Pamela Kay Ellis, 51, of Ponsford has been sentenced in Becker County District Court for felony fifth-degree controlled substance crime. Misdemeanor and petty misdemeanor charges of controlled substance crime were dropped in a plea agreement. According to court records, on Oct. 1, she was a passenger in a 2004 Saturn Ion that was pulled over by a tribal police officer on Becker County Road 35. A temporary registration notice taped to the back window had been altered.
Alissa Jo Rodewald, 27, of rural Detroit Lakes has been sentenced in Becker County District Court for felony third-degree controlled substance crime. A felony charge of fifth-degree controlled substance crime and a gross misdemeanor charge of bringing contraband into jail were dismissed. According to court records, on Aug. 21, she was involved in the sale of 3.62 grams of meth (with packaging) for $360 to a confidential reliable informant with the West Central Minnesota Drug and Violent Crime Task Force.
About this workshop: If you are a practitioner with stormwater BMP practices responsibilities including inspection, maintenance or supervise such activities, this hands-on two-day workshop is for you. Using real-life case studies, hands-on field and classroom exercises, we will help you learn the fundamentals of operation, how to assess the effectiveness of current practices by using visual inspection forms and to create and execute a maintenance work plan.
John William Horton, 35, of Detroit Lakes, has been sentenced in Becker County District Court for felony domestic assault. A second charge of felony domestic assault was dismissed in a plea agreement. According to court records, on Jan. 11 Becker County deputies were dispatched to a residence on County Road 132 and found that Horton had assaulted his live-in girlfriend of six months — slapping her face and hitting her in the arm and stomach. He used a "knife-hand" strike on her arm, badly bruising her bicep.
Local students named to MSUM dean's list MOORHEAD — Several local students have been named to the Minnesota State University Moorhead dean's list in recognition of academic achievement during fall semester 2018. Among those to qualify for the honor were the following (students listed by hometown; fields of study in parentheses):
The Great American Think-Off is seeking essay submissions for its 27th annual philosophy competition. It is free to submit your essay of 750 words or less, answering the question "To vote or not to vote: does it matter?" Your insight, values and beliefs could win you $500 cash and an all-expense-paid-weekend in New York Mills. Essays are due by April 1.
Brett Warren Stevens, 24, of Ponsford has been sentenced in Becker County District Court for gross misdemeanor fifth-degree assault. A felony charge of second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon was dropped in a plea agreement. According to court records, on Sept. 20, Becker County officers responded to an assault report on the 46000 block of Shinob Trail in Pine Point Township.
Funeral services for White Earth Chairman Terry Tibbetts will be held at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Mahnomen at 2 p.m. Friday. The visitation today begins at 6 p.m. followed by a wake service at 7 p.m. through the night at the Naytahwaush Sports Complex. The White Earth Tribal council has announced that free rides will be available for Chairman Tibbetts's funeral service Friday and free shuttle services for today's wake. Friday’s services: White Earth Public Transit and Circle of Life Academy will provide transportation on Friday, March 22, as follows:
The Minnesota State Band will perform in concert, under the direction of Keith Liuzzi, at 7 p.m. Friday, March 22 at the Park Rapids Area High School auditorium. The concert will feature two band members as soloists: Tom Wells on tuba (Park Rapids) and Fred Larson on clarinet (Wadena). The band also will perform its most recently commissioned work, "One Fair Summer Eve" by David Evan Thomas. This four-movement suite (Pronto, Carousel, Princess Kay of the Milky Way, On Machinery Hill) depicts different aspects of the Minnesota State Fair.
Dustin Lee Crider, 21, of Fergus Falls, has been sentenced in Becker County District Court for felony second-degree burglary. He was originally charged with felony first-degree possession of a dangerous weapon and felony theft. According to court records, on July 12, 2018, he and another man were involved in an apartment burglary in Becker County in which a .22 caliber rifle, a 55-inch TV set and an Xbox One game system were stolen, and another TV was damaged. The other man admitted their guilt, and Crider was also caught on video carrying the rifle case.