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DL cop, ex-convict facing off in court: Both allege years of harassment, both seek restraining orders
Four charged in White Earth heroin investigation
WATCH: Flames engulf Perrywinkle Marketplace in Otter Tail County
Construction begins on Fish Lake Dam makeover
Health and Wellness in Becker County: Summit addresses challenges, highlights reasons to celebrate
Laker gymnasts four-peat at state
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
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
March 6, 2014
Sebeka council calls meeting to discuss police chief accused of DWI
SEBEKA, Minn. - The Sebeka City Council will hold a closed meeting at 6 p.m. Monday to discuss the city’s police chief, who was cited last week on a charge of driving while intoxicated. A New York Mills police officer stopped Eric Swenson, 48, just outside city limits about 11...
March 6, 2014 - 9:56am
March 4, 2014
Sebeka police chief accused of DWI
SEBEKA, Minn. -- Sebeka police chief Eric Swenson is awaiting a court appearance after being arrested on suspicion of drunken driving. In his latest brush with the law, Swenson was pulled over about 11 p.m. Feb. 26, New York Mills police officer Bruce Wangsness said Monday. The...
March 4, 2014 - 8:07am
January 29, 2014
DWI bill leaves you reeling
It takes approximately two hours or less to be pulled over and booked for a DWI. But if you’re charged and convicted of a DWI, the repercussions...
January 29, 2014 - 12:05pm
January 15, 2014
Long dark journey to DWI: Reporter takes a mock trip through the process
The process is long, expensive and will not only take a load of money out of your wallet, but also pull your self-esteem down to rock bottom. It’s...
January 15, 2014 - 4:00pm
October 17, 2013
DL man charged with DWI
A Detroit Lakes man is in custody at the Becker County Jail, awaiting an Oct. 21 appearance in Becker County District Court on a felony charge of driving while intoxicated. Bryce Steven Holland, 25, of 1320 Washington Ave., Apt. 105, Detroit Lakes, is also facing a related gross...
October 17, 2013 - 11:30am
August 26, 2013
Moorhead father gets year in jail for DWI with twin daughters in car
MOORHEAD – A Moorhead man was sentenced to almost a year in jail after pleading guilty to child endangerment and drunken driving charges after police say he drove his daughters at speeds up to 100 mph, drinking beers he had them open for him. Thomas Eugene Iverson, 48, pleaded...
August 26, 2013 - 10:39pm
July 27, 2013
Man sentenced for chase, DWI
A Detroit Lakes man was sentenced in Becker County District Court on a felony charge of fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle and gross misdemeanor driving while intoxicated. Mark Stephen Jacobson, 56, of 21839 North Pearl Lake Road, Detroit Lakes, was given a stay of adjudication...
July 27, 2013 - 2:00pm
July 17, 2013
Kelliher mayor cited for DWI
KELLIHER -- Mayor Darin Joseph Latterell was cited for DWI last week, according to police. A deputy with the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office stopped Latterell, 40, at 10 p.m. July 13.
July 17, 2013 - 4:15pm
June 14, 2013
Northland state trooper pleads guilty to careless driving, avoids DWI
A Minnesota State Patrol trooper who was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol on his way to a training session in Duluth pleaded guilty Thursday to careless driving and escaped a DWI conviction, but his law enforcement career remains uncertain. Trooper...
June 14, 2013 - 8:36am
April 19, 2013
Bemidji man gets 4 years for repeat DWI
A Bemidji man who received a probationary sentence after driving drunk, crashing into a vehicle and seriously injuring a Duluth police officer has been sentenced to four years in prison after being convicted of driving drunk again.
April 19, 2013 - 8:14am
400 arrested for DWI on St. Patrick's Day in Minnesota
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety reports approximately 400 DWI arrests during St. Patrick’s Day weekend (March 16 and 17). This arrest count is preliminary. The State Patrol reported one fatality on Sunday, it is unknown at this time if alcohol...
March 19, 2013 - 11:22am
March 15, 2013
Expect a 'wee bit' extra DWI enforcement on St. Patrick's Day weekend
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Partygoers are reminded to plan ahead for a sober ride this St. Patrick’s Day weekend as several law enforcement agencies around the state will be adding extra DWI patrols on the roads to prevent alcohol-related crashes.
March 15, 2013 - 8:05am
October 25, 2012
Extra DWI patrols to hit the streets for Halloween party weekend
ST. PAUL -- The scariest thing on Halloween isn't your Zombie NFL Replacement Referee costume, it's drunk driving -- which has resulted in seven deaths and 24 serious, life-altering injuries during Halloween party weekends in the last five years. Minnesota State Patrol troopers,...
October 25, 2012 - 1:04pm
February 5, 2010
Jury finds man guilty in July 4 van crash that killed 4, seriously injured 2
Chad Eric Stewart was found guilty on six felony counts Friday afternoon related to a July 4 crash near Ponsford that killed four people and seriously injured two others. There were tears on both sides of the aisle, and Becker County Sheriff Tim Gordon led about 10 of Stewart's...
February 5, 2010 - 4:29pm
November 27, 2009
Extra DWI enforcement scheduled
To help keep the holiday season safe, Troopers from the Detroit Lakes and Thief River Falls districts of the Minnesota State Patrol will conduct extra DWI patrols as part of a Minnesota-wide crackdown throughout December. The timing of the effort is relevant as December is among...
November 27, 2009 - 2:43pm