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Moderate Drought Conditions Continue
Proposed bill could give families religious right to stop autopsies
Waubun woman is sentenced on burglary charge
Detroit Lakes woman finds long lost sister
Hailey Jutz to speak at Suicide Awareness seminar
Big expectations for Laker softball
Chippewa Triathlon accepting registrants
Track teams fifth and sixth at Bemidji
Jernberg, Smith headed to USAG Regionals
DL wrestlers qualify for NYWA state tournament
Pushing the boundaries of her time
Turning back the pages
Grilled lamb chops provide quick, flavorful meal
Earnings limits apply to widow’s benefits
Friends & Neighbors
MN legislature talks Sunday liquor sales
Gas prices take big dip in Minnesota
Microsoft Dynamics Lunch ‘n Learn set
The Lodge receives Chairman’s Award
Good named partner at Pemberton Law
Billy Currington at Shooting Star this Friday
Egg decorating class Tuesday at NYM center
Long Lake Theater season starts June 10
Winners announced for 2015 student aviation art contest
DiBlasio at MSUM Friday
Letter: Big Tobacco continues to target kids with cigars, smokeless tobacco
State taxes hit rich and poor alike
Guest editorial: Health bills make sense
Other opinions: Dayton to railroads: You make a problem, you own it
Letter: Thanks DL Newspapers for Debbie Griffith column
Ed Schultz hopes venture on Wrong Lake is the right move
Governor’s budget would help maintain vitality of Minnesota state parks
Ruffed grouse — the drummer of the woods
Keep up on new, changing angling rules
Spring fire season could start early
Murder mystery at the Holmes
What is your top food pick from the Minnesota State Fair?
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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