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Ogema man sentenced for stolen watercraft
Minn. man, 75, dies, three teens injured in crash on icy Highway 71 near Bemidji
Man accused of shoplifting over $2,000 from DL Walmart
Holiday blood drive scheduled Saturday in DL
'This was a difficult day,' immigration judge says as he rules to deport Minnesota man
Cardinals pull away from DL in second half
Pederson goes for 35, but Titans take subsection rematch
State-ranked Perham cruises by Frazee
Raider girls pick up second victory
Yellowjackets earn conference win over Hornets
LP-A Elementary recognized for achieving positive student outcomes
Snappy side: Festive Pomegranate Salad sure to shine on holiday menu
Social Security supports veterans, active duty military personnel
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
Gov. Dayton proclaims 'Acts of Kindness Week' statewide
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Minnesota fuel costs down 3.2 cents per gallon
Jobs aplenty: Becker County's unemployment rate is lowest it's been in decades
Fuel cost down 2.6 cents last week
Essentia Health Oak Crossing Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes is one of the best in the nation
Sanford Health acquires stake in German hospital system
'Member of the Family': New book captures both the allure and horror of Charles Manson
Medora Christmas tour en route to Detroit Lakes: Musical set for Dec. 15 at George Simson Auditorium
'Rock & Roll Christmas' returns to DL's Holmes Theatre on Dec. 14
Dallas Holm to perform at The Refuge in DL this Sunday
'Winter Harvest' is in: New commemorative book on ice harvesting to be launched Saturday at BC Museum
Tom & Bertha
Robert and Marilynn Halverson
Blanch A. Olson
Sarah Ruth (Benson) Cheshire
Rosalynn "Rose" Bekkerus
Lee Hamilton column: Balancing out the lobbyists
Updated: Winona LaDuke column: With Franken, Dems threw out baby with the bathwater
Making the most of Minnesota apprenticeships
Letter: It is what it is--Trump won the election
Lynn Hummel column: Mind your own business
Blane Klemek column: Classic or modern, snowshoes are lots of fun
Brad Laabs column:Changes coming for northern pike fishing
Extremely rare Canada lynx spotted in northern Minnesota forest
Wild turkeys present hunting challenge
The smart move now is: Stay off the ice!
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
Israelson qualifies for U.S. Amateur
Defending champ to skip Pine to Palm for pro pursuits
Pine to Palm: Thursday Spotlight
83rd Pine to Palm
Welle returning to defend Pine to Palm championship
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