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A rural Detroit Lakes man has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of his roommate, who was shot in the chest and buried in a pit at their residence on the 27000 block of Holbrook Road. Jordan Jerome Dalman, 25, appeared in Otter Tail County District Court Monday, where cash bail or bond was set at $750,000, with conditions, or bond at $1 million without standard conditions of release.
A rural Detroit Lakes man was arrested Friday in connection with the death of a roommate. Jordan Jerome Dalman, 25, of Holbrook Road was arrested after he informed the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office of an incident that had resulted in the death of a man. On Saturday, Dylan Butler, 28, was found buried on Dalman’s property and his body showed evidence of gunshot wounds, according to the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office.
An early-morning fire heavily damaged The Refuge building in the Detroit Lakes industrial park Saturday. No one was hurt in the fire. The building was apparently unoccupied at the time, although Refuge Director Mel Manning said someone broke into the building Saturday night. A window on the south side of the building had been broken to gain access, he said. An electric crockpot that didn't belong there was found turned on in the coffee shop area, he said Saturday afternoon as he surveyed the damage.
The Becker County Board set a preliminary tax levy increase of 3.5 percent Tuesday, which can be lowered but not increased when the final levy is set later this year. The increase would be enough to pay for a second, half-time 4-H Extension position, provide $5,000 for the Fair Board, and to meet several other requests, including a 10 percent hike in county funding for the Becker Soil and Water Conservation District.
Addiction is a disease that attacks the body, mind, spirit and family — and all are treated together in White Earth's unique approach to behavioral health care. The White Earth MOMS Program won the Commissioner's Circle of Excellence Award two years ago for tackling the opioid epidemic hurting pregnant mothers and their babies in White Earth.
Detroit Lakes schools are getting older and some are bursting at the seams, so school officials are hoping voters will give their blessing to a nearly-$50 million combination of additions, renovations and infrastructure upgrades to solve the problem. Unhappy with either the price tag, the location of the new school or the plans for existing schools, voters have rejected three prior levy referendums to build a new school.
It had only been about eight years since he graduated from the Frazee High School gym when the community gathered once again Thursday to say goodbye to 26-year-old Kyle Quittschreiber. That included rows of DNR officers, deputies, state troopers, police officers, firefighters and rescue workers. Quittschreiber was a DNR conservation officer and a member of the Vergas Rescue Squad. He died Aug. 24 in a skid steer accident at his rural Frazee home.
Are we in for an early autumn? The monarch butterflies and the common loons say yes. The National Weather Service Climate Prediction Center says the odds are against it. "There are some things that point to an early fall, like groups of loons that start gathering earlier than normal, and the monarchs have already started to go through the area," said Guide Service owner Brad Laabs of Detroit Lakes.
From the time he was a little boy, Kyle Quittschreiber knew he wanted to be a conservation officer with the Minnesota DNR. "My dad was taking him fishing when he was really young, and a game warden stopped by to talk to them — ever since then he told everyone 'that's what I'm going to do,'" said his sister, Kayla Quittschreiber. And why not? The boy took to the outdoors like a duck to water. "He loved to be fishing and hunting — anything outdoors," Kayla said. "If he was in a deer stand, he was happy."
Dave Hughes, the Republican hoping to wrest away DFLer Collin Peterson's long-held seat in the U.S. House, is trying to convince President Trump to hold a rally in the western Minnesota 7th District. "I think if he comes to western Minnesota, I will win by double digits," Hughes said Thursday. "There were 33,500 people who voted for Trump who had never voted before." Hughes lost to Peterson by just 5 percentage points two years ago, when Trump's red wave swept the state, and he hopes to complete the mission this year.