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'We need more space': Domestic abuse keeps White Earth shelter full
'Rescued dogs, rescuing veterans'; Patriot Assistance Dogs program celebrates five years with reunion, graduation
Locals gather for Lake Park's annual Pumpkin Fest
Snazzier buses for Becker County?
School record falls for second straight home swim meet
Laker boys shutout Green Wave
Laker volleyball wins second straight road game
SOCCER: Laker girls tie at East Grand Forks
COLA to host Homecoming games Thursday
The beauty of God's Grace
'We have so much to celebrate'; At 99 years old, First Lutheran gets a facelift
Mn State colleges, universities wave application fees in October
There's a new pastor in town
Finding God all over this socialist, nonreligious country
Friends & Neighbors
Green awarded by small-business group
Essentia Health Welcomes Licensed Psychologist in Detroit Lakes
Shaping up your business: Biz boot camp set for Oct. 17
Renting a car
BD’s Gas and Grub under new ownership
Maplewood to host Leaf Days this weekend
MN singer-songwriter to give Saturday concert at Holmes
It's time to put a stop to bullying
Grand opening celebration for The Barn in NYM set Oct. 1
Tamarac Fall Festival set for Oct. 1; waterfowl themes abound
Larry A. Hanson
Ronald R. Aanerud
Genevieve E. Michaelson
David Melvin Hagen
Joan Elaine Wilson
Student Republican assaulted prior to debate because she was wearing pro-Trump clothing
Jacob can now rest, parents should not
Thank you for a successful rotary blood screening
Big garbage, big economy
Stop the lies against Eken
A couple of shotgun experts find out what they've been missing in mourning dove hunting
Waterfowl hunting season now open in Minnesota
National tourney shows amazing bass catch in Minnesota
Rarely seen, the tough, wily fisher lives among us
Pheasant numbers up 29 percent over last year
Puppies saved from high-kill Texas shelter look for DL homes
A surprising celebration: DL's LuAnn Porter honored for 25 years with United Way
Three years and counting: DL family opens up about adoption struggles
Fired up for hunting season; Local Sportsman’s Clubs have their sights set on you
Pine to Palm
September 3, 2016
Frazee man charged with having sex with 14 year old girl
A Frazee man has been charged with felony criminal sexual conduct with an underage Detroit Lakes girl. Austin Michael LaFriniere, 18, was arrested after police received a phone call from his ex-girlfriend on Aug. 22. According to the complaint filed with Becker County District Court,...
September 3, 2016 - 5:00am
Big drug bust in Becker County lands man in prison for more than seven years
A Princeton, Minn. man has been sentenced for selling a large amount of meth in Becker County. Marvin Ray Hanson Jr., 58, was sentenced to seven years and eight months in prison after being arrested earlier this spring. According to the complaint filed with Becker County District...
September 3, 2016 - 5:00am
September 1, 2016
Man angry with Zorbaz bouncers threatens them with gun, fires rounds in parking lot
WILLMAR, Minn.—Authorities say the man who allegedly fired several shots out of his truck in the Zorbaz restaurant parking lot early Sunday...
September 1, 2016 - 8:37am
ND man sent to prison for exposing himself, sex with dog
NORTHWOOD, N.D.—A sex offender who lived in Northwood will spend a year behind bars for exposing himself and having sexual contact with...
September 1, 2016 - 8:34am
Brainerd man threatens to kill police officers' families, eat them as he yells racial slurs repeatedly outside bar
BRAINERD, Minn.—Repeatedly yelling racial slurs, threatening to blow up a bar and threatening to kill and eat the families of police officers...
September 1, 2016 - 8:02am
August 31, 2016
Firefighter charged in fatal highway crash
A firefighter from Michigan was charged in Anoka County District Court on Monday after reportedly causing a freeway crash that killed two of his fellow firefighters and injured six others as they drove one of their trucks to Utah to fight a wildfire. Michael A. Johnson, 28, of Baraga,...
August 31, 2016 - 10:04am
August 27, 2016
Crime & Accidents
Friday, Aug. 19 At 7:43 p.m. a caller reported a burglary on the 1200 block of Lake Avenue. The caller reported that the back porch door was left open and a pair of shorts were left on the back porch. Nothing was reported missing or damaged. At 2:25 p.m. a caller reported a vehicle...
August 27, 2016 - 5:00am
Man apprehended after Highway 59 car chase
Just after 6 p.m. Thursday (Aug. 26) a Callaway officer attempted a traffic stop on Highway 59, just south of Ogema. The person in the vehicle, William Liptak, 23, from Dolton, Illinois, fled from the scene in his vehicle, southbound on Highway 59. A pursuit ensued with speeds reaching...
August 27, 2016 - 5:00am
August 26, 2016
Man in custody after Becker County chase that hit speeds of nearly 120 mph
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — An Illinois man faces felony charges after leading police, sheriff's and State Patrol officers on a chase from Ogema...
August 26, 2016 - 3:21pm
August 23, 2016
Family friend charged with sexually assaulting, murdering Meeker County 5-year-old
A friend of Alayna Ertl's family was charged Tuesday with abducting the 5-year-old from her home in Watkins, Minn., sexually assaulting the girl...
August 23, 2016 - 3:43pm
August 22, 2016
Updated: Murder, kidnapping charges await man accused of killing Watkins' 5- year-old
BRAINERD, Minn.— A Saturday Amber Alert for a missing five-year-old Watkins girl turned into a homicide investigation within hours, after...
August 22, 2016 - 2:14pm
August 20, 2016
Crime and accidents
Friday, Aug. 12 At 6:46 a.m. emergency crews responded to a fire on Holmes Street where metal was smoldering in a railway car. At 9:43 a.m. a caller reported the theft of a cell phone from Essentia Health Oak Crossing. The caller believed the phone was taken Saturday and had tracked...
August 20, 2016 - 5:00am
August 18, 2016
DL man arrested inside local church
A Detroit Lakes man is facing two felony charges after police say he broke into a local church. Nathan Christopher Braun, 24, was arrested Aug....
August 18, 2016 - 8:44am
August 17, 2016
White Earth woman sentenced for drugs
A White Earth woman who also has addresses listed in Minneapolis, Crosby and Waubun, has been sentenced after police found her with drugs while questioning her for shoplifting. Leslie Joy Keezer, 26, was sentenced to 12 months and a day in prison, stayed for five years. She was instead...
August 17, 2016 - 11:40am
Felony drug charge dropped against Detroit Lakes woman
Felony drug charges have been dismissed against a Detroit Lakes woman who was arrested following a car accident in Detroit Lakes. Mary Jo Ellen Peppel, 36, had been charged with felony fifth-degree drug possession and misdemeanor DWI after an incident that occurred June 5. According...
August 17, 2016 - 11:29am