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MAHNOMEN, Minn. -- A Moorhead, Minn., man has been charged with animal cruelty and chasing a wild animal in a motor vehicle in the Labor Day weekend drowning death of a buck on a northwest Minnesota lake. The two misdemeanor charges were filed Tuesday in Mahnomen County District Court.
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. -- The man who founded Minnesota’s Zorbaz restaurant chain has died. Tom Hanson launched Zorbaz more than 45 years ago in a former candy store on the Detroit Lakes beach. Back then, he was a 23-year-old drama and debate teacher and coach, and Zorbaz was only open in the summertime, when school was out.
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. -- Of the three breeders mentioned in the Minnesota breakout of “The Horrible Hundred 2015: Puppy Mills Exposed,” two of them are in Becker County in northwest Minnesota. The report, produced annually by the Humane Society of the United States, lists John and Lyle Renner’s kennel and Michelle Sonnenberg’s kennel, both off Highway 34 in rural Detroit Lakes, as repeat offenders.
DETROIT LAKES — Becker County Human Services Director Nancy Nelson resigned after clashing with other department heads, the county administrator and at least one county commissioner on policy and budget issues. Other commissioners lost faith in her ability to answer questions about her department or follow through on promises to find the answer and get back to them. After filing two Minnesota Data Practices Act requests, Detroit Lakes Newspapers gained access to a redacted version of the extensive investigatory report conducted on behalf of the county by Kristi Hastings with the Pemberton, S