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A Level 3 sex offender who fled Detroit Lakes and was captured in Billings, Mont., has been sentenced to two years in prison – though he has already served more than half of that time in jail. Robert Thomas Baca, 49, of 303 Summit Ave., Detroit Lakes has been sentenced in Becker County District Court for felony vi
Cathy Jostad, a school bus driver injured in a crash near Kindred, died early Friday morning according to a CaringBridge site maintained by her family. "Sadly after a courageous fight Mom passed away today shortly after midnight," Jostad's daughter Lisa wrote.
A man and a woman are accused of fleeing police at the Detroit Lakes Walmart and leaving their car at Long Lake Park with nearly a quarter-pound of methamphetamines inside. James Matthew Longfield, 30, of Mahnomen and Mariah Jean Giard, 24, of Naytahwaush are both charged in Becker County District Court with felony first-degree controlled substance crime. According to court records, on Sept.
A 55-year-old Moorhead man may face charges in an incident on a northwestern Minnesota lake where it was thought a man used a pontoon to harass a deer and stop it from getting to shore -- thus killing the animal.
` Police are searching for a woman in connection with a Wednesday robbery at Bremer Bank here. At about 1:30 p.m., the woman allegedly displayed a weapon in the lobby of the bank at 921 N. Washington St. and demanded money, Grand Forks Police Lt. Derik Zimmel said. She then left the scene with an undisclosed amount of cash, Zimmel said.
34-year-old female inmate has been flown to a Duluth-area hospital after she was found to be unresponsive and then revived at the Beltrami County Jail early Tuesday. At approximately 2:37 a.m., Beltrami County correctional staff were notified of a medical emergency regarding an inmate within the facility, according to a release from the Beltrami County Sheriff's Office. The woman was found to be unresponsive, not breathing and without a pulse.
Investigators have made an arrest in connection to the death of a Naytahwaush, Minn., man in an apparent hit and run Sunday, according to Clearwater County Sheriff's Office. Elmer William Thompson, 43, was arrested without a struggle at about 3:30 p.m.
More than 150 people gathered in this small town Monday for a tearful vigil for the seriously injured driver of a public school bus that was involved in a crash with four semis in thick fog Friday. The 34 fourth-graders in the bus escaped safely, but it took almost an hour for first responders to pull the driver, Cathryn Jostad, from the wreckage.
It was dark as Ann Lilleoien drove home Tuesday night from Devils Lake when she thought she saw a deer in the ditch. "I was going 65, but I slowed to 55," she said. "When I got closer, I could see it was a cougar." As she drove along Ramsey County Road 8 about four miles west of Lawton, the animal bounded from the ditch onto the road. "It was running right next to my pickup, and it was going faster than me," she said.
Jason Duane Lampl, 24, has been sentenced in Becker County District Court for felony second-degree burglary. According to court records, in June of 2014 he burglarized a cabin on South Dinner Lake Loop, Park Rapids. The well pump and tank were removed from inside the cabin, and he also took 10 sheets of drywall, a quantity of lumber, and some tools and household items. He was charged after DNA on a cigarette butt left at the site was traced to him via a state database.