News & Announcements

  • Career Opportunity Available - Corrections Administrator

    Becker County is seeking qualified applicants to fill the position of Corrections Administrator. This person is responsible for all operations of the correctional facilities for Becker County. Position profile... 

  • County Board and City Council Award Washington Avenue Reconstruction Project

    Bids for the Washington Avenue Project were opened on Tuesday, February 17th. The Becker County Board of Commissioners and Detroit Lakes City Council held a special meeting on Thursday evening, February 19th to review the bids, discuss the options and award the project. Read more...

  • County Orders Two Additional Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Decontamination Units / Inspector Recruitment Underway

    Becker County has ordered two additional AIS  boat decontamination units for this season.  The County is also recruiting AIS Inspectors and Interns for the 2015 season. Along with the recruitment of these paid positions, the Sheriff's department will again assign additional deputies for AIS inspections and education. Those interested in the positions should contact Becker County Human Resources.

  • Minnesota's Economic Confidence Ranked Highest

    Minnesota is at the very top of the 2014 installment of Gallup's "economic confidence index," a measure which reflects "a composite of Americans' ratings of current U.S. economic conditions and their perceptions of the economy's direction."

    Minnesota's score of zero was actually the highest measured since Gallup started tracking economic confidence ratings at the state level back in 2008. This was the first non-negative score ever recorded for any state (D.C. has notched a positive score in the past). The average score across the 50 states last year was -15, which was up one point from 2013.

  • Great Summer Job Opportunity! (Detroit Lakes Area)

    Seasonal Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Level I Inspectors and AIS Level II Decontaminators needed for Summer 2015. For more information, visit the employment page. 

  • County Prepares for 2015 Aquatic Invasive Species Program (AIS)

    Becker County has begun the recruitment of AIS Inspectors and Interns for the 2015 season. Along with the recruitment of these paid positions, the Sheriff's department will again assign additional deputies for AIS inspections and education. Those interested in the positions should contact the Becker County Human Resources department. The County Commissioners are also considering the purchase of an additional AIS decontamination unit for this season.

  • State Revenue $212 Million Higher Than November Forecast

    State revenue increased by $212 million over the previous forecast for the months of November and December, state officials said on Monday. The November forecast had predicted $3.306 billion, but revenue in November and December was $3.518 billion. Higher individual income tax revenue, which was 11.6% higher than the forecast, led the increase. Corporate taxes, sales tax and other taxes were also up.

  • 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, such as Planning Commission, EDA, etc. More info...

  • View the Annual 'State of the County' Address

    Board Chair John Okeson delivered the end of the year 'State of the County' address at the Dec. 16th Board of Commissioners meeting. Thanks to TV3 for recording it and making it available to the public for viewing. Watch video...

  • County Budget Approved for 2015

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

  • 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...

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