Foley: is a thriving rural community with traditional family values located 50 minutes north of Minneapolis. Foley is only an hour from the northern lakes area of Brainerd, or, if big city life is what you crave, the Twin Cities and St. Cloud are only a short drive away. Foley is the Benton County seat, centrally located in one of the original nine counties of the first territorial legislature. With a diversified economic base, strong educational system, and many area recreational activities Foley makes a great choice whether you are looking to open a business, raise a family, or a new place to call home.