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The forum for Becker County Board and sheriff candidates was hosted by the Detroit Lakes Area League of Women Voters and held at the packed public meeting room at the police department.
The couple and their two dogs were found dead at a residence in Lakeview Township, near Detroit Lakes, on Sept. 27.
Peterson was named Police Officer of the Year for his actions as a Mahnomen County deputy on Feb. 19, 2008, when he “apprehended two suspects who had just shot his partner, Deputy Chris Dewey,” according to a news release from the time from the Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association.
Prior to opening the new jail, $600,000 a year was budgeted for boarding inmates out of the county. But in 2021, with the new jail open, that expense went away and Becker County actually made $530,000 from the boarding of federal prisoners, along with boarding for other counties — which adds up to a $1.1 million budget turnaround.

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Nature's beauty from a weather perspective
Water year running averages suggest our wet period may have peaked.
When Jay Clark and Tammy Soma Clark began Rochester's Apples R Us in 2009 they only had 300 trees planted, now in 2022, they have over 12,500 with plans to plant a third orchard section by 2024.
The court backed a court-appointed referee who determined state Sen. Torrey Westrom, R-Alexandria, lives within the boundaries of the new Senate District 12 and meets the residency requirements for the 2022 general election.
Elections officials are asking the state Supreme Court to investigate
The call claimed six children at a Rochester school had been shot by a man with body armor and an AK-47

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