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Construction begins on Fish Lake Dam makeover
Health and Wellness in Becker County: Summit addresses challenges, highlights reasons to celebrate
Fire in Ottertail: Periwinkle destroyed, liquor store damaged
Watch: Flames engulf an Otter Tail business
Changing lanes: Tyler Shipman car show seeks family to help
Gorden a finalist for NHSACA coach of the year
Squirt B’s fifth at B1 International
Lamoureux sisters give U.S. Olympic gold with dramatic goals
DL Youth baseball sign-up and skill assessment March 5-9
Laker boys pull away from Rangers in second half
It's almost time to light the 'Fire in February': DL preacher's plans taking shape to mobilize community to read Bible's Book of Acts
'Fire in February': DL preacher hopes to mobilize local faith community to read Bible's Book of Acts
LP-A Elementary recognized for achieving positive student outcomes
Snappy side: Festive Pomegranate Salad sure to shine on holiday menu
Social Security supports veterans, active duty military personnel
friends & neighbors
Report: Minnesota solar jobs jumped 48 percent last year
'A Daughter's Love': Sisters open up business caring for seniors
Explore Lake Life Expo scheduled for Feb 23-24
Speakeasy sells to buyer who plans to lease building to Spitfire Bar & Grill
Minnesota gas prices down 2.5 cents this week
What's new in lakes area entertainment this week
Break out the chocolate and wine for that special valentine
Heartfelt harmonies: Barbershop singers to deliver musical valentines on Feb. 14
'The Grumpy Gardener' provides a shovelful of ideas for minimizing gardening angst
Talking Stick accepting literary submissions
Owen Milo Accola
Supporting Denny McNamara
Ed & JoAnne Lillis
Hildur "Peg" Coen
George Anthony Oja
Suzanne J. Rogstad
Anna Marie Smith
Gun violence: Inaction is deafening with every shot
A great president: I (still) like Ike
Letter: One in four high schoolers now use tobacco products
Solar, wind power mean jobs for Minnesota
What people don't know about genetic testing can hurt them
It's nest-building time for bald eagles
Brad Laabs column: Got the itch? Here are some open water spots
Refuting 'keyboard cowboys,' Wis. man verifies authenticity of famous entangled bucks
Don't let fish freeze before cleaning
Cold doesn't stop fun-loving river otters
Adolescent anxiety is on the rise, and social media may be part of the problem
Minnesota Made: Enjoy some movies shot in the Lake of 10,000 Lakes
For the love of the homeless: DL native Luke Pechmann poses for animal adoption pin-up calendar
Welcome to the dark side: Local museum's first 'After Dark' event brings sold-out crowds
Minn. mom, former Olympic swimmer, competes for $1M on Survivor TV show
Totally tube-ular!: Elementary school students get outside to slide
Polar Fest's inaugural hotdish challenge brings in big, hungry crowd
Polar Fest ends with a bang – and a splash
'Building the Ice Palace': Artist Hans Gilsdorf reflects on challenges of construction
Snow much fun: DLHS art students make larger-than-life snow sculptures as part of Polar Fest
February 21, 2018
Clay County man charged with taking video, photos of nude child
MOORHEAD — A rural Borup, Minn., man faces three felony charges after being accused of using a camera to take video of a girl known to...
February 21, 2018 - 10:57am
February 18, 2018
Waubun man gets five years for loaded handgun
Stephen Clifford Stone, 26, of rural Waubun has been sentenced in Becker County District Court to five years in prison for felon in possession of a firearm, a felony. Fourth- and fifth-degree felony drug charges were dropped in a plea agreement. According to court records, at 10:14...
February 18, 2018 - 9:00am
February 17, 2018
Man gets 23 months in prison for escape
Nicholas Edward Durant, 27, of White Earth has been sentenced in Becker County District Court to nearly two years in prison for felony escape from custody. According to court records, on June 4 Detroit Lakes police were called to the Minnesota Department of Corrections' halfway house...
February 17, 2018 - 5:00pm
Arson charge dropped after woman's death
A felony arson charge has been dismissed against Laurene Lynn French, 41, of White Earth because she is deceased. She was accused of being involved in an arson fire at a Frazee building that held a hair salon and apartments. She died on Jan. 26 and the second-degree arson charge was...
February 17, 2018 - 1:00pm
Park Rapids woman sentenced for DWI
Shayla Anne Osowski, 39, of rural Park Rapids has been sentenced in Becker County District Court for gross misdemeanor DWI. A felony charge of fifth-degree controlled substance crime was dismissed in a plea agreement. According to court records, on Sept. 29 a tribal police officer...
February 17, 2018 - 8:00am
February 16, 2018
Man charged with felony witness tampering
Joshua Allen Croud, 30, of Ponsford has been charged in Becker County District Court with felony first-degree tampering with a witness to prevent testimony. According to court records, on Feb. 6 an agent with the West Central Minnesota Drug and Violent Crime Task Force was monitoring...
February 16, 2018 - 1:00pm
Man sentenced for DL apartment burglaries
Brandon Levi Davis, 19, of rural Ogema has been sentenced in Becker County District Court for felony second-degree burglary. According to court records, on Nov. 9 a Detroit Lakes man reported that Davis had been at his apartment the previous evening until the man went to bed at 3...
February 16, 2018 - 12:00pm
February 15, 2018
Waubun man gets 43 months for burglary
Justin Ryan Finch, 23, of rural Waubun has been sentenced in Becker County District Court for felony second-degree burglary. According to court records, on March 12 White Earth tribal police responded to a burglary report at a residence on Highway 113 in Becker County. The homeowner...
February 15, 2018 - 5:00pm
Predatory offender gets 19 months for escape
Wayne Allen Kohler, 43, of Detroit Lakes has been sentenced in Becker County District Court for felony escape and felony violating the predatory offender registration law. According to court records, on May 24 Detroit Lakes police were notified by the Minnesota Department of Corrections...
February 15, 2018 - 4:00pm
Woman accused of hiding man wanted on warrant
April Marie Bevins, 28, of rural White Earth, has been charged in Becker County District Court with aiding an offender on probation or parole, a felony. According to court records, on Jan. 24 tribal police learned that Anthony Redhorse was staying with Bevins at her residence. Redhorse...
February 15, 2018 - 12:00pm
February 13, 2018
Bail set at $500,000: Man faces vehicular homicide charges in Ponsford hit-and-run death
A Ponsford man has been charged in Becker County District Court with two felony counts of criminal vehicular homicide in the hit-and-run death of a pedestrian near Pine Point Feb. 8. Bruce Allen Basswood, 47, of Ponsford is accused of hitting and killing Joshua Charles Jones, 21,...
February 13, 2018 - 9:56am
February 12, 2018
DL police officer charged after barroom incident
Longtime Detroit Lakes Police Sgt. Robert Strand, 40, has been charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct, brawling or fighting—after an off-duty run-in with a man at a Detroit Lakes bar. The man, Blake Sundvor, 35, of rural Detroit Lakes has been charged in Becker County District...
February 12, 2018 - 6:16pm
February 11, 2018
Bemidji school administrator sentenced to serve local jail term concurrent with federal prison time for sexual conversations with students
BEMIDJI, Minn.—An emotional and largely symbolic sentencing hearing brought legal proceedings against Brandon Bjerknes to a close Thursday. Even Ninth District Judge Paul Benshoof described his sentence as "moot" during the hearing, shortly before sentencing Bjerknes—the...
February 11, 2018 - 1:00pm
February 10, 2018
Antique pistol leads to felony charge
Joseph Michael Stromberg, 31, of Columbia Heights, Minn., has been charged in Becker County District Court with a felony firearms violation—felon convicted of a crime of violence. According to court records, on Jan. 29 multiple law enforcement agencies executed search warrants...
February 10, 2018 - 12:00pm
February 9, 2018
Man charged with felony escape from custody
Adrian Matthew Warren,19, of rural Ponsford has been charged in Becker County District Court with felony escape from custody. According to court records, Warren was in jail on another charge, and on Dec. 27 was ordered to complete inpatient chemical dependency treatment when a bed...
February 9, 2018 - 4:00pm