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Benton County Cutting 3 Deputies

Three Benton County deputies will lose their jobs. The Board of Commissioners voted today (Tuesday) to eliminate their positions in an effort to trim $260,000 from the Sheriff's Department budget.

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Foley Decides to Hire Private Security Guards

The Foley City Council has voted to hire private security guards to patrol city streets next year.

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Benton County Allows Residents To Dispose Of Household Waste

Benton County residents can dispose of some hard-to-get-of items tomorrow (Saturday) for little or no charge. Residents can dispose of one appliance free of charge, a set of four tires, one piece of furniture, on TV or computer and one cubic yard of demolition waste.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Northwestern Benton County, Southern Morrison County Until 4:15 p.m.

The National Weather Service has issued a SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING for northwestern Benton County and southern Morrison County until 4:15 p.m.

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Government Shutdown Could Impact Local Government Employees

Employees for local governments could have to be laid-off, if the state government shutdown drags on for months. Benton County Administrator Monty Headley says employees who rely on state services to do their jobs might not be able to do their work.

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Benton County Considers New Signs Near Facilities

Knowing where you're going at the Benton County facilities in Foley can sometimes be a challenge. Tomorrow (Tuesday) Benton County Commissioners will hear a plan to install direction signs on both sides of Highway 23, near the county buildings.

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Benton County To Hold Drug Take Back Event

Benton County is joining in an effort to safely dispose of prescription drugs later this week. Sheriff Brad Bennett says they will take part in the DEA's National Take Back Initiative. Benton County citizens can drop off unused or unwanted prescription drugs at one of three locations, no questions asked.

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Stearns County Ranked 9th Richest In Minnesota

Stearns County is one of the top ten richest counties in the state. A new report indicates Stearns had a total personal income of just over $5 billion in 2009.

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Foley Approves 2-Month Police Contract

Benton County Deputies will continue to patrol the streets of Foley, at least for now. During last (Tuesday) night's council meeting the council approved a contract with the county to run through June 30th.

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Benton County Commissioners’ Districts Need Adjustments

There's been a lot of talk about the realignment of Congressional districts. But, now that the 2010 Census figures have been released, state and local governments are also beginning that process.

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