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‘Stretching’ those dollars
Lawmakers consider changes to state elections
World Day of Prayer is March 6
Last of the Really Cold Nights?
Dentists not smiling over state payments
Bellefeuille scores 1,000th in final game
Frazee places fourth at Class A state wrestling tournament
Lakers sweep season series from Spuds
Laker trio prepared for deep runs at state wrestling
DL Mites finish hockey season
Park Hotel was first hotel on corner
Turning back the pages
Learn more about Babe
Friday Matters: Everyday Christian
Thursday Matters: Everyday Redemption
Friends & Neighbors
Gas prices up again in Minnesota, nation
Marco Inc. purchases IT company, Solbrekk
Manufacturers to meet, talk exporting
Credit Union branch opening in DL location
Helping loved ones retire
Ladysmith Black Mambazo’s unique sound has brought long-lived success
Easton Corbin plays Shooting Star this Friday
Congressional Art Competition seeks high school artists
Black Violin brings classical-modern flare to Holmes stage Thursday
Potato Dumpling Dinner to benefit elderly
Today is a goner and not worth haggling over
Letter: Obama is a ‘proper’ Christian who loves America
Letter: Dayton’s infrastructure plan makes sense for MN
Letter: Obama’s ISIS strategy a ‘ghost in a snow storm’
Letter: Minimum wage increase isn’t the way out of poverty
Minnesota moose population still down
Take a trip for early open water fishing
Irruptions are common when food is limited, conditions harsh
Northland Fat Bike Rally to be held in Bemidji
Wild turkey opportunities explored in DNR class
What is your top food pick from the Minnesota State Fair?
December 17, 2008
Defense calls witnesses; closing arguments heard in Briard trial
Tuesday was the defense's turn to call witnesses, mainly trying to prove the alleged victim's lack of trustworthiness. The defense called two of Robert Briard's sons and three daughters-in-law to testify to the victim's need for attention, overactive thoughts and ability to lie. Ashley...
December 17, 2008 - 12:00am
December 12, 2008
Emotional testimony at Briard trial -- defense goes after alleged victim
Good thing there was a box of tissues next to the witness stand -- Thursday was an emotional day of testimony at the Robert Briard sexual abuse trial, as the victim and main prosecution witness took the stand. It was also a day of parry and thrust between Becker County Attorney...
December 12, 2008 - 12:00am
December 8, 2008
Criminal sexual conduct trial starts for prominent local businessman and hog farmer Robert Briard
Jury selection finished Tuesday in the Robert William Briard case. In all, 12 jurors and two alternates were selected to hear the case. Becker County prosecutors have charged Briard, 61, of 38501 County Road 56, Frazee, with a half-dozen counts of criminal sexual conduct. The...
news / Frazee
December 8, 2008 - 12:00am
November 19, 2008
Grand Forks police officer found guilty in reckless endangerment case
GRAND FORKS - A jury on Wednesday returned a verdict of guilty against David O'Toole, a Grand Forks officer charged with reckless endangerment in connection with a traffic stop in wind chills of 42 below that left Jason Hickman's ears frostbitten. O'Toole, 32, was charged with a...
news / crime
November 19, 2008 - 12:00am
September 24, 2008
Jury trial date set in child punishment case
A jury trial has been set for next month for Kevin Marlen Blomseth, 39, of 1760 Long Bridge Road, Lot 18, Detroit Lakes, who is charged with felony malicious punishment of a child and felony domestic assault. On April 12 at 10:25 p.m., a vehicle pulled up to the Detroit Lakes police...
September 24, 2008 - 12:00am
July 6, 2008
Letter: Anderson trial was unfair
I sat through the jury selection in Kenny Andersen's trial. Every one of the jurors selected had heard about the case. What ever happened to change of venue? This case had been highly publicized for almost a year in Becker County. How was this man supposed to get a fair trial?...
July 6, 2008 - 12:00am
Judge denies new trial for Andersen
A request for a new trial from Kenneth Eugene Andersen Jr., 35, has been denied. Andersen, of rural Waubun, was convicted last month of first-degree murder in the April 13, 2007, shooting death of Chad Swedberg of rural Ogema. His attorney, Simon George of Detroit Lakes, filed...
July 6, 2008 - 12:00am
June 4, 2008
After less than 24 hours, Becker County jury finds Andersen guilty
Despite a case that was based mainly on circumstantial evidence, it took a 12-person jury less than 24 hours to deliver a guilty verdict in the murder trial of rural Waubun resident Kenneth Eugene Andersen. Andersen, 34, was accused of shooting his lifelong friend Chad Swedberg...
June 4, 2008 - 12:00am
June 3, 2008
Prosecution says Andersen caught in web of lies, defense says state didn't prove its case
Closing arguments were heard Tuesday in the murder trial of 34-year-old Kenneth Andersen of rural Waubun. The jury began its deliberations shortly after 5:30 p.m., but no verdict was reached Tuesday and the jury will resume deliberations Wednesday morning. On Monday, both the...
June 3, 2008 - 12:00am
June 2, 2008
Prosecution, defense rest; closing arguments expected Tuesday in Andersen trial
It was a short, but eventful, day of testimony Monday at the murder trial of rural Waubun resident Kenneth Andersen. It began shortly after 9:30 a.m. with the cross examination of Special Agent Daniel Baumann of the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension by defense attorney Rory...
June 2, 2008 - 12:00am
May 30, 2008
Defense, prosecution each call their own firearms experts in Andersen trial
Friday's testimony in the murder trial of rural Waubun resident Kenneth Andersen was highlighted by a pair of firearms experts -- one called by the prosecution, and one called by the defense. Late Thursday afternoon, prosecutor Al Zdrazil had called to the stand a forensic scientist...
May 30, 2008 - 12:00am
Some forensic evidence in Andersen trial deemed "inconclusive"
Physical evidence linking a murder suspect to the crime is a key element in obtaining a conviction -- and unfortunately for the prosecution in the murder trial of rural Waubun resident Kenneth Andersen, some of the evidence presented during this week's testimony didn't appear as strong...
May 30, 2008 - 12:00am
May 29, 2008
Andersen's brother testifies at murder trial
Kenneth Andersen's older brother was called to testify Wednesday in the younger sibling's first-degree murder trial. Ken Andersen, 34, of rural Waubun, is accused of shooting his lifelong friend Chad Swedberg twice -- in the shoulder and hip areas -- with a high-powered rifle fired...
May 29, 2008 - 12:00am
May 27, 2008
Prosecutors: Stolen ATV may have been motive for murder
An ATV stolen from a Roseau County residence in late 2006 was at the crux of testimony Tuesday in the continuing murder trial of rural Waubun resident Kenneth Andersen. Andersen, 34, was indicted by a Becker County grand jury in September for first-degree, premeditated homicide...
May 27, 2008 - 12:00am