News & Announcements

  • Tammy Merkins Named Becker County Attorney

    The Becker County Board of Commissioners has appointed Tammy Merkins as County Attorney to fill the remainder of the term vacated by Gretchen Thilmony.  Thilmony was recently appointed District Court Judge in Minnesota's Seventh Judicial District by Governor Dayton.  Ms. Thilmony is replacing the Honorable Joseph A. Evans, and will be chambered at Detroit Lakes in Becker County.  

    Merkins joined the Becker County Attorney's Office is 2006.  While at Becker County she assumed a lead prosecutor role and handled a diverse caseload that included child protection.

    The Honorable Michael Fritz administered the Oath of Office to Tammy Merkins on Friday, July 8th, 2016. Photo 1...  |  Photo 2...

  • Highway 34 resurfacing, accessibility project in Detroit Lakes begins July 7

    Motorists on Highway 34 from Detroit Lakes to County Road 29 will encounter intermittent lane closures and possible delays when a resurfacing and pedestrian accessibility project begins July 7. More info...

  • Governor Dayton Appoints Gretchen D. Thilmony to Fill Seventh Judicial District Vacancy

    Governor Mark Dayton announced the appointment of Gretchen D. Thilmony as District Court Judge in Minnesota's Seventh Judicial District. Ms. Thilmony is replacing the Honorable Joseph A. Evans, and will be chambered at Detroit Lakes in Becker County. Press release...

  • County Receives High Performance Ratings on Supplemental Nutrition Program (SNAP)

    Becker County received high marks in three performance measurements for timely and accurate benefits to the people we serve. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as the Food Stamp Program, provides food-purchasing assistance for low- and no-income people living in the U.S. It is a federal aid program, administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, under the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), though benefits are distributed by each U.S. state's Division of Social Services or Children and Family Services.

  • Dunton Locks Tram Open For Use

    The Tram will run, weather permitting, on weekends from June 11 through Labor Day. The Tram operates from 11 a.m. to dusk and will also operate during summer holidays. Season passes are available in advance at the county highway building at a cost of $100. Daily use passes will cost $20 per boat.

  • Drone Presented to Becker County

    Becker County has been presented with a drone from West Central Minnesota EMS Corporation. The drone will be used for emergency operations ranging from search and rescue to emergency response assessment. Photo 1  |  Photo 2

  • Job Opening - Becker County Museum

    The Becker County Museum has a part-time position open. Candidates should be responsible, enthusiastic, passionate about history and love working with people. More info...

  • Becker County Jail Project Update

    Becker County is continuing to explore options regarding the need to construct a new jail to address the problems with the current facility. More information...

  • Public Notice - Individuals Sought to Fill Open Board and Committee Positions

    The Becker County Board of Commissioners are seeking individuals interested in volunteering to serve on county Boards or Committees that have current openings. Notice...  |  More info...

  • Becker County and Detroit Lakes Receive Award for Washington Ave Project

    The Concrete Paving Association has awarded the Washington Ave road project an award for quality roadwork and design. Award photo...

  • County Creates Land Use Department

    The Becker County Commissioners have restructured and consolidated the Planning and Zoning, Environmental Services, Natural Resources Management, and the Park and Recreational Planning/ Economic Development Authority into a Land Use Department. The consolidation of several functions into one department meets the established goal to streamline county operations for maximum effectiveness. Steve Skoog has been named as the department's first director.

  • Important Requirement for Tab Renewals and Title Transfers

    Effective January 1, 2016 you are required to provide proof of insurance (company name, policy number and policy expiration date) for all motor vehicle and motorcycle renewals. In addition you must also provide this information for all motor vehicle and motorcycle title transfers.

  • It's Election Year - Your Vote Counts!

    2016 is a busy year for elections, with votes being held at the local, state, and national level. Election Judge training starts soon, and the County is seeking others to step forward and help. Becker County encourages all residents to take an active role in the governing process and exercise your right to vote. Election information can always be accessed at any time on our Election Information page under the Auditor-Treasurer's Office.

  • Public Notice - Local Sales and Use Tax

    Starting July 1, 2014, Becker County will have a 0.5 percent transit sales and use tax. The tax will be administered by the MN Dept. of Revenue and the revenue will be used to fund Becker County road projects (SMART). General notice...  |  More info...

"Sunrise at Dunton Locks"