Becker County

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…

Nearly 700 Drivers Cited During First Week of Minnesota’s Hands-Free Law

It's probably no surprise that Hennepin County tops the list with 286 citations

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Numbers are out from the first week of enforcement of Minnesota’s new hands-free law. Deputies and troopers cited nearly 700 drivers statewide for violating the law which makes it illegal to hold your phone in your hand while driving in Minnesota. It’s probably no surprise that Hennepin County tops the list with 286 citations. The most…

Becker County Man Injured in Officer-Involved Shooting Identified

The sheriff's office did a welfare check Saturday night at a house on County Highway 29, north of Frazee.

UPDATE – The BCA says 44-year-old Brian Hazelton of Burlington Township, Minnesota was shot by Becker County Deputies. He’s been charged with first, second and fourth degree assault and is expected to make his first court appearance next week. Hazelton was released from the hospital on Friday and is in the Becker County Jail. Dep. Daran Borth fired his gun…

Plane Crashes Near Detroit Lakes Airport

DETROIT TOWNSHIP, Minn. – A pilot walks away from a plane crash in Becker County. Deputies responded around 6:45 Tuesday night to a corn field north of the Detroit Lakes/Becker County Airport. The pilot, 76-year-old Theodore Kiebke of Detroit Lakes said his single-engine biplane lost power. He crash-landed in the field with the plane landing upside down. Kiebke was taken…

Diversion Authority Goes After Buffalo-Red River Watershed District

In June, the district voted 4-2 to deny the permit application submitted by the Diversion Authority

BECKER CO, MN — Another complaint is filed over the multi-billion dollar Fargo-Moorhead Diversion Project. The Diversion Authority filed the complaint with the Minnesota District Court in Becker County against the Buffalo-Red River Watershed District. In June, the district voted 4-2 to deny the permit application submitted by the Diversion Authority. The entities had worked together to develop additional permit…