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Construction begins on Fish Lake Dam makeover
Health and Wellness in Becker County: Summit addresses challenges, highlights reasons to celebrate
Fire in Ottertail: Periwinkle destroyed, liquor store damaged
Watch: Flames engulf an Otter Tail business
Changing lanes: Tyler Shipman car show seeks family to help
Gorden a finalist for NHSACA coach of the year
Squirt B’s fifth at B1 International
Lamoureux sisters give U.S. Olympic gold with dramatic goals
DL Youth baseball sign-up and skill assessment March 5-9
Laker boys pull away from Rangers in second half
It's almost time to light the 'Fire in February': DL preacher's plans taking shape to mobilize community to read Bible's Book of Acts
'Fire in February': DL preacher hopes to mobilize local faith community to read Bible's Book of Acts
LP-A Elementary recognized for achieving positive student outcomes
Snappy side: Festive Pomegranate Salad sure to shine on holiday menu
Social Security supports veterans, active duty military personnel
friends & neighbors
Report: Minnesota solar jobs jumped 48 percent last year
'A Daughter's Love': Sisters open up business caring for seniors
Explore Lake Life Expo scheduled for Feb 23-24
Speakeasy sells to buyer who plans to lease building to Spitfire Bar & Grill
Minnesota gas prices down 2.5 cents this week
What's new in lakes area entertainment this week
Break out the chocolate and wine for that special valentine
Heartfelt harmonies: Barbershop singers to deliver musical valentines on Feb. 14
'The Grumpy Gardener' provides a shovelful of ideas for minimizing gardening angst
Talking Stick accepting literary submissions
Owen Milo Accola
Supporting Denny McNamara
Ed & JoAnne Lillis
Hildur "Peg" Coen
George Anthony Oja
Suzanne J. Rogstad
Anna Marie Smith
Gun violence: Inaction is deafening with every shot
A great president: I (still) like Ike
Letter: One in four high schoolers now use tobacco products
Solar, wind power mean jobs for Minnesota
What people don't know about genetic testing can hurt them
It's nest-building time for bald eagles
Brad Laabs column: Got the itch? Here are some open water spots
Refuting 'keyboard cowboys,' Wis. man verifies authenticity of famous entangled bucks
Don't let fish freeze before cleaning
Cold doesn't stop fun-loving river otters
Adolescent anxiety is on the rise, and social media may be part of the problem
Minnesota Made: Enjoy some movies shot in the Lake of 10,000 Lakes
For the love of the homeless: DL native Luke Pechmann poses for animal adoption pin-up calendar
Welcome to the dark side: Local museum's first 'After Dark' event brings sold-out crowds
Minn. mom, former Olympic swimmer, competes for $1M on Survivor TV show
Totally tube-ular!: Elementary school students get outside to slide
Polar Fest's inaugural hotdish challenge brings in big, hungry crowd
Polar Fest ends with a bang – and a splash
'Building the Ice Palace': Artist Hans Gilsdorf reflects on challenges of construction
Snow much fun: DLHS art students make larger-than-life snow sculptures as part of Polar Fest
November 3, 2016
Callaway woman convicted, sentenced in two separate drug cases
A Callaway woman has been sentenced on a drug conviction after authorities say she was suspected of shoplifting at the Detroit Lakes Walmart. Lacey Rose Rousu-Hanks, 23, was sentenced to 12 months, one day in prison, which was stayed for five years. She was instead sentenced to 46...
November 3, 2016 - 8:08am
October 15, 2016
Naytahwaush woman sentenced for drug possession in Walmart
A Naytahwaush woman has been sentenced for felony drug possession after she was arrested at the Detroit Lakes Walmart. Patricia Lynn Barrett, 32, was sentenced to 12 months, one day in prison, stayed for five years. She was instead ordered to spend 35 days in jail, with credit given...
October 15, 2016 - 11:36am
September 10, 2016
Ponsford woman charged with felony drugs
A Ponsford woman made her initial court appearance in Becker County Court on drug charges. Lacey Lynn Clark, 26, is charged with fifth degree felony drugs after an incident on Aug. 19. According to the complaint filed with Becker County District Court, White Earth police patrolling...
September 10, 2016 - 5:00am
February 17, 2009
North Dakota couple face marijuana charges after Cass County bust
LEONARD, N.D. - A husband and wife from Leonard were arrested after authorities discovered a large marijuana-growing operation at their home. Cass County Sheriff's Capt. Rick Majerus says investigators executed a search warrant at the home of Robert and Kristine Sweeney last Tuesday. He...
February 17, 2009 - 11:30am
February 3, 2009
Frazee woman sentenced on drug charge
A Frazee woman was sentenced to five years' supervised probation and 30 days in jail last week after pleading guilty to a felony drug charge. Cynthia Lou Kern, 28, of 7001 Cherry Ave., No. 271, Frazee, pled guilty to a charge of fifth degree sale of a controlled substance on Dec....
February 3, 2009 - 12:00am
Jackson man sentenced for drug possession
A Jackson, Minn., man was sentenced to five years' probation and 30 days in jail last week in Becker County District Court on two felony counts of drug possession. Jason Richard Weets, 23, of 64 River St., Jackson, Minn., pled guilty to two felony counts of drug possession on Dec....
February 3, 2009 - 12:00am
December 2, 2008
Jail, fine for selling ecstasy
An Edina man has been sentenced for selling the controlled substance "ecstasy" to an undercover officer at the 10,000 Lakes Festival on July 24. Patrick John Richard Roche, 20, of 4176 West 44th St., Edina, appeared in Becker County District Court Wednesday. He was charged with...
December 2, 2008 - 12:00am
October 7, 2008
17-year-old found dead at 10,000 Lakes Festival died from an accidental prescription drug overdose
DETROIT LAKES - A 17-year-old girl who died at the 10,000 Lakes Festival near here this summer died from an accidental drug overdose, according...
October 7, 2008 - 12:00am
September 10, 2008
Woman appears on drug possession charge
A Frazee woman will make her next appearance Oct. 6 in Becker County District Court on a felony drug possession charge. Sherry Ann Bunnis, 36, of 15082 400th Ave., Frazee, is facing one felony count of fifth degree possession of a controlled substance and a gross misdemeanor count...
September 10, 2008 - 12:00am
August 27, 2008
Judge: Drug court is changing lives
Ten months ago, in November 2007, the Becker-Clay County Drug Court program began as a pilot project. After getting a $120,000 grant from the State of Minnesota -- the last drug court program in the state to receive such funding -- plus another $30,000 contribution from the two...
August 27, 2008 - 12:00am
August 19, 2008
Third Bemidji pharmacist disciplined after drug overdose incident
The St. Cloud Times has reported that a Bemidji pharmacist will surrender his license to practice pharmacy in Minnesota and pay a $10,000 fine as part of an investigation into the distribution of painkillers through the Internet, the director of the state Board of Pharmacy said. Thomas...
August 19, 2008 - 12:00am
August 8, 2008
Drug charge dismissed, warrant insufficient
A district judge has dismissed drug charges against four Park Rapids family members arrested in May, finding that the warrant to search their home contained insufficient probable cause to justify the pre-dawn search. Judge Paul Rasmussen dismissed all charges against Clifford James,...
August 8, 2008 - 12:00am
August 6, 2008
Man to appear on drug charge
A Crystal, Minn., man will make his next Becker County District Court appearance Aug. 11 on a charge of first degree sale of a controlled substance (i.e. drugs). Vaushawn Andre Johnson, 27, of 5211 Bass Lake Rd., Apt. 1, Crystal, is accused of attempting to sell cocaine at the 10,000...
August 6, 2008 - 12:00am
Two men appear on drug charges
Two Twin Cities men will make their next appearance in Becker County District Court on Aug. 11; when they will each face three felony counts of drug possession. Brandon Terrence VanKirk, 18, of 600 Grand Ave., St. Paul, and Justin Levi Mack, 18, of 2028 Third Ave. North, were both...
August 6, 2008 - 12:00am
July 30, 2008
Drug-laced chocolate goodies lead to felony charges
Three men have been charged with felony first-degree controlled substance crime (possession -- over 500 grams) and two counts each of fifth-degree controlled substance crime (possession) after allegedly being caught with several grocery bags of marijuana- and hallucinogenic mushroom-laced...
July 30, 2008 - 12:00am