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If the shoe fits, paint it: Sisters create custom shoes in Bemidji
Bemidji introduces charging stations for electric cars
MN state agencies receive 10 government innovation awards
MN minimum wage set to go up August 1
Want to be a drone pilot? Join the club
Kate Smith in the field at Resorters
The smell of football is in the air
DL Pro Gal golf tourney results
Royals win DL Major League championship
Hole in one
Young Life Triathlon: Rock the Beach 5K, Kids Run part of the action
Saying goodbye to the old and hello to the new
These s’mores can be made any time of year
Jorgenson piano students end season with recital, awards
Social Secuirty: Thank you for last 31 years… and goodbye
Friends & Neighbors
‘Bait boys’ take over Quality Bait and Tackle
Encouraging good spending
MN property tax refund filing tips
Tips on insurance and storm damage claims
Former patrons buy Bleachers
Bluestem extends summer concert series into October
‘Annie Get Your Gun’ has strong native presence
Apple Music buys ‘Carpool Karaoke’ TV series
Park Rapids Crazy Days July 28-29
Frazee Turkey Days set for July 29-31
Julie Ann Stewart
Timothy J. Karsnia
Dean W. Sanders
David Lomen Stenseth
Wind power destabilizing power grid
Adults playing their games...
Letter: Unendorsed 7th District candidate should bow out
Letter: Union workers advocate for pipeline
Cheers to young volunteers
Northwest MN Fishing Report
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
DNR advice for handling damaged trees
Time to get over trauma, learn to cast
Birds vary wildly in how, where they build nests
Becker County Fair Premium List
Celebrating Solstice at Richwood Winery
June Summer Scene
Biking becoming bigger with area trails
Get out and golf
February 14, 2016
These (3 pairs of) shoes were made for walking
It’s official - Detroit Lakes man Lowell Deede has done something nobody has ever done before (that anybody knows of anyway). “I have walked...
February 14, 2016 - 5:35am
January 10, 2016
Surveying was a rough business
Shortly after the end of the Revolutionary War, the leaders of the fledgling United States of America realized that the land west of the original...
January 10, 2016 - 5:35am
January 1, 2016
Becker County was part of Louisiana Purchase
Was our Becker County part of The Louisiana Purchase? If it was not part of that 800,000-square-mile purchase by President Thomas Jefferson in 1803, then who did lay early claim to your farmstead, lake lot, town site square or Reservation land? The Sioux? Chippewa? Colonial America?...
January 1, 2016 - 5:40am
December 6, 2015
County zoning supervisor leaves after less than a year
About seven months after starting in Becker County, Planning and Zoning Supervisor Eric Evenson-Marden is leaving the position. Evenson-Marden is taking a position in Winona County. The Becker County commissioners accepted his resignation at last week’s meeting, and Evenson-Marden...
December 6, 2015 - 5:40am
November 25, 2015
Plenty of seasonal jobs in the area
‘Tis the season to go out and make a little extra cash. Temporary, holiday jobs are still out there, but experts say you’d better act fast because many of them on the retail side are filling up. “Right now you’ll find long lists of job openings,” said Kelley Nowell, team...
November 25, 2015 - 9:18am
November 22, 2015
Red Kettle Campaign begins Monday
Flyer after flyer touts Black Friday sales — or more likely, Gray Thursday sales — but the Salvation Army is hoping people will celebrate...
November 22, 2015 - 6:00am
November 18, 2015
Workforce projected to shrink in portions of Minnesota
The bad news is the worker shortage in northwestern Minnesota isn't going away anytime soon, and is actually expected to get worse. The good news is that this part of the state has more than its share of job-seekers with vocational skills. In the next 10 years, the number of...
November 18, 2015 - 11:38am
Ikes question contract for county forestry leader
Does Becker County need a qualified land manager on its staff to provide management of its forested lands, or can it contract with an outside firm to provide those services? That was the crux of discussion at Monday night's meeting of the local Izaak Walton League ("Ikes") chapter...
November 18, 2015 - 11:34am
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