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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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UPDATE – Benton County Cancels Sandbag-Filling Hours Until Friday

We have an update for you on Benton County's sandbag-filling volunteer schedule. Due to weather, all sandbag-filling shifts have been canceled through Friday. The next official day to volunteer fill sandbags is Saturday.

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Benton County Seeking Volunteers For Sandbagging

Benton County is looking for volunteers to help fill sandbags. The hours for filling sandbags are tomorrow (Wednesday) through Friday from 3:00 until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

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Benton County To Giveaway Sandbags

Benton County is providing a limited number of free sandbags to county residents. They'll be available on Saturday from 1:00 until 5:00 p.m.

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Local Officials Ramping-Up Flood Preparations [AUDIO]

With warmer temperatures in the forecast, local emergency management officials are ramping-up their preparation for the potential flooding. Benton County Emergency Management Director Jim McDermott says they'll start taking regular measurements of the Mississippi River this week.

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