Becker County, Minnesota

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Transparency Grade
Budget Y
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Meetings Y
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Elected Officials Y
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Administrative Officials Y
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Permits, zoning Y
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Audits N
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Contracts N
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Lobbying N
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Public records N
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Local taxes Y
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Becker County is one of 87 counties in Minnesota. . As of 2000, the population was 30,000. Its county seat is Detroit Lakes[1]. A portion of the White Earth Indian Reservation extends into the county.

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The good

  • They have their budget online.[1]
  • They have information on their local taxes.[2]
  • Information on elected officials, how to contact them (including e-mails). Also information is posted on meeting minutes, agendas and locations.[3]
  • You can find information on permits and zoning and download the forms.[4]

The bad

  • The checkbook register isn't placed online, nor are city credit card receipts. Also the budget goes back only 3 years.
  • Audits are not posted on the site.

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