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Another Becker County family has been left homeless by fire. Flames were coming through the roof of an older two-story house when Audubon firefighters arrived at the scene on East Little Cormorant Road Monday afternoon. Nobody was injured and no pets were harmed in the fire, which essentially destroyed the home owned by a retired couple, Mary and Oran Holtsclaw. Three people lived there in all. Audubon firefighters were on the scene for about three hours. A wood-burning fireplace was the culprit, according to Audubon Fire Chief Darcy Savig.
Two people who died in a home destroyed by fire Tuesday night in Hubbard County have been identified. Phyllis Kleeb, 79, and her son, Frank Kleeb, 56, were inside the residence when it caught fire. Phyllis' sister-in-law, Marcia Kleeb, was notified Wednesday morning of Phyllis and Frank’s deaths. Marcia said she could see the flames from her back door Tuesday night. "It hasn't sunk in yet," Marcia said. "I haven't gone over to look." The Bemidji, Cass Lake and Lakeport fire departments responded shortly before 8 p.m.
MOORHEAD – When 19-year-old Erica Clark found an envelope full of crisp $100 bills in a McDonald’s parking lot here, she couldn’t help but wonder if someone’s Christmas had just been ruined. “All I could think about was what if someone was going Christmas shopping and all their money was gone,” she said. Clark had stopped for lunch at the Eighth Street McDonald’s and was returning to her car on Tuesday afternoon when she found the Wells Fargo envelope stuffed with $2,800. Without hesitation, she took steps to find a way to get the money back to its rightful owner. “I never really h
Thanks to a passing snowplow driver, a Detroit Lakes man was rescued after his sports utility vehicle went into the Pelican River in the Detroit Lakes Industrial Park early Thursday morning. Michael John Anderson, 51, of Detroit Lakes was transported to Essentia St. Mary’s Hospital by ambulance. He was transfered to Sanford Health hospital in Fargo, where he was in a regular patient ward on Friday. The 1997 Honda SUV he was driving sustained significant damage, according to Detroit Lakes Police Sgt. Chad Glander.
Since Kathryn Knuttila was crowned as Miss Minnesota in 2010, the Detroit Lakes native has been busier than ever. While she was still the reigning titleholder, Kathryn met her future husband, Nashville musician Andy Karg, and they began writing and performing music together. “We just got married last year,” she says. “After we were married, we started a music company, 2-Gether Productions.” Their business includes everything from writing musical jingles for Twin Cities-area companies to writing and producing their own music. “We have a recording studio here in our home in St.
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. – A man who tried to wheel a shopping cart full of electronic items out of the Wal-Mart here without paying didn’t get very far, police said. Officers were called to a theft in progress at Wal-Mart just after 5 p.m.
In his first 15 years in the trucking industry, Bill Brady was unaware of youth sex trafficking along America’s highways, a problem hiding in plain sight. But after the New York Mills resident joined Lodestar Transport Services in Barnesville as an owner-operator, he learned about the issue through Truckers Against Trafficking, a Colorado-based group dedicated to ending the crime.
PARK RAPIDS —Hubbard County Social Services will ask for permission Dec. 17 to implement a new state law that lets counties deny public assistance to people who use drugs. Hubbard would join other counties, including Becker County, which recently implemented the law. Hubbard County Social Services Director Daryl Bessler said each county got a list of potential offenders this fall from the court system. In Hubbard County, only seven people fit the criteria. Becker County had 17. The law took effect in November.
MOORHEAD – Does a rose, if it’s not in a garden or a vase, smell as sweet? Linda and Dave Anderson are about to find out. The Moorhead couple have signed on to help decorate a float for this year’s Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, Calif. They’ll fly to Pasadena on Christmas Day to take part in the final days of preparation for what could be one of the parade’s premier entries, the Dole company’s “Sunrise at the Oasis” float. “It’s just been something I’ve always wanted to do,” Linda Anderson said. “Imagine all those roses.
With slick and snowy roads around the Fargo-Moorhead area, local law enforcement agencies have been dealing with a slew of crashes. The Minnesota State Patrol counted 111 crashes Monday in the west-central and northwest regions. Two of the crashes were fatal, six were rollovers, and 14 left motorists with injuries, patrol Sgt. Jesse Grabow said. One of the fatalities was a 52-year-old Fargo man killed in a collision with a semi that jackknifed on Interstate 94 by St. Cloud. The other fatal crash occurred near Ortonville, Grabow said. Moorhead Police Lt.