Becker County

Motorcyclist Dies in Crash Near Lake Park, Minnesota

The Becker County Sheriff's Office says the crash happened near Labelle Lake

LAKE PARK, Minn. — A Moorhead man is dead after crashing his motorcycle Saturday night in Becker County. The sheriff’s office says the crash happened about 9:30 p.m. northeast of Lake Park on County Highway 9. The driver of the motorcycle is identified as 45-year-old Eric Leroux. Life saving measures were performed but were unsuccessful. Leroux was pronounced dead at…

Body of Moorhead man recovered from Little Detroit Lake

Crews were searching for 24-year-old Abdimajid Osman Nur

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Crews responded to a report of a possible drowning late Saturday afternoon. The missing man was identified as 24-year old Abdimajid Osman Nur. The Becker County Sheriff’s Office says he was on an inflatable canoe with a family member. Nur went swimming and began struggling. The family member tried to rescue him, the canoe capsized and…

Frazee, Minnesota Boy Killed In Crash Saturday Afternoon

Authorities say Hank Engel died at the scene, about 14 miles east of Frazee

BECKER CO., Minn. — A 3-year-old Frazee, Minnesota boy is dead after a crash Saturday afternoon in Evergreen Township in Becker County. Authorities say Hank Engel died at the scene, about 14 miles east of Frazee. A pickup driven by Kristopher Engle was eastbound when it hit an SUV driven by Chad Bladow of Lake Park. Engle’s vehicle left the…

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…

Assistant Becker County Attorney Appointed District Judge

Nathaniel Welte’s appointment will fill a vacancy that occurred upon the retirement of Judge John Scherer

ST. PAUL, Minn. — An assistant county attorney for the Becker County Attorney’s Office is appointed to become a District Court Judge in Minnesota’s Seventh Judicial District. Governor Tim Walz announced the appointments of Nathaniel Welte and Laura Moehrle. Both appointments will be chambered in St. Cloud. Moehrle’s appointment will fill a vacancy that occurred upon the retirement of Judge…

Man Pulled From Rice Lake After Snowmobile Goes Through Ice

He tried to avoid the water but skidded and broke through thin ice

BECKER CO., Minn. — A man is taken to the hospital in Becker County after falling through the ice Saturday. 36-year-old Jason Morris was riding his snowmobile on Rice Lake when he approached open water. He tried to avoid the water but skidded and broke through thin ice. Passing snowmobile riders saw Morris and pulled him out of the water…

Chanhassen Man Dead After Rolling Snowmobile In Becker County

Authorities were called around 10:30 Saturday morning to Wilderness Bay Road

BECKER CO., Minn. — A man tragically dies after rolling his snowmobile in Becker County. Authorities were called around 10:30 Saturday morning to Wilderness Bay Road near the Becker and Hubbard county line in northeastern Becker County. They say 50-year-old Troy Eggers of Chanhassen, Minnesota was operating the machine and died at the scene. The rollover remains under investigation. Categories:…

Becker County Man Suffers Severe Injuries in Snowmobile Accident

His current condition is unknown.

HAMDEN TOWNSHIP, Minn.–A Becker County man was severely injured in a snowmobile crash on Wednesday. The Becker County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a crash two miles north of Audubon at approximately 4:30 p.m. Authorities say 35-year-old Jeffrey Gillespie and his 15-year-old son were snowmobiling when Gillespie hit a snow embankment and slowed down. The snowmobile kicked up snow…

Detroit Lakes Drug Bust Lands Three People From Chicago Behind Bars

a search turned up 196 grams of heroin, 2 grams of cocaine and nearly $6,300 in cash

BECKER CO., Minn. — Three Chicago people were arrested in a drug bust in Detroit Lakes earlier this month. Becker County Sheriff Todd Glander says a state patrol trooper pulled over a vehicle and a search turned up 196 grams of heroin, 2 grams of cocaine and nearly $6,300 in cash. 38-year old David Verner, 57-year-old Vincent Verner, and 38-year…

196 Grams of Heroin Seized in Becker County

Authorities were investigating the case for upwards of a month before the arrests were made.

BECKER COUNTY, Minn.–Three individuals have been arrested for selling large quantities of heroin in Becker and Mahnomen counties. The Minnesota State Patrol with assistance from a Becker County Sheriff K9 Unit conducted a traffic stop on January 8. During which they seized 196 grams of purported heroin, two grams of purported cocaine and $6,274. Thirty-eight-year-old David Lee Verner, 57-year-old Vincent…