News & Announcements

  • Becker County Jail Project Update

    Becker County is continuing to explore options regarding the need to construct a new jail to address the problems with the current facility. More information...

  • Career Opportunity - Planning and Zoning Supervisor

    Becker County is seeking to hire a full time Supervisor to lead the Planning and Zoning Department. For more information, see our employment page...

  • Toward Zero Deaths "Click it or Ticket" Campaign

    Extra seat belt enforcement is happening now on Becker County roads and highways through June 5th as part of the Toward Zero Deaths "Click it or Ticket" campaign. More info...

  • 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...

  • Becker County and Detroit Lakes Receive Award for Washington Ave Project

    The Concrete Paving Association has awarded the Washington Ave road project an award for quality roadwork and design. Award photo...

  • Public Notice - Conservation Land Reclassification

    A public meeting will be held during the June 21, 2016 Board of Commissioners meeting for the purpose of reclassification of Conservation land to Non-Conservation land for a portion of parcel 12.7024.000.

  • Becker County Human Services - Request for Qualifications (RFQ)

    Becker County Human Services is soliciting RFQs for behavioral, health and social service programs serving adults and/or children. Responses are due May 27th, 2016 by 4:30 pm. More info...

  • County Creates Land Use Department

    The Becker County Commissioners have restructured and consolidated the Planning and Zoning, Environmental Services, Natural Resources Management, and the Park and Recreational Planning/ Economic Development Authority into a Land Use Department. The consolidation of several functions into one department meets the established goal to streamline county operations for maximum effectiveness. Steve Skoog has been named the department's first director.

  • Local Tourist Attraction, Dunton Locks Tram to Open in June

    The mechanical boat tram located just south of the bridge at Dunton Locks County Park will open again to transport boats between Muskrat Lake and Lake Sallie.

    This quiet, 53-acrea year-around park contains two picnic shelters, hiking & mountain biking trails which double as cross-country ski trails in the winter, a paved recreation trail, interpretive history signs, two fishing piers, and a mechanical boat tram that transports boats, allowing boat travel from Detroit Lakes to Shoreham.

    The Tram will run, weather permitting, from the first weekend in June through Labor Day. The Tram operates from 10 a.m. to dusk and will also operate during summer holidays. Season passes are available in advance at the county highway building at a cost of $100. Daily use passes will cost $20 per boat.

  • Becker and Wadena Counties Share Transit Director

    Becker County Transit will now share a Transit Director with Wadena County Friendly Rider. Looking for expanded service and growth, the counties began talking in 2015 and hired Ryan Damlo, to be the Transit Director. Press release...

  • County Hires Natural Resources Supervisor

    Dan McLaughlin has accepted the position of Becker County Natural Resources Supervisor. He was selected by an interview panel of Commissioners, community experts and county staff. Dan has broad experience in managing natural resources on the Superior National Forest. He served as Timber Sale Administrator on the Laurentian Ranger District where he was responsible for eighteen timber sales. Dan also served as the point of contact on active harvest units and post-harvest activities including site preparation, reforestation, fuels reduction and monitoring. He brings 18 years of experience with the US Forest Service to his new position. He begins his new position in mid-May.

  • Sheriff's Office Receives Grant for Mobile Computers

    BNSF Railway has awarded the Becker County Sheriff's Office a $10,000 grant to be used towards the purchase of mobile computers for Sheriff patrol vehicles. Photo...

  • Becker County Receives Perfect Performance Report

    Becker County's Human Service Department received a perfect performance rating in all key quarterly fiscal reports and programs.  The Minnesota Department of Human Services stated that all key quarterly fiscal reports for programs Becker County  participates in were submitted to our Financial Operations Division on or before the report deadlines and in perfect order.

  • 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.

  • It's Election Year - Your Vote Counts!

    2016 is a busy year for elections, with votes being held at the local, state, and national level. Election Judge training starts soon, and the County is seeking others to step forward and help. Becker County encourages all residents to take an active role in the governing process and exercise your right to vote. Election information can always be accessed at any time on our Election Information page under the Auditor-Treasurer's Office.

  • 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...

"Sunrise at Dunton Locks"