News & Announcements

  • County Commissioners to Tour Proposed Timber Harvest Sites

    County Commissioners will have an opportunity to view several potential timber harvest sites that have been identified by the County's Natural Resource Management staff on Tuesday.  The tour will begin on September 1 immediately following the County Board meeting. Interested public members are invited to join the tour. These attached sites are yet to be approved for timber harvesting by the County. For more information contact County Administrator Jack Ingstad at 846-7201.

  • Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for Forest Management Services

    Becker County is seeking to contract with a forest management consultant/firm to assist the County with forest management efforts. RFQ responses are due by September 11, 2015. View RFQ...

  • County's Budget Process Begins

    County Commissioners received their first briefing on expected revenue and expenditure changes in their 2016 County Budget.  The largest revenue loss will be $93,892 in state county aid in 2016.  The county's health insurance will  increase 7.6 percent next year.

    A handful of departments are requesting personnel changes in 2016.  The largest capital need is a new county jail.   The County continues to explore re-design of the Natural Resources Department by dividing recreation and forestry functions to other departments.   The County Commissioners are required by law to set the maximum property tax levy by September 30.  The budget discussions will continue during the upcoming scheduled board meetings with final budget adoption in December.

  • Becker County Approves Hiring Additional Child Protection Social Workers

    Becker County commissioners approved the hiring of a child protection supervisor, a part-time social worker and the moving of one part-time child protection position to full-time.  The positions will be hired yet this year with financial support from the State of Minnesota.  The Legislature enacted major reforms to the system designed to protect children who are victims of abuse and neglect, and approved $52 million statewide to implement them.

  • Zebra Mussels Confirmed in Big Comorant Lake 

    The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed zebra mussels in Big Cormorant Lake in Becker County. A three-day search by DNR staff and Becker Soil and Water Conservation District found live zebra mussels in multiple locations. Read more...

  • 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, such as Ordinance Review Committee, RAC. More info...

  • Becker County Recorder Begins E-recording with Simplifile

    Becker County is now accepting electronic documents for recording through Simplifile, the nation's largest e-recording service, providing document submitters with a faster, more cost-effective recording method online. Read more...

  • Public Notice - Ordinance Review Committee Position Vacancy

    The Becker County Board of Commissioners are seeking an individual to volunteer to serve on the Ordinance Review Committee. This person would be asked to fulfill the remainder of a 3 year term ending Dec. 2017 for District 5. More info...

  • Public Notice - Sunnyside Care Center Board of Director Position Vacancy

    Sunnyside Care Center is currently seeking a candidate to fill a vacant Board Member position. The position serves a four year term. More info...

  • Highway Department Annual Report Available

    A detailed annual report highlighting the activities, programs, and budget of the Becker County Highway Department for the year ending 12/31/2014 is now available online. Annual Report...

  • Counties Concerned with MNsure's Performance

    Becker County, acting with a group of other Region IV counties, has forwarded a letter to the MNsure leadership voicing concerns with MNsure's performance. Read letter...

  • 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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