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Flash mob says 'goodbye' to Principal Nelson
Lane closures on Highway 10 in Detroit Lakes lifted for Memorial Day weekend
Cause of Thumper Pond Lodge roof collapse still unknown; major renovation planned
Minneapolis cop indicted for unreasonable force while off duty
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Angels down Bulldogs in home opener
DL ends baseball regular season with win at TRF
Bemidji upsets Laker softball in opening round of playoffs
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Congratulations Lake Park-Audubon Class of 2015
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Essentia Health-St. Mary’s births
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Salmon, asparagus dishes are great for summer
Friends & Neighbors
New early childcare center opens in DL
Zurn named Farmers Feed the World rep
B&G Club Thrift Store gives away furniture
March of Dimes gives Essentia DL honors
MN gas prices take pre-Memorial hike
Miller's Mad Max is back in action in 'Fury Road'
REO Speedwagon coming to Shooting Star this Friday
NYM Regional Art Show opens May 27
DL’s Tuesdays in the Park starts June 2
Tauring to headline festival at Hjemkomst
Letter: DL schools need to follow grading policy
Memorializing our fallen soldiers
Do you mind if I take this call?
Oil safety lawsuit unhelpful
Letter: ‘Helpless’ to save family farm from sale to another
Busy opener brought lots of anglers to area lakes
Otter Tail Lakes Country Fishing Report
It’s tick season again; Here’s some tips to prevent a bite
Admission is free to the birding orchestra performance
Huge sturgeon drags Minnesota fisherman in circles on Mississippi
Lake & Home Real Estate - June 2015
Summer Scene - May 2015
Discover the outdoors at wildlife sanctuary
Try one of the many golf courses in the area
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December 12, 2013
Minnesota police charge man with rape, say he scrubbed victim with bleach
Police in Minnesota said on Thursday they have arrested a man suspected of kidnapping and raping a woman, then scrubbing her body with bleach and giving her bus fare to go home. Gideon Arrington, 35, of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, was impersonating a police officer when he approached...
news / crime
December 12, 2013 - 4:30pm
June 13, 2013
Halstad mayor facing rape charge gets restraining order against accuser
ADA, Minn. – In a courtroom here on Wednesday, the mayor of Halstad denied multiple rape charges against him and tried to make sure the alleged victim stays away from his children. A civil restraining order has been issued in Norman County District Court, not against Steve Sortland,...
news / crime
June 13, 2013 - 8:21am
June 12, 2013
Halstad mayor steps aside after being accused of sexual assault
The mayor of Halstad, Minn., is taking a leave of absence after being accused of rape. Steve Sortland, 44, is charged with two counts of criminal sexual assault. According to the criminal complaint, Sortland pushed a female victim to do sexual acts after she said no. The victim...
news / crime
June 12, 2013 - 8:23am
June 4, 2013
Bucking 20-year minimum, Cass County judge sentences convicted rapist to 5 years
FARGO – In a rare departure from the mandatory minimum prison sentence required by state law, a Cass County judge on Monday spared a 20-year-old convicted of forcible rape from 20 years in prison, instead sentencing him to five years. Without Judge Wickham Corwin’s ruling,...
news / crime
June 4, 2013 - 9:32am
February 9, 2010
Elbow Lake man gets 12 years for abduction, rape of teenage girl
FERGUS FALLS, Minn.
news / crime
February 9, 2010 - 8:35am
November 11, 2008
WE Fest loses civil suit filed by rape victim
The jury has reached a verdict in the civil suit filed by a woman who was raped at WE Fest two years ago -- and has found in her favor. The now 23-year-old Stearns County woman filed the suit in December 2007, against Festivals and Concert Events (FACE), Inc., which owns WE Fest,...
November 11, 2008 - 12:00am
September 2, 2008
Mayville, N.D. woman frustrated by delays in rape investigation
MAYVILLE, N.D. -- Craig and Nancy Peterson were on the verge of getting a divorce.
September 2, 2008 - 11:00am
July 16, 2008
Bail set at $50K for 17-year-old North Dakota boy accused of rape
FARGO - A judge set bail at $50,000 cash or bond Wednesday for a 17-year-old boy accused of raping a woman who police later found running along a street naked from the waist down. Joshua Poitra, Belcourt, N.D., is charged with Class AA felony gross sexual imposition and Class C felony...
July 16, 2008 - 12:00pm
April 11, 2008
Fargo police seek false reporting charge against Dent woman who claimed she was kidnapped and raped
Authorities are asking prosecutors to charge a 25-year-old Dent, Minn., woman with making a false report to law enforcement after she told police Tuesday she was kidnapped at knifepoint and raped in Fargo. About 1 a.m. Tuesday, De-boarh Lee Monson went to a Fargo MeritCare Hospital...
April 11, 2008 - 12:00am