News & Announcements

  • County Offices Closed at Noon on Christmas Eve

    County offices will be closing at Noon on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24th and will be closed all day on Christmas Day, Dec. 25th. Please be safe and enjoy the holiday season!

  • County Budget Approved for 2015

    County Commissioners approved the 2015 budget during the December 16th Board of Commissioners meeting. Budget details...  

  • Human Services Director Career Opportunity

    Becker County is seeking candidates to fill the vacant position of Human Services Director. Interested candidates can view detailed information regarding this career opportunity by downloading the position profile.

  • Public Hearing Regarding the 2015 Budget Held Dec. 2

    The Becker County Board of Commissioners held a public hearing regarding the county's 2015 budget shortly after 6:00 pm on December 2 in the County Board Room. 2015 Budget Summary...

  • County Election Results Available Online

    County-wide results from the November 4th General Election are available on our election results page.

  • Public Notice - Two Cormorant Lakes Watershed District Manager Positions To Be Filled

    County Commissioners are seeking to fill two openings on the Cormorant Lakes Watershed District Board of Managers. Persons interested in being appointed are asked to contact the County Administrator. More info...

  • Homestead Classification Filing Deadline

    The filing deadline for the homestead classification is December 15th for your 2015 property taxes. This classification affects the amount of property tax you pay! Please contact the Assessor's office if you have questions. More info...

  • Standard & Poor's Raises Becker County's Bond Rating to AA

    The rating agency of Standard & Poor's has upgraded Becker County's bond rating from an AA- to AA. The rating agency cited the county's budgeting and budget performance, liquidity, and debt as very strong reasons for the upgrade. The report also pointed to the county's good economy, management and financial practices as other reasons for the stable outlook. The stable outlook reflects their expectation that the county will maintain very strong budgetary flexibility and balanced operations throughout the two-year outlook period.

  • 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

  • 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...

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