Lacey Lynn Clark, 27, of rural Ponsford has been sentenced in Becker County District Court for felony first-degree burglary. According to court records, at about 4 a.m. on Jan. 16, 2017, a Becker County man called law enforcement to report he had chased two women out of his home who had stolen his wife's purse and a carton of Old Gold 100s cigarettes. Clark said she was high on Gabapentin (a nerve pain medication and anticonvulsant) and admitted entering the home through a wood chute, then fleeing the scene and driving away after being confronted by the homeowner.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation will end spring weight restrictions in the central frost zone May 11. Spring load restrictions have already ended in the south, southeast and metro frost zones. Spring load restrictions are still in effect in the north-central and north frost zones. In Becker, Clay, and Otter Tail counties, the dividing line between the central frost zone and north-central frost zone is Highway 10.
Crystal Rose Heinonen, 31, of rural Mahnomen has been sentenced in Becker County District Court for felony check forgery. According to court records, on June 20, 2017, a Detroit Lakes police officer responded to Central Market, which had received a check from White Earth Garment Manufacturing Co., Inc. drawn on an account at First National Bank in Mahnomen. After accepting the check bank, a store employee called the bank and found the account didn't exist.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation invites the community to an open house Saturday, May 5, from 9 a.m. to noon at the MnDOT District 4 headquarters, 1000 Highway 10 West, Detroit Lakes. Interested in learning about MnDOT? Here is your chance to see the equipment and tools used at MnDOT up close. Staff will be on hand to share current and future career opportunities. The Minnesota State Patrol will be in attendance. They will provide information for becoming a state trooper and a commercial vehicle inspector.
An Alexandria man was injured Thursday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash in Audubon. The other driver, a Detroit Lakes woman, was not injured in the crash. According to the State Patrol, Maty Rae Monson, 22, of Detroit Lakes was westbound on Highway 10 in a 2004 Oldsmobile Alero. Chase Charles Kohler, 22, of Alexandria was driving a 2004 Pontiac GTO south on Fourth Street and attempted to make a left turn crossing the west bound lanes to go east on Highway 10.
John Duvall Canova, 38, of Detroit Lakes has been sentenced in Becker County District Court for felony financial transaction card fraud. According to court records, on Sept. 13 he called L&M Fleet in Detroit Lakes and bought a Honda generator for $836 over the phone using a credit card number. He later went to the store and picked up the generator.
Anthony Dean Devall, 29, of rural Ponsford was sentenced in Becker County District Court for felony third-degree burglary. According to court records, on Jan. 15 deputies responded to a burglary in progress at a rural Becker County property. Two men, one of them Devall, stole batteries out of boats stored in a pole shed and stole a toolbox, as well as LED lights that were on a tool bench. A deputy pulled them over and the stolen items were found in their vehicle.
Jon Gravdahl joined D&D Appliance, Inc. in Detroit Lakes in November to train as an appliance service technician. He recently completed a three-week appliance service training course in Ohio. As part of that course he earned two national certifications and was also named class valedictorian.
Spring was a long time in coming, but now that it's here, people are going to be more anxious than usual to tackle construction projects. Whether it's a remodel, an addition or a design-build, many consumers will turn to professional contractors to bring these jobs to completion. The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota has a Top 10 list of things people should do before hiring a contractor.
U.S. Rep. Collin C. Peterson (D-Detroit Lakes) had the highest bipartisan score within the House of Representatives in 2017, according to the Bipartisan Index measured and administered by the Lugar Center and McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University. The non-partisan analysis shows Peterson's track record of consistently working across the aisle on a variety of issues important to his congressional district and to rural America.