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Marquart, Eken talk state issues
High Tunnel class in Park Rapids
6th-grader needs heart transplant
No job too small for 'Helping Hands'
Trucks crash on icy I-94 near Barnesville, one driver killed
Homers carry Lakers to 2-0 start to season
DL picks up first ‘W’
Lakers dominate Lakeview
Track and Field: Nielsen wins 2 events in Moorhead
Frazee softball opens with three-consecutive victories
In the Zone
Family favorite brightens up Easter morning
Lutheran church hosting Spring Rally
Social Security: Children do not need to live in same home to get Social Security benefits
Essentia Health-St. Mary’s births
Butzer on dean’s list at UM-Twin Cities
Friends & Neighbors
This year’s festival in Vergas even included maple syrup milkshakes
State tournament brings a thousand archers to Detroit Lakes
2014 Spring Laker Book
Brian's Beer Brew
Local archer given lifetime achievement award
Minnesota deer-feeding effort all but over
Brad Laabs: Use caution on ice; get ready for open water
Blane Klemek: The American crow is one of the smartest wild birds
Bear hunt application deadline is May 2
Fine dining at the 59er: The Lake Room is their latest addition
Two stylists join team at Creative Mix salon
T.S. Dock & Lift is now Shoremaster affiliate
DL man joins staff of Karvakko Engineering
Don’t forfeit past tax returns
DL should help, not hinder downtown businesses
A low health ranking for Becker County
Eric Bergeson: Goodbye writing, hello politics
Senate, governor need to follow House lead on rural broadband, local gov’t aid
Lynn Hummel: Spring is the season for optimists
Danell Haspel: Last chance to file income taxes!
Cash tribute set May 6
New exhibit at NYM Cultural Center
Celebrating our heroes: United Way event is April 24 in Detroit Lakes
Artists sought for show
April 8, 2014
Former Becker County Sheriff Tim Gordon pleads innocent to charges
Former Becker County Sheriff Tim Gordon pleaded not guilty Monday afternoon to charges including felony counts of theft by swindle and presenting a false claim, along with a gross misdemeanor count of misconduct by a public officer. Gordon, 58, of Detroit Lakes, resigned from his...
news / crime
April 8, 2014 - 3:23pm
April 6, 2014
From France, with thanks for WWII aid
A man in France has helped connect a Minnesota woman to her father — 70 years later. “A fellow in France, Marc Corriger, adopted this grave, and he came to Minnesota last summer,” said Becker County Historical Society Director Amy Degerstrom. Though she doesn’t know...
April 6, 2014 - 5:00pm
April 2, 2014
Wadena man charged with drug possession
A Wadena man has been charged in Becker County District Court with one felony count of fifth degree drug possession. Matthew Allen Kehn, 22, of 61264 County Highway 50, Wadena, was the driver of a vehicle that was stopped in connection with another incident at a Detroit Lakes residence,...
news / crime
April 2, 2014 - 10:00am
Becker County trash will soon be processed at a Perham facility
The expression used to be garbage in, garbage out. Not anymore. With the new materials recovery facility attached to the solid waste incinerator at Perham, it’s garbage in, recyclables and burnables out. With its multiple, interconnected conveyor belts, bins and chutes, the...
April 2, 2014 - 8:13am
March 30, 2014
Man gets prison for order violation
A Minnesota man was sentenced and convicted last week in Becker County District court on a felony charge of violating a domestic abuse protection order. Brian Lee Martin, 32, no known address, was ordered to serve 27 months (2¼ years) in prison, with credit for 212 days already...
news / crime
March 30, 2014 - 9:30am
Man sentenced for 2012 drug charge
A Fergus Falls man was sentenced March 21 in Becker County District Court for a felony drug charge that dates back to December of 2012. According to court reports, 42-year-old Robbin Alexander McNeil of 1515 College Way Unit 204 in Fergus Falls was sentenced to 19 months in prison...
news / crime
March 30, 2014 - 9:00am
Man gets jail for burglary
A Becker County man was sentenced last week in Becker County District Court for stealing numerous items, including a snowmobile, from the White Earth Police Department. According to court reports, Kenneth Ray Rogers was convicted of third-degree burglary in the December 20 incident...
news / crime
March 30, 2014 - 8:30am
March 26, 2014
Costs to rise for boarding inmates
With a bed shortage at the Becker County Jail and a not-so-favorable inspection report, Becker County is contracting with Hubbard County for some extra housing for inmates. The Minnesota Department of Corrections recently came back with a jail inspection that cited several deficiencies....
news / Detroit Lakes
March 26, 2014 - 3:00pm
County thinks outside the box: Unique approach to open positions
Shared services will likely be the solution – at least in the short-term – to a couple of department head openings at Becker County. Tuesday morning, Becker County commissioners talked about how to fill the auditor-treasurer position left vacant by Ryan Tangen’s departure,...
March 26, 2014 - 1:00pm
March 19, 2014
Area patrol watching for seatbelts
Becker County will see increased traffic enforcement March 21-30, according to Sgt. Todd Glander. Officers from several agencies throughout Becker County will be enhancing patrols concentrating on seatbelt enforcement, along with other traffic violations. Minnesota’s primary...
March 19, 2014 - 11:00am
March 16, 2014
Tangen takes school district job
After 12 years with Becker County, most of them as an elected official, Ryan Tangen has spent a lot of time knocking on doors. “You wouldn’t believe how many houses there are in Wolf Lake,” he joked, referring to the time he spent doing door-to-door campaigning once every...
news / Detroit Lakes
March 16, 2014 - 1:00pm
Sucker Creek Outlaws announce ‘14 schedule
The Sucker Creek Outlaws cowboy action shooting club has announced their 2014 schedule. Monthly competitive matches at the Becker County Sportsmen’s Club will take place on April 12, May 10, May 17 (new member match), June 28, July 12, Aug. 9, Sept. 13. Sept. 20 (cowboy vs. cop...
March 16, 2014 - 6:00am
March 12, 2014
BC older worker opportunities available
Older residents of Becker County who are having difficulty finding a job have a local resource that might be able to help. The Experience Works Community Service Employment Program, a nonprofit organization operating in Minnesota, provides paid community service assignments at...
March 12, 2014 - 7:00pm
March 2, 2014
County won’t release info on Nelson
No further information has been made available by Becker County on the reasons why former Human Services Director Nancy Nelson was placed on administrative leave Feb. 3, and subsequently resigned from her position. Nelson, who had been the head of the county’s human services...
March 2, 2014 - 2:00pm
February 19, 2014
Becker County Spelling Bee winners are named; two compete at regions
Two Detroit Lakes students took to the podium last week in Fergus Falls to participate in the Region IV Spelling Bee contest. Tanner Alger and Ben Stearns showcased their spelling talents at the competition. Alger and Stearns also participated in the local Becker County Spelling...
life / wave
February 19, 2014 - 8:30am