Becker County

Man Dies Hours After Being Pulled Unresponsive From Island Lake

Island Lake is about 18 miles northeast of Detroit Lakes

BECKER CO., MN — A Sauk Rapids man has died after being pulled from the cold waters of Island Lake on Sunday morning. The Becker County Sheriff says 61-year-old Lyle Nelson passed away at Essentia in Fargo last night. He was unresponsive when he was pulled from the water after witnesses spotted a boat going in circles on the lake and…

Unresponsive Man Pulled From Island Lake, Flown To Fargo

Authorities do not know the condition of 61-year-old Lyle Nelson

BECKER CO., MN — A Sauk Rapids man pulled from the cold waters of Island Lake was flown to Essentia in Fargo. Authorities do not know the condition of 61-year-old Lyle Nelson. They say witnesses spotted a boat going in circles on the lake and someone was in the water trying to grab on. Nelson was unresponsive when he was pulled…

Ogema Man Arrested After High Speed Chase In Becker County

A deputy stopped 27-year-old Jamie Bevins, Jr. for passing in a no passing zone

BECKER CO., MN — An Ogema, Minnesota man is in the Becker County Jail after a high speed chase this afternoon in the county. A deputy stopped 27-year-old Jamie Bevins, Jr. for passing in a no passing zone. When the deputy approached the vehicle Bevins took off and the chase hit speeds of 100 miles per hour. He was eventually stopped…

Man Dies After Being Electrocuted in Becker County

NEAR FRAZEE, Minn. – The Becker County Sheriff’s Office says 25-year-old Dillon Wilson was electrocuted Monday morning in rural Frazee. Friends performed CPR on Wilson but he was pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities say a long pole he was using while finishing a cement pouring job touched an overhead power line Categories: Local News, Minnesota News Tags: Becker County,…

Becker County Deaths Are Ruled Murder-Suicide

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension on Wednesday said 28-year-old Emma LaRoque fatally shot herself at their home in rural Ogema in Becker County.

OGEMA, Minn. (AP) _ Authorities have identified the three people found dead in northwestern Minnesota as a mother and her two young children. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension on Wednesday said 28-year-old Emma LaRoque fatally shot herself at their home in rural Ogema in Becker County. The BCA says her children were homicide victims. They are identified as 4-year-old…

Rescue Crews Struggle To Get To Snowmobiler With Broken Leg

Nicholas Hanson of Rochert who was about 300 yards from shore on Cotton Lake

BECKER COUNTY, MN — A snowmobiler calls 911 after crashing his vehicle on Cotton Lake in Becker County and breaking his leg. Rescue crews had a hard time getting to 26-year-old Nicholas Hanson of Rochert who was about 300 yards from shore. Their ATV and snowmobile both became stuck in the snow-slush mix. The Becker County Sheriff’s Office airboat was brought…

Minneapolis Men Arrested In Heroin Bust In Becker County, Minnesota

Authorities seized over 50 grams of heroin with a street value of $15,000

Titus Martin/Guntallwon BrownBECKER COUNTY, MN — Two Minneapolis men were arrested after heroin was seized Wednesday in Becker County. Forty-three-year-old Titus Martin and 29-year-old Guntallwon Brown were each charged with 1st degree possession of a controlled substance. Officers from the West Central Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force, Headwaters Safe Trails Task Force, and Paul Bunyan Drug Task Force seized over…

Duke the Dog, Mayor of Cormorant Village, Has Died

A post on Facebook by Karen Nelson, his "adopted" mother, says Duke "went to doggie heaven yesterday and will be greatly missed."

CORMORANT VILLAGE, MINN. (KFGO) – Duke the dog, who made national news for being elected ceremonial mayor of Cormorant Village in the Becker County has died. A post on Facebook by Karen Nelson, his “adopted” mother, says Duke “went to doggie heaven yesterday and will be greatly missed.” Duke, a Great Pyrenees, 13-years old, more than 90 years old in…

Becker County Reveals New Jail

Construction for the New Facility began in August 2017

With an increase in population size and a need to better serve both inmates and correctional officers, a new jail for Becker County has been in the works since August of 2017. In December, the new and improved Facility was finally complete. “We needed a new jail because we were boarding out 30 to 40 inmates daily and at the…

Guilty Plea In Crash That Killed Bus Driver

Thirty-nine-year-old Richard Fisette pleaded guilty to criminal vehicular homicide in the October 29th death of 50-year-old Marlin Miller of Ponsford.

Marlin MillerFrazee, MN (Learfield/KFGO) – A Perham man is admitting he was high on meth and marijuana when he slammed into a parked car in Frazee, killing a bus driver waiting to report for work. Thirty-nine-year-old Richard Fisette pleaded guilty to criminal vehicular homicide in the October 29th death of 50-year-old Marlin Miller of Ponsford. Becker County prosecutors will be…