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Top 10 of 2015: #5 Fatal Crash in Becker

We continue our countdown of the top 10 local news stories of 2015 with a look back at out #5 story of the year: a fatal car crash near Becker that killed a father his daughter.

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Photo by Isaac Schweer, WJON
Photo by Isaac Schweer, WJON
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Becker Wins Second Straight Football State Title

It was a dominating finish to what was an impressive season for the Becker Bulldogs who captured the Class 4A title yesterday (Friday) 35-14 against South St. Paul at TCF Bank Stadium.

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State Football: Becker, Pierz Play for State Titles

The Becker and Pierz football teams are playing for state champsionships this weekend.

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Photo by Isaac Schweer, WJON
Photo by Isaac Schweer, WJON
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Prep Football: Becker, Pierz Advance to Title Games

Two local teams are heading to the Prep Bowl after decisive wins Friday night.

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Little Falls Teen Facing Six Charges For Involvement in Fatal Crash

A 17-year-old girl is facing six charges for her involvement in a crash that resulted in two deaths.
According to the complaint filed in Sherburne County Court, 17-year-old Carlee Bollig of Little Falls is facing two charges of criminal vehicular homicide.

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Photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
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Becker Mayor: Sherco Announcement a ‘Staggering Blow’

We told you on Friday that Xcel Energy is planning on shutting down two of the three coal-fired units at the Sherco power plant in Becker. They'll be retired in 2023 and 2026. Becker Mayor Lefty Kleis says the job losses will hurt the community.

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Photo: Joshua Akkerman, WJON News
Photo: Joshua Akkerman, WJON News
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Xcel Energy Plans to Retire 2 of 3 Coal-Fired Sherco Units

Xcel Energy has announced a plan to retire two of the three units at Minnesota's largest power plant, its Sherco facility in Becker. The Minneapolis-based utility says it's part of a strategy to cut its carbon emissions 60 percent by 2030.

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Man Hurt in Becker After Scaffolding Gives Way, Falls 20 Feet

A man has serious but non-life threatening injuries after falling 20 feet from the roof of a home in Becker. Becker Police chief Brent Baloun says the incident happened at about 7:45 a.m. Wednesday in the 14000 block of River Street.

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Photo: Joshua Akkerman, WJON News
Photo: Joshua Akkerman, WJON News
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Becker Mayor: Without Sherco I Don’t Know What Becker Would Do

There was a huge crowd in Becker last (Monday) night discussing the future of the Sherco Power Plant. The Minnesota State Legislature's Jobs and Energy Committee held a public hearing at the Community Center.

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Christopher Bangs (Sherburne County Jail)
Christopher Bangs (Sherburne County Jail)
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Man Arrested After 100+ MPH Chase With Becker Police

A Maple Grove man was arrested on Saturday after allegedly fleeing police and having methamphetamine in his vehicle. Becker Police say the incident happened just before 3:30 p.m. Police received a call reporting a vehicle that was traveling over 100 mph and weaving in and out of traffic.

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