Becker County

Becker County, Minnesota

913 Lake Ave
Detroit Lakes, MN 56502
Phone: (218) 846-7301
Fax: (218) 846-7257

In west-central MN, east of Fargo, ND; established Mar 18, 1858 from Indian lands. Name Origin: For Gen. George Loomis Becker (1829-1904), lawyer, MN legislator, and land commissioner of the Saint Paul and Pacific Railroad

Area (sq mi):: 1445.11 (land 1310.42; water 134.69) Population per square mile: 24.30
Population 2005: 31,868 State rank: 33 Population change: 2000-20005 6.20%; 1990-2000 7.60% Population 2000: 30,000 (White 89.00%; Black or African American 0.20%; Hispanic or Latino 0.80%; Asian 0.40%; Other 10.00%). Foreign born: 1.00%. Median age: 39.40
Income 2000: per capita $17,085; median household $34,797; Population below poverty level: 12.20% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $24,160-$26,540
Unemployment (2004): 5.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.50% Median travel time to work: 23.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 24.80%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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State (Becker County)<br /><br />Postconviction Relief<br />Knaffla Bar<br />A jury found appellant guilty of first-degree premeditated murder and first-degree felony murder.
She was born June 21, 1922, in Becker County, Minn., to Benjamin and Marion Rudolph Peoples.
Eugene Clark (aka Beebzo), deputy sheriff of Becker County, Minnesota, and Mahnomen County Sheriff John MacArthur are both Anishinaabeg (Ojibwe), and today they are continuing their people's generations-old harvesting tradition, as they have since they were teenagers.
If not, the court must explain in detail why Andersen is entitled to no relief.<br />Justice is a process, not merely a result, the court pointed out.<br />Newly discovered evidence<br />Andersen was convicted of first-degree murder in 2008 for the shooting death of Chad Swedberg in White Earth, Becker County. His conviction was affirmed on appeal and a 2010 postconviction petition was denied.