DETROIT LAKES — Motorists on Highway 59 south of Detroit Lakes will encounter road closures and detours beginning Monday, Aug. 6, as crews begin a resurfacing project from Willow Street in Detroit Lakes to just south of the Otter Tail County line. The first stage of the project will begin after WE Fest on Aug. 6, and traffic will be detoured to County Road 22 and County Road 6. This detour (Detour B) will remain in place through the end of August.
Corinne Marie Fingalson, 54, of rural Frazee has been charged in Becker County District Court with felony third-degree assault and misdemeanor domestic assault. According to court records, on June 28 a man reported that Fingalson, his girlfriend, had assaulted him and he was bleeding. Arriving on the scene, deputies saw a large amount of blood on the man's arms, a small pool of blood on the kitchen floor, and blood drops throughout the kitchen. He was wiping blood off his face and hands with a rag.
Charles K.C. Hughes Jr., 24, of Detroit Lakes has been sentenced in Becker County District Court for felony domestic assault. A gross misdemeanor charge of fourth-degree assault on a peace officer was dropped in a plea agreement.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed a report of a zebra mussel in East Loon Lake in Otter Tail County. East Loon Lake is between and connected to East Spirit Lake and Sybil Lake, both of which were confirmed as having zebra mussels in 2016. A lake user contacted the DNR after finding a single adult zebra mussel in East Loon Lake, which DNR specialists confirmed through photos and the specimen itself. No additional zebra mussels were found during a follow-up survey.
A resident and two Becker County deputies received Lifesaver awards from the Becker County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday at the Becker County Board meeting. One went to Becker County Deputy Adam Douglas for saving the life of a heroin overdose victim in March. The incident occurred east of Detroit Lakes shortly before 4 p.m. on March 23, when the sheriff's office got a 911 call asking for help for an unresponsive male, said Becker County Sheriff Todd Glander.
Stewart named to dean's list at St. Mary's WINONA — Detroit Lakes' own Paul Stewart, son of Michael and Michelle Stewart, was among those students named to the second semester, 2017-18 dean's list at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota. The list includes 326 undergraduate students who earned a grade point average of 3.60 or better (on a 4.0 scale) for the semester. Area students named to BSU dean's list
The semi truck driver who struck and killed a 16-year-old Vining boy a little over a year ago was found guilty Thursday in Otter Tail County Court. A jury found Jason Vadner, 36, of Wheaton, Minn. guilty of criminal vehicular homicide and misdemeanor careless driving for a head-on crash that killed Henning/Vining sophomore Jacob Quam April 13, 2017 as the teen was on his way to school.
Branden Ray Nelson, 22, of Detroit Lakes, has been sentenced in Becker County District Court for felony domestic assault - strangulation. A misdemeanor domestic assault charge was dropped in a plea agreement. According to court records, at 12:25 a.m. on March 7, a Frazee police officer responded to a domestic assault report at a Frazee residence. A woman there told the officer that Nelson, her boyfriend, had thrown her around and she had hit her head hard. She also reported that he had choked her with his hands around her neck and she had not been able to breathe.
Leadership Detroit Lakes is a business and community leadership program designed to provide participants with an educational opportunity that enables them to learn about the area's resources, values, strengths and opportunities. Participants from around the Detroit Lakes area will learn valuable leadership skills, connect with area leaders and learn how to use their own personal strengths to make a difference in their workplace, careers and in our community.
Timothy Alan Dreyer, 53, of Taylors Falls, Minn, has been sentenced in Becker County District Court to more than five years in prison for felony first-degree controlled substance crime. According to court records, on Dec. 21 a special agent with the West Central Minnesota Drug and Violent Crime Task Force was working with a cooperating individual who indicated that he was set to receive an ounce of meth in Becker County.