The Foley Police Department was called to the 200 block of Highway 23 last (Monday) night after 10:00 p.m. for a report of a stalled car in the water on the road. Officers found several cars trying to travel on Highway 23.
I'm a central Minnesota native and have most of my life in St. Cloud. So, I've been to my fair share of Benton County Fairs in my 25 years of life. I've gone to so many of them that I've developed my own traditions.
Heavy rain from Monday's storms have prompted Benton County to declare a state of emergency. The move is in hopes of getting state funding to help repair several township roads that washed out due to the heavy rains.
A State Patrol Helicopter and area SWAT team were called out Friday morning in Benton County, after a report of a suicidal man with a rifle. The Benton County Sheriff's Office says the incident happened at about 1:00 a.m. at a home on 85th Avenue Northeast in Gilmanton Township.
As state officials continue to monitor the flood status of the Mississippi and Sauk Rivers, Benton County residents can begin preparing for the expected flooding. Benton County is offering free sandbags to residents.