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Mall of America temporarily closes stores amid protest
A group of Minnesota atheists isn’t sitting out the Christmas season
Gas prices expected to stay low for the holidays
Duluth to ask state about privacy surrounding police body cameras
Democratic doubts remain as Daudt prepares to lead Minnesota House
Spuds earn five-point victory over Lakers
Dance teams nearly sweep at Fergus Falls, fourth at conference kick
Top-ranked Minneota defeats Frazee for Kertscher Duals championship
Otters and Lakers battle to overtime tie
Lakers win late at Alexandria 54-49
Plowing snow onto highway can be a hazard, considered illegal
Holy Rosary completes first Knowledge Bowl
Don’t let stress beat you
Applications sought: Scholarships available to those in medical field
Friends & Neighbors
Essentia gives Wolf Lake Rescue a gift
6,600 Minnesota jobs created; rate down to 3.7%
Dept of Revenue wins improvement award
Minnesotans saving big coin with gas dip
New agent joins Jack Chiver Realty team
Variety of events planned in area
Celebrating ‘most wonderful time of the year’
Sawyer Brown bringing Christmas spirit to Shooting Star this Friday
Longest Night Music Fest set this Sunday in NYM
‘The Classic Nutcracker’ coming to NDSU’s Reineke Festival Hall
1 step forward, 2 steps back
Leave us all alone! We can’t breathe!
The limit of Minnesota Nice: Norwegian Americans rally to defeat ambassador pick
Time is right for American policy change on Cuba
Man versus the machine
Voyageurs National Park grows by 61 acres
Court order puts Great Lakes wolves back on endangered species list
Stay safe when darkhouse spearing
Innovations have changed the ice fishing industry
December is ‘the moon of popping trees’
From ski lessons to tubing fun, there’s lots for kids to do on the Mountain
New ski lodge is heart of Detroit Mountain Recreation Area
Making Detroit Mountain happen
Holiday Traditions 2014
Winter Laker Book 2014-15
What is your top food pick from the Minnesota State Fair?
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December 17, 2014
Okeson: County in good shape
Becker County is doing well. County Board Chair John Okeson gave multiple examples supporting his statement during the annual State of the County speech. The county’s bond rating was upgraded for the second time in less than three years. The county holds an AA rating, “which...
December 17, 2014 - 12:30pm
September 24, 2014
The plot thickens in search for jail space
Different information seems to be coming on a regular basis. Facts seem to be changing regularly. Options seem to be growing. “It’s a moving target,” Jail Consultant Allan Brinkman said. That how the contracted Becker County jail consultant and county commissioners described...
news / Detroit Lakes
September 24, 2014 - 2:30pm
Ben Grimsley vs Mark Hagedorn
Up for grabs come Nov. 4 is the District 2 Becker County Board seat, with Incumbent Ben Grimsley vying to keep his chair and challenger Mark Hagedorn attempting to win it. Hagedorn, Craig Fontaine, and Grimsley were in the primary election two years ago, and Fontaine and Grimsley...
September 24, 2014 - 2:00pm
September 21, 2014
Swenson, Wenner will face off in November elections for the title of Becker County Recorder
Experience and knowledge. Those are the two key words both candidates stress that they have when it comes to the Becker County recorder position. Deputy Recorder Karen Wenner and Planning and Zoning Administrator Patty Swenson are vying for the county recorder position during the...
September 21, 2014 - 11:00am
September 15, 2014
Pickup going 60 mph rear-ends Amish Buggy in rural Becker County
There were no serious injuries in an accident that happened between a pickup and an Amish buggy in Becker County late last week. The accident happened Thursday at 7:30 p.m. on Highway 87 near the village of Evergreen, 10 miles east of Frazee. According to the Minnesota State...
news / accidents
September 15, 2014 - 11:28am
September 13, 2014
United Way to celebrate partners Sept. 25
It’s been 10 years since the United Way of Becker County discontinued its residential fundraising drive in favor of a new event that came to be known as the United Way Community Celebration. “We had been doing the door-to-door residential drive for years, and it just got to...
September 13, 2014 - 12:30pm
September 12, 2014
Becker, Hubbard favor jail-sharing plan
Talk about playing nicely in the sandbox together. Members of the Becker County and Hubbard County boards of commissioners met Thursday in a joint work session to talk about the possibility of shared services in a few different departments. Both entities came away agreeable to...
news / Detroit Lakes
September 12, 2014 - 12:30pm
September 10, 2014
Logging supporters lobby county
Though it was never meant to be a controversial conversation, plenty of citizens with strong feelings toward logging showed up at Tuesday’s Becker County Board meeting. Last month, an environmental group presented information to the county board, asking them to put off logging...
September 10, 2014 - 2:45pm
County looks at how to use SMART tax
Next year will see more smart highway projects happening throughout Becker County – SMART funded projects that is. Earlier this year, the county approved a half-cent sale tax, which would be used for transportation upgrades throughout the county. The Safe, Multi-Modal, Active,...
September 10, 2014 - 2:15pm
County board sets levy
While the Becker County Board set the preliminary 2015 levy hike at 3 percent, there’s a good chance that will go down by year’s end. “I’m happy to report that we are in balance with the existing levy,” County Administrator Jack Ingstad said. The 3 percent increase...
September 10, 2014 - 1:30pm
August 27, 2014
Becker joins WE in new DWI court
After the success of participating in Drug Court, Becker County has a new partner and is on the verge of starting a DWI Court. White Earth Nation has been operating a DWI Court with Mahnomen County for two years and has approached Becker County about the same operation. Becker...
news / Detroit Lakes
August 27, 2014 - 3:00pm
No pipeline plans for Becker - yet
The proposed Sandpiper crude oil pipeline is not being rerouted through Becker County lake country, at least, not yet. Detroit Lakes and Becker County are not on either of the two routes currently included in the Minnesota Department of Commerce’s Comparative Environmental Analysis,...
August 27, 2014 - 1:30pm
August 13, 2014
Washington Avenue project may change; city, county to pair on ventures including housing
Becker County and the city of Detroit Lakes will soon be partnering on a couple of endeavors, but for now, the details are still vague. Washington Avenue City staff is exploring the feasibility of extending the Washington Avenue redevelopment project to Willow Street. The project...
news / government
August 13, 2014 - 12:00pm
July 20, 2014
Repeat DWI offender sentenced to 41 months
A Wisconsin man was sentenced to 41 months in prison for a felony DWI conviction in Becker County. Kristopher Michael Owen, 35, had four prior DWI’s when he was arrested last August when a Becker County Sheriff’s Deputy observed him blowing through a stop sign at 260th Avenue...
news / crime
July 20, 2014 - 9:00am
Man arrested for writing bad checks
A Minneapolis man made his first court appearance on a felony count of issuing dishonored checks. Anthony Johntay Carrillo, 23, faces up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine for writing five separate dishonored checks totaling $611.70 to Becker County businesses, including...
news / crime
July 20, 2014 - 7:00am