Benton County Historical Society

Benton Co. History: The Ghost Town of Popple Creek
During the days of prohibition, Benton County was just as established for running moonshine as Stearns County was, although most families in the county are still reluctant to talk about their past connections with Chicago gangsters. Ostby says one of the moonshine hotspots was Popple Creek and store…
Benton County History: One of Minnesota's Original 9 Counties
FOLEY -- Benton County is celebrating a big anniversary. 170 years ago this week on January 7th in 1850 they held their very first county commissioners meeting.
Benton County Historical Society Executive Director Mary Ostby says at that time the county was much larger than what we know today...