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Former Frazee High School student Samantha Riggles was reunited with her six-month-old son, gaining back full custody of him the day after Christmas this year after a difficult battle with an addiction to meth. Riggles remembers the spiral into addiction clearly. Back in the fall of 2015, she was 19 and had recently purchased her own home in Audubon. She was doing well for herself until she noticed something wasn't quite right: her boyfriend at the time would go off the radar for days on end, leaving Riggles wondering what was up.
The 15-year-old Detroit Lakes boy who'd been missing for roughly three months has been found safe in California. "Parker has been located safe and sound!" read a post on the Reaching Parker facebook page. "Thank you for your prayers and support! We are so relieved to know he is alright!"
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Is there really a man making his way around the Detroit Lakes area handing out money — by the hundreds and thousands — to strangers? Several area people say yes. One Holiday Inn patron confirmed the story, saying he met the fellow a little over a week ago. The two got to know each other over drinks and, before he knew it, the stranger was writing him a check. The patron, who wishes to remain anonymous, says the man was picking up people's tabs left and right, like it was nothing.
DETROIT LAKES, Minn.—Just two days into a girls' trip to wine country, eight women were forced to evacuate their AirBnB, the wide- and fast-spreading California fires that erupted Sunday evening threatening their lives. After a narrow escape and only home safe since late Monday, Oct. 9, the women are still shaken from their experience, but they have already begun helping, hoping to raise money for the "angels" who helped them escape the flames.
The Teiken farm just north of Detroit Lakes is somewhat of a farm of rescues. They've taken in animals in need, like one of their cats they nursed back to health after finding him nearly frozen to death or the other feline who was nearly roadkill. Recently, though, the Teikens took on a much larger animal in need, a horse named Stella, and after quite a comeback, Stella actually went on to place in a state horse competition.
Anyone who has been involved in a child custody battle knows that to say they can get complicated is an understatement. For Perham resident Brian Cooney, a cut-and-dry, joint legal custody agreement that was decided during his divorce from Miranda Cooney turned into a nation-wide search for his daughter when his ex-wife absconded to Tennessee with their five-year-old daughter, Claire.
It's time for Richville to get a little makeover. Mayor of Richville Terry Lee says the little town of about 100 residents had some city cleanliness ordinances established in the late-'80s, early-'90s that just sort of fell by the wayside--and he's decided to bring the lots back up to code with a city-wide cleanup. "They are residential lots--it would be nice if they looked like residential lots," he said. He plans to address the abandoned buildings, cars, and overgrown and under-mowed lots that have popped up since the last city cleanup.
It took over a year of hard work and dedication, but Bob and Tiffany Dombeck can finally say their farming operations just north of Perham are Minnesota Agriculture Water Quality Certified. The Dombecks Sandhill Dairy and Toad River Farm has officially joined the ranks of the 442 other farm operations (over 260,000 acres of land) that have been certified in the last two years when over 800 new conservation practices were implemented in the state of Minnesota.
The school year is starting a tad early this year for the Perham-Dent School District to make time for the construction and other changes happening in the next 12 months. It's a year of change: a new high school being built for the 2018-19 school year, new teachers, and a few other altered practices meant to better the school experience.
25 Years Ago Tombstone-tippers strike St. Henry’s: Vandals tip 56 of them in late night foray; Over $500 in reward money being offered--Vandalism is always puzzling to figure out, because it doesn’t make sense to the average person. Nevertheless, it has become part of every day life in small towns.