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Becker County, Minnesota
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County Information

Organized March 18, 1858
County seat: Detroit Lakes

The county was named for George Loomis Becker, land commissioner for the railroad
For 10 years after the establishment of Becker County there were no white settlers. The Chippewa (Ojibwe) Indians occupied nearly all of the county. The Sioux Indians had about one half of Cormorant Township and a small part of the corner of Lake Park Township.
A portion of the White Earth Indian Reservation extends into the county

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Becker County Localities

Cities and Towns
Audubon * Callaway * Detroit Lakes * Frazee Lake Park * Ogema * Pine Point * Wolf Lake

Atlanta, Audubon, Burlington, Callaway, Carsonville, Cormorant, Cuba, Detroit, Eagle View, Erie, Evergreen, Forest, Green Valley, Hamden, Height of Land, Holmesville, Lake Eunice, Lake Park, Lake View, Maple Grove, Osage, Pine Point, Riceville, Richwood, Round Lake, Runeberg, Savannah, Shell Lake, Silver Leaf, Spring Creek, Spruce Grove, Sugar Bush, Toad Lake, Two Inlets, Walworth, White Earth, White Earth CDP Wolf Lake,

Online Data

Biographies Births
Cemeteries Census
Church News & History County Records
Deaths Directories
Family Data History
Marriages Military
News Obits
People Public Officials
Schools Wills & Probate
White Earth Reservation  

Website Updates

MARCH 2018 Submitted by Robin Line
BIOS: Roland Baardson, Erick Anderson, Jacob Anderson
NEWS-CRIME: Thomas Thompson
OBITS : Mrs. E. C. Lerche

DIRECTORIES: 1878 Gazetteer and Business Directory
OFFICIALS: News - Ole A. Boe, J. A. Narum, John Hurley
OFFICIALS: Rosters - 1895 Fire Wardens, 1878 County Officials
MILITARY: Soldiers - Alex McKenzie, Sr., Arthur D. Olmsted, Julius Kloster
MILITARY: WWI Casualties - William Hildebrand

JUNE 2017
MILITARY : Vietnam War Casualties
PUBLIC OFFICIALS : 1878 Public Officials
DIRECTORIES : County Towns and Business Directories
FAMILIES : Mr. and Mrs. Charles Pierce and Flora
PEOPLE : John McDuffey
NEWS-CRIME: Albert Ward
OBITS : Mrs. O. A. Anderson and Two Sons - submitted by Joy Sundrum
OBITS : John L. Orme submitted by Robin Line

APRIL 2017
OBITS: Antonie Fratochand submitted by Robin Line
MARRIAGE: Bergison-Wilson
PEOPLE: Thomas Overboe
OBITS: John Felix, Henry Rice, George A. Morrison

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