News & Announcements

  • Commissioners to Take Annual Road Tour on October 21st

    The Becker County Commissioners will be taking their annual County Road tour on Tuesday morning, October 21st. The purpose of the tour is to view recent county road construction projects completed in 2014 and to visit future road construction projects scheduled in 2015 and beyond. One of the stops on the road tour will be to visit the new Big Cormorant Lake access currently under construction on the north side of the lake off County Road 6 and Buckthorn Road. Commissioners will meet with the Area DNR Engineer to view the construction progress and discuss issues related to AIS prevention and water quality. The tour will conclude with a drive down the newly paved Otto Zeck Road, one of the County's first road projects funded by the Becker County SMART tax (sales tax for transportation). 

  • Candidate Forums Scheduled for Tuesday, October 21

    The Detroit Lakes Area League of Women Voters and the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce will co-host a full evening of candidate forums at the Becker County Courthouse beginning at 6:30pm on October 21. 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.

  • November 4 General Election Information

    Your vote counts! The November 4th General Election is approaching. For complete election information such as sample ballots, absentee voting, mail balloting, etc., please visit the Auditor-Treasurer's election information page

  • 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

  • AIS Seminar Held - Training Materials Available

    During the last week of September, Becker County, the City of Detroit Lakes, and Becker County Coalition of Lake Associations (COLA) sponsored a seminar on Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) "Bold Action Now... Next Steps in Fighting AIS". One of the presenters was Barry Stratton from the MN DNR who shared the DNR protocol for decontamination. View presentation... 

  • 2015 Preliminary Property Tax Levy Memo

    Minnesota has moved the date for counties to set their preliminary property tax levy back to September 30th. This memo notes this change and contains recommendations from the County Administrator to the County Board regarding setting the 2015 preliminary tax levy. Read more...

  • County Purchases AIS Decontamination System 

    Becker County has ordered the Hydroblaster AIS watercraft decontamination system. The unit is portable with a gasoline engine, battery generator and onboard water storage system. Effective watercraft decontamination employs both high-pressure and low pressure operations requiring a variety of attachments to provide operators with the capability to ensure extended high temperature exposure for all surfaces, fixtures, compartments, and plumbing. The decontamination system should be delivered this fall in time for training on the unit.

  • Final Certified Primary Election Results

    Results have been tabulated from Becker County's August 12 Primary Election. A voting summary report is available on the following page: Primary Election Results.

  • 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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