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Benton County marriage applications FOLEY — The following couple has submitted a marriage application in Benton County. — Nicholas Robert Lynch , of Holcombe, Wisconsin, and …

It does not take much driving through Benton County to spot farmers already out in their fields, tilling the ground, tending to young livestock and otherwise completing their spring to-do list. …

Foley residents may see new garbage trucks around town later this summer as council members met in a May 14 special meeting to accept proposals concerning the city’s solid waste hauling …

Crime & Safety

Foley man accused of domestic assault FOLEY — Law enforcement arrested a Foley man after he allegedly prevented a woman from breathing May 14. Clift Burwell, 58, is charged with …

New lion in town

After nearly 30 years of quenching thirst at Lion’s Park in Foley, the distinctly recognizable water fountain nicknamed “Leo the Lion” has entered retirement. Foley Lions Club …

Inspiring through art

Benton County area senior citizens learn far more than technique when Foley artist Paige LaDue Henry leads art classes through Community Action Respecting Elders, known as CARE to many. She …

Many Foley city leaders describe 130 acres of land east of Highway 25 as the land of opportunity within a rural county seat. The property, known as Townes Edge Estates, hit the market in early …

The Foley City Council recently demonstrated financial and moral support for the community’s downtown district by introducing a matching grant program for businesses and property owners within …

Council member Deb Mathiowetz said Foley leaders are not doing enough to secure housing options for the community’s older residents. She interrupted a conversation between city staff and …

Gov. Tim Walz’s recent judicial appointment announcement involving Benton County Attorney Karl Schmidt created interesting commissioner discussion May 7. Schmidt will replace judge Michael …

Benton Economic Partnership Inc. expanded its full-time staff for the first time in the organization’s history last month by selecting a familiar face to support Amanda Othoudt, executive …

Minnesota Rep. Isaac Schultz, of District 10B, had no shortage of talking points last month as he spent a Passover break away from St. Paul traveling between Central Minnesota communities to update …

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