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Cruisin' (and improvin') the strip: City of Detroit Lakes proposes changes to West Lake Drive
Lake Park sugar beet worker spreads joy with costumes
'St. Paul couldn't get it done' but we can: Local ice harvest organizers proceeding with plans to build an ice palace right here in DL
Save the eagles--Go lead free: Fish & Wildlife Service is urging deer hunters to use non-toxic ammo
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Roth medalist, Bison end fall season with win in Washington
Raider girls third, Lakers fifth at final XC race
Tschider accepts soccer scholarship to Augustana
Laker volleyball gaining late-season momentum
Laker boys XC heads to sections with win at Park Rapids
How did Social Security work without computers?
Local Sons of Norway give back to community
National Honor Society at LP-A inducts new members
Pumpkin cookies with maple glaze epitomize fall flavors
friends & neighbors
Making an IMPACT: Local crew sets out to begin book binding business
Norby's accepts Retailer of the Year award
Having trouble paying your heating bill? LIHEAP could help
MN gas prices down this week
It's creepy, it's kooky, mysterious and spooky: Halloween events aplenty set for lakes area this month
"Classic Country" tribute coming to Holmes Theatre Oct. 19
Pat & Donna Surface to present 'Remember When' at NYM Saturday
The history of Columbus Day
Robert and Marilynn Halverson
Arlo & Neva Bodin
Joe and Karen Merseth
Ruth Norene Van De Venter
Sharon L. Vareberg
George "Joe" Cresswell
How do we make a great country still greater?
Letter: Fox is guarding henhouse at EPA
DL School Board member apologizes to preschool teachers
Tribune Editorial: Want to be taken seriously? Stop using vocal fry
Leaving home--and finding a new one
Asian Lady Beetles are pesky but harmless
Fishing opportunities heat up as water temps drop
Full-moon fishing in October is fantastic
In the woods, a lot can happen in an hour
Fall colors or not, fish still on their summer bite
Welcome to the dark side: Local museum's first 'After Dark' event brings sold-out crowds
His way to Broadway: Minnesota’s De’Lon Grant has made his Broadway debut in ‘Come from Away’
Consume those leafy greens for a healthy body
You've gotta have faith: Christian filmmakers start up business, teaching academy in rural Audubon
My Christmas in Denmark: Different traditions, same feel
pine to palm
Late string of birdies gives Hoge fourth straight PGA Tour card
Bison golf no longer that other minor sport at NDSU
Gillam snaps Renner’s streak to take Super Senior crown
Piatz picks up second Pine to Palm Mid-Am title
Ystebo cruises to Pine to Palm Senior title
July 31, 2017
County starts work on next year's budget: New jail and airport project are front and center
As Becker County begins work on next year's budget, several major projects will be front and center—funding for the new jail and a major airport improvement project. The county will begin construction of the $20 million, 186 bed jail facility later this summer. Bonds to finance...
July 31, 2017 - 9:03am
February 8, 2017
Planning for the future: New jail aims to hold 180 inmates
The new Becker County Jail design is beginning to take shape. Based largely on the Kanabec County Jail in Mora, the preliminary design involves...
February 8, 2017 - 6:00pm
January 6, 2017
Audubon man sentenced for felony terroristic threats
Anthony Paul Morey, 36, of Box 423, Audubon, has been sentenced in Becker County District Court for felony terroristic threats — reckless disregard for risk. A felony second-degree burglary charge and two misdemeanor domestic abuse charges were dropped in a plea agreement. According...
January 6, 2017 - 6:00pm
December 24, 2016
Jailers allegedly find meth, pills in Park Rapids woman's purse
Clarissa Anne Dahren, 45, of 36594 County Road 46, Park Rapids has been charged in Becker County District Court with two felony counts of fifth-degree controlled substance crime. According to court records, she was arrested on an outstanding warrant Dec. 18, and during processing...
December 24, 2016 - 1:00pm
December 7, 2016
Callaway woman accused of trying to smuggle cocaine into jail
Lacey Rose Rousu-Hanks, 23, of 30175 County Road 21, Callaway, has been charged in Becker County District Court with felony fifth-degree controlled substance crime and a gross misdemeanor charge of introducing contraband into jail. According to court records, on Nov. 17 she allegedly...
December 7, 2016 - 5:00pm
November 16, 2016
Despite opposition, Osage Sportsman's Club gets permit
The Osage Sportman's Club dodged a bullet Tuesday as Becker County Commissioners approved an after-the-fact conditional use permit for tree removal within the Shoreland District. The County Board voted 4-1 (with Commissioner Ben Grimsley dissenting) to concur with the unanimous decision...
November 16, 2016 - 9:06am
September 17, 2016
New Becker County jail to be built on Highway 59 North
"Stone walls do not a prison make, nor iron bars a cage..."—Richard Lovelace How right that 16th Century poet was. New jails these days...
September 17, 2016 - 5:11pm
March 23, 2016
No room at the Becker County grey-bar hotel
The average daily population of inmates at the Becker County Jail, and the minimum-security workhouse, has increased by 25 percent over the past five years, from 60 inmates to 82 inmates, an increase of 22 inmates. “We had 29 boarded-out yesterday,” Becker County Sheriff Todd...
March 23, 2016 - 10:55am
March 16, 2016
New jail talks shift towards out-of-town site
A big influx of inmates over the last year or two is upending plans by Becker County to build the new maximum security jail on the site of the existing jail at the courthouse, rather than a new site, likely on the edge of town. The latest wrinkle involves staffing for a new jail if...
March 16, 2016 - 11:31am
January 1, 2016
Becker County Jail has been running into road blocks since 1870s
Becker County is making plans for a new jail, or rather an upgrade and addition to the existing jail. This is no new issue to the county, though....
January 1, 2016 - 5:50am
July 8, 2015
Where to build: County enters phase one of new jail plan
Phase 1 of the jail project may have an architect soon. Tuesday, the Becker County Board of Commissioners voted to approve Klein McCarthy Architects for the first phase, which will include extensive review of the feasibility of constructing the new jail in the current spot or elsewhere. Phase...
July 8, 2015 - 1:03pm
May 6, 2015
County pleased with jail RFQs
Becker County commissioners are pleased with the request for qualifications they received from contractors for the upcoming jail project. The next step is to narrow the field down to two. The county has narrow the site options down to two — the existing jail site or the industrial...
May 6, 2015 - 12:30pm
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
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