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Photo courtesy of Jesse Roehl
Photo courtesy of Jesse Roehl
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Benton County Sending Letter to Governor Dayton Seeking Disaster Assistance

Benton County will send off a letter asking Governor Mark Dayton for state help in the wake of the July 11th storm damage.

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Dave McCord
Dave McCord
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Benton County Declares State of Emergency Following Storms

Heavy rain from Monday's storms have prompted Benton County to declare a state of emergency. The move is in hopes of getting state funding to help repair several township roads that washed out due to the heavy rains.

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Benton County
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BENTON COUNTY ELECTION: 1 Commissioner Faces Challenger

Just one of the three incumbent Benton County Board of Commissioners will be facing a challenger this fall. In District 1, incumbent Warren Peschl is being challenged by Anthony Neis.

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3 Up the Hill Project Starts Tomorrow

A long-awaited construction project in Sauk Rapids gets underway tomorrow (Tuesday).

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Two Seriously Hurt In Head On Crash in Watab Township

Two people are hurt in a head on crash in Benton County this (Wednesday) afternoon. The incident happened just after 1:00 p.m. in the 800 block of Little Rock Road Northeast in Watab Township.

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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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Railroad Crossing Sign with Rainbow lighting
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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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