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A Mahnomen man was seriously injured Thursday morning, Sept. 8, when the pickup he was driving veered off Highway 59 south of Mahnomen and struck a tree. According to a report released by the Minnesota State Patrol: The crash happened about 6:55 a.m. when a pickup driven by Gordon A. Peterson, 78, of Mahnomen, was northbound on Highway 59 about a mile south of Mahnomen. The pickup left the road and ended up striking a tree. Peterson was in critical condition when he was airlifted to Sanford Medical Center with serious injuries, the State Patrol said.
29 Years Ago (photo of kids) More and more people concerned with the educational development of children have determined that early learning experiences can shape a student's future. Exposure to the organized learning environment, even before the first day of kindergarten, can help kids develop an understanding of concepts and improve certain motor skills. That early push into learning gives many children a "head start" as they enter private and public schools in future years.
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A Ponsford man made his first court appearance in Becker County District Court on allegations that he stole a substantial amount of guns and other big items from a house he's accused of breaking into. Delarey Allen Basswood, 21, is facing first degree burglary charges after police received the call on Aug. 28.
Resources, with details available in a new, easy-to-use webpage at www.mndnr.gov/military . "This is a great time of year for veterans and service members who hunt to explore the license benefits offered by the DNR," said Steve Michaels, licensing program director. "The DNR appreciates and supports military service, and the new webpage includes a tool that allows users to quickly find what benefits may apply."
A Stanton, N.D. man has been sentenced for fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle. Jordan Allen Duke, 24, was arrested May 8 after an officer clocked him going 58 miles per hour in a 40 mile an hour road construction zone on Highway 34.
A Frazee man has been charged with felony criminal sexual conduct with an underage Detroit Lakes girl. Austin Michael LaFriniere, 18, was arrested after police received a phone call from his ex-girlfriend on Aug. 22. According to the complaint filed with Becker County District Court, the woman told deputies that she and LaFriniere had been arguing because she had reportedly found out LaFriniere had engaged in sex with a 14 year old girl the night before, telling police he had admitted as such to her.
A Princeton, Minn. man has been sentenced for selling a large amount of meth in Becker County. Marvin Ray Hanson Jr., 58, was sentenced to seven years and eight months in prison after being arrested earlier this spring. According to the complaint filed with Becker County District Court, a special agent in Becker County met with what they refer to as a "cooperating individual" who indicated they were expecting a delivery of one ounce of meth from a person they knew as "Marv".
Starry stonewort, an aquatic invasive species of macroalgae, has been confirmed in another Beltrami County lake, as well as in lakes in Cass, Itasca and Stearns counties.
Enbridge announced late Thursday it plans to suspend the Sandpiper Pipeline, citing changes in market conditions and Minnesota regulatory delays that prompted customers to invest in a different pipeline. Enbridge Energy Partners will withdraw applications pending with the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission and shelve the Sandpiper until North Dakota oil production recovers from the recent slowdown.