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Sheriff's airboat rescues 2 ice fishermen on Height of Land Lake
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Lakers wrestle their way into state competition
Goodhue stunned by North Woods
Flying south: Minnesota Flyers Optional Levels gymnasts to compete at state competition
Bluejays end Raiders’ season in consolation semis
Goodhue takes down Raiders for second straight year
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
Keeping active is important at any age
Stewart named to dean's list at St. Mary's University
Kjos turns 90
Friday matters: Everyday reconciliation
Friends & Neighbors
And the Builder of the Year award goes to...
And the Shore-Master Dealer award goes to...
Reduce, reuse...repurpose: Local woman opens antique and thrift store in DL
Mistakes on Your Tax Return Could Lead to an Audit
Ryan Hanson Homes has new licensed realtor
Magical music moments: Spring concerts galore set for lakes area this week
Historic Moorhead buildings open for tours on April Fools' Day
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
Rita A. Wicker
LuEtta J. Anderson
Public library offers on-the-go access with new app
Toxic fumes: Bill would help protect firefighters from cancer
Are these people enduring age discrimination? You be the judge
DL student population is growing, school buildings need to keep up
Is the Minnesota Commerce Department Out of Control?
Very bad news for bats in Becker County: White-nose syndrome, which wipes out bat colonies, is now killing them here
Blane Klemek column: Winter camping and trout fishing in the Boundary Waters
Brad Laabs column: Time to get ready for open-water fishing
Signs of spring: The lark and pasque flowers
Brad Laabs column: There's still quality lake ice for fishing
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
Sheriff's airboat rescues 2 ice fishermen on Height of Land Lake
March 18, 2017
Another Republican wedge issue to divide Minnesotans?
The Republican-controlled State House of Representatives has passed a bill, using the concept of "pre-emption," which blocks cities and counties from raising wages or setting workplace benefits for their residents, such as paid sick and family leave, which are higher than the state...
March 18, 2017 - 8:00pm
March 9, 2017
Two accused of using knife, fists in Ponsford assault
Two Ponsford men are accused of assaulting a man and a woman at a home in Ponsford, including an attempted assault with a large knife. Brett Warren Stevens, 22, and Adrian Matthew Warren, 18, both of 49238 280th St., Ponsford have been charged with felonies in Becker County District...
March 9, 2017 - 12:00pm
Over $8,000 restitution ordered in burglary case
Delarey Allen Basswood, 21, of 4770 Maskii St., Ponsford, has been sentenced in Becker County District Court for felony second-degree burglary. According to court records, on Aug. 28, a Becker County resident reported that his home had been burglarized while he was gone sometime over...
February 9, 2017 - 2:00pm
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