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BECKER COUNTY

“We have critical systems,” said Chief Deputy Shane Richard. “When we have a failure, we need someone with the knowledge of our systems here, someone who can basically spring into action and fix the issues.”
The man drowned in Detroit Lake on June 8 after jumping into the water from a pontoon, according to the Becker County Sheriff's Office.
Lowell Deede, a retired wildlife biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Office, began volunteering for the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) in 2015, collecting water samples and measuring water clarity.
The family wants the gnome back enough to take out an unusual full-page newspaper ad in the Detroit Lakes Tribune, offering a $100 reward for information “leading to the safe and secure recovery of GnomeGnome.”

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Phillip Lokken was given a year of unsupervised probation after he ripped the whistle off the ref's shirt.
Lisa Marie Blakely, 54, of Bemidji, has been sentenced in Becker County District Court for felony fifth-degree controlled substance crime.
Kira, a rescued dog from Perham, will be featured on 40,000 cans of Busch beer this fall after winning the Busch Bark Bracket, part of the company's "dog brew" series to be sold nationwide.
A Frazee, Minnesota, woman was charged with kidnapping, terrorizing and assault. Her boyfriend and another woman also face terrorizing charges in connection to the incident.
Two trains were involved in a derailment west of Frazee on Feb. 17; blocking rail traffic in both directions between Frazee and Detroit Lakes. No injuries were reported at the scene and nearby residents were evacuated by law enforcement as a precaution while investigators assess the content of the derailed cars.
A 21-year-old Osage man was killed in a single vehicle rollover crash near mile marker 61 on Highway 34 in Carsonville Township, near Osage, Minn., on Sept. 22, 2021. The driver was the sole occupant in the vehicle at the time of the rollover and was not wearing his seatbelt. Alcohol is believed to have played a role in the crash, according to a Minnesota State Patrol incident report.

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A 79-year-old woman was found dead in the remnants of a house fire near Frazee on Sept. 20. By the time firefighters arrived at the scene, most of the structure was burnt to the ground and only minimal active flames remained, according to the Frazee Fire Department.
The crash was reported just after 7:30 a.m. west of Bruce Boulevard. First responders found the driver, who was alone in the vehicle, unresponsive. Rescue efforts were unsuccessful, and the driver was pronounced dead at the scene.
A bison that had broken loose from a nearby property in Waubun, Minnesota, was killed with the approval of the animal's owner because it had been off the property for too long to return safely.

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