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Photo courtesy of Jesse Roehl
Photo courtesy of Jesse Roehl
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Benton County Gets State Disaster Aid

Governor Mark Dayton has approved state disaster assistance for 10 central Minnesota counties following July storms which brought severe storms, flooding and high winds to the region.

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Flooding in Foley, photo courtesy of Foley Police Department via Facebook
Flooding in Foley, photo courtesy of Foley Police Department via Facebook
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Foley, Benton County Swamped With Heavy Rain

The Foley Police Department was called to the 200 block of Highway 23 last (Monday) night after 10:00 p.m. for a report of a stalled car in the water on the road. Officers found several cars trying to travel on Highway 23.

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Four Hurt in Two Vehicle Crash on Highway 23

Four people are hurt in a two vehicle crash in Benton County this (Wednesday) afternoon. The incident happened at 1:30 p.m. at the intersection of Highway 23 and 135th Avenue.

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Two People Hurt in Benton County Crash

Two people are hurt after a two vehicle crash near Foley this (Friday) morning. The incident happened just before 9:00 a.m. along Highway 23 at Milepost 210 in Benton County.

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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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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 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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