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It was a close race in District 2, but Detroit Lakes native Ben Grimsley will keep his seat as county commissioner for another four years. Grimsley walked away with the...
The search for missing Becker County woman Melissa “Mitz” Eagleshield has been officially called off, according to police, but friends and family are far from done. A vigil is being held for the 42-year-old Detroit Lakes woman who was last seen in the early morning hours of Sunday, Oct. 5. Authorities say she walked away from a friend’s residence she was staying at along County Road 126 just south of Island Lake, likely between the hours of 3 and 5 a.m. “The unknown is so hard,” said Eagleshield’s mother, Linda Anderson, who lives down by the Twin Cities.
The Becker County Sheriff’s Department may be at a bit of a standstill on the Melissa Eagleshield case, but this unsolved mystery is more of a rarity these days. According to a report from the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, the Becker County Sheriff’s Department is one of the best in the state at solving serious crimes. The report, which tracks felonies like assault, sexual assault, robbery, burglary, kidnapping and homicide, has the sheriff’s department ranked No.
The Detroit Lakes Breakfast Rotarians are preparing to once again spread some beauty and smiles around the area. The twenty-second annual Roses from Rotary is right around the corner, set for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, Nov.
It isn’t always easy being man’s best friend — in fact, there are times when it’s downright ruff. That’s why a new dog grooming business in Detroit Lakes is offering...
The house decorations are up, the pumpkins carved and the fog machines and creepy moaning creatures are ready for vulnerable trick or treaters. With Halloween falling on a Friday this year, kids may have the luxury of staying out a little later than normal, but they must also be more vigilant about staying safe as they dart across roads. “With it being on a Friday, the challenge we’ll have this year is the bar crowd,” said Detroit Lakes Police Chief Tim Eggebraaten, who says officers will be out around the city “keeping an eye out” for potential problems. While Halloween typically see
Nikki Caulfield knows she has a way of surprising people who walk through her door. “I’ll hear, ‘What? You’re not old?’” laughed the seamstress who is not much over 30...
The Detroit Lakes man accused of shooting two arrows into a rural Dent woman with a crossbow and killing her has entered into a plea agreement. In that agreement, David Lee Stensrud, 58, would plead guilty to second degree murder (with the count of first degree murder dropped) and would accept a prison sentence of 38 and a half years, with a minimum of 25 years before he could be eligible for early release. This, after intentionally killing 69-year-old Geraldine Kading. According to testimony given at the plea hearing Thursday afternoon, Stensrud had be-friended Kading and her husband
They say it takes a village to raise a child, and around Becker County, children’s advocates from all over the “village” are joining forces to make sure its children are handed quality opportunities. The Detroit Lakes Kiwanis Club, along with the Becker County Early Childhood Initiative group and Muhube are collaborating on a newly launched project called the “Read and Lead” program. Armed with a $5,000 Bush-McKnight grant, program leaders were able to purchase hundreds of children’s books. This is where the Kiwanis group comes in. “Kiwanis members are signing up to go into prescho
What’s better than a steaming hot crock pot of homemade chili on a chilly day? Thirty crock pots full of chili offering a variety of flavor, spices and heat. That will be the scene at the Refuge in Detroit Lakes on Saturday, Nov. 1 beginning at 5 p.m., as the 4th annual Big Dog Chili Contest gets underway. The event is a fundraiser for the Refuge Ministries programming that helps them provide services to the homeless. “It’s a lot of fun,” said Mel Manning, president of the Refuge.