Francisco Luna Blanco, 43, of rural Frazee, has been sentenced in Becker County District Court for misdemeanor domestic assault. A felony charge of domestic assault by strangulation and a second count of misdemeanor domestic assault were dismissed in a plea agreement.
The 27th annual District 5580 Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) Camp was held on the University of Minnesota Crookston campus July 8-14. Each student is awarded sponsorship by their local Rotary club. A total of 130 campers attended this year, and were sponsored by 55 Rotary International Clubs across District 5580 in Minnesota, North Dakota, Wisconsin, and Ontario, Canada. Sierra Edvall, Maggie Ingebrand, Alexa Leiran, and Lacy Richter were sponsored by the Perham Rotary Club.
The Becker County Sheriff's Department is looking for a missing Frazee girl, according to a post on their social media site. Codie Holt, 16, was last seen in rural Frazee yesterday. No other information was immediatly released.
Just in time to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Otter Tail County, it's the Perham Summer History Series. How did the townships of Otter Tail County get their names? Find out these hidden histories at the History Museum of East Otter Tail County in Perham. There is no charge and refreshments will be served.
Gina Cavanagh and Wade Sjolie are the 2018 East Otter Tail Relay For Life Honorary co-chairpersons. These two cancer survivors will represent all area survivors at the Friday, July 13 Relay at the Perham Schools track for the year 2018. These two are similar in some ways—both are 55 years old and have survived their cancers. They hope their stories can be useful and inspiring to others who are struggling with this disease. Wade Sjolie
Next Saturday, July 7, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Detroit Lakes & Perham will host the 7th Annual Ride for the Future motorcycle ride, to raise awareness for after school and summer programming provided to youth in Becker and Otter Tail counties.
Brian Trevor Jahnke, 51, of Detroit Lakes has been sentenced in Becker County District Court for felony distributing via electronic communications material that relates/describes sexual conduct to a child. A felony charge of possession of pornographic works and two gross misdemeanor fifth-degree criminal sexual conduct charges were dismissed in a plea agreement. According to court records, Jahnke exposed himself multiple times to two young girls he babysat at his home on Becker County County Road 54. The incidents happened between Christmas of 2012 and Easter of 2013.
Three people were injured in a two-car collision at the intersection of Highway 10 and Otter Tail County Road 60 on Sunday evening, April 29, the Minnesota State Patrol reported. Frederich George Bauck, 77, Frazee, was driving a 2014 Honda Accord westbound on County Road 60 about 6:31 p.m., while James David Henry, 30, Wadena, was driving a 1996 Ford Mustang northbound on Highway 10 towards Detroit Lakes, the Patrol reported. At the intersection, the Honda pulled out in front of the Mustang and was struck broadside, the report said.
Prairie Wind Middle School named it's Outstanding Yellow Jackets for the third quarter. They are: Gage Aaneson (grade 6), Breahna Rodewald (5), Jewel Nordick (6), Breiania Wouta (5), Aiden Kennedy (7), Liz Birkeland (7), Kya Olstad (8), and Stephanie Bernstetter (8).
Brandon Scott Hesse Hamilton, 32, of Detroit Lakes has been sentenced in Becker County District Court on a felony charge of animal cruelty. According to court records, last August a Detroit Lakes police officer was called to Hesse Hamilton's house on Gary Avenue to check on the status of a dog that had been badly beaten. The officer was met by Hesse Hamilton's sister, who was holding a black and white Bluetick Coonhound puppy named Millie. She told the officer she was afraid that Millie's leg was broken.