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AgweekTV: Sczepanski Farm Insolvency
Crash near Ice Cracking Lake kills two, injures two
DL man sentenced for animal cruelty
Murder suspect bludgeoned Otter Tail County mother, son with pipe wrench, charges say
Dragon Open kicks off summer golf tournaments June 11
Vikings open season at home against 49ers, have four nationally televised games
Raiders down Patriots late in season-opening victory
NorthStar Academy team accepted into new hockey league
Summit to address football concerns in Minnesota
Unwrapping #MeToo with grace
It's almost time to light the 'Fire in February': DL preacher's plans taking shape to mobilize community to read Bible's Book of Acts
'Fire in February': DL preacher hopes to mobilize local faith community to read Bible's Book of Acts
LP-A Elementary recognized for achieving positive student outcomes
Snappy side: Festive Pomegranate Salad sure to shine on holiday menu
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Parent company of Herberger's could be headed for liquidation
Detroit Lakes couple forced to spend extra $2,000 on flights home after being stranded in Mexico by Sun Country
Peterson: Work mandate for food stamps imperils next farm bill
Arvig to boost workforce by 160
Ketter joins Mid-Minnesota as DL branch manager
Special music event coming to DL library April 24
What's coming up for arts and entertainment around the region
What's new in arts and entertainment around the region
Crawling with creativity: Detroit Lakes' 2nd Annual Art Crawl set for April 19-21
Stories sought for new musical set in Otter Tail County
Benneth "Benny" Braseth
Lottie Ann Thomas
Merle R. Meyer
George B. Scarborough
Family of slain child says multiple people called Otter Tail County social services
Letter: Help make these school projects community plans
Letter: Thumbs up to all you snowplow drivers
Letter: An alternative DL school building plan
Divided loyalties--don't be quick to judge
Ice-out shaping up to be late: Brutally cold April will impact May fishing opener
Wild turkey a success story in Minnesota
Snowy start to steelhead season: Despite snowstorm, Brule River anglers turn out for opener
Now is the time to clean, repair your birdhouses
Let's bring back the fishing pier at Dunton Locks
Getting ahead of the curve: Cancer rehab in DL helps patients get back into life
'We'll strive to be fair': Two of Becker County’s top legal eagles talk about upcoming judgeships
Ruby's Pantry helps families make ends meet; Local mom of 7 shares her story
Adolescent anxiety is on the rise, and social media may be part of the problem
Minnesota Made: Enjoy some movies shot in the Lake of 10,000 Lakes
Letter: Ice palace co-chairs thank the community
Youth fishing derby on Little Detroit Lake was 'great success'
The walls came tumbling down: Ice palace demolished on Friday
Totally tube-ular!: Elementary school students get outside to slide
Polar Fest's inaugural hotdish challenge brings in big, hungry crowd
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