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U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn., ranks first in a study on bipartisan legislation
Crime & accidents around Becker County
Attorney General Sessions to visit Fargo for law enforcement announcement, discuss drug crisis
DL chiropractor Dustin Johnson honored
A volunteer's refuge: Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge recognizes the 'critical' impact of volunteers
Smith claims Top 20 Big Ten finish
DL softball splits with Patriots
Laker baseball swept at Pequot Lakes
Blomseth medalist at Earlybird
Bison women end Denver's reign of conference golf titles
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
Snappy side: Festive Pomegranate Salad sure to shine on holiday menu
friends & neighbors
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
Arvig to boost workforce by 160
Ketter joins Mid-Minnesota as DL branch manager
Special music event coming to DL library April 24
What's coming up for arts and entertainment around the region
What's new in arts and entertainment around the region
Crawling with creativity: Detroit Lakes' 2nd Annual Art Crawl set for April 19-21
Stories sought for new musical set in Otter Tail County
Evie Svare and Fran Nelson
Rose R. Duescher
Steven P. Leitheiser
Harriet E. Anderson
Delores D. Halverson
Armand A. Mayoue
The wolf is a Minnesota treasure
Family of slain child says multiple people called Otter Tail County social services
Letter: Help make these school projects community plans
Letter: Thumbs up to all you snowplow drivers
Letter: An alternative DL school building plan
Ice-out shaping up to be late: Brutally cold April will impact May fishing opener
Wild turkey a success story in Minnesota
Snowy start to steelhead season: Despite snowstorm, Brule River anglers turn out for opener
Now is the time to clean, repair your birdhouses
Let's bring back the fishing pier at Dunton Locks
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
October 29, 2015
Sentenced for bad checks
Melissa Sue Basswood, 28, of Box 132, Ponsford, has been sentenced in Becker County District Court for felony check forgery. According to court records, in late November of 2014, she wrote checks totaling $508 at several businesses in the area. The checks had been stolen from the...
October 29, 2015 - 5:45am
October 21, 2015
Man sentenced for Ponsford home assault
Albert James Basswood III, 18, of Box 185, Ponsford, has been sentenced in Becker County District Court for felony first-degree burglary – assault. According to court records, he was one of three men and two juveniles who attacked a man at his home in Ponsford on June 23. According...
October 21, 2015 - 11:08am
Man sentenced on felony escape charge
Robert Leon Kettle, 32, of Box 111, Ponsford, has been sentenced in Becker County District Court for felony escape from custody. According to court records, he reported to the minimum security jail on May 9 to begin serving a 180-day sentence on a felony fifth-degree drug charge. He...
October 21, 2015 - 11:07am
September 25, 2015
Woman charged with possession of meth
Donna Margaret Peake, 29, of Box 14, Ponsford, has been charged in Becker County District Court with felony fifth-degree controlled substance crime and misdemeanor driving after her license was revoked. According to court records, on Aug.
September 25, 2015 - 5:40am
August 7, 2015
Ponsford man charged with beating, choking woman while she drove
Brett Warren Stevens, 21, of 49238 280th St. Ponsford, has been charged in Becker County District Court with felony domestic assault and felony domestic assault by strangulation. According to court records, on July 14 a woman had gone to Pine Point to pick up Stevens. The woman...
August 7, 2015 - 5:50am
August 1, 2015
Accused of stealing bowling money
Raymond David Roberts, 47, of Box 83, Ponsford, has been charged in Becker County District Court with felony theft. According to court records, on Dec.
August 1, 2015 - 5:50am
July 24, 2015
Ponsford man sentenced to prison for assaulting, terrorizing area family
A Ponsford man has been sentenced to prison for assaulting and terrorizing a family last winter. Jacob Daniel Rock, 29, of 28100 Waboose Drive, No. 3, Ponsford was sentenced in Becker County District Court to 21 months in prison at St. Cloud for felony terroristic threats. A...
July 24, 2015 - 5:45am
July 3, 2015
Three Ponsford men charged with assault
Three Ponsford men have been charged with felony first-degree burglary - assault in Becker County District Court for after allegedly attacking a man at his home in Ponsford on June 23. They are: Warren Justin Brown, 21, of 40398 Ladoux Road, Ponsford; Albert James Basswood III,...
July 3, 2015 - 5:30am
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.
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