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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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Benton County Sheriff's Dept.
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UPDATE: Missing Boy Found Safe in Rice

A developmentally disabled boy who ran away from his parents Saturday has been found safe.

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Man Jailed For Choking Girlfriend

A man is in Benton County Jail for allegedly choking a woman.

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Benton Co., Foley to Talk Police Issue at Separate Meetings

The issue over what to do about Foley's policing needs is on a couple of agendas tomorrow (Tuesday). Interim City Administrator Sarah Brunn says the city council will be discussing what options are still available to them. The Board of Commissioners meet tomorrow morning, and are expected to consider a request from the city for a face-to-face meeting sometime later this month.

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Woman Seriously Injured Following One-Vehicle Crash in Benton County

A woman is facing potentially life-threatening injuries after a one-vehicle crash in Mayhew Lake Township.

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Angelina O’Mara To Face Benton County Grand Jury

A Rice woman is already charged with killing her ex-husband in Minnesota and her boyfriend in Wisconsin. Now she'll face a grand jury.

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