News & Announcements

  • Becker County Deputies Presented with 'Lifesaver' Awards

    Deputies Ben Bruce, Cody Bouchie and Brian Maloney all recently received Certificates of Recognition for Outstanding Achievement Using Lifesaving Measures. Cogratulations to each of these individuals. Awards were presented by Becker County Board Chair, Larry Knutson, Safety Director, Dick Goodmanson, and Sheriff Todd Glander. Photo...

  • Becker County Transit Now Offering 7:00 AM Bus Service

    Starting Monday, January 9th, riders can now call in and schedule rides for 7am. This new 7am start time will help get riders to and from work, class, shopping, dining, appointments and more before the 8 o'clock hour. Riders can call 218-847-1674 to schedule their rides.

  • 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...

  • Commissioners Skarie, Okeson, and Nelson Sworn in for New Terms

    Becker County Commissioners Don Skarie, John Okeson and Barry Nelson were sworn in for their new terms by Judge Jay Carlson at the January 3rd Board meeting. Pic...

  • County Seeking to Contract With Attorney/Law Firm to Provide Court Appointed Services in Child Protection and Permanancy Cases

    The Becker County Board of Commissioners will be appointing an attorney/law firm to represent persons needing 'CHIP' related Court Appointed Attorney services. Read more...

  • Top Stories in 2016 - Strong Finances, New Jail and Waste Management Facility

    Becker County administration has summarized and listed many of the changes that took place in the county during 2016. It's been a busy year! Read more...

  • County's 2017 Budget Approved

    The County approved a $60,233,187 budget for 2017. The Tax Levy for 2017 is $18,891,291 which is a 3.75 increase. Public safety accounted for the largest percentage of levy dollars followed by human services and highway.

  • New County Jail Moves Forward

    The County's new jail is back on schedule for a 2018 opening with the approval of a Development Agreement with the City of Detroit Lakes to provide necessary utilities and selection of an architect and jail design.

    The County has selected Klein McCarthy as the project's architect. The County plans on following the design used for the Kanabec County jail.

  • 'State of the County' Address Given by Board Chair Barry Nelson

    Commission Chair Barry Nelson delivered the annual 'State of the County' address to those in attendance at the December 13, 2016 Board of County Commissioners meeting. The presentation was recorded and is available online. Watch video... | Transcript...

  • County Email System Back Online, Some Communications are Missing

    The County's email system has been restored and has been functioning properly again since Thursday, November 24th. However, due to some database corruption, inbound emails that were received between November 15th and November 24th are unrecoverable. Any emails that were sent to the county during that time period are unavailable and, therefore, we are not able to respond to them. Please resend any necessary email communications that would be affected by this outage. We apologize for the inconvenience.

  • 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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