Tyson James Keezer, 23, of rural Waubun has been sentenced in Becker County District Court on a felony third-degree controlled substance charge. According to court records, on Sept. 16, 2016, an agent with the West Central Minnesota Drug and Violent Crime Task Force was informed that a confidential reliable informant had arranged to buy heroin from Keezer. Keezer sold a fifth of a gram of heroin. On Jan. 2, he appeared before District Judge Gretchen Thilmony, who sentenced him to 21 months in prison at St. Cloud, stayed 20 years.
Serious drug charges have been dropped against Dawn Lee Kier, 46, of Mahnomen, in Becker County District Court because she has been charged in federal court, which carries a higher potential penalty. Kier was charged in Becker County District Court with felony first-degree controlled substance crime for possessing more than 25 grams of heroin and felony second-degree controlled substance crime for possessing more than 25 grams of cocaine.
Judy Lynn Libby, 45, of Shakopee has been sentenced in Becker County District Court on a felony charge of depriving a parent of parental rights. According to court records, in December of 2014, a runaway girl spent a week at her home in Becker County with her and her son, who was in a relationship with the girl.
Nicole Marie Blackburde, 29, of Frazee has been sentenced to prison for her role in cashing a forged check in Detroit Lakes. She was charged in Becker County District Court with felony check forgery. A second felony charge and a gross misdemeanor charge of check forgery were dropped in a plea agreement.
Recent births at Essentia Health St. Mary's in Detroit Lakes
Hunters had expanded opportunities to harvest elk this past year after the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources offered more permits, a variety of permit types and a different season structure in one of the hunt zones. The DNR issued a total of 22 permits — 16 antlerless, four either-sex and two bull licenses. Hunters filled 17 of the 22 permits by harvesting five bulls and 12 cows in two zones in Kittson County.
A Waubun woman was injured Monday evening when her car rolled on Highway 113 in Little Elbow Township, Mahnomen County. Ellora Blue Accobee, 20, of Waubun suffered non life-threatening injuries, according to the State Patrol. She was wearing a seatbelt, and the airbag did not deploy. She was not taken to a hospital. She was westbound on highway 113 in a 2003 Kia Sorento and came into a curve too fast. The car left the roadway on the north side, went down a steep ditch, and rolled.
Recent births at Essentia Health St. Mary's Hospital in Detroit Lakes.
A Fargo man was injured when the semi he was driving ended up in the ditch, as he tried to avoid another semi that was fishtailing on Highway 9 near Borup early Monday morning. Rigoberto Ochoa, 60, of Fargo suffered non life-threatening injuries and was taken to Sanford Medical Center in Fargo, according to the State Patrol. He was wearing a seatbelt. No airbags deployed.
The Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary, Lakeland Unit 31 of Detroit Lakes, gave some holiday cheer to veterans when it presented the VA Medical Center in Fargo with approximately four dozen neck and heart pillows, of various designs, to be given to patients in the cardiac and medical wards. The pillows were sewn and filled by Charlotte Olson, Arvona Heck, and Nadine Harris.