News & Announcements

  • Sherrif's Office Selling Snowmobiles Via Online Auction

    The Becker County Sheriff's Office is selling 2 snowmobiles via the Do-Bid Auction site. Bidding closes the evening of January 30, 2017. Auction site...

  • County Highway 25 Project - Public Informational Meeting Notice

    The Becker County Highway Department invites you to learn more about improvements under consideration on County Hwy 25. Construction is proposed to begin in 2017.

    A public informational meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 24th, in the Board Room at the Becker County Courthouse from 4:30 to 6:30 with a presentation at 5:30 p.m.

    Staff from Becker County will present preliminary improvement concepts and take feedback about the project. If you have additional questions about the project, contact Jim Olson, County Engineer at 218-847-4463.

  • 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.

  • Commissioners Skarie, Okeson, and Nelson Sworn in for New Terms

    Becker County Commissioners Don Skarie, John Okeson and Barry Nelson were sworn in for their new terms by Judge Jay Carlson at the January 3rd Board meeting. Pic...

  • County Seeking to Contract With Attorney/Law Firm to Provide Court Appointed Services in Child Protection and Permanancy Cases

    The Becker County Board of Commissioners will be appointing an attorney/law firm to represent persons needing 'CHIP' related Court Appointed Attorney services. Read more...

  • RFQ for Construction Management at Risk Services - Becker County Jail (Due January 18, 2017)

    Becker County is issuing a RFQ for Construction Management at Risk Services from qualified firms for the construction of a new Becker County Jail building. Read RFQ...

  • 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...

  • County's 2017 Budget Approved

    The County approved a $60,233,187 budget for 2017. The Tax Levy for 2017 is $18,891,291 which is a 3.75 increase. Public safety accounted for the largest percentage of levy dollars followed by human services and highway.

  • New County Jail Moves Forward

    The County's new jail is back on schedule for a 2018 opening with the approval of a Development Agreement with the City of Detroit Lakes to provide necessary utilities and selection of an architect and jail design.

    The County has selected Klein McCarthy as the project's architect. The County plans on following the design used for the Kanabec County jail.

  • 'State of the County' Address Given by Board Chair Barry Nelson

    Commission Chair Barry Nelson delivered the annual 'State of the County' address to those in attendance at the December 13, 2016 Board of County Commissioners meeting. The presentation was recorded and is available online. Watch video... | Transcript...

  • Career Opportunity - County Seeking Jail Administrator

    Becker County is now accepting applications for a Jail Administrator. Application deadline is 4:30pm January 13th, 2017. For additional information, please see the following: Position Profile... | Employment page...

  • Commissioner Okeson Presented with Transportation Award

    Becker County Commissioner John Okeson was awarded the William Koniarshi Transportation Award by the Minnesota Transportation Alliance at their annual meeting. The award is presented to an individual, organization or unit of government from the public sector who has shown outstanding leadership and commitment on behalf of improving Minnesota's transportation infrastructure. John has served two years as the chairman of AMC's Transportation Committee and has lobbied the legislature for years on behalf of local transportation issues. Photo...

  • County Email System Back Online, Some Communications are Missing

    The County's email system has been restored and has been functioning properly again since Thursday, November 24th. However, due to some database corruption, inbound emails that were received between November 15th and November 24th are unrecoverable. Any emails that were sent to the county during that time period are unavailable and, therefore, we are not able to respond to them. Please resend any necessary email communications that would be affected by this outage. We apologize for the inconvenience.

  • 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...

  • 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...

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