Becker County Sheriff’s Office

Fergus Falls man drowned in Big Detroit Lake

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. (KVRR) — A Fergus Falls man drowned on Big Detroit Lake in Detroit Lakes Wednesday night after he jumped from a pontoon south of Holiday Inn. Authorities say 20-year-old Jette Frandson went into the water around 5:40. Wind started to push the pontoon and Frandson struggled to keep up. Three friends on the boat jumped into the…

Search for Missing Man in Becker County

Dillon Christianson / Becker County Sheriff’s Office FacebookBECKER CO., Minn. — Becker County Sheriff’s Office is searching for 20-year-old Dillon Christianson of Ponsford. They say Christianson was reported missing around 5 Tuesday afternoon. He was last seen walking on County Highway 26, southeast of Ponsford around 3 pm. Christianson has been diagnosed with Autism, ADHD and is diabetic. The Native…

Watch: Fire heavily damages bean plant near Park Rapids

Crews Still Monitoring Fire As Of Tuesday Morning

PARK RAPIDS, Minn. (KVRR/KDLM) –¬†Firefighters were on the scene of a bean plant fire late Monday night and early Tuesday morning near Park Rapids. The fire started at about 8:30 p.m. Monday at Green Valley Bean on Highway 34 west of Park Rapids. The fire was put out about three hours later. Fire crews from Nevis, Menahga, Frazee, Detroit lakes…

Ogema Woman Dies After Crashing In Becker County

BECKER CO., Minn. — An Ogema, Minnesota woman is dead after crashing her vehicle in Lake Eunice Township. Becker County Sheriff’s Office says 36-year-old Jessica Hanks was pronounced dead at the scene Saturday morning around 7. They say Hanks did not stop at the intersection of two roads, hit an embankment and came to rest in a field. The crash…

Police Respond to Stabbing in Becker County

The incident remains under investigation.

WHITE EARTH, Minn.–A man was stabbed at a residence in White Earth Township late Monday night. The Becker County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene and learned the suspect had fled towards Detroit Lakes. A Sheriff’s deputy located the vehicle south of White Earth on County Road 21 and pulled twenty-six-year-old Dustin Alan Jackson over. Jackson informed the deputy he…

Three Severely Injured after Reckless Driving Incident in Becker County

ELBOW LAKE, Minn.–The Becker County Sheriff’s Office responded to reports of a reckless driver who sped through residential yards and struck two people at approximately 8:55 p.m. on Monday. Reports say the two people struck were attempting to stop the driver. When police arrived at the scene, they determined 33-year-old Kevin Roger Doerr of Deer River was the driver of…

Becker County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Report of Fake Officer

The man is described as being 25 to 30-years-old, 6 feet tall with a goatee beard.

CUBA TOWNSHIP, Minn.–The Becker County Sheriff’s Office is investigating claims that a woman was pulled over by a man impersonating a police officer. The woman was driving north on County Highway 7 when the vehicle in front of her activated white and blue lights in the rear window. She drove in front of the vehicle and pulled over. A man…

Man Treated For Multiple Stab Wounds After Fight In Rural Detroit Lakes

The sheriff's office is in contact with a person of interest

DETROIT LAKES, MN — A Detroit Lakes man is being treated for multiple stab wounds after a fight at a rural Detroit Lakes address. Becker County Sheriff’s Office and Detroit Lakes Police were called to St. Mary’s Hospital after 20-year-old Tristan Wimmer was brought in. Wimmer is being treated for multiple stab wounds to his torso and leg. No arrests…

UTV Driver Killed In Hit-and-Run, Authorities Seek Driver Of 1999 Mercury Marquis

Becker County Sheriff's Office was called to County Road 158 in Maple Grove Township

BECKER CO., MN — The driver of a U-T-V who was involved in a hit-and-run crash in Becker County on Monday night has died in Fargo. Becker County Sheriff’s Office was called to County Road 158 in Maple Grove Township around 6:45 p.m. They found a 27-year-old man unresponsive. He was taken to Sanford in Fargo where he died today…