Becker County News


02/18/2018 08:53 AM  ~~~Source~~~
'Building the ice palace': Artist Hans Gilsdorf reflects on challenges of construction 

Local residents who haven't yet taken the opportunity to pay a visit to King Isbit's Ice Palace on the Detroit Lakes City Beach, take note: This weekend will be the final opportunity to see the palace fully lit at night, though the structure itself will be remaining intact for a little longer than first anticipated. "The palace will come down on Friday, Feb. 23," said its lead designer, local artist and sculptor Hans Gilsdorf, during a Brown Bag Lunch presentation on "Building the Ice Palace" that was held this past Wednesday at the Becker County Museum.


02/15/2018 09:17 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Rural communities working to combat childcare shortage 

The same childcare shortage being felt across the nation exists here in the valley. Some parents are signing up and paying for daycare long before their baby is even born, that's to make sure they get a spot when the event happens.


02/13/2018 01:12 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Detroit Lakes police officer, man both charged after barroom fight 

Longtime Detroit Lakes Police Sgt. Robert Strand, 40, has been charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct, brawling or fighting-after an off-duty run-in with a man at a Detroit Lakes bar.


02/12/2018 07:00 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Unlicensed Minnesota driver charged in fatal DWI hit-and-run 

A Minnesota man with a lengthy history of driving while intoxicated is accused of killing a 21-year-old man in a hit-and-run on a northern Minnesota highway. Forty-seven-year-old Bruce Basswood of Ponsford was charged with two counts of criminal vehicular homicide in Becker County after prosecutors say he fatally struck Joshua Jones, also of Ponsford, Thursday evening.


02/09/2018 07:41 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Hit-and-run leads to death of northwest Minn. man; 1 held for charges 

Authorities have released two of three people taken into custody in connection with a hit-and-run crash that left a 21-year-old Ponsford, Minn., man dead Thursday night, Feb. 8. The sheriff's office was called about 7:30 p.m. Thursday regarding a hit-and-run involving a pedestrian on Pow Wow Highway about a half mile east of Pine Point, Minn., in northwest Minnesota. A suspect vehicle was later found in Pine Point, and three people were taken into custody.


02/09/2018 02:59 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Man dies after hit and run crash in Becker County 

The Becker County Sheriff's Office says around 7:30 Thursday night, they got a report of a hit and run crash involving a pedestrian on Pow Wow Highway about a half mile east of Pine Point. 21 year old Joshua Charles Jones of Ponsford was pronounced dead at the scene.


02/09/2018 02:58 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Three in custody after hit-and-run death 

Three people were taken into custody after a hit-and-run in Becker County where a 21 year-old man died. The victim was struck on Pow Wow Hwy.