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Becker County Chief Deputy and longtime investigator John Sieling is hanging it up after nearly four decades of crime-solving. Sieling, a Lake Park native, has done something few people do – he’s spent his entire career in one office. He started working for the Becker County Sheriff’s Department in May of 1975, working as a boat and water deputy. Sieling worked jail, he worked dispatch, he worked as a regular patrol deputy.
He’s not a guy that likes a lot of limelight. “I don’t really like to talk about myself at all,” said Becker County Sheriff Kelly Shannon. “I’d rather give credit to the people working around me because they really do deserve it.” But the fact is, Shannon has stood quietly in law enforcement leadership roles for years around Becker County. Now, he prepares to say goodbye. Shannon steps down from his post on Jan.
When Paul Hanson read a story in the Detroit Lakes Newspapers about a little local girl who was born with a congenital ear deformity called microtia, a lot of emotions came rushing in. “That’s exactly what I had,” said Hanson, who now lives in Union Central Senior Living in Detroit Lakes. 7-year-old Kristina Heinlein captured Hanson’s heart after he read about how she had written a book about her numerous surgeries.
The unseasonably un-snowy weather has local snowmobile enthusiasts chomping at the bit. “I have a friend out in Barnesville who has been doing the snow dance every night, so I’ve been teasing him that he must be doing it wrong,” laughed Wayne Schlauderaff of the ULTRA snowmobile club in Detroit Lakes. Schlauderaff says although they’re all hoping for significant snow, he says the ULTRA ’80s & Older Classic Cruise Snowmobile Ride will go on. “If there’s not enough snow, we’ll just ride the lake,” he said, adding that the purpose of the event is to get together and run the old beaut
The ribbon was cut as members of the lakes community celebrated RDO Equipment’s official grand opening for its new location in Hawley Friday. The John Deere implement, which has been a fixture in Hawley in one capacity or another for over 50 years, plowed its way towards a strong future when it invested in building a facility twice its former size. The business is now located at 110 Michael Street S. in Hawley, right along Highway 10.
A Fergus Falls City Council member and Minnesota State University Moorhead instructor is dead after a high speed chase from police in Otter Tail County Monday evening. Timothy Rundquist, 62,...
One Detroit Lakes area man is making it his mission to explore Becker County in an unusual way. “My goal is to walk every single public road in the county,” said Lowell Deede, who lives just north of Floyd Lake. “I think it’s great exercise, a great way to see the county, and I think it would be quite an accomplishment if I can finish.
When the mission of the Compassion House changed from men over to women and children, executive director Lynette Price thought she’d have until sometime in January to prepare. What she didn’t expect when the news broke earlier this month, was the response. “We had mothers show up at our door who were in desperate situations, and we just knew that they couldn’t be turned away — we had to make it work,” said Price, who despite the fact that not much staff had been hired, scrambled to get things in place for the families. Price says they are going to cap it off at four mothers and nine c
2015 is only days away, and for those looking to ring in the New Year family-style, there are a few different options in Detroit Lakes. DLCCC