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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.
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.
Walk-In Access lands open to public hunting Sept. 1 Beginning Thursday, Sept. 1, hunters can access 23,500 acres of private land across 46 counties in western and south-central Minnesota through the Walk-In Access program. "Hunters tell us that finding land to hunt is their biggest challenge," said Scott Roemhildt, Walk-In Access coordinator for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. "This program allows them to hunt high quality private land without knocking on doors looking for permission."
Few things say fall like a quaint, little town coming together to build an entire weekend-long festival around pumpkins. Lake Park's Pumpkin Fest is become an incredibly popular thing to do every fall, as the corn maise is set up, the classic car parade crawls through town, food vendors are set up and the entire downtown area is one, big, orange festival.
Surplus prairie chicken licenses on sale starting Sept. 12 Minnesota residents who applied in the lottery to hunt prairie chickens and did not get picked to receive a permit can purchase one of four surplus prairie chicken licenses for permit area 813 starting at noon Monday, Sept. 12. The licenses will be issued on a first come, first served basis. If these licenses remain unsold, Minnesota residents can apply for any unsold permits two days later, starting at noon Wednesday, Sept. 14.