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Benton County Approves Wheelage Tax

The Benton County Board of Commissioners has approved a plan to collect a $10 "wheelage tax" on vehicle license tab fees.

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Counties Discuss Wheelage Tax, Take No Action

Stearns and Benton counties considering "wheelage tax"

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Benton County Hiring Staff to Accommodate State Health Care Changes

The recently passed Affordable Care Act means Benton County is hiring three additional people in its Human Services Department.

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Sauk Rapids To Host Open House on Street Construction Project [AUDIO]

Another major road construction project is on the horizon in Sauk Rapids. The city and Benton County have plans to redevelop County Road 3/2nd Street North - from 3rd Avenue to Highway 10.

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Benton County Gets Legacy Grant for Park

Benton County is using a Parks and Trails Legacy grant to make some improvements at the Bend in the River Regional Park near Rice.

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Benton County Commissioners Raise Salaries of Elected Officials

Benton County Commissioners voted today (Tuesday) to freeze their own salaries, and also give the four other elected officials a raise. Commissioners will be paid just over $27,000 in 2013, with a perdiem of $55 per meeting.

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Phone Service Change at Benton County Offices

Benton County is switching it's telephone service provider, and that may affect some phone calls this week. The county's government center, courts facility and highway department are switching phone service tomorrow (Tuesday).

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Drug Take-Back Day Collected 140 Pounds of Prescriptions

The Benton County Sheriff's Office, in cooperation with the Sauk Rapids and Rice police departments and the Drug Enforcement Administration, held a prescription drug take-back day last Saturday.

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St. Cloud’s Unemployment Rate Drops Slightly

St. Cloud's unemployment rate dropped from January to February. The unemployment rate for St. Cloud last month was 6.4%. That's down from January's figure of 6.7%.

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Air Compressor Stolen in Garage Burglary

Police say someone broke into a garage and stole an air compressor.

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