Bena is a city in Cass County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 116 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Brainerd Micropolitan Statistical Area.HistoryA post office called Bena has been in operation since 1898. Bena is a type of bird mentioned in the poem The Song of Hiawatha.Late in World War Two, a logging camp manned by prisoners of war was located at the site of an old CCC camp near Bena. Two German POWs escaped from the camp in 1944 for a short period.GeographyAccording to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.50sqmi, all of it land. Bena is located along U.S. Highway 2 and Cass County Road 8.Demographics2010 censusAs of the census of 2010, there were 116 people, 43 households, and 24 families residing in the city. The population density was 232.0PD/sqmi. There were 60 housing units at an average density of 120.0/sqmi. The racial makeup of the city was 19.8% White, 69.0% Native American, and 11.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.9% of the population.