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Woman accused of hitting 6-year-old boy with ATV in Dent makes first court appearance
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Man injured in rollover crash near Pelican Rapids
Taekwondo team participates at Greenquist Festival
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Tennis team fills holes with young players
Monday Matters: Everyday Never Sleeping
Mary Lee is calling it quits after 35 years selling parts!
Museum’s bear trap has rich history
Turning back the pages
Museum to host Hidden History event
Friends & Neighbors
Carhartt store opens in DL despite construction
Essentia DL receives stroke education fund
Minnesota gains 7,800 jobs in March
Gas prices jump up in Minnesota this week
Small bump up in gas prices throughout MN
DLHS Student Art Show to open Sunday at Trinity Lutheran in DL
DLMS Band Concert is Thursday
Simply Pink Truly Teal: Run/walk supports cancer patients
Stressed? Calm down and visit your library
Keeping Music Live grants available for Minnesota artists
Tribal college extending its arms
Union needed between development, environment
Letter: Becker County Transit serves seniors well
Letter: Four-way stop at Frazee and Washington a delight
Working to meet a healthy community’s needs
Forest tent caterpillar numbers should be minimal this year in Minnesota
Unpredictable spring weather slows the bite
Eastern bluebirds among the favorites of bird enthusiasts
Prairie chicken show exceeds expectations
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Spring Laker Book
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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 and staff, said Becker County Sheriff Todd Glander, who led reporters on a tour of the jail Wednesday. The county has spent about $100,000...
news / Detroit Lakes
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 is full of hope as his ongoing quest to feed the hungry begins all over again this month. March is when donations to the food pantry...
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...
news / Detroit Lakes
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
County looking for committee members
Hoping to get more people interested in serving on committees, Becker County is trying to get the word out about openings on various committees and seeing who might be interested in a little government action. “I think we have good people serving, and I believe that everybody...
February 11, 2015 - 10:30am
February 8, 2015
New airboat will be used for lake rescues
Area law enforcement and some local fire firefighters are all trained and ready to respond with the county’s newest lake rescue tool — the airboat. The Becker County Sheriff’s Department, along with Detroit Lakes police and fire crews, have been out on Big Detroit training...
news / Detroit Lakes
February 8, 2015 - 5:15am
February 4, 2015
County opts for 2 more AIS units
The fight against aquatic invasive species is being stepped up this summer in Becker County. The county will be getting two more decontamination units for this summer’s quest to stop AIS, and the process to hire an AIS coordinator and inspectors for the county has also begun. Decontamination...
February 4, 2015 - 1:00pm
January 7, 2015
Becker County considers new staffing structure
Crow Wing County Land Services Director Mark Liedl spoke to the Becker County commissioners Tuesday about a staffing model that’s working in his county and could be a guide for Becker County. With several positions open at the county, the commissioners are exploring the idea...
January 7, 2015 - 12:30pm
Addressing the BC space crunch
The jail needs space. Human services and public health need space. Public works needs space. Becker County is experiencing space issues, and solving them is a high priority for 2015. Human services/community health With those departments housed in the human services building...
January 7, 2015 - 12:00pm