Meredith Marie Tessman, 46, of Belle Plaine, Minn., has had a felony charge of fifth-degree controlled substance crime dismissed in Becker County District Court. According to court records, on Aug. 7, 2015, she was stopped by a trooper for speeding on Highway 59 in Ogema, She refused to submit to DWI testing and a small baggie of meth was found in her purse, along with 6.6 grams of marijuana in her vehicle.
Aaron Robert Chase, 34, of rural Osage, has been sentenced in Becker County District Court on a felony charge of second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon. A felony first-degree burglary charge was dropped, along with a misdemeanor assault charge.
Austin David Wokasch, 19, of rural Frazee has been charged in Becker County District Court with felony third-degree criminal sexual conduct.
Tevohn James Lague, 19, of rural Detroit Lakes has been sentenced in Becker County District Court for felony third-degree burglary According to court records, about 2 a.m. on June 26 officers responded to an alarm at a Detroit Lakes convenience store, which was not named in the complaint.
A two-person side-by-side ATV operated by a Perham man went through the ice on Graham Lake southwest of Frazee on Sunday. The ATV was pulled out of the lake on Tuesday afternoon by a crew from Tri-State Diving, said owner Gary Thompson. "We were down there from noon until 3:30 p.m.—he went through right on the ice road—this time of year it seems to happen more and more," Thompson said. The Tri-State Diving crew found that the thickness of ice on the lake varied wildly—from 24 inches to 4 inches on the ice road and even 2 inches in places, Thompson said.
VocalEssence's 'River Songs' coming to Holmes Theatre April 6 DETROIT LAKES — Even in the land of 10,000 lakes, the Mississippi River has a magical pull: it's a metaphor, a connector, an escape route and the source of indelibly American songs and stories. This April, VocalEssence brings the flavor and spirit of the Mississippi to life with its "River Songs and Tales with Mark Twain: Northern Minnesota Tour," which makes a stop at Detroit Lakes' Historic Holmes Theatre on Friday, April 6.
Colby Vandenberg Smith, 23, of Moorhead, has been charged in Becker County District Court with three felony counts of aggravated robbery and one felony count of simple robbery. According to court records, Smith was allegedly one of several men who brandished a gun and used pepper spray to rob three people in an apartment on Granger Avenue in Detroit Lakes on Dec. 1. The suspects allegedly went to the apartment asking to buy marijuana. One left and returned shortly wearing a ski mask and holding a gun, demanding to know where the marijuana was hidden.
Next time you're cursing long security lines or some other problem at the Twin Cities airport, remember this: It could be much worse: Airports Council International has named Minneapolis-St. Paul International the Best Airport in North America in its size category in 2017. Each year, ACI ranks the world's airports by region and size category based on results of customer surveys. MSP earned the highest score among North American airports serving 25 to 40 million passengers a year in both 2016 and 2017.
Michael Paul Kunz, 42, of rural Ogema has been charged in Becker County District Court with felony second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon. According to court records, on Feb. 26 a deputy and a police officer were called to the Detroit Lakes McDonald's for a welfare check requested for Kunz, who was in the drive-through line driving a green Chevy van.
Dustin James Johnson, 24, of rural Bagley has been charged in Becker County District Court with felony fifth-degree assault and gross misdemeanor fourth-degree assault on a peace officer.