vehicle Crash in Benton County

Two people are hurt after being involved in a three vehicle crash along Highway 23 this (Wednesday) morning. The incident happened at about 10:40 a.m. at the intersection of Highway 23 and Benton County Road 1 in St. Cloud.

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Minnesota State Patrol
Minnesota State Patrol
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Willmar Man Hurt in Benton County Rollover

A Willmar man is hurt after after rolling his car early this (Thursday) morning. The incident happened at about 2:30 a.m. along Highway 23 near 145th Avenue Northeast.

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UPDATE: Drivers Named in Sauk Rapids Head-On Crash

Four people were hurt in a head-on crash tonight Monday night in Sauk Rapids.

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Photo: Benton County Sheriff's Office
Photo: Benton County Sheriff's Office
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Truck Stolen in 2000 Pulled From Central Minnesota Lake

A truck reported stolen in March of 2000 was removed from the bottom of a Central Minnesota lake on Thursday. The Benton County Sheriff's Office says the truck was successfully removed from Mayhew Lake.

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joncandy, Flickr
joncandy, Flickr
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A Truck Stolen in 2000 Found at the Bottom of a Lake

A truck reported stolen in March of 2000 was found at the bottom of a lake yesterday (Sunday). The Benton County Sheriff's Office says they received a call at about 2:00 p.m. from an individual who was fishing on Mayhew Lake, when he spotted what was believed to be a pickup truck with his underwater camera.

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Benton County Pitching Economic Development Organization

Benton County is looking to create an economic development organization to help attract new businesses to the county and grow the ones already in operation.

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Lee Voss, WJON News
Lee Voss, WJON News
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Benton County Approves 3 Up the Hill Construction for 2016

A major road construction project in Sauk Rapids will move forward in 2016 despite previous concerns about how to pay for it.

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Check Scam Targeting Senior Citizens Reported in Benton County

A check scam targeting senior citizens is circulating in Central Minnesota. The Benton County Sheriff's Office says the scam involves a fake check being mailed to a senior with a letter telling them that they have won the lottery.

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