News & Announcements

  • Notice of Public Accuracy Test for Voting Equipment

    Becker County will test its election equipment at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 24, 2018. The purpose of the test is to ascertain that the equipment will correctly count and tabulate the votes cast for all candidates. The test is open to the public. More info...

  • Jail Project Funded from County Reserve and Savings from Outside Inmate Boarding - Not Levy Increase

    The County will take possession of the new jail on December 11. The project is on schedule and budget. The jail's construction is being funded from county reserves and a bond issue that will be serviced entirely with the $600,000 yearly savings from not boarding inmates in outside jails. The project qualifies for a sales tax reimbursement from the state of approximately $500,000 and a significant unspent reserve of nearly $300,000, all which will be returned to Becker County at the end of the project.

  • Notice - Seeking Appointee for Sunnyside Care Center Board of Directors

    The Board of Directors for Sunnyside Care Center currently has a vacancy for an At-Large Board member position. Interested candidates are being asked to contact the County Administrator. More information...

  • Election 2018 - Your Vote Counts!

    The 2018 General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. For more information, visit the following links: Polling places & times...  |  Election information...

  • Enhanced Driver's License and Real ID Now Available Through DMV Office

    The Becker County Motor Vehicle Office is now able to issue both Enhanced Driver's Licenses (EDL) and Real ID. The office is able to process those applications ONLY on Tues/Wed/Thurs from 8:30-11:00 AM and 2:00-3:00 PM. For more information see our licensing page.

  • County Sets Maximum Tax Levy at 3.5%

    Becker County Commissioners approved a maximum 2019 Levy Budget of $21,308,052, a 3.5 percent levy increase over 2018. The Board will set the County's final budget following a public hearing in December.

    The County's total proposed budget for 2019 of $52,453,042 is down from $75,146,284 due to the completion of the new $21 million jail project. The proposed budget also reduces county staffing by 2 positions for 2019. The budget contains a 2.5 percent employee salary adjustment for 2018 and 2019. The budget also contains increased funding support for Drug Court, Airport, Sunnyside Nursing Home, Regional Library, Soil and Water District, County Extension, and Jail Operations.

    "Becker County's financial condition remains strong as evidenced by Standard and Poor's AA rating," said County Administrator Jack Ingstad.

  • Co Rd 131 Construction Notice

    A street and utility improvement project for Co Rd 131 begins on September 5th. The project will impact access and services at times. For more information, see the construction notice.

  • Chilton Park Recreation Survey - Community Input Is Wanted

    The Becker County Recreational Advisory Committee is seeking your input regarding recreation at Chilton Park. Please take a moment to fill out the survey. A map of Chilton Park is being provided to help orient you to the park and its location. Survey results will be reviewed by the RAC in October. Thank you for your participation. Survey link...

  • Deputies Presented with 'Livesaver' Awards

    Deputy Cole Sanders and Deputy Jerron Aschnewitz were presented with 'Lifesaver' awards at the August 21st Commissioner's Meeting. Their actions, along with aid from other citizens, helped rescue 2 people in the water who became seperated from their boat. Read more...  |  Photo...

  • 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...

  • Public Notice - Level 3 Registrant Moving to Area

    The Becker County Sherriff's Office and Audubon Police Dept are releasing information regarding Adam Levi Schultz, age 25, a Level 3 registrant subject to public notification. The registrant will be moving to Becker County on July 11, 2018. More info...

  • DWI Court Team Attends Operational Tune-Up Training

    On June 28 and 29, 2018, the White Earth Nation/Becker County DWI Specialty Court team attended the National Center for DWI Courts MN Operational Tune-Up Training in Bemidji, MN.  The multidisciplinary team consists of the judge, prosecutors, probation agents, licensed chemical dependency counselors, compliance officer, law enforcement, and specialty court coordinator. The team strives to continually improve the quality of our program and is committed to providing our participants with the tools and support necessary for them to change their behavior, improve their lives and productively reengage in our community.

  • County Highway 58 Construction Improvements Project

    Construction improvements for County Highway 58 begin on July 9, 2018. The project limits are from Co Hwy 37 to Co Hwy 44. Due to this construction, the roadway will be closed to through traffic. News release...

  • 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.

  • 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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