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.
The Becker County Sheriff's Department is seeking information on the wherabouts of Eric Sheldon Hambleton, 29. Hambleton was reported missing on March 15 by his family. He was last seen near Cormorant Village on March 10. If anybody has information on Hambleton, contact the Becker County Sheriff's Department at 218-847-2661.
To the students who walked out of class, You will hear about a lot of nasty comments made by adults because of what you did Wednesday. Don't listen. You will hear them so bravely (from behind a computer) rip you apart on social media because you apparently "don't even understand why you're protesting."
DETROIT LAKES, Minn.—A photo being shared around the Detroit Lakes area has some parents and community members angry and even calling for "somebody to be fired over at the high school".
DETROIT LAKES, Minn.—The little Detroit Lakes boy whose doctor said he would never, ever have the ability to smile is now cracking some pretty great little grins, thanks to his "smile surgery." "See how it curls up?," said his mom, Nikki Larsen, pointing to the right side of Ryan's face. "That's him smiling." Ryan Larsen, 5, was born with Moebius Syndrome, which essentially means he was missing the two nerves in his head that make it possible for people to smile and blink. He went through four solid years of never smiling, even when he was happy on the inside.
DETROIT LAKES, Minn.—He had been teaching Detroit Lakes High School students the Ojibwe language for only a little more than a semester when Michael Dahl handed in his resignation. The school board swifty approved his decision at its last meeting.
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Sixteen-year-old Christian Fletcher is the sort of guy that typically blends into the crowd. The Detroit Lakes junior likes it that way, too. He isn't loud, he isn't opinionated, and he probably won't be spotted shooting the breeze with just anybody. "Yeah, it's kind of tough for me to start conversations with people," he says, looking down with a small smile.
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. -- It’s a scenario like something out of a movie: Four close-knit siblings in Minnesota, all in their 50s and 60s, are forced to lean on each...
Lake Park, MN - A former Lake Park firefighter has been sentenced for setting a number of grass fires in 2014. Michael Lyn Gullard, 36, appeared Feb. 25 before Becker County District Judge Joe Evans, who sentenced him to 13 months in prison, stayed five years. He was ordered to serve 25 days in jail and pay a $1,000 fine plus $285 in court fees. He was placed on supervised probation for five years.
Frazee, MN - Dave Coufal of Frazee stands in front of the heaps of burned, twisted metal that just hours earlier stood as proof of hard work and determination. The trucking business he built with his father from the ground up is now scattered around that ground in blackened misery and ash, thanks to a fire that tore through the shop Tuesday afternoon. “It’s just hard to see something you’ve worked your whole life for look like this,” he said, his raw emotion catching in his words.