Becker County

Drug Investigation On White Earth Reservation Results In Charges

Multiple Agencies Seized Heroin, Cash and Vehicles

Four people have been charged in a massive drug investigation in west central Minnesota. 34-year-old Steven Gant of Plymouth, 29-year-old Dylan Warren of Ogema, 32-year-old Jameson Jackson of Mahnomen and 30-year-old Joni Bush of Mahnomen all face drug charges. Multiple agencies investigated the flow of heroin to the White Earth Reservation, Becker and Mahnomen counties. They seized $5,200 in heroin,…

First Ice Harvest Since 1971 Begins On Little Detroit Lake

volunteers are building a 24-foot-tall by 30-foot-wide ice palace

  DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — The sounds of saws roaring on Little Detroit Lake is the first sign of an ice harvest since 1971. “In the 30’s, it was the second largest industry in this county right behind the forestry industries,” said Becky Mitchell, Becker County Museum executive director. “They shipped ice all over the country to be used for refrigeration and box…

Ice Harvest 2018 Begins

the first block of ice was removed this morning

  DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Ice harvesting used to be one of the biggest industries in Becker County. Now, Detroit Lakes is celebrating with their Ice Harvest 2018. They began construction for their ice palace by removing the first block of ice from Little Detroit Lake this morning. Nearly 1,500 more blocks will be needed to complete the palace. Construction of…

Three Escape After Vehicle Breaks Through Ice on Little Detroit Lake

A vehicle being driven on Little Detroit Lake fell through the ice into about 11 feet of water

  BECKER COUNTY, Minn. — Three people escape unharmed after their vehicle went through the ice on Little Detroit Lake in Becker County. The sheriff’s office responded to a call for help just before 7 o’clock Sunday night. A vehicle being driven on Little Detroit Lake fell through the ice into about 11 feet of water. The people inside the…

Two Males Go Through Thin Ice On ATV’s In Two Incidents

Both Males Were Able To Get Off The Ice Safely

BECKER COUNTY, Minn. — Two ATV’s went through the ice on lakes in Becker County on Saturday. The first call came in at 3:45 after a male and his ATV went through the ice on Little Cormorant Lake. He made it off the ice safely and didn’t require medical attention. A little over an hour later another male driving an…

K9 Tracks Down Man Who Fled After Pursuit Near White Earth

Cody Eagle Feather Fled Into The Woods Along Becker County 21 on Friday

WHITE EARTH, Minn. — A man is in custody on drug and fleeing charges after running from authorities Friday morning. A White Earth police officer tried to stop 34-year-old Cody Eagle Feather on Becker County 21 around 9 a.m. A pursuit began that ended after six miles when Eagle Feather ditched his vehicle and ran into the woods. A K9…

Becker County Man Charged with Arson in Mobile Home Fire

Nobody was hurt in the fire but the mobile home was destroyed

BECKER COUNTY, Minn. — A man is in custody for arson after fire destroyed a mobile home. Michael Strehlow, 26, is in the Becker County Jail. Authorities say Strehlow knew the people living in the home and was there when the fire started Saturday morning on Highway 10, five miles east of Detroit Lakes. Nobody was hurt in the fire…

New Details Released in Officer-Involved Shooting in Becker County

Minnerath is still recovering in a Fargo hospital

  BECKER COUNTY, Minn. — More details have been released in the officer-involved shooting in Becker County that left a suspect wounded after a high speed chase on Highway 10. Dean Minnerath, 55, was shot by two Becker County deputies on September 28 after they say he got out of his vehicle with a military-style rifle and refused to put…

Identity of Suspect Involved in Becker County Chase Released

Authorities said the chase reached speeds greater than 95 miles per hour

AUDUBON, Minn. — Minnesota BCA officials release details in a high speed chase which sent a suspect to the hospital and closed down Highway 10 for miles. Deputies responded to a call at around 7:25 p.m. on Thursday saying a man threatened to kill people in Cormorant Township before the chase. They tried stopping the vehicle of 55-year-old Dean Minnerath…

Little Information Released on Police Chase, Shooting in Becker County

No officers were injured and their identities are not being released at this time

BECKER COUNTY, Minn. — One person has been taken to a Fargo hospital after a shooting and police chase in Becker County. Sheriff Todd Glander says deputies became involved in a high speed chase in the western part of the county at about 7:30 Thursday night. They used stop sticks on the suspect vehicle and the pursuit ended on Highway…