Becker County

Victim of Fatal Rollover in Becker County Identified

BECKER CO., Minn. — The victim of a fatal crash in Becker County Saturday morning is identified as 33-year-old Tammara Eischens of Ponsford. The sheriff’s office tells us Eischens rolled her vehicle on County Road 143 in Maple Grove Township and died at the scene. The crash remains under investigation. Categories: Local News, Minnesota News Tags: Becker County, MAPLE GROVE…

Man arrested in connection with Becker County hit-and-run

BECKER COUNTY, Minn. (KVRR) — Police have arrested a man in connection with a hit-and-run in Becker County that left two people hospitalized Thursday, August 12. The Becker County Sheriff’s Office says 45-year-old Justin Richey of Waubun, Minnesota is in custody pending formal charges. The Becker County Jail lists criminal vehicular operation, possessing drugs, and driving after cancellation inimical to…

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…

Body of missing hunter located in Becker County

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. (KVRR)- The Becker County Sheriff’s Office says searchers have located the body of a hunter who had been missing since Sunday. Fifty-eight-year-old Paul Sandstrom of Blaine, Minn. was located at around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday.¬† Sandstrom was last seen in the Gardner Lake area, near Bad Medicine Lake. The case is still under investigation, but authorities say a…

Search Underway For Missing Hunter In Becker County

BECKER CO., Minn. — A large scale search is underway in Becker County for a missing hunter. Sheriff Todd Glander says 58-year-old Paul Sandstrom of Blaine, Minnesota failed to meet his hunting party for lunch Sunday. The group notified authorities about 4 hours later and a ground search continued until midnight. It resumed this morning. He was last seen in…

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…