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History evolving: Becker County museum to become children, science museum
Al Franken, 'Giant of the Senate': Minnesota Senator visits Detroit Lakes, talks career pathways
Survival of Sears and Kmart is in doubt
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Journey To The Tourney: Lake Park-Audubon returns to state
Otters' late charge falls short in state opener
Area gymnasts ready for state USAG
Mom's fight with cancer shaped the attitude of LP-A's Raaen
Good luck at State, Raiders!
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
Planning will help you see green in retirement
An evening of music and storytelling: Chinese entertainer Gao Hong to perform Thursday in NYM
Wednesday matters: Everyday prayers
Column: Beware of "Can you hear me?" scam calls
Friends & Neighbors
Ryan Hanson Homes has new licensed realtor
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Joins Essentia Health in Detroit Lakes
Back in business: Audubon Liquor Store purchased by brothers-in-law
Norby's recognized for 90 years of membership
L&M Fleet Supply earns honor from Cub Cadet as one of the top dealers in America
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
Donna Mae Graffis
Lyle E. Donley
Jeffrey M. Webber
Irene Leona Johnson
Ronald "Sam" F. Samuelson
Letter: 'Extreme vetting' is a sham--we're already as safe as we can be
Letter: Eken says attack against him by fellow senator was 'flat-out lie'
Another Republican wedge issue to divide Minnesotans?
Letter: 'Repeal and replace' plan means tax cuts for the rich, fewer health benefits for the American people
Now is the time for next Farm Bill
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
June 12, 2015
Ponsford man is charged with criminal sexual conduct
Joseph Lee Bellanger, 39, of 28070 Migizi Ave., No. 9, Ponsford has been charged in Becker County District Court with two felony counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct. According to court records, on May 29 tribal police officers were called to Essentia St. Mary’s ER...
June 12, 2015 - 5:40am
May 29, 2015
Ponsford woman given supervision for drug crime
Sara Jacqueline Annette, 28, of 28740 County Road 129, Ponsford, has been sentenced in Becker County District Court on two felony counts of controlled substance crime. According to court records, on the first charge, she was a passenger in a Dodge Durango that was searched with...
May 29, 2015 - 5:45am
May 22, 2015
Man sentenced for domestic assault
Joseph Lee Bellanger, 39, of 28070 Migizi Ave, Ponsford has been sentenced in Becker County District Court on a felony charge of domestic assault. A second felony domestic assault charge was dropped in a plea agreement. According to court records, on March 13 he assaulted his live-in...
May 22, 2015 - 5:30am
Man sentenced after high-speed car chase
Justin Lee Butcher, 26, of 49 420th Street, Ponsford, has been sentenced in Becker County District Court for felony fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle. According to court records, on Feb. 26 in Pine Point he was seen driving a 2000 Oldsmobile Alero that had been reported...
May 22, 2015 - 5:25am
May 18, 2015
Man charged with escape
Robert Leon Kettle, 32, of Box 111, Ponsford has been charged in Becker County District Court with felony escape from custody. According to court records, he reported to the minimum security jail on May 9 to begin serving a sentence on a felony fifth-degree drug charge. He failed...
May 18, 2015 - 5:00am
May 16, 2015
Man gets 45 months on felony sex charge
A Ponsford man has been sentenced to 45 months in state prison at St. Cloud for felony third degree criminal sexual conduct. Leonard Joseph Smith, 34, currently in federal prison in Leavenworth, Kansas, was sentenced May 6 by District Judge Joe Evans. He was also fined $50 and...
May 16, 2015 - 5:55am
May 15, 2015
Ponsford man sentenced on drug charge
Robert Leon Kettle, 32, of Box 111, Ponsford, has been sentenced in Becker County District Court for felony fifth-degree controlled substance crime According to court records, he was arrested on an outstanding warrant on Feb. 6 while walking on a road with two other men in the...
May 15, 2015 - 5:35am
April 5, 2015
Ponsford man arrested for assault with a bat
Jacob Daniel Rock, 28, of 28100 Waboose Drive, Ponsford has been charged in Becker County District Court with felony second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon and felony terroristic threats, reckless disregard for risk. According to court records, on Feb. 15 Rock allegedly...
April 5, 2015 - 5:10am
March 27, 2015
Ponsford woman charged with check forgery
Melissa Sue Basswood, 28, of Box 132, Ponsford, has been charged in Becker County District Court with two felony counts of check forgery. According to court records, she passed checks belonging to a Park Rapids woman at several locations in the area, including Casey’s General...
March 27, 2015 - 5:45am
March 6, 2015
Local woman sentenced for felony check forgery
A Ponsford woman found guilty of felony check forgery has been sentenced. Lee Ann Jones, 27, was given five years probation and 59 days credit for time already served. She will also pay a $1,000 fine. Jones attempted to cash a stolen paycheck of $450 According to the complaint,...
March 6, 2015 - 5:40am
February 20, 2015
No more jail time for man convicted of stealing Becker County squad car
A Ponsford man who stole a Becker County squad car and took officers on a high speed chase will not spend any additional time in jail. Dyllon...
February 20, 2015 - 1:23pm
January 8, 2015
Wanted Ponsford woman arrested, now faces two felony drug charges
A Ponsford woman made her initial court appearance in Becker County Court on two felony charges of fifth-degree drugs. Kristine Ruth Warren, 31, was arrested Dec. 9 after White Earth Police received a report of a runaway minor thought to be at Warren’s residence. According...
January 8, 2015 - 1:00pm
October 15, 2014
Man sentenced for having meth
A Ponsford man was sentenced for driving around with methamphetamine in his car and having no drivers license. Kevin Jerome Basswood, 37, was sentenced to 21 months in prison for an incident that happened August 31. According to the complaint filed with Becker County District...
October 15, 2014 - 11:34am
September 12, 2014
Ponsford man violates registration, serves time
A Ponsford man is headed back to prison for violating the predatory offender registration requirement. George Robert Taylor, 26, was sentenced to two years in prison with credit for time served, which was 98 days. Taylor was convicted of second degree assault from a March 2012...
September 12, 2014 - 12:00pm
September 10, 2014
Woman sentenced for drug possession
A Ponsford woman has been sentenced for drug possession. Michaelene Joy Norcross, 39, was sentenced to 13 months in prison, stayed for five years. She will instead serve 90 days in jail with 30 days of credit for time served. Norcross was arrested on Feb. 27 after officers...
September 10, 2014 - 11:30am