Becker County

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…

Man Camping At Elbow Lake Hit By Falling Tree During Storm

Jeff Panzer was sitting under an awning when the tree fell on him

BECKER COUNTY, Minn. — A Farmington, Minnesota man camping at Elbow Lake was hurt after he was hit by a falling tree. Becker County Sheriff’s officials say 44-year-old Jeff Panzer was camping with three others on the east side of the lake when storms hit around 6:10 this morning. Panzer was sitting under an awning when a tree fell on…

Becker County Law Enforcement Officers Host Annual Run for Special Olympics

Law enforcement officers from the Becker County area are raising awareness for Special Olympics Minnesota

BECKER COUNTY, Minn. – Law enforcement officers from the Becker County area are raising money and awareness for Special Olympics Minnesota. The Torch Run for Special Olympics is a way for officers to participate in an international organization for those with special needs. The torch run started on Highway 10 near the Clay County border and finished at the Otter…