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  • Public Notice - Association of Township Officers Meeting on April 27th

    The Becker County Association of Township Officers will be holding their annual spring meeting on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 7:00 pm. Meeting notice...

  • Public Notice - Appointee Sought for Pelican River Watershed District Board of Managers

    The Becker County Board of Commissioners will make one appointment to the Board of Managers of the Pelican River Watershed District. Persons interested in being appointed should contact County Administration. More info...

  • Human Services Unit Receives State Recognition for Timeliness Rate

    Becker County Human Services was informed by the MN Dept of Human Services (DHS) that the Income Maintenance Unit has met the timeliness rate goal of 96% or higher in both SNAP Expedited & 30-Day Processing of application processing for the full year (Jan-Dec 2016). DHS has provided Becker County Human Services with a certificate of congratulations for their efforts. The Becker County Board also expressed their thanks and congratulations at the April 18th board meeting for a job well done. Congratulations, Income Maintenance staff for your hard work!

  • Notice of Public Meeting - Re-Classification of Conservation Land

    Natural Resource Management is holding a public comment meeting to discuss re-classification of Conservation Land to Non-Conservation Land for portions of three parcels. The meeting will be part of the regular scheduled County Board meeting on June 20, 2017. More details...

  • Highway Dept. Selling Equipment via Online Auction

    The Becker County Highway department is selling various items via the GovDeals online auction website. Bidding ends the morning of April 24, 2017. Auction Items...

  • Week of the Young Child - 'Celebrating our Youngest Learners', April 24-29

    All families in our community with children birth to five are invited to FREE activities before, during and after the Week of the Young Child to celebrate! WOYC Flyer... Coloring contest...

  • Becker County Employees Raise $1,876 for Becker County Food Pantry

    The Becker County Labor/Management Committee (LMC) held its annual LMCbay auction to raise the funds for the Food Pantry. Becker County Commissioners presented the check at their April 4th, 2017 Board of Commissioners meeting. Photo...

  • Assessment Notice - 2017 Board of Review Meetings to be Held in April

    Notice is hereby given, that the Board of Review of Equalization of the various taxing districts in Becker County will conduct meetings at the specified times and locations for the purpose of correcting assessments for the year of 2017. Public Notice...

  • Becker County New Jail Moving Forward on Schedule

    Preliminary site work has begun for a new jail on county-owned property located on Highway 59. Construction on the new jail is slated to begin in August with completion in late 2018. Jail Exterior...  |  Site Masterplan...

  • Becker Dog & Handler Team Wins Trophy at Competition

    Congratulations to Deputy Cody Bouchie and Canine Cooper, who attended the USPCA Narcotics Certification Trials on March 5th in West Fargo. The team received a first place trophy for the room search trials. More info...

  • Enrollees Graduate from DWI Court Program

    On Thursday, March 2, 2017, White Earth Nation/Becker County DWI Court had their first two enrollees graduate from the program. Becker County would like to extend a sincere congratulations to the graduates! Pic 1...  |  Pic 2...  |  Program Info...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

Assessor's Office News...
  • Assessment Notice - 2017 Board of Review Meetings to be Held in April

    Notice is hereby given, that the Board of Review of Equalization of the various taxing districts in Becker County will conduct meetings at the specified times and locations for the purpose of correcting assessments for the year of 2017. Public Notice...

Community Health News and Happenings...
  • Week of the Young Child - 'Celebrating our Youngest Learners', April 24-29

    All families in our community with children birth to five are invited to FREE activities before, during and after the Week of the Young Child to celebrate! WOYC Flyer... Coloring contest...

Emergency Management News...
  • 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...

Environmental Services News...
  • New Program - Recycling at Events Initiative

    In an effort to increase recycling in our community, Becker County is launching a 'special event' recycling program for its residents. Whether it is a picnic, reunion, sporting event, or show, we can provide assistance, guides and bins for your use during your event. More info...  |  Guide...

Highway Department News...
  • Highway Dept. Selling Equipment via Online Auction

    The Becker County Highway department is selling various items via the GovDeals online auction website. Bidding ends the morning of April 24, 2017. Auction Items...

  • 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...

Human Services News...
  • Human Services Unit Receives State Recognition for Timeliness Rate

    Becker County Human Services was informed by the MN Dept of Human Services (DHS) that the Income Maintenance Unit has met the timeliness rate goal of 96% or higher in both SNAP Expedited & 30-Day Processing of application processing for the full year (Jan-Dec 2016). DHS has provided Becker County Human Services with a certificate of congratulations for their efforts. The Becker County Board also expressed their thanks and congratulations at the April 18th board meeting for a job well done. Congratulations, Income Maintenance staff for your hard work!

  • Public Notice - MFIP Bienniel Service Agreement Available for Review

    The Becker County Human Services Department is developing the Minnesota Family Investment Program Plan for 2016-2017. Citizen participation is invited and encouraged in the development of this plan and the intended use of these funds. More info...  | Review plan...

  • 2016-2017 Child Care Assistance Program Plan

    Counties and tribes must submit a biennial Child Care Plan to the Commissioner of DHS. The 2016-2017 Becker County and Tribal Child Care Plan is now available for public review and comment. View plan...

Motor Vehicle News...
  • 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.

Sheriff's Office News...
  • Becker Dog & Handler Team Wins Trophy at Competition

    Congratulations to Deputy Cody Bouchie and Canine Cooper, who attended the USPCA Narcotics Certification Trials on March 5th in West Fargo. The team received a first place trophy for the room search trials. More info...

  • Enrollees Graduate from DWI Court Program

    On Thursday, March 2, 2017, White Earth Nation/Becker County DWI Court had their first two enrollees graduate from the program. Becker County would like to extend a sincere congratulations to the graduates! Pic 1...  |  Pic 2...  |  Program Info...

  • 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...

  • TRIAD Program - Seniors, Law Enforcement & Community Groups Working Together

    The sole purpose of the TRIAD program is to promote senior safety and to reduce the fear of crime that seniors often experience. More information...

BSWCD News...
  • Becker County SWCD Holds Public Hearing to Discuss Local Water Management Plan - Draft Plan Available

    The Becker County SWCD Board of Supervisors held a public meeting on Monday, February 13, 2017 to discuss the Becker County Local Water Management Plan. Meeting info...  |  Draft Plan...

  • Brink Lake Shoreline Restoration Project Featured on TV3

    Lakes TV3 recently aired a 'Spotlight on Frazee' segment featuring a shoreline restoration project that involved the Becker Soil and Water Conservation District. Watch video...