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Smith leads by three after second round of 75th Women’s Amateur
Wounded Warriors Project to Try Sled Hockey
DL Babe Ruth baseball qualifies for State
17th annual Memorial Shorty wrestling camp July 31-Aug. 2
Duluth native Ham appears headed for larger role with Vikings
More than margaritas: National Tequila Day stirs up new recipes
Ticket to Work puts people back in the driver's seat
Recent storms spark memories of past tornadoes
Find strength, serenity this summer: Local yoga studios offer wide range of classes
Here comes the sun: Tips for summer skincare
Friends & Neighbors
Nurse Practitioner Joins Essentia Health St. Mary's-Detroit Lakes Clinic
Save on your summer road trip adventure
Minnesota Lottery continues to be recognized for its accounting and financial reporting
'Acting small, delivering big': Minnesota business makes name for itself in competitive automation industry
BBB, DLI warn against insurance deductible rebates
Friendship Day is July 30
Here's a sneak peek at some of the music coming to F-M area this fall
29 movies that scream summer
'Hardcore Troubadour' Steve Earle comes to Shooting Star this Friday
WE Fest versus Bruno: What did you decide?
Jamie Kay Anderson
Jon Hall Christensen
Charles F. Willette
Emily K. Gravalin
Tribune editorial: An epidemic of drug overdoses
McFeely: Otter Tail County delays decision on Star Lake Casino
Lynn Hummel column: What if Moses had 10 more commandments?
Letter: City needs to give veteran, landlord a break
Letter: DL should show compassion towards landlord, veteran
Brad Laabs column: Weeds can be an angler's best friend
The intelligent, friendly gray jay
Designs being accepted for Minnesota Trout and Salmon Stamp
Purple martins faring well in parts of Minnesota
Brad Laabs column: Best lake? Best time to fish? No easy answers
Consume those leafy greens for a healthy body
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'
Pine to Palm
October 19, 2012
Drug ring member beaten by fellow inmate in Grand Forks jail
The East Grand Forks man in jail for giving a friend a fatal dose of synthetic drugs was beaten up by a fellow inmate for talking with authorities,...
October 19, 2012 - 9:37am
February 25, 2009
Lawmakers want to use private prison
ST. PAUL - Some Minnesota legislators want to move more prisoners from state facilities to a private prison, saving the state $12 million in the next two years. Others object, saying prisons should be a state, not private, enterprise. The 776 medium security prisoners at the Moose...
February 25, 2009 - 3:24pm
February 19, 2009
North Dakota Senate OKs $67 million for prison addition, remodel
BISMARCK - The North Dakota Senate this morning passed the bill that funds a $67 million construction project at the North Dakota State Penitentiary in Bismarck. Senate Bill 2030 includes replacement of a 100-year-old cell house, new medical and administration facilities and more...
February 19, 2009 - 9:56am
February 6, 2009
Ogema man gets 41 months for fatal crash
An Ogema man has been sentenced to 41 months in prison for his role in a 2007 auto crash that killed a passenger. Glen Ray Yoder, 24, of 33068 County Road 34, Ogema, pleaded guilty to criminal vehicular homicide on Jan. 8. He was originally charged with two counts, but the second...
February 6, 2009 - 3:00pm
Man gets 21 months for groping girl, violating restraining order
Kenneth Lee Jackson, 30, of 36095 Lynx Lane, White Earth has been sentenced for felony violation of a restraining order and gross misdemeanor fifth-degree criminal sexual conduct. He was originally charged with felony fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct and obstructing a peace...
February 6, 2009 - 12:00am
December 23, 2008
Man gets prison after failing to return to jail
Dennis Richard Meade, 23, of 1007 19th St. S. No. 4, Moorhead has been sentenced in Becker County District Court for felony escape from custody. According to court records: On March 26, 2007, he was serving time at the Becker County Jail as a short-term offender for attempted second-degree...
December 23, 2008 - 12:00am
December 9, 2008
Former Park Rapids attorney sentenced to a year in prison for tax evasion
Former Park Rapids attorney Bill Jones will spend a year in prison for filing a false tax return. Jones, 56, was sentenced Dec. 4 in U.S. District Court in St. Paul. His sentence was the result of a plea agreement, in which Jones admitted to filing a tax return for 2001 that falsely...
December 9, 2008 - 12:00am
December 3, 2008
Detroit Lakes man gets four years in prison for DWI, fleeing peace officer
Samuel Allen Stone, 48, of 214 Central St., Detroit Lakes has been sentenced to four years in prison for felony first-degree DWI. Another felony DWI charge was dropped in a plea agreement. A third charge, felony fleeing a peace office in a motor vehicle, will be served concurrent...
December 3, 2008 - 12:00am
November 19, 2008
Man gets 27 months for domestic assault
John William Butcher, also known as John William Goodman, 25, of 28050 490th Ave., Ponsford, has been sentenced to more than two years in prison for domestic assault. According to court records: He came home intoxicated on Aug. 20 and attacked a woman in the household, who was sleeping...
November 19, 2008 - 12:00am
November 14, 2008
Man gets 12 years for criminal sexual conduct
Steven George Whitaker, 42, of 21943 Highway 227, Sebeka has been sentenced in Becker County District Court to 12 years in prison for first-degree criminal sexual conduct. He was also convicted of third-degree criminal sexual conduct. According to court records: On Sept. 15,...
November 14, 2008 - 12:00am
October 30, 2008
Ponsford man gets four years in prison for sex crime
David Arthur Brown, 59, of Box 86, Ponsford, was sentenced in Becker County District Court on a serious felony charge of second-degree criminal sexual conduct, multiple acts. On July 23, 2007, a girl reported that Brown had sexually penetrated her multiple times from the summer...
October 30, 2008 - 12:00am
August 22, 2008
Man sentenced to prison for stealing, selling cars
Matthew Curtis Pederson, 22, of Town Lake, Lot 11, Box 51, Lake Park has been sentenced to prison for stealing two cars and selling them for scrap. He was charged with two felony counts of theft of a motor vehicle, value exceeding $2,500. On Aug.
August 22, 2008 - 12:00am
August 1, 2008
DL man sent to prison
A Detroit Lakes man has been sentenced to nine years in prison for first-degree burglary and possession of a dangerous weapon. Randy Brian Kohler, 39, of 308 Main Ave.
August 1, 2008 - 12:00am
March 30, 2008
Man sentenced to prison for forced sexual conduct
Robert Arthur Butcher, 42, of 49454 280th St., Ponsford has been sentenced to four years in prison for felony third-degree criminal sexual conduct -- force or coercion. On April 18, 2007, a sheriff's department investigation revealed that he had sexually penetrated a girl under...
March 30, 2008 - 12:00am
March 12, 2008
Waubun man gets 21 months in prison for violating no-contact order
Gene Michael Keezer, 30, of 2656 320th St., Waubun was sentenced to 21 months in prison on a felony charge of violating an order for protection. On Oct. 26 he made three early morning calls, apparently while intoxicated, to a woman who has a no-contact order against him. He also...
March 12, 2008 - 12:00am