Becker County Courthouse evacuated due to gas leak on Monday
Employees at the Becker County Courthouse needed to evacuate the building early Monday morning after workers detected the gas leak as they began opening up the building. Citizens were told to wait in their cars to keep warm until the leak could be addressed. Normal operations resumed at the courthouse by 8:45 a.m.
A gas leak was detected by employees at the Becker County Courthouse in the morning hours of March 7 and the building was evacuated until the leak could be isolated.
Lake Avenue was blocked off by law enforcement to prevent access to the building. According to a county employee, a gas pipe broke and was located near an air intake pipe for the building, which spread the gas throughout the building.
The leak was isolated and the building was vented. Normal operations resumed at the courthouse by about 8:45 a.m.