DL News Staff
A Ponsford woman and Detroit Lakes man made their first court appearances in Becker County District Court after police allegedly found drugs in the vehicle they were in. Sara Jacqueline Annette, 27, of Ponsford and Paul Anthony Smith, 44, of Detroit Lakes were arrested after an incident that happened Aug. 14.
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- A man is in custody after a high-speed chase Tuesday night ended with shots fired on the Red Lake Indian Reservation in northern Minnesota. Timothy Scott, 33, of Grygla, faces charges of driving while intoxicated, felony fleeing a peace officer and first-degree assault and is being held at the Beltrami County Jail in Bemidji. According to authorities, Scott was spotted by a Minnesota State Trooper traveling east on U.S.
Authorities have released the name of the Ogema man who was run over and killed Friday. According to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Richard Alan Baity, 41, was run over near 370th Street East in Ogema. Becker County sheriff’s deputies determined foul play may have been involved and called the state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension for assistance.
Five teenagers all walked away from a rollover accident Thursday afternoon near Detroit Lakes. The use of seatbelts likely prevented any serious injury or passenger ejection. “It could have been a lot worse had they not belted,” said Sergeant Shane Richard with the Becker County Sheriff’s Office. The accident took place on County Road 25 about two miles northeast of Detroit Lakes at 12:30 p.m. The teens were in a 2001 Ford Focus driven by 18-year-old Shelby Thorvilson of Fargo.
I know we are still weeks away from the end of the ice fishing season, but it is not too early to pay attention to what is in store for us for this upcoming open water season. The ice bite can be a good lake indicator for the potential bite for the open water season. The good bite of the summer continued into the early ice season. Most anglers are hoping this next summer will be as good as it was last year. Even though the ice bite has been pretty good this winter, the weather has reduced the amount of ice fishing pressure on many lakes.
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.