News & Announcements

  • Highway Dept Selling Belly Dump Trailer Via Online Auction

    Becker County Highway Department is selling a tandem axle belly dump trailer to the highest bidder. The online auction ends at 10:00 am on September 6th. Auction site...

  • Primary Election Results

    The August 9th Primary Election is completed. For unofficial Becker County results, see our election results page...

  • 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. 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.

  • County Presented With a "CODE RED" Hero Award

    The Emergency Communications Network (CODE-RED) has presented Becker County with a "Code Red" Hero Award in recognition of system use during the Callaway train derailment. Photo...  |   Letter...

  • Becker County's Highway 59 Property Identified for County's New Correctional Facility

    After the completion of an extensive architectural and engineering review of its current facility, the County Commissioners have decided to locate the county's new correctional facility at a new location. The new location is on county owned land on Highway 59 which is located just outside city limits. The County is expected to take action Tuesday to begin the annexation process. Resolution...

  • Commissioners to Hear Request from Detroit Lakes to Close Airport Road and Help Fund Airport Runway Improvements

    Becker County, as a partner in the Detroit Lakes Airport, will hear a request Tuesday to financially assist in an $18 million airport improvement plan. The anticipated county match is 2 1/2 percent of the total cost of the project. The airport's consultant has indicated that the new airport expansion project will require the closure of Airport Rd. For more information concerning the project please contact County Administration.

  • Commissioners Get First Look at 2017 County Budget

    The Becker County Commissioners on Tuesday will get their first glance at the 2017 Budget.  Department spending is expected to remain flat, however, inmate boarding costs and employee benefits will significantly increase expenditures. 2017 Budget Adjustments...

  • 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...

  • 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

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 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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