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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 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
February 10, 2018
UPDATE: Suspects named in pedestrian death near Pine Point
A Ponsford man had died following a hit and run on Pow Wow Highway, about a half mile east of Pine Point. The crash happened Thursday, Feb. 8...
February 10, 2018 - 3:09pm
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
February 3, 2018
Man accused of violating restraining order
Randy Lee Kettle., 35, of Ponsford has been charged in Becker County District Court with felony violating a no-contact order. According to court records, a domestic no-contact order was served on Kettle on July 21 ordering him not to contact the woman in any way. On Jan. 17, a Becker...
February 3, 2018 - 9:00am
November 22, 2017
Man charged with gun, ammo, drugs, DWI
Bradley George Bloom, 30, of Ponsford has been charged in Becker County District Court with felony possessing a firearm (after being convicted of a crime of violence), felony fifth-degree controlled substance crime, and gross misdemeanor DWI. According to court records, at 1:55 a.m....
November 22, 2017 - 1:30pm
Three injured in crash that requires driver to be extracted from vehicle, extent of injuries unknown
Three area people were injured in a one-vehicle crash along the 32000 block of Highway 26 in the early hours of Nov. 21. According to a press...
November 22, 2017 - 11:34am
November 12, 2017
Man sentenced for burglary at Richwood Store
Joshua Richard Basswood, 20, of Ponsford, has been sentenced in Becker County District Court for felony third-degree burglary. According to court records, on Aug. 30, a Becker County sheriff's sergeant responded to a report of a burglary at the Richwood Store. A window had been broken...
November 12, 2017 - 7:00am
November 11, 2017
Charges dropped against man accused of repeatedly punching girlfriend in face
Charges have been dropped against a man accused of punching a woman in the face multiple times and dragging her downstairs by her hair when she tried to call 911. Wesley Robert Warren, 19, of Ponsford had been charged in Becker County District Court with two felony counts of domestic...
November 11, 2017 - 8:00am
October 26, 2017
Man sentenced for multiple assaults
Adrian Matthew Warren, 19, of Ponsford has been sentenced in Becker County District County for several separate incidents, including assaulting a man and a woman at their home in Ponsford; assaulting a woman with a bicycle tire and breaking her ear drum; and a domestic assault. In...
October 26, 2017 - 10:00am
October 19, 2017
Man accused of stealing $1,200 worth of cigarettes
Joshua Richard Basswood, 20, of Ponsford, has been charged in Becker County District Court with felony third-degree burglary. According to court records, on Aug. 30, a Becker County sheriff's sergeant responded to a report of a burglary at a rural restaurant-store that was not named...
October 19, 2017 - 5:08pm
September 22, 2017
Ponsford man sentenced for using stolen credit card
David Wayne Hanks, 29, Box 85, Ponsford has been sentenced in Becker County District Court for felony financial transaction card fraud. According to court records, on Sept. 26 he used a credit card stolen in Mahnomen to purchase $482 worth of goods at the Detroit Lakes Walmart. He...
September 22, 2017 - 5:24pm
August 19, 2017
A special ceremony for Vietnam veterans: Area man built his own museum, war memorial
Fifty years ago, Howard Maninga of rural Ponsford went to fight in Vietnam as a young Marine. He came back, but he brought Vietnam with him....
August 19, 2017 - 2:07pm
July 21, 2017
Forged check brings long stretch in jail
Lee Ann Jones, 30, of rural Ponsford, has been sentenced in Becker County District Court for felony check forgery. According to court records, on April 27 she tried to pass a forged check at the Community Development Bank in Ogema. Two other checks from the same account had been passed...
July 21, 2017 - 10:00am
July 20, 2017
Man sentenced for assault with knife
Wesley Robert Warren, 19, of rural Ponsford, has been sentenced in Becker County District Court for felony third-degree assault. The original charge of second-degree assault was reduced in a plea agreement.
July 20, 2017 - 11:00am
June 7, 2017
Man found incompetent, felony threat charges dropped
Three felony charges of making threats have been dismissed against a former Ponsford man due to mental deficiency. Jeffrey Michael Greer, 46, of Hastings was charged with three counts of threats of violence in Becker County District Court.
June 7, 2017 - 8:30am