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MN Department of Education Releases 2016 MCA Scores
Crime & Accident Report
If the shoe fits, paint it: Sisters create custom shoes in Bemidji
Bemidji introduces charging stations for electric cars
Angels’ rally falls short in upset loss at Regions
Kate Smith in the field at Resorters
The smell of football is in the air
DL Pro Gal golf tourney results
Royals win DL Major League championship
Young Life Triathlon: Rock the Beach 5K, Kids Run part of the action
Saying goodbye to the old and hello to the new
These s’mores can be made any time of year
Jorgenson piano students end season with recital, awards
Social Secuirty: Thank you for last 31 years… and goodbye
Friends & Neighbors
‘Bait boys’ take over Quality Bait and Tackle
Encouraging good spending
MN property tax refund filing tips
Tips on insurance and storm damage claims
Former patrons buy Bleachers
Crazy Daze returns to Detroit Lakes Aug. 9
August is National Immunization Awareness Month!
Mannheim Steamroller is coming to Bemidji Nov. 23
Bluestem extends summer concert series into October
‘Annie Get Your Gun’ has strong native presence
Darla Rae Fisher
Julie Ann Stewart
Doris M. Mattson
Timothy J. Karsnia
Ban smoking in rental housing
Here’s how drug law will help
Letter: What’s gone wrong? America has lost its way over the past 60 years
Kudos to Minnesota’s improving credit rating
Wind power destabilizing power grid
Lakes are full, but too warm for muskie
Franklin, Lizzie, Loon won’t get muskies
‘A series of unfortunate events’ in the outdoors
Northwest MN Fishing Report
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
Becker County Fair Premium List
Celebrating Solstice at Richwood Winery
June Summer Scene
Biking becoming bigger with area trails
Get out and golf
May 1, 2015
Husband upset with wife drives SUV through his house
COTTAGE GROVE, Minn. -- A Cottage Grove man drove his SUV through his house early Wednesday morning after a fight with his wife, police said. Michael Aaby, 38, was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving and domestic assault. He's jailed and awaiting charges. According to Cottage...
May 1, 2015 - 8:39am
Slain Minn. officer was suing employer
MENDOTA HEIGHTS, Minn.—At the time of Scott Patrick's murder, the Mendota Heights police officer was in the midst of a lawsuit in which he...
May 1, 2015 - 8:33am
April 22, 2015
Gunman called his mother during fatal standoff with St. Paul police
A 28-year-old man fatally shot by St. Paul police last month was on the phone with his mother during his standoff and said he feared officers would kill him, according to a 911 transcript. Police had been called to a report of an armed man in the area of White Bear and Wilson avenues...
April 22, 2015 - 4:16pm
April 8, 2015
Counterfeit bills and other scams
The same counterfeit money that has been popping up in the Fargo-Moorhead area is also beginning to circulate in Detroit Lakes — that’s according to Detroit Lakes police, who say they’ve collected some of the fake money from Subway and Lakes Liquor so far. The bills are smaller...
April 8, 2015 - 12:30pm
March 17, 2015
St. Paul man wielding assault rifle killed by police
ST. PAUL -- Wearing an armored vest, a St. Paul man hugged and kissed the woman he lived with before engaging in an hour-long police standoff...
March 17, 2015 - 11:02am
March 10, 2015
House OKs 'blue alert' to catch police attackers
ST. PAUL -- Suspects in police attacks could be caught quicker if statewide alerts were issued, the Minnesota House decided Monday. Representatives voted 129-0 to establish a "blue alert" program to notify the public when a law enforcement officer is killed or seriously injured. "This...
March 10, 2015 - 5:10am
March 1, 2015
DL man sentenced for threatening cop
A Detroit Lakes man was sentenced to 23 months in prison after continuing to threaten the life of a Detroit Lakes police officer after he arrested him. Burt Gregory Alan Stover, 39, was found guilty of felony terroristic threats after an incident that occurred on Oct. 22 of last...
March 1, 2015 - 5:50am
February 20, 2015
Senators consider police body camera privacy issues
ST. PAUL -- The national debate about how much police body camera video is public landed in the Minnesota spotlight Thursday. A bill a Senate...
February 20, 2015 - 8:16am
February 5, 2015
Authorities find missing Sauk Rapids woman
SAUK RAPIDS, Minn. – The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension has found a missing Sauk Rapids woman with mental health issues. The...
February 5, 2015 - 10:51am
January 29, 2015
Local man is sentenced to over 13 years in prison
A Detroit Lakes man has been sentenced to more than 13 years in prison after throwing drugs out of his car while fleeing a police officer. Eric Christopher Bakke, 34, was first charged with two felonies of fleeing a police officer in a vehicle and driving after cancellation. Charges...
January 29, 2015 - 11:00am
January 27, 2015
New Hope councilman followed ‘cop instinct’ in shooting
NEW HOPE, Minn. -- As a 68-year-old gunman shot at a group of police officers outside New Hope's city council chambers, the people inside the room had a cool presence keeping order in former cop John Elder. "Get down and stay down," Elder said, his words captured on a cable-access...
January 27, 2015 - 8:53pm
2 New Hope police officers shot at City Hall; gunman killed
NEW HOPE, Minn. -- Two police officers were injured by a gunman outside a New Hope City Council meeting on Monday night. The gunman was fatally shot by police, authorities said. The incident happened outside the council chambers after two new officers were sworn in. The new officers,...
January 27, 2015 - 8:49pm
January 15, 2015
St. Paul man killed by police had threatened officers earlier, report says
ST. PAUL -- The man fatally shot Wednesday by St. Paul police after they say he drove at officers had threatened cops less than two months ago,...
January 15, 2015 - 8:24am
January 8, 2015
Duluth chase suspect told police drones followed him
DULUTH, Minn. -- Bail was set at $10,000 Thursday for a Duluth man accused of leading police on a 20-minute chase that ended in gunfire early Tuesday in western Duluth and the man telling law officers that drones or satellites were following him. Jared Steven Haske , 43, faces...
January 8, 2015 - 9:59pm
January 6, 2015
Duluth police chase ends in gunfire, arrest
DULUTH, Minn. -- A police pursuit through western Duluth early Tuesday ended in gunfire outside a home before the suspect, a 43-year-old Duluth...
January 6, 2015 - 9:56pm