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A 41-year-old Naytahwaush, Minn., man died in a rollover Tuesday at about 10:30 a.m. seven miles north of Detroit Lakes. Marvin Tibbetts Jr. was taken to Essentia-St. Mary’s Hospital in Detroit Lakes where he died. According to Becker County Sheriff Todd Glander, a witness said they saw Tibbetts Jr. lose control of 2014 Chevrolet Traverse, enter the ditch and hit an approach before to rest against a tree along County Highway 21.
A rural Ottertail man has been charged with first-degree arson after setting his home on fire Saturday.
Blake Andrew Sundvor, also known as Blake Mastin, 34, of Frazee, has been sentenced in Becker County District Court on a misdemeanor charge of failing to deliver a motor vehicle title. A felony charge of providing false information in a motor vehicle title and a gross misdemeanor charge of motor vehicle excise tax fraud were dismissed.
James Eugene Rolland Covey, 33, of Lake Park has been sentenced in Becker County District Court on a felony charge of domestic assault. A second felony charge of domestic assault and a felony charge of reckless disregard for risk were dismissed in a plea agreement.
Ricky Lynn Anderson, 48, of 607 Second Ave., Frazee has been charged in Becker County District Court with two felony counts of domestic assault. According to court records, on March 4 police officers were called to a Frazee residence on the report of a man pounding on a door after a dispute with his wife. Anderson allegedly was very intoxicated and had struck the victim in the face, then grabbed her very tightly by the neck. He then punched a mirror and broke other items in their household.
Kiley Borowicz scored 29 points to lead Roseau to a 76-64 victory over Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton on Tuesday, March 7 in a Minnesota Class 2A, Section 8 girls basketball tournament semifinal game. Kacie Borowicz contributed 16 points and 7 assists for Roseau. Natalie Steichen dropped 42 points for D-G-F. Roseau, which beat D-G-F 89-77 on Dec. 9, improves to 28-0, while the Rebels' season ends with a 19-10 record.
A 23-year-old Moorhead man charged with killing at least three cats is an aspiring artist who has modeled for local businesses and has more than 155,000 Twitter followers, a number typically reserved for celebrities.
FARGO — A man accused of raping and murdering a Fargo woman pleaded guilty Wednesday, March 1, in Clay County District Court to Class AA felony murder. Landon Lauwagie, 23, was accused in court documents of asphyxiating Cory Terlecky, 40, while he sexually assaulted her on May 14, 2016. Police discovered Terlecky's body at her apartment on May 15. Blood and other evidence suggested she was killed in her home, court documents state.
FREEPORT, Minn. — A Freeport man rescued Feb. 28 from a skid loader that was submerged in an abandoned manure pit has died. According to the Stearns County Sheriff's Office, Duane Herzog, 46, was operating the skid loader when it went through ice that was covering a manure pit on Herzog's farm site. The skid loader was completely submerged and Herzog was trapped inside for 20 minutes. Rescue personnel were able to rescue Herzog, who was transported by Life Link helicopter to Hennepin County Medical Center, where he later died.
When two vehicles hit head-on at the intersection of Highway 59 and County Road 6 in Detroit Lakes just after 4 p.m. Wednesday, employees of the County 6 BP & Bait had a front row seat to the accident and dialed 911. One employee of the gas station said he heard a loud bang, not realizing where the noise was coming from until he looked up and saw what appeared to be a car doing a 360 before coming to a stop. The car collided with an SUV, and both front ends of the vehicles were smashed in.