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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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Foley, Benton County At Odds Over Police Contract

Cities across Minnesota are watching -- and waiting -- to see what the state does with their Local Government Aid. The city of Foley is no exception. Whether or not they have police service is in question.

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Federal stimulus money making Benton County more energy efficient

Benton County is wrapping-up two energy efficiency projects, both paid for with federal stimulus dollars. One of the projects replaced all of the county's old thermostats with new computer-controlled ones that will better regulate the temperatures. The other project is replacing all of the county's old 32 watt fluorescent bulbs with 25 watt bulbs.

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A flooded road along the Red River near Fargo in March of 2010.
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Counties Alert Residents To Prepare For Spring Flooding

The National Weather Service is predicting a high likelihood of significant flooding across Minnesota this spring. It has emergency management personnel in Stearns and Benton counties working hard to be prepared.

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Graphic of two of the four roundabouts planned for Golden Spike Road
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Open House Tonight On Golden Spike Road Improvements

You can give your input tonight (Monday) on planned improvements to Golden Spike Road. Benton County and the city of Sauk Rapids are hosting an open house from 4:30 until 6:30 p.m. at the Sauk Rapids Fire Hall.

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Two Dead Following Crash In Maywood Township

Two people are dead following a two vehicle crash in Maywood Township yesterday.

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Benton County Deputies Catch Two Alleged Burglary Suspects Red Handed

Two men have been arrested at a vacant Benton County farm. Deputies responded to an alarm at the farmsite in Glendorado Township at about noon yesterday (Thursday).

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Central Minnesota Home Sales Plummet in 2010

Home sales in the Tri-County area, made up of Stearns, Benton and Sherburne counties, dropped 15.2-percent in 2010.

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Rice To Get New Hwy 10 Interchange

A new diamond-shaped interchange will replace the traffic lights at the intersection of Highway 10 and Benton County Road 2 in Rice.

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