News & Announcements

  • Election 2018 - Your Vote Counts!

    The 2018 Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, August 14, 2018. For more information, visit the following links: Polling places & times...  |  Election information...

  • Public Notice - Level 3 Registrant Moving to Area

    The Becker County Sherriff's Office and Audubon Police Dept are releasing information regarding Adam Levi Schultz, age 25, a Level 3 registrant subject to public notification. The registrant will be moving to Becker County on July 11, 2018. More info...

  • DWI Court Team Attends Operational Tune-Up Training

    On June 28 and 29, 2018, the White Earth Nation/Becker County DWI Specialty Court team attended the National Center for DWI Courts MN Operational Tune-Up Training in Bemidji, MN.  The multidisciplinary team consists of the judge, prosecutors, probation agents, licensed chemical dependency counselors, compliance officer, law enforcement, and specialty court coordinator. The team strives to continually improve the quality of our program and is committed to providing our participants with the tools and support necessary for them to change their behavior, improve their lives and productively reengage in our community.

  • Middle Cormorant Swimming Beach Open to the Public

    The Middle Cormorant Swimming Beach improvements are complete, and the beach is now open to the public. Enjoy! Photo 1...  |  Photo 2...

  • County Highway 58 Construction Improvements Project

    Construction improvements for County Highway 58 begin on July 9, 2018. The project limits are from Co Hwy 37 to Co Hwy 44. Due to this construction, the roadway will be closed to through traffic. News release...

  • Primary Election Absentee Voting Begins June 29th

    Vote early! Absentee voting for the August 14th Primary Election has begun in Minnesota. All voters in MN can choose to vote before Election Day by absentee ballot without providing a reason. For more information, please visit our absentee voting page.

  • Public Notice - Seeking Appointee for the Buffalo-Red River Watershed District Board of Managers

    The Becker County Board of Commissioners will make an appointment to the Board of Managers of the Buffalo-Red River Watershed District. Persons interested are asked to contact the County Adminstrator. More info...

  • County Broadband Survey - Your Input is Wanted!

    Please take a few minutes to fill out the Becker County Broadband Survey. Your input will help document demand for broadband throughout the county. We will map this demand and share the results of the survey with current and prospective providers in hopes of facilitating partnerships that lead to state broadband grants that would make broadband deployments affordable in our rural areas. Thank you for participating! Survey link...

  • Board Denies Strata's CUP for Gravel Operations Near Long Lake

    The Becker County Board of Commissioners unanimously supported the recommendation of their Planning Commission to deny the request by Long Shore Development for a Conditional Use Permit to allow for construction and operation of a sand and gravel pit, with associated processing of mined material near Long Lake. The applicant had request the Board table the application. That request was also denied.

  • Strata Requests Tabling, PUD Documents Available For Public Viewing

    The County Commissioners are scheduled to consider the Planning Commission's recommendation for denial of Strata Corporation's Conditional Use Permit (CUP) Request at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 5th. Strata Corporation, in conjunction with Long Shore Development, LLC, has requested that Becker County temporarily table all further action on their Conditional Use Permit application. Public comments on any issue are encouraged during the Board's 8:20 a.m. Open Forum agenda item. The booklet containing all documents related to the Long Shore Development CUP request as well as the request to table are available for review at the County Administration office. CUP Revisions...

  • Planning Commission Adopts Findings for Strata Application

    The Planning Commission met on Tuesday, May 22 at 7:00 a.m. and adopted the recommmended findings of fact for the conditional use permit request from Strata Corporation. The Planning Commission adopted the following findings: Findings Report...

  • New Tool on Website - Corner Certificates Online

    The Recorder's office is now making all recorded Corner Certificates available to find via search and to download directly from the website. This new online service is intended to help improve customer service for those interested parties by allowing self-service access to the documents at their convenience. Please see our Corner Certificates Online page.

  • Notice - Top 3 Paid Base Employees

    MN Statute 471.701 SALARY DATA: A city or county with a population of more than 15,000 must annually notify its residents of the positions and base salaries of its three highest-paid employees. This notice may be provided on the home page of the primary Web site maintained by the political subdivision for a period of not less than 90 consecutive days, in a publication of the political subdivision that is distributed to all residents in the political subdivision, or as part of the annual notice of proposed property taxes prepared under section 275.065.

    County Adminstrator, Jack Ingstad, $118,003
    County Attorney, Tammy Merkins, $108,821
    County Highway Engineer, James Olson, $95,014

  • Minnesota Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Counties in Regard to Public Versus Private Audits

    The Minnesota Supreme Court ruled in favor of counties in regard to public versus private audits. The decision affirmed that the Court of Appeals' decision from earlier this year, which said that because the State Auditor's Office retains significant duties and responsibilities in connection with audits of Minnesota counties, the law passed in 2015 allowing counties to pursue required audits by either the State Auditor's Office or a private Certified Public Accounting (CPA) firm does not violate the Separation of Powers Clause.

    The court's decision stated that:  "Because the duties of the State Auditor are germane to the operation of state government, the Legislature did not violate the Single Subject Clause, Minn. Const. art. IV, § 17, in enacting Minnesota Statutes § 6.481."

    The court did not address the argument concerning "core powers," because it was not necessary to rule on that issue to decide the case. Press release...

  • McDonald Appointed to County Attorney Position

    Brian McDonald will soon become the new Becker County Attorney. McDonald was appointed by the Becker County Board Tuesday to fill the unexpired term of Tammy Merkins who was recently named a District Judge. McDonald joined the Becker County Attorney's office as an assistant attorney in early 2013. McDonald has also worked for the Mahnomen County Attorney, a local law firm and as a clerk for a district judge. McDonald will officially become Becker County's attorney upon Merkins departure later this spring.

  • 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...

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