Becker County News

08/11/2018 12:15 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Minnesota man sues, says jail denied him leukemia treatment 

DETROIT LAKES, Minn.-A former northwest Minnesota jail inmate claims his civil rights were violated three years ago when he was denied medical attention for leukemia. An attorney for Kyle Rusness, 35, of Detroit Lakes filed a multi-million dollar federal lawsuit against Becker County and eight employees, including Sheriff Todd Glander, according to several media reports.

07/24/2018 07:15 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Zebra mussels confirmed in Jewett Lake in Otter Tail County, Floyd Lake in Becker County 

Zebra mussels have been confirmed in Jewett Lake in Otter Tail County and Floyd Lake in adjacent Becker County, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Watershed district staff alerted the DNR to the discovery of an adult zebra mussel attached to a native clam in Floyd Lake.