The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota urges consumers shopping for a vehicle online to be cautious of bogus auto dealer websites, including an entity claiming to be located in Fargo that has defrauded consumers of thousands of dollars over the past month. BBB first became aware of "Superior Auto Sales" and its website ( www.used-sas.com ) in mid-January, when concerned consumers submitted BBB Customer Reviews and Scam Tracker reports about recent interactions with Superior.
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. - Motorists traveling on Highway 200 between Highway 59 and Roy Lake are advised to drive with caution. Water over the road near the junction with Mahnomen County Road 4 is causing icy conditions.
Farmers who have conducted business with the Ashby Farmers Cooperative Elevator of Ashby, Minn., must submit a bond claim with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture by March 23. This applies to farmers that have not received payment or who had grain stored at the elevator. The elevator, in accordance with the law, held a $125,000 bond with the Department to help grain sellers and depositors mitigate any losses. To submit a claim, a farmer will need do the following steps: • Complete a Grain Bond Proof of Claim Form. This can be found at mda.state.mn.us/grain.
Conditions for snowmobile riding in many parts of the state are as good as they've been in a long time, prompting what Department of Natural Resources conservation officers call the biggest number of riders in years to hit the state's 22,000 miles of snowmobile trails. While zipping around on a sled is a great way to experience Minnesota's snow-covered outdoors, enforcement officials remind riders to leave the booze on the shelf or in the refrigerator until after they're done riding.
Several Detroit Lakes teens are all reportedly doing fine after a two-car collision on Highway 10 in Lake Park Sunday evening. According to the state patrol, a 17-year-old Detroit Lakes boy whose name was not released, was taken to Essentia St. Mary's Hospital.
A Detroit Lakes woman was injured in a two-vehicle crash today (Thursday) on Highway 10 in Lake Park. Nicole Lynn Steinmetz, 43, of Detroit Lakes suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to Essentia St. Mary's Hospital, according to the State Patrol. The driver of the second vehicle, Jaden Scott Dawson, 17, of Detroit Lakes, was not injured. The accident occurred when a westbound 2015 Ford Fusion SE driven by Steinmetz was stopped at red light.
Sturdevant Redfeather, 39, of Mahnomen has been charged in Becker County District Court with felony third-degree controlled substance crime, felony DWI, and felony fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle. According to court records, on Nov. 4, a White Earth police officer saw a vehicle with expired tabs driving on Pine Point Road. The officer attempted to pull over the vehicle, allegedly driven by Redfeather, but he refused to stop and continued onto Shinab Trail and then into a private driveway, where he stopped.
Ashley Nicole Pinske, 20, of Detroit Lakes has been sentenced in Becker County District Court on a felony charge of fifth-degree controlled substance crime. According to court records, on June 3, 2017, a Detroit Lakes police officer saw a vehicle go through a red light at an intersection. He pulled it over and spoke to the driver, smelling a strong odor of burnt marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. The occupants were removed and the vehicle was searched. A container of marijuana wax was found in an open purse in an area where Pinske had been sitting.
Anthony Wayne Simmons, 50, of rural Detroit Lakes has been sentenced in Becker County District Court on two felony counts of first-degree controlled substance crime. According to court records, On May 2, he sold a large chunk of meth, weighing just short of 30 grams, to a confidential reliable informant with the West Central Minnesota Drug and Violent Crime Task Force.
Sharon Ann Basswood, 34, of Ponsford has been sentenced in Becker County District Court for felony fifth-degree controlled substance crime and misdemeanor DWI. According to court records, at 10:53 p.m. on July 4, a trooper received a report of a man walking on Highway 34, with passing motorists concerned he would be hit by a car. The trooper gave him a ride back to his vehicle, which had run out of gas off Highway 34. Two women waiting with the car behaved suspiciously when the trooper showed up and showed multiple signs of being under the influence of chemicals.