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Lakers down Prowlers in five-set thriller
DL Youth Hockey fundraiser banquet Oct. 14
Middle schoolers revive Chess Club
HALL OF HONOR: 2006 girls golf first-ever state champions
School record falls for second straight home swim meet
The beauty of God's Grace
'We have so much to celebrate'; At 99 years old, First Lutheran gets a facelift
Mn State colleges, universities wave application fees in October
There's a new pastor in town
Finding God all over this socialist, nonreligious country
Friends & Neighbors
Green awarded by small-business group
Essentia Health Welcomes Licensed Psychologist in Detroit Lakes
Shaping up your business: Biz boot camp set for Oct. 17
Renting a car
BD’s Gas and Grub under new ownership
Maplewood to host Leaf Days this weekend
MN singer-songwriter to give Saturday concert at Holmes
It's time to put a stop to bullying
Grand opening celebration for The Barn in NYM set Oct. 1
Tamarac Fall Festival set for Oct. 1; waterfowl themes abound
Duane L. Erickson
DeAnn K. Helliksen
Jerome F. "Jody" Muench
William V. "Bill" Vipond
Larry A. Hanson
Student Republican assaulted prior to debate because she was wearing pro-Trump clothing
Jacob can now rest, parents should not
Thank you for a successful rotary blood screening
Big garbage, big economy
Stop the lies against Eken
A couple of shotgun experts find out what they've been missing in mourning dove hunting
Waterfowl hunting season now open in Minnesota
National tourney shows amazing bass catch in Minnesota
Rarely seen, the tough, wily fisher lives among us
Pheasant numbers up 29 percent over last year
Puppies saved from high-kill Texas shelter look for DL homes
A surprising celebration: DL's LuAnn Porter honored for 25 years with United Way
Three years and counting: DL family opens up about adoption struggles
Fired up for hunting season; Local Sportsman’s Clubs have their sights set on you
Pine to Palm
November 18, 2015
County board moving forward on contracted forestry services
The Becker County Board of Commissioners are moving forward on a plan to contract with Nicholas Rickaby for forest management services — at least temporarily. "This is not a long-term solution," Commissioner Barry Nelson said. "This is a filler for us." The natural resources...
November 18, 2015 - 11:33am
November 8, 2015
What's up at the dump?
You may have heard the tech data expression "garbage in, garbage out," but the new Becker County transfer station will do it in style, and with...
November 8, 2015 - 5:50am
October 9, 2015
Human habitation in county spans centuries
As the glacier receded over the Becker country, it left magnificent contours to our land; streams to drain the melting ice, hundreds of lakes and marshes. Pushed-up hills and gouged valley prove the immensity of the glacier’s power. It is said the glacial ice lay up to one mile...
October 9, 2015 - 5:15am
June 14, 2015
Dinsmore named human services director
After returning from his stint with the state of Minnesota for about a year and a half, Becker County decided it was time to snag John Dinsmore...
June 14, 2015 - 5:15am
May 24, 2015
Not responsible for all buoys
After years of marking various hazards in several lakes around the county, some are asking county deputies to mark even more. “Basically, it’s our responsibility to mark certain hazards, but we also do not have to mark every single hazard that is out there,” Becker County...
May 24, 2015 - 5:50am
March 25, 2015
Jail design puts staff in harm's way
The Becker County Jail has problems with plumbing, leaks and other infrastructure issues and is not designed to protect the safety of inmates...
March 25, 2015 - 11:23am
March 18, 2015
County to issue request for qualifications to build new jail
Becker County is ready to get some feelers out there and see who is interested in building a new jail. Tuesday, the board of commissioners approved advertising a request for qualifications (RFQ) on the jail and dispatch center architectural and engineering design services. County...
March 18, 2015 - 12:00pm
March 4, 2015
It's Food Share Month, when most food for year is donated
“Ah, March is food pantry month,” said Jack Berenz with a smile from his modest little office at the Becker County Food Pantry. His smile...
March 4, 2015 - 12:30pm
Healthcare costs not slowing at jail
When citizens are booked into the Becker County Jail, it becomes the county’s job to care for them, and that care includes healthcare. “We are required by law to take care of their needs,” Sheriff Todd Glander said. In 2013, Becker County spent about $101,500 in pharmacy...
March 4, 2015 - 12:00pm
AIS program finds home
AIS has found a home in Becker County. The employee, not the invasive, that is. Tuesday morning, Becker County commissioners approved an aquatic invasive species program agreement with the Becker County Soil and Water Conservation District. The new position, which has yet to be...
March 4, 2015 - 11:00am
February 27, 2015
Turning back the pages
75 years ago Feb. 22, 1940 – With the Detroit Lakes to Park Rapids proposed reconstruction project at its present hub of activity, a new Highway 34 association was organized at a meeting 58 civic enthusiasts from eight towns on the route. Lectures on subjects of vital interest...
February 27, 2015 - 5:15am
February 20, 2015
VA town hall is Feb. 26
The Department of Veterans Affairs, Dakotas VA Regional Office and Fargo VA Health Care System is hosting a town hall for veterans, family members, survivors and the public to provide feedback on VA operations and recommendations for VA programs. It is Feb. 26 at 5 p.m. in the...
February 20, 2015 - 5:35am
February 18, 2015
New jail could happen this year
After months of talk and trying to decide the next move, Becker County is now taking an as “soon as possible” move toward a new jail. “We are ready to move forward on the jail again,” Administrator Jack Ingstad said Tuesday during the Becker County Board meeting. Last...
February 18, 2015 - 12:15pm
Becker County to contract for human services
After completing interviews and not finding the perfect candidate for the county, Becker County commissioners entered into a memorandum of understanding with Otter Tail County to contract for the vacant Human Services director position. Becker County Administrator Jack Ingstad...
February 18, 2015 - 11:00am
February 11, 2015
Becker Soil and Water District gets $655K in grants
When the Minnesota Board of Soil & Water Resources announced the allocation of more than $14 million in 2015 Clean Water Fund grants on Jan. 26, the Becker Soil & Water Conservation District was a big winner. Two of Becker SWCD’s Clean Water Fund grant applications, totaling...
February 11, 2015 - 12:15pm