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Leech Lake chairman shows support for DAPL protesters
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CROSS COUNTRY: BHS boys repeat as Section 8AA champs, Hamrin headed back too
MEN'S HOCKEY: Beavers learned lots from sweep at North Dakota
WOMEN'S HOCKEY: BSU bracing for physical series with UND
TENNIS: BHS junior Kelm still alive in Class AA singles consolation bracket
AREA VOLLEYBALL: Blackduck, K-N, CL-B lose in 8A playoffs
Monte T. Olson
Danielle Taylor Rivera
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Jerome "Jerry" Stubbe
KELSI TURNER COLUMN: On rejection
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Do you care to give?
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: As tradition goes
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: What will be your last words to someone?
KELSI TURNER COLUMN: How to harvest wild rice
Off The Record: Negan Was The Shot In The Arm ‘The Walking Dead’ Needed
PODCAST: The JOE-DOWN Reviews “KISS Meets The Phantom Of The Park”
Famed musician Bobby Vee dies
BHS grad nominated for Bessie Award
Book signing with Barbara Schlichting
On the Mark
NELSON COLUMN: Mild weather keeps anglers on the water
MASTER GARDENERS: Think differently about garden clean up
WATCH: Meet a central Minnesota family whose made its living off wild rice for four generations
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: The mice are everywhere it seems
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Johnson anniversary celebration
MILESTONES: Gullickson-Boerboom engagement
MILESTONES: Dunbar birthday
COMMENTARY: Why I resigned from the Republican Party
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Dakdok, others fan the flames of Islamaphobia
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Joe Vene fights for our veterans
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July 31, 2014
Detroit Lakes man accused of exchanging nude pictures with teen
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. -- A Detroit Lakes man faces two felony charges in Becker County after allegedly exchanging nude pictures with a 15-year-old girl via Facebook. Dallas Dale Petree, 19, is charged with possessing pornographic work-computer disk/electronic/magnetic/optical...
July 31, 2014 - 1:50pm
July 18, 2014
Rural Vergas man killed in Becker County rollover
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. -- Excessive speed was likely the cause of a rollover that killed a rural Vergas man Thursday morning, according to Becker County sheriff's Sgt. Shane Richards. Kevin James Evans, 57, was driving a minivan north on Becker County Road 17 about 8 a.m....
July 18, 2014 - 10:20am
July 2, 2014
Zebra mussel found in another Becker County Lake
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. -- A zebra mussel has been found in Pickerel Lake near Cotton Lake in central Becker County, and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources plans to declare the lake infested today. Gary Thompson, owner of Tri-State Diving, said he found a solitary...
July 2, 2014 - 8:55pm
June 27, 2014
Zebra mussels found in Becker County lake
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. – Zebra mussels have been discovered in Lake Melissa near Detroit Lakes, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources confirmed Friday. The DNR’s discovery is the first time the invasive species has been found in the Detroit Lakes area, Barry Stratton,...
June 27, 2014 - 12:21pm
May 3, 2014
Becker County boy, 5, dies in skid-steer accident
BECKER COUNTY, Minn. – A 5-year-old boy died Thursday evening in a farm accident south of Wolf Lake, according to the Becker County Sheriff’s Department. It appeared the boy tried to get into a skid-steer loader by crawling between the bucket and the frame of the machine,...
May 3, 2014 - 5:47pm
April 30, 2014
Former Becker County sheriff agrees to plea deal
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. -- A plea agreement has been reached in the case against former Becker County Sheriff Tim Gordon, who is accused of swindling the public by selling the sheriff’s office a used boat and passing it off as new. Under the deal, which is pending a judge’s...
April 30, 2014 - 8:33am
March 29, 2014
Bemidji man accused of stealing squad car faces six felony charges
Paula Quam Forum News Service DETROIT LAKES — Charges have been filed against a Bemidji man accused of stealing wine from a liquor store, then leading police on a chase and stealing their squad car after threatening them with a shotgun. Ty Justin Andree, 23, faces six felony...
March 29, 2014 - 10:32pm
March 22, 2014
Bemidji man arrested after deputies fire shots during chase in Becker County
Forum News Service DETROIT LAKES, Minn. – A Bemidji man was in custody after a 10-mile chase Friday night in Becker County in which two deputies fired their weapons. Ty Justin Andree, 23, was jailed on suspicion of possessing a stolen firearm and faces other charges...
March 22, 2014 - 7:31pm
December 31, 2013
Fatal house fire results in arrest in Becker County
PONSFORD, Minn. – One person died and another is in custody in a house fire Monday near here, the Becker County Sheriff’s Department reported. The fire at 29486 County Road 129 was called in about 4:41 p.m., Sheriff Kelly Shannon said in a news release. When deputies...
December 31, 2013 - 10:59am
July 17, 2013
Land transfer at White Earth completed under settlement
MAHNOMEN, Minn. -- The long-awaited completion of a land transfer under the White Earth Land Settlement Act has finally been reached. The last...
July 17, 2013 - 5:36pm
May 23, 2013
Two Becker County deputies rescue dog from wildfire
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. -- Two Becker County sheriff’s deputies helped save a scared family dog caught in the Green Valley wildfire last week near Menahga. Deputy Todd Glander and Deputy Jon Peterson were helping with the evacuation of homes threatened by the fire, according to...
May 23, 2013 - 8:01pm
January 29, 2013
Bail set at $2 million for Detroit Lakes man accused in shooting
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. (AP) — A Detroit Lakes man is charged after a weekend shooting that killed one man and wounded another. Thirty-eight-year-old Ronald Quiceno is charged in Becker County with second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder. The complaint alleges Quiceno...
January 29, 2013 - 4:44pm
November 5, 2012
Hunter dies in ATV rollover in Becker County
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. -- A hunter died Saturday morning in Becker County when the all-terrain vehicle he was driving rolled over and pinned him, according to the Becker County Sheriff’s Office. Michael Anthony Diieso, 55, of North Palm Beach, Fla., was traveling to his hunting site...
November 5, 2012 - 11:52am
September 25, 2012
Victim of one-vehicle rollover identified
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. – A Ponsford man who died Friday in a one-vehicle rollover in Becker County has been identified by the Becker County Sheriff’s Office as Delmar John Basswood, 22. According to the Sheriff’s Office , the crash was reported about 10:30 a.m. Friday on Highway...
September 25, 2012 - 8:48am
September 7, 2012
Richwood rollover victim identified
RICHWOOD, Minn. – The Becker County Sheriff’s Office has identified the victim of a rollover on Wednesday near Richwood as Nicholas Alan Lehmann of rural Callaway. The sheriff’s office said Wednesday that Lehmann was found dead after apparently being ejected from an SUV...
September 7, 2012 - 9:12am