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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
Pirates end Laker season in overtime
Outside shooting leads Alex over Laker boys
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
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
Rosemary Alice (Savig) Zurn
Thomas Wayne Block
Sheena Marie Butcher
Hildur "Peg" Coen
George Anthony Oja
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
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May 29, 2015
Callaway man faces felony DWI
Jason Edward Smith, 38, of 27079 County Road 36, Callaway, has been charged in Becker County District Court with two counts of felony DWI and a gross misdemeanor count of driving after his license was canceled as inimical to public safety. According to court records, on about 1:30...
May 29, 2015 - 5:35am
May 19, 2015
Minnesota driver who killed 3 brothers in DWI crash picked up again
LAKEVILLE, Minn. -- A Farmington man who was convicted of killing three brothers in a drunken driving crash 10 years ago has been charged with driving drunk again. Boe Elijah Barlage, 33, was pulled over Thursday night in Lakeville after police received a report about 9:40 p.m....
May 19, 2015 - 8:08am
April 30, 2015
DL man sentenced for felony DWI after driving on his own property
Scott Lyle Lindsay, 48, of 16465 Highland Drive, Detroit Lakes has been sentenced in Becker County District Court for felony DWI. A second felony DWI charge was dismissed in a plea agreement. According to court records, on July 30, 2014, tribal police officers were called to...
April 30, 2015 - 5:55am
March 20, 2015
Man gets jail time for DWI
Alex Abtonimich Martushev, 40, has been sentenced in Becker County District Court on a felony charge of driving while intoxicated, blood alcohol content over .08 percent. Another felony DWI charge and a misdemeanor charge of driving after revocation were dismissed in a plea agreement. According...
March 20, 2015 - 5:25am
March 10, 2015
Fertile mayor to keep his job after pleading guilty to DWI
CROOKSTON, Minn. – City officials in Fertile said their mayor will get to keep his job after he pleaded guilty to driving while impaired on a Minnesota highway. Court documents filed with criminal charges against Brian Gene Nephew, 55, say a Polk County sheriff’s deputy responded...
March 10, 2015 - 5:15am
February 12, 2015
Minnesota Supreme Court upholds implied consent search law
ST. PAUL -- A law making it illegal for suspected drunken drivers to turn down a breath test was upheld in Minnesota Supreme Court on Wednesday. The court confirmed a law which requires suspected drunken drivers to submit to field testing or face more severe criminal charges. This...
February 12, 2015 - 8:03am
January 8, 2015
Monthlong DWI crackdown results in 2,537 DWI arrests statewide
ST. PAUL -- More motorists saw the back seat of a squad car for drunk driving last month in a statewide DWI enforcement campaign, increasing over the same period in 2013, according to preliminary numbers from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety. Eighty-four...
January 8, 2015 - 7:56am
December 11, 2014
Ogema man in court for DWI, test refusal, no license
An Ogema man made his initial court appearance after allegedly rolling his vehicle while intoxicated. Daniel Lee Libby, 51, is charged with two felony DWI and refusal to submit to a chemical test, as well as a gross misdemeanor for driving after revocation. According to the...
December 11, 2014 - 9:30am
June 5, 2014
Minnesota judge says DWI test refusal laws still ‘in flux’
June 5, 2014 - 8:45am
April 6, 2014
Minn. man sentenced to prison for ninth DWI
A Ponemah, Minn., man has been convicted and sentenced in Becker County District Court on a felony charge of driving while intoxicated. James Eugene Dow, 52, was sentenced to 48 months (four years) in prison, with 213 days credit for time already served. He was also fined $210,...
April 6, 2014 - 6:00am
March 30, 2014
DL man in court for DWI after crashing car
A Detroit Lakes man made his first court appearance last week for felony DWI. According to court reports, 36-year-old Matthew Allen Anderson of 804 Central Street East in Detroit Lakes crashed into the Jackson Storage Units at the intersection of Jackson Avenue and Willow Street...
March 30, 2014 - 8:00am
March 26, 2014
DL man in court for DWI
A Detroit Lakes man made his first court appearance for felony DWI. According to court reports, 36-year-old Matthew Allen Anderson of 804 Central Street East in Detroit Lakes crashed into the Jackson Storage Units at the intersection of Jackson Avenue and Willow Street in Detroit...
March 26, 2014 - 9:41am
March 19, 2014
Frazee man gets jail for drugs, DWI
A Frazee man was sentenced last week in Becker County District Court on a felony charge of drug possession, and one misdemeanor count of driving while intoxicated. David Wayne Dehoff, 58, of 512 Balsam Ave., Lot 29, Frazee, was sentenced to 15 months in prison on the felony charge,...
March 19, 2014 - 11:30am
March 11, 2014
Sebeka police chief cited for DWI retires; part-time officer named interim chief
At a special meeting Monday, Sebeka City Council members unanimously accepted the retirement of the town’s police chief, who was recently cited for driving while intoxicated, and appointed a part-time officer as interim chief. Eric Swenson, 48, had been a Sebeka police officer...
March 11, 2014 - 8:21am
March 7, 2014
Sebeka police chief cited for DWI plans to retire
SEBEKA, Minn. -- Recently cited for driving while intoxicated, Sebeka’s police chief has decided to retire. Eric Swenson, 48, has been a police officer for nearly 30 years and the Sebeka chief since 2007. Council members will address his retirement notice during a special meeting...
March 7, 2014 - 8:20am