DL News Staff
U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman (R-Minn.) joined three other senators Thursday in lauding the merits of the proposed Combat Meth Act. The legislation is attached to the reauthorization of the federal Patriot Act, which may get a final vote by March 1. Combat Meth Act includes millions of dollars for drug treatment and law enforcement, plus nationwide restrictions on the retail sales of cold medicines containing pseudoephedrine, ephedrine and phenylpropanolamine.
A man who was mistakenly released from the Clay County Jail turned himself back in Tuesday after more than a month of freedom. John Patrick Murphy, 56, turned himself in at the jail about 11 p.m., Clay County Sheriff Bill Bergquist said. Murphy, 2016 1st Ave. S., Fargo, walked out of the jail Jan.
A Becker County jury found a White Earth man guilty of two felony charges Thursday. District Judge John Pearson set the sentencing of Wilmar Hanks, 33, on March 30. The jury deliberated for less than two hours before reach the verdict. Hanks was charged with one count each of second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. The charges stem from an Oct. 1, 2005, incident in White Earth. Hanks observed two men assault Cody Eaglefeather, White Earth, earlier that day.
A Ponsford man was sentenced on a felony charge in Becker County District Court Wednesday. District Judge Thomas Schroeder stayed an 18-month prison sentence against Travis Norcross, 23, and ordered he serve six months in jail for violation of a protection order. Norcross was fined $597 and will be on supervised probation for up to five years. Norcross was arrested by a White Earth police officer Nov. 18, 2005, after he was observed driving in a Pine Point Township road ditch.
It has been a typical winter in terms of the number of low income heating assistance applications received by the Mahube Community Council in Detroit Lakes. To date, Mahube has completed 2,800 applications from residents in Becker, Mahnomen and Hubbard counties, according to program supervisor Nancy Cummings. Cummings said that number, along with the money issued, is about equal to the previous winters.
The following information was taken from reports at the Becker County Sheriff's Department and the Detroit Lakes Police Department. Thursday, Feb. 2 at 3:40 p.m., the DL Animal Hospital reported in an abandoned cat, which resulted in theft of services valued at $1,222. Tuesday, Feb.
MCDONOUGH-SOMERVILLE -- a girl, Paige Marie; born February 8, 2006, weighing 7 lbs. 4 oz. to Kristin McDonough.