Becker County

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…

Becker County Man Hurt After Propane Furnace Explodes

A GoFundMe account has been started for Ken Otte who has burns to his hands, arms and face

BECKER COUNTY, MN — A rural Becker County man is recovering at a Minneapolis hospital after being burned in a fire that destroyed his house over the weekend. A GoFundMe account has been started for Ken Otte who has burns to his hands, arms and face. It says he went to start his propane furnace and it exploded. Authorities say Otte…

Man Charged With Manslaughter In Hunting Death Appears In Court

Morris Dodd Jr. appeared for a hearing and will be back in court on January 7

BECKER COUNTY, MN — An Ogema, Minnesota man arrested in the shooting death of former Lake Park Police Chief Jay Nelson appears in court. 54-year-old Morris Dodd Jr. appeared for a hearing and will be back in court on January 7. He remains in custody in Becker County. Dodd faces 2nd degree manslaughter and felon in possession of a firearm charges….

Arrest Made in Shooting Death of Former Lake Park Police Chief

Morris Dodd Jr. faces 2nd degree manslaughter and felon in possession of a firearm charges

BECKER COUNTY, Minn. – A rural Ogema man has been arrested in the death of former Lake Park Police Chief and Becker County Deputy Jay Nelson. The 53-year-old was out hunting on November 10th when he was shot while driving on the Yellowhead Trail in West Sugarbush Township. 54-year-old Morris Dodd Jr. faces 2nd degree manslaughter and felon in possession…