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From Perham to Philly: Game was worst experience ever
Congressman Peterson's meeting with 'Ikes' tonight is cancelled
Capitol Chatter: Dayton lofts bonding hail Mary pass
New sailboat decorations added to beachfront: Ice Harvest Committee donation is thanks for community's support
DL's Leonard Thielen--Adam Thielen's grandpa--recounts his days as an ice harvester
Laker defense shuts down Cardinals
Hallisey two-point night in one-goal victory over Bemidji
BASKETBALL: DL win streak at five after nail-biter in Hawley
Freeman stars on shorthanded diving lineup at California Baptist
Area college track update
'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
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
friends & neighbors
MN gas cost rises more than six cents per gallon
Student video contest registration open: Cash prizes for schools and students
Your legal rights: Beware of utility shut-off scams
Keepin' it old 'skool': Old Skool Boutique in Lake Park expands inventory
Salute to Business & Industry
Lantern lit loveliness: Itasca State Park to host special evening activities this Saturday
One-act play subsections set Jan. 25: Detroit Lakes cast to present Ibsen's 'A Doll's House'
Depth perception: Photo exhibit at DL's Trinity Lutheran is 'layered with meaning'
Why do we celebrate MLK Day?
Ed & JoAnne Lillis
Michael & Fern (Zayic) Olson
Tom & Bertha
Richard "Moon" Mellen
Cordell "Corky" Kittelson
Presidents need oversight and scrutiny
Here comes the plow - what do you do?
To curb climate change, cities need the right design
Tongue frozen to flagpole? It happens
Letter: Take a close look at plans for the DL beach area
Hawk or falcon? Tricks to ID look-alike bird species
Bad things happen out there if you aren't prepared
The ice angler's landing net: Alexandria's Dresch makes a product to help get more fish in the pail
Looking back on the year in the outdoors--and ahead to 2018
Thinking small: Wetlands are a whole other world
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
His way to Broadway: Minnesota’s De’Lon Grant has made his Broadway debut in ‘Come from Away’
Construction of ice palace to start today: Cold weather causes slight delay, but still on schedule
A frozen crop: Detroit Lake hosts first ice harvest in nearly 50 years
A frozen crop: Detroit Lake hosts first ice harvest in nearly 50 years
DL's first plunge into Polar Fest: A look back at the beginnings of the area's biggest winter festival
'The Legend of King Isbit': DL's ice palace to be inhabited by a very special royal guest
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
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.
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.
September 10, 2014 - 11:30am