News & Announcements

  • Election Candidate Forum to be Held July 29th

    The Detroit Lakes Area League of Women Voters, in partnership with the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce, will be hosting a candidate forum on Tuesday, July 29 at 7:00pm for the Becker County Auditor/Treasurer office and the Becker County Recorder's office. More info...

  • Surplus Property Sale Announcement

    The Natural Resources Management department is accepting public written bids for the purchase of a cabin currently located on County owned property on Shell Lake Rd. Sale details...

  • Dental Outreach Clinic for Kids Set for August 25th & 26th

    A Dental Outreach Clinic specifically designed to provide dental services to children between the ages of 1 and 12 years of age has been scheduled for August 25th and 26th. More details...

  • MnDOT Adds Stop Signs to Highway 59 at Becker County Road 22 Near Shoreham

    Upon completion of the Willow Street roundabout, new stop signs will be added to Highway 59 at the intersection with Becker County 22. This will result in the intersection of Highway 59 and Becker County 22 becoming a four way stop. Warning stop ahead signage will also be added to Highway 59.

    In 2017, MnDot will complete a new signal system installation and turn lanes at both Highway 59 and Becker 22. It is hoped that the interim and permanent improvements to the intersection will improve overall safety of the roads. 

  • Budget Season Begins – County Finances Remain Strong

    The County Commissioners will review major revenues and expenditure changes for the upcoming 2015 budget during their regular meeting July 8. The County was able to adopt the 2014 budget with no levy increase. County officials are hoping that new expected revenues in 2015 will again allow them to reduce the County's reliance on the property tax levy. See presentation...

  • Zebra Mussels Confirmed in Lake Melissa

    Zebra mussels have been confirmed in Lake Melissa, located southwest of Detroit Lakes in Becker County, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Read more...

  • Tram to Remain Closed Indefinitely

    The tram at Dunton Locks will be closed until further notice. The mechanical boat tram transports boats, PWC, and pontoons between Muskrat Lake and Lake Sallie, allowing boat travel from Detroit Lakes to Shoreham. Questions concerning its operation can be directed to County Administration at 846-7201.

  • Frazee Area Road Projects to Begin Week of July 7th

    According to the Becker County Highway Department, construction will begin on several roads in the Frazee area the week of July 7, 2014. More info... 

  • Becker County Life Saver Awards Presented

    Three employees from the transfer station were recently each presented a Becker County Life Saver Award. Jeff Watland, Matt Dresch, and Dean Haverkamp are recognized for the actions they took when a co-worker faced a life-threatening situation. Read more...

  • ARMER Radio Implementation Under Budget

    Funding for a new law enforcement radio system and related equipment was estimated in the 2014 budget at $2,122,850. As of the middle of June the Sheriff's office has been under budget in all areas of the project. The more significant savings was in the area of the microwave and T-1 communications category with an estimated cost of $150,000 and an actual cost of $49,500. Other areas of savings to date include the console equipment, tower sites, facility improvements and project management. The project is being funding mostly by county reserves, state grants and E-911 funds. 

  • Sheriff's Office Receives Several Grants

    The department has applied for and received several state and federal grants totaling nearly $400,000 this year. The largest being the law enforcement radio grant for $210,921. Other significant grants include boating, ATV and snowmobile safety grants, agency equipment grants and safe and sober funding in the amount of $75,000.

  • New Transfer Station

    Becker County will receive $2,625,000 to assist the County in the construction of a new solid waste transfer station, which will enable the County to more efficiently sort solid waste and to maximize the county participation in sending waste to the expanded Perham Resource Recovery Facility.  This will result in less County solid waste being landfilled than in the past. A portion of this funding is to be used to construct a new recycling facility that will enable the County to expand its recycling program and to more efficiently process the commodities being handled. 

  • County 0.5 Percent Transit Sales and Use Tax

    Starting July 1, 2014, Becker County will have a 0.5 percent transit sales and use tax. The MN Dept. of Revenue will administer the tax and revenue will be used to fund Becker County road projects. For information about this tax from the Dept. of Revenue, click here...

    For a Fact Sheet regarding Local Sales and Use Taxes, click here...

"Sunrise at Dunton Locks"