Skip to main content
Detroit Lakes Online
Twin Cities man sentenced to 25 years for producing child porn
Vergas man sentenced for choking girlfriend
Drug charge dropped against Mahnomen man
Four hurt in two-car crash near Perham
Waubun man charged for bindle of heroin
DL tennis advances to semis, falls to top-seeded Prowlers
Labine, SJU relay, headed to nationals
Bowling team seventh at state tournament
Lakers make big jump at state True Team
GOLF: Laker boys defend at Jordan, second at North South Classic
Minnesota artist provides artwork for new state license plate honoring fallen officers
Unwrapping #MeToo with grace
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
friends & neighbors
Spicer Castle to close
'A pretty powerful thing': Sanford rolling out new genetic test in primary care clinics
Parent company of Herberger's could be headed for liquidation
Detroit Lakes couple forced to spend extra $2,000 on flights home after being stranded in Mexico by Sun Country
Peterson: Work mandate for food stamps imperils next farm bill
Get those motors running: Eagles' 3rd annual 'Leather Up for Lupus' charity ride is Saturday
Summer melodrama rises from the ashes - fourth season will be in new venue
In 'Tomorrow,' it's a dog's life... literally
Locals who love jazz: F-M Kicks explore big-band sound in spring concert
'The Wild Inside' will make you howl
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
Donald & Kathleen (King) Coder
Evie Svare and Fran Nelson
Darla Kay Soholt
Donald L. Askelson
John "Jack" Burns
Going solo on Iran nuclear agreement
Opinion: Buffer tax credit is both sensible and deserved
Rescissions bill is a smokescreen
Approve funding for Minnesota facilities
Some things you don't brag about
Fishing runs hot and cold for Lake of the Woods Opener crew
A busy opener in the lakes area
Turkey decoys attract surprise visitors
The nighttime sounds of frogs and toads
Be kind and help out at lake accesses
Getting ahead of the curve: Cancer rehab in DL helps patients get back into life
'We'll strive to be fair': Two of Becker County’s top legal eagles talk about upcoming judgeships
Ruby's Pantry helps families make ends meet; Local mom of 7 shares her story
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
Letter: Ice palace co-chairs thank the community
Youth fishing derby on Little Detroit Lake was 'great success'
The walls came tumbling down: Ice palace demolished on Friday
Totally tube-ular!: Elementary school students get outside to slide
Polar Fest's inaugural hotdish challenge brings in big, hungry crowd
May 17, 2018
Minnesota House unanimously OKs plan to tighten state’s DWI laws on snowmobiles, ATVs
ST. PAUL -- Lawmakers took a step closer to closing a set of DWI loopholes Wednesday, May 16, after the House unanimously approved a plan to...
May 17, 2018 - 6:44am
March 30, 2018
Man sentenced for driving while on drugs
Edward Thomas Vanos Jr., 39, of Red Lake Falls, has been sentenced in Becker County District Court for felony operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs. A felony DWI charge was dropped in a plea agreement. According to court records, just before 7 a.m. on Oct. 12, 2016, Vanos...
March 30, 2018 - 6:51am
February 17, 2018
Park Rapids woman sentenced for DWI
Shayla Anne Osowski, 39, of rural Park Rapids has been sentenced in Becker County District Court for gross misdemeanor DWI. A felony charge of fifth-degree controlled substance crime was dismissed in a plea agreement. According to court records, on Sept. 29 a tribal police officer...
February 17, 2018 - 8:00am
September 24, 2017
Little Falls woman sentenced for DWI
Jessica Mae Piekarski, 32, of Little Falls has been sentenced in Becker County District Court for gross misdemeanor DWI. A second gross misdemeanor DWI charge was dropped in a plea agreement. According to court records, on July 9, a Becker County Sheriff's Office investigator, responding...
September 24, 2017 - 2:22am
August 7, 2017
DWI arrests down for this year’s WE Fest
The number of drunken driving arrests was down significantly for this year’s WE Fest, with no serious or fatal crashes reported in or around...
August 7, 2017 - 2:48pm
July 20, 2017
Screeching sound leads to DWI charges
David Charles Sokolik, 63, of rural Ponsford, has been sentenced in Becker County District Court for misdemeanor DWI. A felony charge of fifth-degree controlled substance crime and a second misdemeanor DWI charge were dropped in a plea agreement. According to court records, on April...
July 20, 2017 - 11:00am
May 16, 2017
DL man sentenced for fleeing deputy, DWI
Gary Allen Lague Jr., 41, of Detroit Lakes, has been sentenced in Becker County District Court for felony fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle and gross misdemeanor DWI. A second count of gross misdemeanor DWI and a gross misdemeanor charge of driving after his license was canceled...
May 16, 2017 - 10:00am
May 12, 2017
DL man sentenced for Xanax pills, DWI
Spencer James Larson, 23, of Detroit Lakes has been sentenced in Becker County District Court for felony fifth-degree controlled substance crime and gross misdemeanor DWI. A second gross misdemeanor DWI charge was dismissed in a plea agreement. According to court records, at 8:21...
May 12, 2017 - 12:30pm
February 11, 2017
Motorist tip leads to felony DWI conviction
Francis Joseph Longchase, 30, Bismarck, N.D., has been sentenced in Becker County District Court for felony DWI. A second felony DWI charge was dropped in a plea agreement.. According to court records, about 5:30 p.m. Oct. 7 Detroit Lakes police got a complaint about a silver Pontiac...
February 11, 2017 - 2:00pm
February 7, 2017
Man accused of domestic assault, drunk driving
Robert Dean Bakken, 33, of 2967 130th Ave., Waubun has been charged in Becker County District Court with two felony counts of domestic assault,...
February 7, 2017 - 8:00am
January 14, 2017
Ask a Trooper: Is my commercial driver's license lost for a DWI in my car?
Question: If a person with a CDL (Commercial Driver's License) gets a DWI in a private, personal vehicle. The test level that applies is .08 or more and he will lose his regular driver's license but not the CDL, correct?
January 14, 2017 - 1:00pm
January 6, 2017
Callaway man sentenced for felony DWI
Phillip Michael Blue, 29, of 202 Dakota St., Callaway, has been sentenced in Becker County District Court for felony DWI. A second felony DWI charge and a gross misdemeanor charge of driving after his license was canceled as inimical to public safety were dropped in a plea agreement....
January 6, 2017 - 4:00pm
January 1, 2017
Man sentenced for fleeing police, DWI
Timothy James Brown, 31, of 39999 280th Ave., Waubun, has been sentenced in Becker County District Court for felony fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle and gross misdemeanor DWI. A second gross misdemeanor DWI charge was dismissed in a plea agreement. According to court records,...
January 1, 2017 - 11:00am
December 22, 2016
DL woman faces two felony DWI charges
Michaela Leota Rabideau, 30, of 810 East Central St., Detroit Lakes, has been charged in Becker County District Court with two felony counts of DWI and a gross misdemeanor charge of driving after her license was canceled. According to court records, on Nov. 27 a northbound deputy...
December 22, 2016 - 9:00am
December 21, 2016
DL man charged with felony DWI
Dean Leroy Block, 47, of 21834 County Road 104, Detroit Lakes, has been charged in Becker County District Court with two counts of felony DWI. According to court records, at 12:47 a.m. Dec. 9 the SUV he was driving was pulled over by a trooper responding to an erratic driving complaint...
December 21, 2016 - 5:00pm