Chad David Fischer, 39, of Fargo has been charged in Becker County District Court with a felony fifth-degree controlled substance crime, and a petty misdemeanor open burning of prohibited materials. According to court records, on June 28 a Becker County deputy responded to a complaint about open burning and found people burning copper wire in a secluded location.
Gary Jon Schander, 50, of rural Lake Park has been charged in Becker County District Court with a felony count of failing to pay excise tax and two gross misdemeanor charges of intent to escape paying taxes. According to court records, Schander owns a 2004 Honda Accord and a 2007 Dodge Ram, both which have Montana license plates. Tax records allegedly show that his primary residence is Lake Park and both vehicles are owned by him through his business, Premier Alliance Inc., which has a Montana address.
Dennis Michael Norcross, 31, of Ponsford has been charged in Becker County District Court with felony violating the predatory offender registration law. According to court records, in 2000 he was convicted of a crime that required him to register as a predatory offender. On April 5, a Becker County deputy conducting a compliance check allegedly found that Norcross was only occasionally staying at his official residence and had been staying mostly at his girlfriend's residence. His current whereabouts are unknown.
This summer, the audience will be whisked away to the streets of Edwardian London as Northern Light Opera Company (NLOC) brings Lerner & Lowe's classic musical, "My Fair Lady," to the Armory Square stage in Park Rapids, July 27 through Aug. 4.
The Minnesota Commerce Department is warning Minnesotans of an insurance fraud scam involving individuals posing as representatives of Premier Health Plan, which earlier this year discontinued all of its health insurance products in Minnesota and nationwide. including Medicare Advantage plans.
Volunteers from across Minnesota are needed on Saturday, August 18 to participate in a statewide search for starry stonewort, Minnesota's newest aquatic invasive species. Hundreds of volunteers will gather at rendezvous sites statewide to learn how to identify starry stonewort and other aquatic invasive species and search for them in area lakes.
Benjamin James Birch, 24, of New York Mills has been charged in Becker County District Court with two counts of felony vehicular operation and gross misdemeanor DWI. According to court records, on June 30 Detroit Lakes police officers responded to a complaint about an apparent drunk driver in a white pickup truck, who had hit a female pedestrian in Peoples Park and left the scene. The woman was transported to Essentia St. Mary's Hospital by ambulance.
Anthony Leroy Vasecka, 27, of Callaway has been charged in Becker County District Court with felony fifth-degree controlled substance crime. According to court records, at 7:10 p.m. on June 30, Detroit Lakes police responded to a report of a suspicious person that had been sleeping in a car the last six hours at Ecumen. Vasecka was allegedly nervous and shaky and consented to a search of the vehicle. Officers found a plastic bag tied shut in the second row, with syringes inside. He allegedly admitted two were "dirty" with meth. A glass smoking pipe was also found.
The Becker County Sheriff's Department is looking for a missing Frazee girl, according to a post on their social media site. Codie Holt, 16, was last seen in rural Frazee yesterday. No other information was immediatly released.
LAKE PARK—Dollar General's newest store at 2092 S. Second St. in Lake Park is now open. The store offers everyday essentials at competitive prices. The Lake Park Dollar General will celebrate the store's official grand opening on Saturday, July 28 at 8 a.m. with free prizes and special deals. Additionally, the first 50 adult shoppers at the store will receive a $10 Dollar General gift card and the first 200 shoppers will receive a Dollar General tote bag with complimentary product samples, among other giveaways.