City dissolves police department

March 18, 2020

City Administrator/Clerk Eileen Christensen and Mayor Bob Worth.

By Mark Wilmes

The Lake Benton City Council approved a revised law enforcement contract with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department to provide services to the City of Lake Benton. Trustee David Enke was designated to represent the city at Tuesday morning’s Lincoln County Commissioners meeting.
“We’re first on the agenda,” Enke said.
The council also approved disbanding the Lake Benton Police Department pending the approval of the contract by the county commissioners. They also passed a motion to accept the resignation of Police Chief Jeff Baumgarner.

For the full story, read this week’s Lake Benton Valley Journal.