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FIRES

Officer pushes car out of busy intersection, warnings given to multiple boaters, dirt bikes and ATVs tear up a hill on gated property, and other recent reports from the Detroit Lakes Police Department and Becker County Sheriff's Office
A porta-potty was tipped over, a cherry picker engine lift was stolen from a storage shed, and other recent reports from the Detroit Lakes Police Department and Becker County Sheriff's Office.
Two water rescues were needed on Sunday, downed power lines from severe weather caused multiple fires, and multiple camper burglaries were reported in Detroit Lakes.
A fire at the same farm on Christmas Eve 2020 caused the deaths of about 1,000 milking goats, 15 peacocks and a dog.

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Paint balls make a mess at Long Lake Park, a man with two warrants out asks a neighbor to call the police on him, and other recent reports from the Detroit Lakes Police Department and Becker County Sheriff's Office.
A property owner found a burglar in their basement, a girl at a convenience store was approached by a man wanting pictures of her feet, a train was seen leaking an unknown fluid, and other recent crime and fire reports from around Becker County.
On Saturday, May 7, a stump-burning fire spread to a nearby abandoned structure as well as several acres of land west of New York Mills.
With Western states enduring a historic drought, some towns are rejecting fireworks as a wildfire risk, even though nearly all civic fireworks displays are safely monitored by firefighters.
Unwanted parties removed from Perham businesses, codeine pills confected, distracted drivers get tickets and more from the Perham Police Department and Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office
The fire was called in about 5:30 a.m. by a motorist on the way to work, who saw flames coming out a window of the single-story house. Nobody was home at the time.

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Racoon bandit on the prowl, tires slashed, mailboxes raided and other reports from the Detroit Lakes Police Department and Becker County Sheriff's Office
The Washington Avenue building that formerly housed Mattson's Barber Shop, which was totaled by fire last fall, is no more as of this week. Building owner Jon Seaberg said there was no saving it: "There was fire and water damage, and then mold, and the structure itself was compromised; the floors were buckling."
Officer reaches out after student death, an ex takes revenge to social media, student rumbles on the rise, and other reports from the Detroit Lakes Police Department and Becker County Sheriff's Office.

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