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Cheers for ‘dropped call’ reform
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January 25, 2015
DL man gets jail for stealing from parents
A Detroit Lakes man was sentenced to 30 days in jail and 10 year supervised probation for burglarizing his parent’s house. Sean Patrick Menard, 28, was granted a stay of imposition, which means if he does not violate his probation, the felony conviction will not go on his record. Menard...
news / Detroit Lakes
January 25, 2015 - 9:30am
December 28, 2014
$2K fine, loss of boat for over limit
An Illinois angler faces nearly $2,200 in fines and restitution, plus the loss of his boat and equipment, following an investigation by conservation officers with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Charles H. Siegerdt, 54, Keenyville, Ill., was recently found with a...
outdoors / DNR
December 28, 2014 - 8:00am
November 26, 2014
Menahga man pleads guilty in strangulation death of Park Rapids woman
PARK RAPIDS -- A Menahga man has plead guilty in the strangulation death of a Park Rapids woman in February. Harley Leritz, 21, on Tuesday entered a guilty plea in Hubbard County District Court in the Feb. 23 strangulation death of Kiela Knowles, 19, in a Park Rapids apartment,...
November 26, 2014 - 10:43am
November 21, 2014
DL man sentenced to jail for drug possession
A Detroit Lakes man was sentenced for a conviction of felony fifth-degree drugs. Steven James Wateland, 39, was sentenced to 13 months in prison, stayed for five years. He will instead serve 180 days in jail. According to the complaint, officers were called to the Pine to...
November 21, 2014 - 10:30am
Mahnomen felon sentenced for firearm
A Mahnomen man was sentenced for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Wesley James Warren, 34, was sentenced to one year in jail with one year credit for time already served. Warren will be on probation for five years. According to the complaint filed with Becker County...
November 21, 2014 - 10:15am
November 20, 2014
Frazee man in court for fleeing officer
A Frazee man made his initial appearance in Becker County Court on charges of fleeing a peace officer. Clayton Richard Jones, 35, was arrested following a Nov. 7 incident that began with initially being pulled over for having a headlight out in Detroit Lakes. According to the...
November 20, 2014 - 9:30am
November 19, 2014
Wadena woman faces charges after claiming ex stabbed her, then admitting she did it herself
A woman who originally claimed to have been stabbed by an ex-boyfriend is facing charges after admitting the wound was self-inflicted. When the Wadena Police Department arrived at the apartment on Franklin Avenue Southwest Tuesday morning, the tenant, 47-year-old Stephanie Monique...
November 19, 2014 - 11:15am
Moorhead man accused of trying to strangle wife after refusing to have sex with him
MOORHEAD – A man is accused of trying to strangle his wife at their home here after she refused to have sex with him, according to charges filed Tuesday in Clay County District Court. Robert Dwight Brown IV, 51, was charged with felony domestic assault by strangulation, gross...
November 19, 2014 - 11:00am
$1 million bail set for accused Minnesota priest
ROSEAU, Minn. – Cash bail of at least $1 million was set today for a Roman Catholic priest who fled to his native India eight years ago to avoid facing felony criminal sexual conduct charges stemming from incidents involving teenage girls between 2004 and 2005. The Rev. Joseph...
November 19, 2014 - 10:30am
Little Falls man ordered to pay restitution
LITTLE FALLS, Minn. -- Byron Smith, who was sentenced to life in prison for killing two teenagers at his home in Little Falls almost two years ago, was ordered Tuesday to pay restitution of about $21,000 to the families of his victims. Smith was convicted April 29 of two counts...
November 19, 2014 - 8:09am
Former Roseau priest faces sex abuse charges
ROSEAU, Minn. -- A Catholic priest who fled to his home country of India eight years ago is facing criminal sexual conduct charges today in Roseau County court, in what advocates call a rare instance of a county government’s perseverance in prosecuting clergy. The Rev. Joseph...
November 19, 2014 - 8:07am
Man who struck, killled biking mom pleads guilty
LUVERNE, Minn. — The man accused of killing a woman on June 30 when he struck her with his pickup while using a cell phone as she biked down a rural road with her children, entered a guilty plea to felony charges of criminal vehicular homicide Monday in Rock County District Court. The...
November 19, 2014 - 8:00am
November 18, 2014
Man sentenced for damage to assisted living center
BEMIDJI -- A Colorado man was sentenced to a month local confinement and ordered to pay more than $8,000 in restitution after he broke into the Windsong Catered Living Facility in April. Sean Foster Heideman, 25, of Westminster, Colo., pleaded guilty to felony first-degree damage...
November 18, 2014 - 8:59pm
November 12, 2014
DL man in court for threatening to kill DL officer
A Detroit Lakes man made his initial court appearance after threatening to kill a Detroit Lakes police officer. Burt Gregory Alan Stover, 38, is charged with felony terroristic threats. According to the complaint, the officer responded to a report of a man acting strangely and...
news / Detroit Lakes
November 12, 2014 - 11:30am
October 11, 2014
Frazee man gets prison for having drugs
A Frazee man was sentenced for felony fifth degree drug possession. Gary Wayne Merrill, 34, was sentenced to 18 months in prison, with 149 days of credit for time served. Merrill was arrested after police were called to Payless shoes store in Detroit Lakes on May 6 after employees...
news / Frazee
October 11, 2014 - 12:30pm