Skip to main content
Detroit Lakes Online
DL man suffers gunshot wound
Exploring the lakes' winged wonders: Detroit Lakes' 20th Annual Festival of Birds set for May 18-21
Tax preparer accused of not paying her taxes
Level four special education facilities in the works
Klobuchar bill aims to bring in more rural doctors
Tags: Detroit Lakes
Roth earns all-tournament honors at Summit Championship
Norman County West in danger of losing fall and winter sports
Area kids place at state free throw competition
Smith Leads Huskers at Big Ten Championships
Little Lakers Boys Basketball summer camp registration
It's National Stress Awareness Month: Take some time to unwind
Answering the call: Lake Park family to become long-term missionaries in Africa
Column: Christianity and "being cool"
Cuisine meets culture: LP-A International Foods class learns to prepare dishes native to variety of cultures
Column: Into the light
Friends & Neighbors
‘It was time to pass the baton’: Dean’s Country Market in Perham, NY Mills sold to Central Market owners
Midwest Workwear has new store manager
Two in one: Magnolia's moves to new building, rents extra space to massage therapist
Essentia Health St. Mary's staff honored, donate to nonprofits
DL Public Utilities recognized for electric reliability
A night dressed in neon: Holmes Theatre's Motion fundraiser to feature Post Traumatic Funk Syndrome
It's Shakespeare... with an apocalyptic twist: Detroit Lakes High School's spring play views British history through a zombie-infested lens
Column: Mosquitoes sometimes more than just annoying: Insect's bite can transmit malaria, which is fatal if left untreated
Associate justice and former Vikings great Alan Page speaking April 24 in Fergus Falls
New artist exhibit opens this week at DL's Trinity Lutheran Church
Mathew R. Veronen
Janice Erickson Dollinger
Janice L. Herman
Letter: War with North Korea would be a big mistake
Other Opinions: It's working, don't give up on effort to clean up Great Lakes
Letter: Doctors are on your side, elected officials should be, too
Earth Day--by the numbers
Lynn Hummel column: Grunting helps get the job done
Column: Whistling past the graveyard--wood ducks make big comeback
Brad Laabs column: Enjoy hunting panfish until 'fishing opener' May 12
Brad Laabs column: Ice is gone, get ready to launch your boat
Outdoors column: Wild turkeys are a Minnesota success story
Blane Klemek column: Little bird that could: the northern saw-whet owl
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
Late arrival for New Year's baby: First birth of 2017 at Essentia Health-St. Mary's is Azyloh Roberts
DLHS named 'Safe Sports School'
Pine to Palm
Severe Weather Announcements (2)
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
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