Becker County

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…

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…

Missing Becker County Teen Found Safe

Dominic has ties to the Audubon, Detroit Lakes and Lake Park areas.

1/2 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2 Show Caption Hide Caption UPDATE: The Becker County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that Dominic Elhard has been located. They thanked the public for looking and calling in tips on their Facebook page.   AUDUBON, Minn.–The Becker County Sheriff’s Office is seeking help locating a runaway from the Audubon/Detroit Lakes area. Seventeen-year-old Dominic Elhard was last…

Candidates Announced For 7th Judicial District Chambered In Moorhead

Gov. Tim Walz will make the appointment

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Three candidates are being considered for District Court judge in Minnesota’s Seventh Judicial District. It is chambered in Moorhead. The finalists include Mara Rausch, currently a managing attorney in the Office of Public Defender in Moorhead. Jade Rosenfeldt, a shareholder at Vogel Law Firm. And Nathaniel Welte, an assistant county attorney for the Becker County Attorney’s…