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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.
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.
A hat trick from Annah Schussman helped lift the Bemidji High School girls soccer team to a 5-0 win over Detroit Lakes on Thursday at the Bemidji Middle School soccer...
MOORHEAD - The ninth grade football team from Wahpeton had to find another ride home from Moorhead Thursday, Sept. 1, after their bus went up in flames. No one was on the bus at the time. The bus driver says the bus was acting strangely on the way to Moorhead, and he noticed transmission problems. He dropped off the 25 players and told them to take their things. He parked it away from cars in the Horizon Middle School parking lot, and 15 minutes later the bus went up in flames.
ADA, Minn.—One person was injured early Wednesday, Aug. 31, when the car she was driving left the road and crashed in rural Norman County. Cynthia L. Smith, 62, of Fertile, was westbound on Highway 200 several miles east of Ada when her car drifted off the road and down an embankment, causing the car to roll, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Smith suffered injuries that were not life-threatening, the State Patrol said. The crash happened about 8:05 a.m.