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A Park Rapids man is in the Becker County jail after allegedly assaulting a woman and then chasing a man, who tried to intervene, around with a hatchet. Wayne Lee Patton, 48, is charged with three felonies - assault with a dangerous weapon and two domestic assault charges.
Northland Outdoors Television, the newest venture from one of the upper Midwest’s premier outdoors content brand, will debut on Fox Sports North and many other local ABC affiliates across North...
An early morning traffic stop in Hubbard County on June 8 led to deputies locating one pound of methamphetamine in the trunk of a vehicle. Sean William Curtis, 46, of Bemidji, faces three felony controlled substance charges in Hubbard County District Court. According to court documents, just before 1 a.m. on June 8 a Hubbard County deputy patrolling Highway 200 in Hendrickson Township pulled a vehicle over for driving 74 mph in a 55 mph zone.
The propane truck driver who authorities say caused the train crash and derailment in Callaway north of Detroit Lakes two months ago is being charged in the incident. According to the complaint filed in Becker County District Court, Biya Abdella Buta, 31, of Mandan, N.D., is being summoned to appear on three charges. He faces one count of criminal vehicular operation leading to bodily harm for "operating a motor vehicle in a grossly negligent manner, causing bodily harm to another." If convicted of the gross misdemeanor, he faces up to one year in jail and/or a $3,000 fine.
Road construction season is starting early in Minnesota this year and, no different than in recent years, without the funds needed to meet all of the needs. The Minnesota Department of Transportation announced 246 state road and bridge projects for the 2016 construction season at a news conference and webcast Thursday with Lt. Gov. Tina Smith and Transportation Commissioner Charlie Zelle. The statewide construction plans for 2016 total $1.04 billion.
Foggy conditions might have contributed to an early morning crash near Aldrich Monday. Three people were hurt in a four-vehicle crash in Aldrich about 5:45 a.m. Monday. Aldrich is located...
A 14-year-old runaway from Wadena has been located, officials said. The Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office said that Jeffery Randall was located in Missouri and are making arrangements to have...
Federal authorities are ready to give farmers in Minnesota and nine other states money to help save the iconic monarch butterfly. The U.S.
A dispute between a landlord and his tenant got out of hand Friday morning when one person was shot, Otter Tail County Sheriff Brian Schluetter said. Officers responded to a report about 7 a.m. of a landlord shooting a tenant after the two were arguing in the front yard of a rural house east of Perham. A female caller told police her boyfriend was shot by their landlord, Schluetter said. The landlord, Gerald Duane Skolte, 63, was arrested and is being held on suspicion of attempted second-degree murder, Schluetter said.
One person is in custody after an early morning shooting east of Perham Friday. Otter Tail County officials say they received a call of a shooting at a rural address...