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The policeman stood and faced his God, Which must always come to pass. He hoped his shoes were shining, Just as brightly as his brass. "Step forward now, policeman, How shall I deal with you? Have you always turned the other cheek? To my church have you been true?" Hundreds of family, friends, fellow officers and firefighters gathered in the theater at the Lake Park High School to pay their respects to former Lake Park Police Chief Jay Nelson, who passed away Saturday, Nov. 10, in what authorities believe was a hunting accident.
According to studies done by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Opioid-Use Disorder (OUD) has quadrupled from 1999 to 2014. "That's really remarkable. That's really serious," said Julia Vasquez Lopez, an obstetrician at Essentia Health in Detroit Lakes.
A suspect in the fatal Audubon shooting that occurred late Tuesday afternoon has been booked into the Becker County Jail and charged. Michaelray Ericthomas Mason, 29, of Fergus Falls, faces one count of felony second degree murder without intent and a second count of felony possession of a firearm. According to the complaint filed by the Becker County Attorney Thursday, Mason called 911 from a residence in Audubon, stating he "just shot him" and that he "put like six rounds in him."
A minivan partially submerged in Little Detroit Lake on the 1000 block of West Lake Drive caused quite a bit of concern Sunday morning. Just after 9 a.m. Nov. 11, dispatchers received a call about a 2007 Chrysler Town and Country van sticking out of the water on the shoreline. When emergency crews arrived, they discovered the unattended vehicle in "relatively shallow water," about one or two feet deep. Police Chief Steve Todd says the driver's side door of the vehicle was open and there was not a driver or any passengers at the scene.
The community was shocked Saturday when news came in that former Lake Park Police Chief Jay Nelson was killed by a stray bullet in a hunting-related accident near Little Flat Lake. "Jay was a deputy with the sheriff's department for many years," said Becker County Sheriff Todd Glander. "He gave a lot of his time to the residents of Becker County. He was well-liked, and he had the respect of people in the community as well as the respect of his fellow officers."
One person is dead and another in custody following a fatal shooting in Audubon Tuesday afternoon. Law enforcement officers responded to a call for shots fired at a residence along the 200 block of Eagle Street at around 4:40 p.m.
The Becker County Sheriff’s Office is currently responding to a shooting that occurred along the 200 block of Eagle Street in Audubon, Minnesota. The block has been sectioned off and officers from the Detroit Lakes Police Department and Audubon Police Department are also on scene, along with an ambulance. Becker County Sheriff Todd Glander says he wants to stress that there is no threat to the public.
The $49.9 million Detroit Lakes school bond referendum has passed at the polls, meaning each of the district's schools will see a number of updates in the coming years. A 53.44 percentage of yes votes passed the levy it's fourth time on the ballot. Superintendent Doug Froke says the plan took "a lot of work by a lot of people over the past five years" to finally bring something forward that the community would get on board with.
Voters passed a half-cent, local option sales tax on Tuesday night's midterm ballot to fund a new police station in Detroit Lakes. With all three precincts reporting, the vote came in at 65.7 percent saying yes and 35.3 percent saying no or a ballot count of 2,544 for the tax and 1,329 opposed.
Voters passed the sales tax on the ballot to fund a new police station in Detroit Lakes. With all three precincts reporting, the vote came in at 65.7 percent saying yes and 35.3 percent saying no or a ballot count of 2,544 for the tax and 1,330 opposed. Check back for updates as this story progresses.