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A man involved in a standoff at a Detroit Lakes motel last month led police on a 100-mile high speed chase this afternoon and was finally apprehended in Thief River Falls. According to law enforcement officials, David Buethner, 37, a mental health patient held at a Fergus Falls facility, hijacked a state van while being transported to a different facility in Anoka County and headed eastbound on I-94. The Todd County Sheriff's Office released an attempt to locate Buethner, which got all regional law enforcement agencies involved in the pursuit.
A 35-year-old man from Sudan faces federal criminal charges for assaulting and interfering with Border Patrol agents during an incident Monday in Fargo. According to the criminal complaint released Tuesday in Fargo's U.S.
WILLMAR -- Ridgewater College could face state aid losses of several million dollars in the coming years, as the state and the nation come to grips with the aftermath of the recession. Ridgewater College, along with the other schools in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system, needs to begin planning now to address potential revenue shortfalls in 2011 and beyond, MnSCU Vice Chancellor Laura King said Tuesday. King, the system's chief financial officer, was in Willmar to present the Excellence in Financial Management 2009 award to the Ridgewater financial staff.
A 25-year-old Deer River man has been charged with motor vehicle theft after he allegedly stole an ambulance from the Bemidji Ambulance Service. Jeremy Alan Jones was charged Tuesday in Beltrami County District Court with felony theft of a motor vehicle. If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. He also was charged with giving a peace officer a false name or a name of another person. The maximum penalty for that charge is 90 days in jail and a $1,000 fine. The Beltrami County Sheriff's Office found an ambulance just before 7:30 a.m. Feb.
ST. PAUL -- Lack of money may convince Minnesota legislators to back the long-proposed, often-failed racino concept this year, supporters of the concept say. "We think there are some legs to this legislation," Rep. Al Juhnke, DFL-Willmar, said Tuesday in announcing a bill to allow electronic slot machines at the state's two horse-racing tracks. Juhnke and Sen.
The "person of interest" in a Moorhead double-homicide investigation has a long criminal history, including a stint in federal prison that ended last fall and three active arrest warrants. Moorhead police reiterated Tuesday their desire to find 38-year-old Tracy Allan Zornes and question him in connection with the apartment fire that left two people dead last Friday. Provisional autopsy reports indicate the manner of death for victims John Phillip Cadotte, 20, and Megan Joy Londo, 25, is homicide, police said. Zornes' link to the case is unclear, but police emphasized Tuesday the man's crim
Sept. 24, 1930-June 22, 2009 William P. Arth, 78, of Detroit Lakes, died Monday, June 22, 2009 at MeritCare Palliative Care in Fargo. William P. Arth was born to William and Elizabeth Arth on Sept. 24, 1930 in Breckenridge, Minn. He grew up near Lidgerwood, N.D., where he attended country school, and in 1948, he graduated from Lidgerwood High School. He then served in the United States Army during the Korean War. Following his discharge from the Army, Bill attended North Dakota State University. He later moved to Denver, Colo., where he would meet his future wife, Pat. On Feb.
Russell Buhaug, 91, of Lake Park, died Saturday, February 7, 2009 at Sunnyside Nursing Home in Lake Park. Funeral arrangements are pending with Wright Funeral Home in Lake Park. Condolences may be left online at www.wrightfuneral.com .
In a messy case that looks like it's going to get uglier, opening statements were heard Wednesday in the Robert Briard sexual abuse case in Becker County District Court. Briard, 62, of rural Frazee is charged with felony first- and second-degree criminal sexual conduct for allegedly molesting a relative on two occasions. Once when she was eight and again when she was 14. In their statements to the jury, Becker County Attorney Mike Fritz laid out the allegations behind the charges, while St. Paul attorney Earl P.
Nov. 11, 1931-Nov. 4, 2008 James F. Knapp, M.D., 76, of Detroit Lakes, died Tuesday, November 4, 2008 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. James Frederic Knapp was born to Wesley H. and Vina (Fredericksen) Knapp on Nov. 11, 1931 in Tyler, MN. He was raised and educated in Tyler where he graduated from high school in 1951. He was a 1956 cum laude graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minn., and a 1960 graduate of the University Of Minnesota School Of Medicine in Minneapolis. James married Joann Gould in June 1957 in Roseville, Minn.