MOOSE LAKE

Man With 28 DWI’s Sues Minnesota Department of Corrections Over Length of Custody

In a federal civil rights lawsuit, Danny Bettcher of New York Mills says he was kept in custody for several months beyond what's permitted

MOOSE LAKE, Minn. — The most notorious drunken driver in Minnesota history is suing the Department of Corrections. In a federal civil rights lawsuit, Danny Bettcher of New York Mills says he was kept in custody for several months beyond what’s permitted by state law. Bettcher says in court documents that he was not aware of the violation until an…

Killer of Moose Lake Teen Moved to Minimum Security Prison

Blom is convicted of kidnapping 19-year-old convenience store clerk Katie Poirier in 1999

  OAK PARK HEIGHTS, Minn. — The man serving a life sentence for the murder of a Moose Lake teen in 1999 is on the move. Donald Blom, 68, is moving from a maximum-security prison in Oak Park Heights to a minimum-security prison in Faribault, Minnesota. Blom is convicted of kidnapping 19-year-old convenience store clerk Katie Poirier in 1999. He…