Becker County

Driver Arrested, Two Hurt in SUV Crash

Driver in jail and two passengers in hospital after rollover in Becker County

BECKER COUNTY, Minn. — A driver is in jail and two passengers are in the hospital after their SUV rolled Saturday night in Becker County. The sheriff’s office says 18-year-old Benjamin Jones is being held for criminal vehicular operation. They say Jones failed to stop at the intersection of County Highway 37, hit an approach and rolled. Twenty-year-old Shawn Jones…

City Officials Refresh Cyclists on Safety After Recent Crashes

They call Fargo a mostly bike friendly community as long as everyone keeps paying attention

FARGO, ND — When the world of vehicles and bicycles meet, the outcome can be dangerous. Fargo city officials said there are rules for both drivers and cyclists you might not know about. Multiple crashes between cars and bikes struck the Red River Valley throughout the past week. On Thursday, a 14–year–old girl was killed after being hit by a…

One Person Dead After ATV Crash in Becker County

The sheriff's office says alcohol may have been a factor in the crash

  BECKER COUNTY, Minn. — One person is dead after rolling an ATV in Becker County. Authorities responded to the crash on South Elbow Lake Road in Round Lake Township this morning. Anthony Ortiz, Sr., who is 47-years-old from Washington, was driving when he lost control and rolled the ATV. Ortiz was pinned under the ATV and was pronounced dead…

Man Killed In Trench Collapse Identified

Man Was Working On A Farm Near Richwood, Minnesota

BECKER CO., Minn. — We now know the name of a man killed in a trench collapse in Becker County on Friday. Authorities say he was 25-year-old Donovan Weber of Ogema. Weber became trapped in the trench at a farm near Richwood, Minnesota when the trench suddenly collapsed. Co-workers attempted to free him from the trench. After lifesaving efforts were…

Becker County Man Dies in Farm Accident

The tractor was moved and Jones was pronounced dead at the scene

BECKER COUNTY, Minn. — A Becker County man is dead after getting trapped between his tractor and a tree. Emergency crews were called out just before 3 o’clock to 28998 Tower Road. They found 77-year-old Larry Jones trapped under a still running tractor. The tractor was moved and Jones was pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities say a mechanical failure…

Becker County Authorities Investigate Detroit Lakes Shooting

They found 60-year-old Terry Tyge suffering from a gunshot wound to his leg

  DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — A rural Detroit Lakes man is in a Fargo hospital with a gunshot wound to his leg. The Becker County Sheriff’s Office got a report of a man being shot in the leg around 10 o’clock last night at 15356 East Munson Drive. They found 60-year-old Terry Tyge suffering from a gunshot wound to his…

Highway 10 Road Construction Project Begins April 17th

Crews will be replacing the eastbound bridge over the CP Railway Line

  DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Another big construction project that will impact traffic begins Monday in Detroit Lakes. Crews will be replacing the eastbound bridge over the CP Railway Line. Traffic on Highway 10 will be reduced to a single lane in each direction between Highway 59 and Summit Avenue. They also plan to resurface Highway 10 which will impact…

Becker County Sheriff’s Office, White Earth Police Investigate Possible Shooting

A second call came in from a homeowner who said there was a man on his deck, saying he had been shot

  BECKER COUNTY, Minn. — At about the same time as the Moorhead shooting, the Becker County Sheriff’s Office was also responding to a shooting call. A call came into dispatch from a man who said he was in White Earth and needed help. A second call came in from a homeowner who said there was a man on his…

Two Men On ATV’s Rescued After Going Through Ice

Height of Land Lake in Becker County, Minnesota

Two men were sent to the hospital in Detroit Lakes after going through the ice on Height of Land Lake in Becker County. The sheriff says 77-year-old Norman Bradow of Fergus Falls and 82-year-old Jerome Genz of Detroit Lakes were treated and released. The men were returning to shore around 6 p.m. after fishing when their ATV’s broke through the…

Naytahwaush Man Dead After Crash in Becker County

His vehicle went in the ditch, hit an approach and came to rest against a tree

BECKER COUNTY, Minn. — A Mahnomen County man is dead after rolling his vehicle seven miles north of Detroit Lakes. The Becker County Sheriff says 41-year-old Marvin Tibbetts, Jr. of Naytahwaush lost control of his vehicle on Highway 21 around 10:30 this morning. His vehicle went in the ditch, hit an approach and came to rest against a tree. Tibbetts…