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Tearful father supports poison control funds
Deadly bird flu strain makes first strike at a poultry farm in Mississippi Flyway
Transportation brings together Bakk, Dayton
DL sex offender going back to prison
Local woman sentenced for felony check forgery
Albany knocks off top-seeded Lakers in Section final
Titans end Raiders season in 6A subsection
McArthur leads Bombers to 6A subsection semis
Vikings edge Hornets in 8AA playoff thriller
Freeman advances to state diving finals
The ‘hairy’ issue of pet vaccinations
Local team developing anti-body for dog virus
Ice caves draw thousands opening day
Death in the family: Getting a refund from the airline
Friday Matters: Everyday Valentine
Friends & Neighbors
Business manager named for DL Newpapers
Waller joins Bell State Bank in Detroit Lakes
Eyelash extension tech opens DL studio
Refinery issues spark fuel price jump in MN
Booking a scam-free vacay
Artists to take up residence at Kirkbride
Book ‘1965’ shines spotlight on music’s ‘most revolutionary year’
Emerging writers grant meeting is set for March 16 in Bemidji
Knights of Columbus to hold fish fry
Wood, Stoddard to play in NYM Saturday
Letter: Thanks for supporting Giving Hearts Day
Letter: Environmental record ‘mischaracterized’ in letter
Federal shield law sorely needed
An Oscar for school bus drivers
Resolve debate over oil conditioning vs. stabilizing
The wildlife of MN: The pileated woodpecker
Search for lone wolf in Voyageurs National Park comes up empty
Wolf seen pursuing snowmobiles in Voyageurs National Park
Now is a good time to prep for open water season
The European starling is a transplant to North America
What is your top food pick from the Minnesota State Fair?
Crime and Accidents
January 8, 2011
Moorhead police find bloody teen in snowbank
Moorhead police said they found a 17-year-old Moorhead boy bloody, shirtless and up to his waist in snow early Friday after he reportedly punched out a third-floor apartment window and jumped out of it. Lt. Tory Jacobson said the teen was taken by ambulance to Sanford Medical Center....
January 8, 2011 - 12:36pm
Masked gunman robs Dent, Minn. convenience store
A person with a gun and wearing a mask allegedly robbed a convenience store in Dent, Minn., last night. The incident happened around 9:51 p.m. Friday. According to a news release from the Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office, the suspect entered the Dent Oasis with a handgun and a...
January 8, 2011 - 12:33pm
January 27, 2010
Crime and accidents
The following items were taken from reports at the Detroit Lakes Police Department and Becker County Sheriff's Department. Friday, Jan. 22 At 6:47 p.m., a Department of Correction employee reported that a male wanted on a warrant fled from him near Stop-n-Go in Detroit Lakes. ...
news / crime
January 27, 2010 - 10:04am
July 14, 2009
Duluth shooting victim arrived 10 minutes before shooting began
A 22-year-old Duluth man shot and killed outside a Central Hillside duplex Sunday night apparently was an innocent victim of an earlier dispute...
July 14, 2009 - 9:24am
Woman caught with stolen chalices from Catholic church
SIBLEY, Iowa -- A Sibley woman was arrested Saturday and is facing a second-degree theft class D felony charges for possessing stolen property. During a search warrant execution in May, two gold chalices stolen from St. Andrew's Catholic Church were discovered in the trunk of 19-year-old...
July 14, 2009 - 9:20am
Crookston man charged in Ramsey County, N.D., Internet luring sting
CROOKSTON - A Crookston man nabbed in an Internet sting is accused of having sexual online chats with a Ramsey County (N.D.) deputy posing as an underage girl. Gerald Steven Pride, 36, had offered to pay the "girl" for sexual acts, according to a criminal complaint. Pride was arrested...
July 14, 2009 - 9:15am
Couple accused of drinking and gambling in bar while kids waited outside in van
Police arrested a Glyndon couple late Sunday after they allegedly left four children in a van while drinking and gambling inside a downtown Fargo bar. Melanie Moseby, 29, and her 28-year-old husband, Shelton Moseby, were arrested on suspicion of child neglect, Sgt. Ross Renner said. The...
July 14, 2009 - 9:10am
July 13, 2009
Young people from DL, White Earth, Park Rapids hurt in broadside crash on Highway 71
A Detroit Lakes man and a White Earth woman were among three people injured in a T-bone accident on Highway 71 in Wadena County. According to the State Patrol, the crash occurred about 10:15 p.m. Saturday after a 2001 Buick LeSabre that was on the southbound shoulder made a U-turn...
July 13, 2009 - 12:35am
July 12, 2009
$1 million bail set for cold-case suspect
Bail for the suspect in a 16-year-old Moorhead murder case was set Friday at $1 million bond or $250,000 in cash. Clay County Attorney Brian Melton argued for bail of $1 million, saying Clarence Michael Burcham, the Center, N.D., 44-year-old accused of killing Sharon Stafford in...
July 12, 2009 - 12:49am
Fugitive dragnet sweeps up 258 people across Minnesota
Local and federal authorities arrested 258 fugitives in Minnesota during a five-day sweep known as Operation FALCON that stretched from Bemidji and Duluth in the north to Rochester and Olmsted County in the south. Operation FALCON stands for Federal and Local Cops Organized Nationally....
July 12, 2009 - 12:47am
Motorhome fire stops traffic on Highway 59 near Dunvilla
Traffic was stopped both ways on Highway 59 north of Dunvilla Friday afternoon after a motorhome caught fire. According to the State Patrol, a 1995 Ford motorhome caught fire about 2:15 p.m. and traffic backed up both ways until the fire was put out by the Pelican Rapids Fire Department. No...
July 12, 2009 - 12:25am
July 11, 2009
Man injured in Clay County Fair demolition derby
BARNESVILLE, Minn. - A man injured in a demolition derby Friday night was transported by LifeFlight to MeritCare Hospital in Fargo. The accident happened around 7:15 p.m. during the Clay County Fair in Barnesville. Clay County Sheriff Bill Bergquist said a judge noticed the man...
July 11, 2009 - 9:18pm
July 10, 2009
Ogema man gets 21 months for domestic assault
Robert John Thompson, 36, of 34754 County Road 143, Ogema has been sentenced to 21 months in prison for domestic assault. A felony charge of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon was dropped in a plea agreement. According to court records: On Nov.
July 10, 2009 - 12:55am
Woman sentenced for drugs, drunk driving
Tambra Ann Laws, 50, of Bagley has been sentenced in Becker County District Court for felony fifth-degree controlled substance crime and gross misdemeanor third-degree DWI, driving with a blood alcohol level of .08 or more. An identical felony drug charge, as well as a gross misdemeanor...
July 10, 2009 - 12:35am
DL man gets 41 months in prison for selling cocaine to informant
John Howard Smith, 44, of 612 West Lake Drive, Apt. 3, Detroit Lakes has been sentenced to more than three years in prison for selling cocaine. According to court records: On June 30, 2008, a confidential reliable informant working for the Becker County Sheriff's Department paid...
July 10, 2009 - 12:19am