RURAL PONSFORD — Two people were killed, and two others injured Friday in a single vehicle crash that occurred on Becker County Highway 35, west of Ice Cracking Lodge, during the early morning hours. Phillip Edward Warren, 56, of Mahnomen, and Lorraine Lynn Warren, 54, of Ponsford, were pronounced dead at the scene. Two other occupants of the vehicle, 44-year-old Cynthia Ann Jones of Mahnomen and 32-year-old Robert James Warren of Ponsford, were also injured in the crash.
Brandon Scott Hesse Hamilton, 32, of Detroit Lakes has been sentenced in Becker County District Court on a felony charge of animal cruelty. According to court records, last August a Detroit Lakes police officer was called to Hesse Hamilton's house on Gary Avenue to check on the status of a dog that had been badly beaten. The officer was met by Hesse Hamilton's sister, who was holding a black and white Bluetick Coonhound puppy named Millie. She told the officer she was afraid that Millie's leg was broken.
Two people are dead after what police are calling homicides in rural Perham. According to a press release from the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to the residence at 5:17 a.m. this morning (Tuesday) on a reported assault. The release states that when they arrived, two deceased victims were discovered at the scene. A suspect was located and taken into custody, but the names of the victims and the suspect have not yet been released. Check back for more updates.
Lakes Women's Society has three chapters in Detroit Lakes: Hope, Lizzie and Crystal. The three chapters utilize educational programs to broaden members' horizons and enrich friendships and their local community. By sharing time, talents and financial resources they support a number of local charities. Recently, the Hope chapter was able to contribute $100 toward the Boys & Girls Club of Detroit Lakes, which is in the midst of a fundraising campaign to build an urgently needed are in a fund-raising campaign to build an urgently needed new facility.
A new scholarship opportunity for area high school graduates who are looking to pursue a career in health, business, manufacturing, engineering, computers and other technically-oriented fields has recently been made available by the Detroit Lakes Kiwanis Club. Kiwanis President recently announced that the club has established a Kiwanis Technical Scholarship Fund.
Derrick Thomas Yoder, 28, of rural Ogema, has been sentenced in Becker County District Court for felony third-degree burglary. According to court records, on Jan. 15 deputies responded to a burglary in progress at a rural Becker County property. Yoder and another man had stolen batteries out of boats stored in a pole shed and stolen a toolbox, as well as LED lights that were on a tool bench. A deputy pulled them over and the stolen items were found in their vehicle.
Samantha Bergh is the owner of Esthetically Pleasing, which is located inside EnVision Salon. A licensed esthetician, she specializes in micro-needling, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, customized facials, back facials, dermaplane, eyelash extensions, lash lifting and tinting, eyebrow tinting, and full body waxing. She is the only licensed esthetician in the area offering all of these services. "Skin is my passion! I make it my mission to educate on proper skin care and help men and women accomplish their skin goals," she said in a news release.
Fox James Bellanger, 27, of rural Waubun, has been charged in Becker County District Court with being a fugitive from justice from another state, a felony. According to court records, on March 23 a Cass County, N.D., probation officer filed a petition to revoke Bellanger's probation on a felony forgery conviction. He was arrested March 20 in Becker County. No extradition hearing was necessary—Bellanger had already signed an interstate compact transfer because he lived in Minnesota while on probation in North Dakota.
Matt Zimmerman has joined the J.Chivers Business Advisory group to become the commercial sales lead. His job will be to help grow the team and increase sales production. Zimmerman has a degree in business finance and worked in the real estate development division for Target Corp. in Minneapolis before relocating to the area. His background and experience will benefit the firm's commercial clients with all available services, including business strategy, commercial real estate, and mergers & acquisitions.
John Anderson concert April 20 at Shooting Star MAHNOMEN — Country singer and songwriter John Anderson will perform live at Mahnomen's Shooting Star Casino, Hotel & Event Center on Friday, April 20, at 8 p.m. Tickets are sold out.