Paula Quam is the editor for Forum Communications Co. newspapers in Detroit Lakes and Perham, both in Minnesota.
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DETROIT LAKES, Minn.—Detroit Lakes Police Chief Steve Todd is being investigated for allegations of assaulting a 12-year-old boy at a baseball game in Detroit Lakes. The incident in question occurred Wednesday, June 20, at the Washington Park Baseball Fields in front of a crowd of spectators. According to several witnesses at the scene, Todd, who was off duty and wearing a Hawley Nuggets shirt, arrived on bicycle to the fields to watch the game between Detroit Lakes and Hawley.
"I wanted people to know that, growing up, my sons had every advantage without being over-indulged, and that if this could happen to our family, this could happen to anybody," said Dana Chase, as she held her newly published memoir, "In Spite of Heroin".
The man living in the house destroyed by fire in Detroit Lakes Monday afternoon has been arrested in connection with the incident. Jade Wallace Hedlund, 21, was taken into custody Tuesday morning and transported to the Becker County Jail. It is unknown at this time what charges Hedlund is facing; Becker County attorneys are reviewing the case. The fire started Monday afternoon
A Becker County dispatcher has died after becoming unresponsive in Wymer Lake, just south of Frazee. According to the Otter Tail Sheriff’s Department, Marvin Anderson, 60, of Frazee was out in a pontoon around 2 p.m. Monday with his family when he jumped into the water to attempt to swim ashore.
He once served as the county’s highest-ranking law enforcement officer tasked with fighting crime, but now former Becker County Sheriff Warren Rethwisch is fighting his own battle. Rethwisch has stage-four brain cancer. His glioblastoma is the aggressive type. However, according to those who know Rethwisch best, so is he. The incident
The housing market around Becker County has come off its slow, winter simmer and is quickly heating up. According to SmartAsset, a personal finance technology company, Detroit Lakes has the second healthiest housing market in the state, right behind Moorhead and right in front of Duluth. ADVERTISEMENT VI
By Paula Quam When Detroit Lakes physician Dr.
When a single zebra mussel was discovered in Pickerel Lake in northeast Becker County last July, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources immediately deemed the lake as infested with zebra mussels.
Citizens of the White Earth Nation gathered at the Shooting Star Casino Thursday for the annual State of the White Earth Union address.
Allan Wendt has been dairy farming his whole life. “My dad bought this farm in 1960,” he said from his home in Height of Land Township.