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Exploring building space needs and the future is not a new topic for Benton County.   Discussions about the need and cost of a proposed new government center have occurred various times …

Benton Economic Partnership Inc. is celebrating a recent Project of the Year award for the 539 Building redevelopment in East St. Cloud. Amanda Othoudt, BEP’s executive director, and Kevin …

Benton County commissioners have addressed an election administration request by Minden Township officials regarding the potential processing of absentee ballots. Supervisor Pam Benoit presented …

Benton Economic Partnership Inc. members received good news during an annual meeting Jan. 25 at Harvester Square event center in East St. Cloud. “We had a really great year in 2023,” …

Billiards building community

For many Benton County billiards enthusiasts, 12 hours shooting pool under the dim lights at Mr. Jim’s represents a Saturday well spent and a near-guaranteed opportunity to meet a new partner …

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Students named to academic lists CROOKSTON — Hannah Carlson , of Oak Park, was named to the University of Minnesota Crookston fall 2023 dean’s list for achieving a 3.66 GPA or …

Benton County will accept winter bids for additional Bend in the River Regional Park improvements. County administrator Montgomery Headley said trail, shelter   and playground improvement …

When Carissa Fouquette serves the first cappuccino from Brewed Gems Coffee & Crystals March 9, the milestone will represent far more than opening a coffee and crystal shop in downtown Foley. …

Six years ago, Keagan Brandmire wasn’t interested in much outside of video games. Since then, he has found new hobbies, developed an appreciation for the outdoors and gained a …

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Benton County marriage applications FOLEY — The following couples have submitted marriage applications in Benton County. — Carol Joseph Reibestein , of St. Cloud, and Lindsey …

Foley High School students will soon be able to enroll in four new class offerings, including two Advanced Placement courses that provide a chance to get ahead on college credits. Foley School …

Reading with a rescue

Foley kindergartener Adeline Lloyd says reading can be even more fun when your partner has four legs and a fur coat. Several other young book enthusiasts appeared to agree as retired language …

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