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The Becker County Sheriff's Office has made an arrest in relation to the Nov. 10 shooting that killed former Lake Park Police Chief Jay Nelson. Morris Silas Dodd Jr., 54, of rural Ogema, is in custody in the Becker County Jail. He is facing charges for second degree manslaughter and felony possession of a firearm. In the original release, the sheriff's office stated they believed the incident was a hunting accident. Nelson was apparently traveling on a forest trail near Little Flat Lake when a bullet struck his vehicle and killed him.
The winter sports season is upon us. As people pull out their skis and snowboards, eager to hit the snowy slopes, Hope Inc. is asking people to consider volunteering some time helping kids and adults with mobility challenges enjoy Detroit Mountain too. Hope Inc. is a non-profit organization with a goal "to provide family-friendly sporting and recreational opportunities critical to the health and development of children and adults." With the help of volunteers, the organization offers a range of sport programs for adults and children who have mobility challenges.
Hundreds of family, friends, fellow officers and firefighters gathered in the theater at the Lake Park High School to pay their respects to former Lake Park Police Chief Jay Nelson, who passed away Saturday, Nov. 10, in what authorities believe was a hunting accident. "I know I'm struggling because it's awful, the reason we are here, but we need to be here," said Paston Jim Green, who officiated the ceremony.
A suspect in the fatal Audubon shooting that occurred late Tuesday afternoon has been booked into the Becker County Jail and charged. Michaelray Ericthomas Mason, 29, of Fergus Falls, faces one count of felony second degree murder without intent and a second count of felony possession of a firearm. According to the complaint filed by the Becker County Attorney Thursday, Mason called 911 from a residence in Audubon, stating he "just shot him" and that he "put like six rounds in him."
One person is dead and another in custody following a fatal shooting in Audubon Tuesday afternoon. Law enforcement officers responded to a call for shots fired at a residence along the 200 block of Eagle Street at around 4:40 p.m.
The Becker County Sheriff’s Office is currently responding to a shooting that occurred along the 200 block of Eagle Street in Audubon, Minnesota. The block has been sectioned off and officers from the Detroit Lakes Police Department and Audubon Police Department are also on scene, along with an ambulance. Becker County Sheriff Todd Glander says he wants to stress that there is no threat to the public.
DETROIT LAKES, Minn.—People are beginning to ask more and more questions about their food: How was it made or grown? Where did it come from? Is it organic? The push to support local farmers by buying local is growing, and the question of whether it's worth it to certify organic is on farmer's minds. Organic certification can be a costly process, but the owner of Lida Farms just outside of Pelican Rapids says it can be "a complicated little beast" as well, requiring neat record-keeping and other changes some farmers may just not be ready for.
The organization that hosted the proper flag disposal ceremony at St. Henry's church was not the VFW but, in fact, the Dent American Legion post no. 148. The article titled "Respectful disposal: VFW hosts proper flag disposal ceremony at St. Henry's school" that ran in the Oct. 5 edition of the Perham Focus improperly named the organization in the headline and photo captions.
In spite of chilly winds Thursday afternoon, the Dent American Legion post no. 148 successfully held its annual flag burning ceremony at St. Henry's, allowing students from the school and students from St. Paul's Lutheran School to learn the proper way to dispose of American flags. "When a flag becomes soiled or torn, faded or just looking bad, we like to have it turned over to an armed force agency such as the American Legion and, once they do, these flags are disposed of in a very honorable way," said Legion Commander Ronald Bjelland.
DETROIT LAKES, Minn.—Jeremy Scott wasn't looking for luxury when he curled up with his dog Buddy beneath the eastbound Highway 10 bridge in Detroit Lakes to sleep. It was a roof, a temporary shelter while he gathered his bearings. Scott says he had been left behind by a couple fellow "travelers" who took his money to get a hotel room for the three of them, while he panhandled by Subway in this popular lakes-area community. By the time he figured out they weren't coming back for him, it was dark, and Scott had no idea where to go.