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Woman jumps into Minnesota lake to help save duck hunters in dramatic rescue
Travel alert: Westbound I-94 blocked between Osakis and Alexandria
Frost Advisory: Areas Of Frost May Develop Overnight
Jacob Wetterling memorial: 'Our love for you will never die'
Golf legend Arnold Palmer dies at 87 just before heart surgery
COLA to host Homecoming games Thursday
Roth, Smith tied heading to Chip-N Club final round
DL swimmers second to Visitation at Otter Invitational
FOOTBALL: Raiders beat up on winless Gators
Johnson’s first place finish leads DL boys to second at Milaca Mega Meet
Fostering hope: Local woman organizes ‘kid kits’ fundraiser for county’s foster care program
Teaching the 'lost language'; New teacher of the Ojibwe Learning and Native American Culture class is all about the students
Senior year, not so glamorous
Touchdowns and Tailgates
Chivers' exchange vows
Friends & Neighbors
BD’s Gas and Grub under new ownership
MN gas prices down, Colonial Pipeline leakage in south causing issues
Jack Chivers Realty adds new service branch
Preparing to become a caregiver
Dairy Queen set to move to McKinley Plaza Friday
It's time to put a stop to bullying
Grand opening celebration for The Barn in NYM set Oct. 1
Tamarac Fall Festival set for Oct. 1; waterfowl themes abound
Four things you can do in DL this week for no cost
Fall officially arrives this Thursday!
Larry A. Hanson
Ronald R. Aanerud
Genevieve E. Michaelson
David Melvin Hagen
Joan Elaine Wilson
Stop the lies against Eken
Big garbage, big economy
Refugee community should welcome FBI
Don't blame farmers for dying honeybees
Leaving home--love isn't always spoken
A couple of shotgun experts find out what they've been missing in mourning dove hunting
Waterfowl hunting season now open in Minnesota
National tourney shows amazing bass catch in Minnesota
Rarely seen, the tough, wily fisher lives among us
Pheasant numbers up 29 percent over last year
Fired up for hunting season; Local Sportsman’s Clubs have their sights set on you
LP-A busts a move: Lake Park-Audubon Elementary receives national ‘Active Schools’ award
4-H'ers bring home ribbons from the Minnesota State Fair
Cormorant art show winners announced
Pine to Palm
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
February 12, 2015
Man who walked back to jail from Minneapolis to northern Minnesota gets first lawsuit hearing
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. -- A former Beltrami County jail inmate who walked 188 miles to northern Minnesota from Minneapolis to report back to jail...
February 12, 2015 - 8:08am
December 17, 2014
Glyndon woman gets 10 years for smuggling drugs in to Cass jail
FARGO – A Glyndon, Minn., woman was sentenced to almost 10 years in prison after pleading guilty Monday to smuggling drugs into the Cass County...
December 17, 2014 - 8:52am
December 3, 2014
County bails on its jail consultant
Dissatisfied with the slow process, Becker County is taking steps to terminate the contract with jail consultant Allen Brinkman of St. Cloud. The county hired Brinkman in July to study the different jail options for Becker County since the jail had some compliance concerns and...
December 3, 2014 - 1:30pm
November 28, 2014
Jails in state overflowing with women
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. -- When the current Douglas County Jail in Alexandria was first built in 2010, administrators never thought they would see 25 inmates at one time in their female ward. During a majority of this past summer, however, the ward consistently held 24. “We have 28...
November 28, 2014 - 9:51am
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...
September 24, 2014 - 2:30pm