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Woman charged in horse death
Wadena girl dies in ATV rollover accident
One dead, three wounded in Mankato shooting
Woman killed in three-vehicle Minnesota crash
Nevis superintendent won’t be charged in altercation with student
Swegarden baffles Hornet batters
Who will be next young QB for Vikes?
MSU-Mankato players expected to return to practice Friday
Timberwolves, Adelman to part; went 97-133 with team
Mankato football players refuse to practice for reinstated coach
In the Zone
LP-A students win national award
Holly McCamant: World comes to life once spring is here
Goeun Park: L.A.’s Union Station proves that the American Dream is still alive today
Sign up to represent community at first Minnesota Sings event
Free bike rodeo is April 26 at Kent Freeman Arena
Friends & Neighbors
Students were asked: What concerns me about the environment?
This year’s festival in Vergas even included maple syrup milkshakes
State tournament brings a thousand archers to Detroit Lakes
2014 Spring Laker Book
Burning restrictions start Monday in Becker County
Wildfire Prevention Week raises awareness
Arbor Month celebration encourages nature play
Brad Laabs: Stay off the ice; Give Rainy River sturgeon a try
Blane Klemek: Sweet sounds of the bluebirds are back in northern MN
Hospice heads to Hwy 10
Sign-ups begin for USDA disaster relief
Otter Tail Power gets new president/COO
Spanky’s hires new general manager
Reining in the cost of prom
A hollow victory for ND coal?
The secret sauce behind wage increase opposition
Wear green for mental health awareness
Reported MNsure numbers are misleading
State roads are slip sliding away
Third annual Bean Bags, Beer and Beach Bums set April 26
Paul McCartney to play July 12 at Fargodome
‘Carrie’ at MSUM
Danell Haspel: Free trip to the MN History Center
‘Vintage’: An old-fashioned tale of friendship
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