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Local National Guard unit wins acclaim during grueling training in Mojave Desert
DL man faces first-degree drug charge for meth
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Offensive woes continue for Laker girls
Pelican Rapids completes sweep at Frazee
Viking girls hold on for win at Frazee
Wrestlers looking to jump back in section mix
Wittner takes over Hornet basketball program
Want to be a snowbird?: Here’s what you should know before ‘taking flight’
In search of cultural identity in a new country
Establishing an early homestead in Becker County (Part 2 of 3)
Reacting the christian way
Friends & Neighbors
Average MN gas prices up 5 cents
Styles on Willow has a new hair stylist
Essentia Health welcomes family medicine physician in Park Rapids
Is your sewer skewered?: Local man designs system to prevent frozen sewer vents
Essentia Health welcomes orthopedic surgeon in Detroit Lakes
Grace Lutheran to host Holiday Vendor Fair
'World's best tribute to young Elvis' comes to Detroit Lakes Saturday
Area students participating in Concordia Christmas Concerts
Award-winning country artist Phil Vassar coming to Shooting Star Friday
Great American Think-Off solicits questions for anniversary debate
Diana Lynn Aker
Helen C. Erickson
Eugene (Gene) A. Nelson
Melvin Martin Goodman
Jeffrey Lee Olds
Mourning a friend who survived Pearl Harbor--and helped win WWII
Guest editorial: Don't ditch local businesses this Christmas
Does penalizing airlines for customer service infractions do any good?
Don't curse the clouds, they have surprising benefits
Editorial: Becker County scams - why can't we stop them?
It's December, bring on the ice fishing!
This is the time to go after trophy muskies
Wanted: More deer hunters in Minnesota
Now is the time to plan a Boundary Waters trip
Lot of activity as autumn turns towards winter
An explosion of everything Christmas: Detroit Lakes woman creates holiday wonderland in her home
'In Spite of Heroin': Area mom pens book about surviving twin sons’ addiction
MN children's book author coming to DLCCC Thursday
Tuxes & Tails: Rescued dogs, tuxedo’d handlers to strut their stuff on the runway this coming Friday
'An Andy and Bing Christmas': Former NFL player to bring classic Christmas show to DL
Pine to Palm
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October 1, 2016
Ponsford woman sentenced for taking police on 100 mile-per-hour chase
A Ponsford woman has been sentenced for fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle. Mary Rose Thompson, 23, was sentenced in Becker County District Court to one year and one day in prison, stayed for four years. She will instead spend 60 days in jail with credit for 42 days served....
October 1, 2016 - 7:41am
September 3, 2016
Ponsford man accused of stealing guns, televisions
A Ponsford man made his first court appearance in Becker County District Court on allegations that he stole a substantial amount of guns and other big items from a house he's accused of breaking into. Delarey Allen Basswood, 21, is facing first degree burglary charges after police...
September 3, 2016 - 5:00am
July 9, 2016
Ponsford woman arrested on felony drug charges
A Ponsford woman is facing two felony drug charges after she was arrested June 7. Natasha Marie Goodman, 27, is charged with third-degree and fifth-degree drug possession charges in a public housing zone. According to a complaint filed with Becker County District Court, officers were...
July 9, 2016 - 5:30am
June 27, 2016
Man threatens to burn house
Bradley George Bloom, 28, of Box 2, Ponsford, has been charged in Becker County District Court with making felony threats. According to court records, on June 10 officers were called to Waboose Drive on the report of a domestic fight between Bloom and a family member. At the scene,...
June 27, 2016 - 5:00am
June 17, 2016
Woman charged in 100 mph chase
Mary Rose Thompson, 26, of Box 185, Ponsford, has been charged in Becker County District Court with felony fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle. According to court records, on May 24 a deputy on patrol in rural Becker County learned that tribal police officers were looking for...
June 17, 2016 - 5:40am
May 1, 2016
Ponsford man charged with felony vehicle theft
Derek Dwayne Croud, 27, of Box 85, Ponsford, has been charged in Becker County District Court with felony theft. According to court records, shortly after noon on April 23, a woman at the Detroit Lakes VFW reported the theft of a silver Honda Odyssey valued at $3,500. About 1 p.m.,...
May 1, 2016 - 5:15am
April 27, 2016
Convicted Ponsford rapist gets 15-plus years in prison
A Ponsford man found guilty of raping a 16 year old girl in the basement of his mother’s home while shoving a sock or cloth in her mouth has...
April 27, 2016 - 3:40pm
April 12, 2016
Ponsford man guilty of raping 16 year old girl
A Ponsford man has been found guilty of raping a 16 year old girl in the basement of his mother’s house. After a four day jury trial, Joseph...
April 12, 2016 - 11:14am
April 4, 2016
Suspicious behavior leads to charges
Joseph Lee Butcher, 22, of Box 4, Ponsford has been charged in Becker County District Court with felony fifth-degree controlled substance crime. According to court records, he was stopped Feb. 13 by a deputy for a driving violation in rural Becker County. Allegedly, Butcher repeatedly...
April 4, 2016 - 5:20am
March 28, 2016
Ponsford man charged for violating no contact order
Donovan Lawrence Basswood, 26, of 28050 Migizi Ave., Ponsford, has been charged in Becker County District Court with felony violation of a no-contact order. According to court records, a no-contact order was issued June 4, 2014. On March 1, a tribal police officer stopped Basswood...
March 28, 2016 - 5:20am
March 13, 2016
Ponsford man builds new barn just like his grandpa had
When Fred Seybert’s Norwegian grandfather and German grandmother met in Ponsford, the stage was set for two beautiful Gothic-style twin barns...
March 13, 2016 - 5:40am
March 12, 2016
Woman sentenced for controlled substance crime
Donna Margaret Peake, 29, of Box 14 Ponsford has been sentenced in Becker County District Court on a felony charge of fifth-degree controlled substance crime. A misdemeanor charge of driving after her license was canceled was dropped in a plea agreement. According to court records,...
March 12, 2016 - 5:55am
February 13, 2016
Woman charged with check forgery
A Ponsford woman made her first court appearance after being accused of forging a stolen check to buy alcohol. Lee Ann Jones, 28, faces a felony check forgery charge after an incident that occurred on Dec. 1, 2015. According to court documents, an officer with the Becker County Sheriff’s...
February 13, 2016 - 5:50am
February 11, 2016
Snowmobiler found dead on Becker County lake
A snowmobiler is dead after an accident on Big Rush Lake near Ponsford Wednesday night. The Becker County Sheriff’s Department, as well as several other agencies responded to a call of an overdue snowmobiler northwest of Ponsford. Following a search of the area, authorities found...
February 11, 2016 - 1:01pm
January 29, 2016
Ponsford man arrested for beating dad
A Ponsford man made his initial court appearance in Becker County District Court after being arrested for assaulting his father. Jeffrey Cates Annette, 24, faces two felony domestic assault charges after an incident that occurred January 9. According to court documents, Becker County...
January 29, 2016 - 5:30am