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Crash near Ice Cracking Lake kills two, injures two
DL man sentenced for animal cruelty
Murder suspect bludgeoned Otter Tail County mother, son with pipe wrench, charges say
County museum abloom with events this weekend
Dragon Open kicks off summer golf tournaments June 11
Vikings open season at home against 49ers, have four nationally televised games
Raiders down Patriots late in season-opening victory
NorthStar Academy team accepted into new hockey league
Summit to address football concerns in Minnesota
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
Lottie Ann Thomas
Merle R. Meyer
George B. Scarborough
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
Divided loyalties--don't be quick to judge
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
March 29, 2018
Frazee man gets prison time for arson
Michael Jack Strehlow, 26, of rural Frazee, has been sentenced in Becker County District Court for felony first-degree arson. According to court records, the Becker County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a fire near Highway 10 and upon arriving at the scene found a mobile...
March 29, 2018 - 11:58am
Ogema man gets prison for threatening ex-girlfriend
Martin Joseph Bellecourt, 46, of rural Ogema, has been sentenced in Becker County District Court for felony threats of violence. A felony stalking charge was dropped in a plea agreement. According to court records, about 6 a.m. on Aug. 15 he threw a rock through the window screen...
March 29, 2018 - 11:47am
February 28, 2018
Man gets five years on firearms violation
Lawrence William Goodman, also known as Lawrence William Eaglefeather, also known as Sonny Goodman, 39, of Mahnomen, has been sentenced in Becker County District Court on a felony firearm violation — felon convicted of a crime of violence. According to court records, on Jan....
February 28, 2018 - 10:00am
February 18, 2018
Waubun man gets five years for loaded handgun
Stephen Clifford Stone, 26, of rural Waubun has been sentenced in Becker County District Court to five years in prison for felon in possession of a firearm, a felony. Fourth- and fifth-degree felony drug charges were dropped in a plea agreement. According to court records, at 10:14...
February 18, 2018 - 9:00am
February 17, 2018
Man gets 23 months in prison for escape
Nicholas Edward Durant, 27, of White Earth has been sentenced in Becker County District Court to nearly two years in prison for felony escape from custody. According to court records, on June 4 Detroit Lakes police were called to the Minnesota Department of Corrections' halfway house...
February 17, 2018 - 5:00pm
February 15, 2018
Waubun man gets 43 months for burglary
Justin Ryan Finch, 23, of rural Waubun has been sentenced in Becker County District Court for felony second-degree burglary. According to court records, on March 12 White Earth tribal police responded to a burglary report at a residence on Highway 113 in Becker County. The homeowner...
February 15, 2018 - 5:00pm
January 26, 2018
Cocaine sale brings 5 years in prison
Ethan Patrick Winter, 24, whose last address is with the Teen Challenge program in Brainerd, has been sentenced to more than five years in prison for selling cocaine. He was charged in Becker County District Court with felony first-degree controlled substance crime. According to court...
January 26, 2018 - 4:00pm
January 8, 2018
DL teen gets prison for knife attack
A Detroit Lakes man who a witness said "just went crazy with a knife" has been sentenced to prison. Casey Dakota Essary, 18, was sentenced Dec. 22 in Becker County District Court on a felony second-degree assault charge. A second felony charge of second-degree assault was dropped...
January 8, 2018 - 4:00pm
December 22, 2017
Man gets prison for Waubun assault, theft
Jeremy Jerome Person, 29, of the Todd County Detention Center in Long Prairie, has been sentenced to more than three years in prison for robbery. He was sentenced in Becker County District Court on a felony charge of simple robbery. A felony charge of first-degree aggravated robbery...
December 22, 2017 - 8:00am
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