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Staying safe and warm: Homelessness programs have a big impact in Becker County
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Goodhue stunned by North Woods
Flying south: Minnesota Flyers Optional Levels gymnasts to compete at state competition
Bluejays end Raiders’ season in consolation semis
Goodhue takes down Raiders for second straight year
James Amdal, 97, in attendance at state quarterfinal
Stewart named to dean's list at St. Mary's University
Kjos turns 90
Friday matters: Everyday reconciliation
Column: Experiencing Christianity abroad
Column: Drinking in the joy of life
Friends & Neighbors
And the Builder of the Year award goes to...
And the Shore-Master Dealer award goes to...
Reduce, reuse...repurpose: Local woman opens antique and thrift store in DL
Mistakes on Your Tax Return Could Lead to an Audit
Ryan Hanson Homes has new licensed realtor
Full WE Fest lineup announced
'Beauty and the Beast' debuts to magical $350M globally
Women on a roll: Female directors dominate at Fargo Film Festival
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Martin E. Cox
Marjorie Ann Fraki
Are these people enduring age discrimination? You be the judge
DL student population is growing, school buildings need to keep up
Is the Minnesota Commerce Department Out of Control?
Lynn Hummel column: The top 15 lessons in the school of life
Letter: 'Extreme vetting' is a sham--we're already as safe as we can be
Signs of spring: The lark and pasque flowers
Brad Laabs column: There's still quality lake ice for fishing
Waiting for Woodie Camp: Young waterfowlers can attend free, weeklong summer camp
Blane Klemek column: Pileated woodpecker can hollow out trees like a buzzsaw
Brad Laabs column: Get your poop in a scoop and clean up the lake, anglers!
You've gotta have faith: Christian filmmakers start up business, teaching academy in rural Audubon
My Christmas in Denmark: Different traditions, same feel
Late arrival for New Year's baby: First birth of 2017 at Essentia Health-St. Mary's is Azyloh Roberts
DLHS named 'Safe Sports School'
A $10,000 drop in the bucket: Red Kettle campaign gets big boost from anonymous donor in DL
Pine to Palm
March 16, 2017
Shoplifting arrest leads to meth charge
Michael George Chilton, 34, of 34251 County Road 143, Ogema, has been sentenced in Becker County District Court for felony fifth-degree controlled substance crime. A misdemeanor theft charge was dropped in a plea agreement.
March 16, 2017 - 12:00pm
March 9, 2017
Two accused of stealing trollin gmotors, .22 rifle in
Tyrone Eugene St. Clair, 31, Box 523, White Earth and Keith Allan St. Clair, 27, 2231 230th Ave., Mahnomen have both been charged in Becker County District Court with felony second-degree burglary. According to court records, on Oct. 28 the two of them broke into a shed and an RV...
March 9, 2017 - 10:00am
February 25, 2017
Callaway man accused of using stolen pickup for several weeks
Martin James Vizenor, 27, Box 74, Callaway, has been charged in Becker County District Court with felony receiving stolen property. According to court records, on Feb. 14 a Callaway police officer saw a black pickup truck with North Dakota license plates parked in Callaway. The truck...
February 25, 2017 - 3:00pm
February 23, 2017
Frazee man charged with felony assault
Donald Arthur Merrill, 46, of 30397 Highway 10, Lot 2, Frazee, has been charged in Becker County District Court with felony second-degree assault...
February 23, 2017 - 6:00pm
Menahga teen sentenced for criminal sexual conduct
Anthony Dwayne Boldt Jr., 17, of Menahga, has been sentenced in Becker County Juvenile Court for felony first-degree and felony third-degree criminal sexual conduct, victim age 13-15 and 24 months or more younger than the perpetrator. Boldt appeared in court Jan. 23 before District...
February 23, 2017 - 11:00am
November 30, 2016
Felony charge of violating a restraining order is dismissed
A felony charge of violating a restraining order has been dismissed against Justin Matthew King, 41, of 40495 Highway 34, Detroit Lakes. He was charged in Becker County District Court for an incident that allegedly occurred July 18, when he showed up at a protected woman's house in...
November 30, 2016 - 7:00pm
September 10, 2016
DL woman arrested for felony car theft
A Detroit Lakes woman is facing felony theft charges after allegation that she stole a vehicle. Billie Joe Stewart, 36, was arrested following...
September 10, 2016 - 5:00am
September 3, 2016
Frazee man charged with having sex with 14 year old girl
A Frazee man has been charged with felony criminal sexual conduct with an underage Detroit Lakes girl. Austin Michael LaFriniere, 18, was arrested after police received a phone call from his ex-girlfriend on Aug. 22. According to the complaint filed with Becker County District Court,...
September 3, 2016 - 5:00am
August 17, 2016
Arrests made in Becker County burglary
A Nevis man made his initial court appearance in Becker County Court after being charged with felony first-degree burglary with a weapon. Casey Forefeathers Thomas, 35, was arrested after Becker County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a burglary on July 20 at a residence...
August 17, 2016 - 11:13am
November 30, 2013
Before county assistance approval felons must pass test
It can be a hotly debated topic — the issue of giving welfare benefits to people who are also known to be using drugs. Now, Becker County is among the other Minnesota counties implementing a new law which requires all convicted drug felons to pass drug tests before being approved...
November 30, 2013 - 4:00pm
August 9, 2013
Teen faces felony charge, threatened to kill woman like “that old lady”
WILLMAR -- Juan Guillermo Carranza, 17, of Willmar, made his first appearance Thursday on a felony charge of terroristic threats for allegedly threatening Wednesday evening to kill a woman, and referenced the recent Kandiyohi County homicide in his threat. Carranza also faces a...
August 9, 2013 - 9:27am
June 13, 2013
Grand Rapids man pleads guilty to felony burglary
A convicted felon arrested in April after a two-hour standoff with police in Grand Rapids pleaded guilty Tuesday to felony burglary. Steven Lee Carpenter, 25, of Grand Rapids was charged with one count of burglary in the first degree. Carpenter and a juvenile allegedly stole a...
June 13, 2013 - 7:56am
June 11, 2013
NDSU football player charged with felony after fight
FARGO – A standout North Dakota State University football player was charged Monday with felony aggravated assault, accused of beating a man unconscious in a downtown Fargo street after the bars let out early Sunday. Travis Beck, 21, is accused of striking 24-year-old Matthew...
June 11, 2013 - 8:19am
March 12, 2009
Robert Briard seeks change of venue in criminal sexual conduct case
Attorneys for Frazee hog farmer Robert Briard have filed a motion for change of venue in his criminal sexual conduct case. Briard, 62, was...
March 12, 2009 - 4:30pm
February 24, 2009
Felon voter in Roseau County to spend 30 days behind bars
The felon who notified his probation officer before voting in the presidential election in November in Roseau County was sentenced Monday to spend 30 days in jail for illegally casting a ballot. Eric Stephen Willems, 25, of Warroad, Minn., is a convicted sex offender who spent four...
February 24, 2009 - 12:18pm