Becker County

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…

Former Lake Park Police Chief, Deputy Sheriff Found Dead in Becker County

53-year-old Jay Nelson was found in his car with a gunshot wound after 6 p.m. on Saturday

BECKER COUNTY, Minn. — On Saturday evening, the Becker County Sheriff’s Office got a call there was a dead man in his car. When they arrived, it was the last person they say they expected: their former colleague, 53–year–old Jay Nelson. Yellowhead Trail in Becker County’s West Sugarbush Township is popular among many hunters, including Nelson, who spent many years hunting…

Hunting Accident On White Earth Reservation Under Investigation

Stay with KVRR for more information as we get it

An investigation is underway on the White Earth Reservation after a hunting accident. Authorities in Becker County would only confirm that an investigation is underway and would not give out any other details. Stay with KVRR for more information as we get it. Categories: Local News, Minnesota News Tags: Becker County, HUNTING ACCIDENT, WHITE EARTH RESERVATION

Wolves Take Down Barnesville Area Farmer’s 450 Pound Calf

Neighbors have also recently reported losing livestock to wolves

BARNESVILLE, MN — Barnesville area farmer Dave Heng says that wolves are responsible for killing a 450 pound calf this past weekend that was out in his pasture. Heng says a DNR conservation officer confirmed it was a wolf kill. Neighbors have also recently reported losing livestock to wolves. Heng says there’s more and more sightings and he believes there’s an…

Teen Found Missing in Becker Co. Suffering From Hypothermia

DETROIT LAKES, MN – (KFGO) – A K9 from the Fargo Police Department was among those looking for a missing 15-year-old boy in rural Ponsford, Minnesota. The Becker County Sheriff’s Office says the special needs teenager was reported missing at around 12:30 a.m. He came out of the woods on his own about 9 a.m. He was wet and suffering…

Fatal Crash In Becker County

It happened on County Road 29, a mile north of Frazee Sunday around 7:30 a.m.

FRAZEE, MINN. (KFGO) – One person died following a fiery crash in Becker County. It happened on County Road 29, a mile north of Frazee Sunday around 7:30 a.m. The vehicle went of the road, struck a tree and caught fire. Both occupants were airlifted to Sanford Medical Center in Fargo where the driver died. The victim’s names have not…

2 Drug Arrests Made During Search Warrant in Osage

1/2 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2 Show Caption Hide Caption   OSAGE, Minn. – A man and a woman have been arrested after a search warrant is executed in Osage on Wednesday. The Becker County Sheriff’s Office says 1.35 pounds of “suspected marijuana” and nearly three quarters of a pound of butane hash oil wax with an estimated street value…

One Man is Dead After Rollover in Becker County

58-year-old Lester Ashton of Waubun, Minnesota was killed in crash

BECKER COUNTY, Minn. — One man is dead after rolling his vehicle in Becker County over the weekend. It happened shortly after 8 a.m. Saturday. The Becker County Sheriff’s Office says 58-year-old Lester Ashton of Waubun, Minnesota was driving on County Road 158 near a public access road when he rolled his vehicle. He was ejected and pronounced dead at…

Minnesota DNR Conservation Officer Killed In Farming Accident

Kyle Quittschreiber's tractor rolled on a hill Friday near his home in Frazee

FRAZEE, Minn. — Condolences are pouring in online for a Minnesota DNR Conservation Officer killed in a farming accident. Becker County Sheriff’s Office says 26-year-old Kyle Quittschreiber’s tractor rolled on a hill Friday near his home in Frazee. The tractor did not have a cab. Emergency responders declared him dead at the scene. Quittschreiber joined the DNR in 2016. He…