News & Announcements

  • County Broadband Survey - Your Input is Wanted!

    Please take a few minutes to fill out the Becker County Broadband Survey. Your input will help document demand for broadband throughout the county. We will map this demand and share the results of the survey with current and prospective providers in hopes of facilitating partnerships that lead to state broadband grants that would make broadband deployments affordable in our rural areas. Thank you for participating! Survey link...

  • Planning Commission Adopts Findings for Strata Application

    The Planning Commission met on Tuesday, May 22 at 7:00 a.m. and adopted the recommmended findings of fact for the conditional use permit request from Strata Corporation. The Planning Commission adopted the following findings: Findings Report...

  • Candidate Filing Period for the November Election Begins on May 22nd

    The candidate filing period for the November General Election begins at 8:00 AM on May 22nd and closes at 5:00 PM on June 5th. Several Becker County offices will be on the ballot this fall. For up to date filing information please the State of MN Candidate Filings site.

  • Sheriff's Office Selling Vehicles via Auction

    The BCSO is selling vehicles at Mid-State Auto Auction in New York Mills on May 24th at 3:45 PM. Vehicles include: 2009 Chevy Impala (150K), 2012 Chevy Impala (187K), 2011 Ford Crown Victoria (140K), 2012 Dodge Charger (143K), and 2009 Chevy Pickup (132K).

  • New Tool on Website - Corner Certificates Online

    The Recorder's office is now making all recorded Corner Certificates available to find via search and to download directly from the website. This new online service is intended to help improve customer service for those interested parties by allowing self-service access to the documents at their convenience. Please see our Corner Certificates Online page.

  • Invitation for Quotes - Demolition Project

    The Natural Resources Management Department is seeking quotes for demolition on a Wolf Lake property. Quotes are due by 12:00 p.m. on June 6. More details...

  • Invitation To Bid - County Seeking Contract for Forest System Road Brushing

    Sealed bids will be received by the Land Commissioner for the purpose of letting a contract for Forest System Road brushing of approx. 48 miles of minimum maintenance Forest System roads throughout the county. Bids are due by July 2nd at 12:00 p.m. Invitation to bid...

  • Notice - Top 3 Paid Base Employees

    MN Statute 471.701 SALARY DATA: A city or county with a population of more than 15,000 must annually notify its residents of the positions and base salaries of its three highest-paid employees. This notice may be provided on the home page of the primary Web site maintained by the political subdivision for a period of not less than 90 consecutive days, in a publication of the political subdivision that is distributed to all residents in the political subdivision, or as part of the annual notice of proposed property taxes prepared under section 275.065.

    County Adminstrator, Jack Ingstad, $118,003
    County Attorney, Tammy Merkins, $108,821
    County Highway Engineer, James Olson, $95,014

  • Minnesota Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Counties in Regard to Public Versus Private Audits

    The Minnesota Supreme Court ruled in favor of counties in regard to public versus private audits. The decision affirmed that the Court of Appeals' decision from earlier this year, which said that because the State Auditor's Office retains significant duties and responsibilities in connection with audits of Minnesota counties, the law passed in 2015 allowing counties to pursue required audits by either the State Auditor's Office or a private Certified Public Accounting (CPA) firm does not violate the Separation of Powers Clause.

    The court's decision stated that:  "Because the duties of the State Auditor are germane to the operation of state government, the Legislature did not violate the Single Subject Clause, Minn. Const. art. IV, § 17, in enacting Minnesota Statutes § 6.481."

    The court did not address the argument concerning "core powers," because it was not necessary to rule on that issue to decide the case. Press release...

  • McDonald Appointed to County Attorney Position

    Brian McDonald will soon become the new Becker County Attorney. McDonald was appointed by the Becker County Board Tuesday to fill the unexpired term of Tammy Merkins who was recently named a District Judge. McDonald joined the Becker County Attorney's office as an assistant attorney in early 2013. McDonald has also worked for the Mahnomen County Attorney, a local law firm and as a clerk for a district judge. McDonald will officially become Becker County's attorney upon Merkins departure later this spring.

  • Strata Conditional Use Hearing Update

    Strata Corporation and Long Shore Development LLC have tabled their request scheduled for April 10th, 2018 for a Conditional Use Permit to allow for development of a Sand & Gravel Pit mining and processing operation. They've instead requested to be put on the agenda for the Planning Commission public hearing on May 8th, 2018 at 7:00 PM on the third floor of the new courthouse. More info...

  • Becker County Attorneys Appointed to Fill Judicial Vacancies

    Governer Mark Dayton has appointed Becker County Attorneys - Tammy L. Merkins and Kevin M. Miller to fill Seventh Judicial District vacancies. Congratulations to both appointees! Those interested in applying for the vacant County Attorney position should notify County Administration of their interest. News release...

  • County Employees Provide $2018 Contribution to Food Pantry

    Becker County elected officials and employees held a fundraiser through an online auction and reached their goal of raising $2,018.00 for the Becker County Food Pantry.  Photo...

  • 2018 Seasonal Road Restriction Information

    2018 Seasonal Road Restrictions will go into effect on all Becker County Highways on Wednesday, March 21, 2018. Roads will be patrolled and load limits enforced until the signs are removed, approximately mid to late May as conditions improve. More info...  |  Maps...

  • Commissioners Tour Becker County's New Jail Project - Project on Schedule and Budget

    County Commissioners were recently provided a tour of the new county jail by McGough Construction staff. The jail's cell modules are being delivered and the roof of the facility is nearing completion. The project is on budget and is scheduled to open the end of 2018.
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  • County Seeking Individuals to Serve on Planning and Zoning Boards

    Becker County is currently seeking individuals to serve on the Board of Adjustments (District 2) and the Planning Commission (Districts 2 & 4). If interested, you are asked to contact Kyle Vareberg, Planning and Zoning Administrator. For more info, see:
    BOA District 2...  |  PC District 2...  |  PC District 4...

  • 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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