News & Announcements

  • November 4 General Election Information

    Your vote counts! The November 4th General Election is approaching. For complete election information such as sample ballots, absentee voting, mail balloting, etc., please visit the Auditor-Treasurer's election information page

  • Becker County's Sheriff Office Performance Tops Minnesota Report

    The 2013 Minnesota Crime Statistics Report shows Becker County far exceeded the state average in resolving crimes in its jurisdiction. Becker County's crime clearance rate was 79 percent compared to the state average of 48 percent. "I attribute the department's success in resolving crimes to quality and hard work of our entire staff," said Sheriff Kelly Shannon. The performance numbers are listed on page 46 of the attached report

  • "Bold Action Now... Next Steps in Fighting AIS" Seminar Set for Sept 30th

    Becker County, in conjunction with Becker County Coalition of Lake Associations (COLA) and the City of Detroit Lakes, announces a one-day seminar on Tuesday, September 30, 2014. This AIS decontamination themed seminar is open to the public and pre-registration is not required. Seminar info... | AIS Program info...

  • 2015 Preliminary Property Tax Levy Memo

    Minnesota has moved the date for counties to set their preliminary property tax levy back to September 30th. This memo notes this change and contains recommendations from the County Administrator to the County Board regarding setting the 2015 preliminary tax levy. Read more...

  • County Authorizes Funding for AIS Rapid Response at Lake Melissa

    County Commissioners approved Tuesday funding to be available for research and treatment of zebra mussels in Lake Melissa as needed. Up to $10,000 was approved from state AIS Prevention Aid funding.

  • County Purchases AIS Decontamination System 

    Becker County has ordered the Hydroblaster AIS watercraft decontamination system. The unit is portable with a gasoline engine, battery generator and onboard water storage system. Effective watercraft decontamination employs both high-pressure and low pressure operations requiring a variety of attachments to provide operators with the capability to ensure extended high temperature exposure for all surfaces, fixtures, compartments, and plumbing. The decontamination system should be delivered this fall in time for training on the unit.

  • Final Certified Primary Election Results

    Results have been tabulated from Becker County's August 12 Primary Election. A voting summary report is available on the following page: Primary Election Results.

  • County's Population and Economy Continues to Grow – Future Looks Bright

    Economic development officials from the West Central Initiative presented an overview of economic activity in Becker County to the Board of County Commissioners. Read report...

  • White Earth Nation Human Services Transfer Project

    The White Earth Nation, in collaboration with the Minnesota Department of Human Services, is offering an opportunity for tribal members and their families to receive public assistance, currently offered by counties, directly from the White Earth Human Services Division. Until now, only cases for households comprised solely of White Earth Nation members or lineal descendants have been eligible for transfer from the three counties. The White Earth Nation is now ready to manage and determine eligibility for any household containing at least one member of the White Earth Nation. More information...

  • 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.

"Sunrise at Dunton Locks"