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Polar Fest ends with a bang – and a splash
In-home daycare providers particularly feeling the stress of new regulations
Introducing the Ice Harvest 440: CMPR vintage sled races coming to Little Detroit Lake Feb. 24
Missing 27-year-old pregnant woman found dead in Minnesota's Chippewa National Forest
Tips to make being on ice safer
It's nest-building time for bald eagles
Hibbert extends points lead at Eastern National
DL PeeWee A’s advance to Regions
Perham’s Lopez seals section title over DL
U.S. women's hockey team breezes past Finland, will play for gold
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
Minnesota gas prices down 2.5 cents this week
Survey: U.S. farmland values outpaced by overall land values: Number of sales up, too
Minnesota consumers warned not to borrow from unlicensed online lenders
Dept of Revenue offers tips for choosing the right professional tax preparer
Lakeshirts announces annual profit share
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
Michael & Fern (Zayic) Olson
Tom & Bertha
Hildur "Peg" Coen
George Anthony Oja
Suzanne J. Rogstad
Lyle Byron Oja
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
Letter: Negotiator questions vote by DL School Board member
Life is short--buy the shoes
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
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
Tomorrow is last chance for kids to play in Preschool Palace
To the ends of the earth and back: Minnesota native Ann Bancroft has visited both North, South Poles
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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
Cass Lake teen accused of stealing car in Becker County, crashing it while drinking
Jasmine Marie Drouillard, 18, of Cass Lake, has been charged in Becker County District Court with felony theft of a motor vehicle and two misdemeanor DWI counts. According to court records, on Nov. 27, she took a vehicle without permission from a residence on Bear Clan Drive and ended...
December 21, 2016 - 4:00pm
December 14, 2016
Man gets more than 6 years in prison for felony DWI
Zachary McCormack, 32, of Cass Lake has been sentenced in Becker County District court to more than six years in prison for felony DWI. A second felony DWI charge and a felony third-degree drug charge were dropped in a plea agreement. According to court records, on Oct. 15 a tribal...
December 14, 2016 - 3:00pm