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A Detroit Lakes man has been sentenced to 153 months, or nearly 13 years in prison, on a felony first-degree drug possession conviction. Shane Thomas Wood, 44, was arrested after agents working with the West Central Minnesota Drug & Violent Crime Task Force met with a confidential informant that told police Wood was getting ready to drive to the St. Cloud area to purchase a large amount of meth to bring back to Becker County.
According to the Hubbard County Sheriff's Office, the Park Rapids Area High School received a threat Monday morning while students were on buses and arriving for class. The school district decided to re-route buses to the Century School and the high school was placed under lockdown for security measures. Law enforcement did a security sweep of the entire school grounds. Nothing suspicious was located. The Minnesota State Patrol and Park Rapids Police Department also responded. Classes are expected to resume as normal later this morning.
With this area of the state "balmy" for this time of the year, and not too dry, Otter Tail County residents could see a pretty nice fall color display, according to Amanda Lee, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Grand Forks, N.D. "We're looking at above normal temperatures for the next week and even into the next month," she said. "And right on-average rainfall, which are favorable factors for vibrant leaf color."
A state grand jury has indicted a Fergus Falls man on first-degree premeditated murder for the death of his father in Fergus Falls earlier this year. The indictment, filed Tuesday, Sept. 21, in Otter Tail County District Court, is in addition to a second-degree murder charge against 29-year-old Dustin Michael Defiel, who is accused of fatally shooting his father Ricardo Defiel on June 1. An initial appearance on the new charge is scheduled for Friday.
Alpha Phi has scholarships available to area students Alpha Phi, a local chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa, an international organization for education, has scholarships available for students planning on entering the teaching profession. Graduates of Menahga, Nevis, Park Rapids or Sebeka, who have been accepted into a school of education, may request an application by contacting Cheryl Breitbach at firstname.lastname@example.org . The application deadline is set for Nov. 30, 2016 with award made mid-January, 2017. Lake Park man ID'd in fatal crash
A Detroit Lakes man was killed in a crash near Ada late Monday night, Sept. 19. At approximately 11:30 p.m., a semi was travelling east on county Highway 39, turning onto Highway 24. As the semi was turning left, a 2015 Ford pickup, which was travelling southbound on Highway 24, failed to stop at the intersection and collided with the trailer of the semi, the Norman County Sheriff's Office said. The pickup started on fire and Ada and Borup crews were called to put out the fire. Doug Miller, the driver of the pickup, was declared dead at the scene.
ST. JOSEPH, Minn. - A funeral service for Jacob Wetterling, the boy abducted and killed in 1989, is set for 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 25. The St. Joseph boy's disappearance was unsolved until this month, when his killer confessed in court. Click here for the live stream of the funeral from St. Benedict in St. Joseph.
Are your small children in danger while riding in the car? They are if they aren't secured properly or put in a car seat that was installed incorrectly. The risk is real. Every 34 seconds, a child younger than the age of 13 is involved in a crash in the U.S., according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Experts say that 90 percent of car seat users are currently making one or more mistakes. The most common ones are: 1. Installing the car seat so that it's too loose in the car. 2. Making the harness straps on the child too loose.
A Brainerd man faces four felonies after allegedly threatening to stab and chop up two women while wielding an arrow, a hammer and a saw. Marshall Thomas Jarvela, 35, was charged in Crow Wing County District Court following the incident that occurred about 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7.
Chester Cole, 54, of Perham, died last week from burns sustained in what the Perham Police Department said was an accident. Emergency responders, including EMS and the Perham Police and Fire Department, were called to 447 5th St. NW in Perham after witnesses reported seeing the victim alone minutes prior to the incident, and later hearing him hollering, according to the Perham Police.