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Ogema Woman Dies After Crashing In Becker County

BECKER CO., Minn. — An Ogema, Minnesota woman is dead after crashing her vehicle in Lake Eunice Township. Becker County Sheriff’s Office says 36-year-old Jessica Hanks was pronounced dead at the scene Saturday morning around 7. They say Hanks did not stop at the intersection of two roads, hit an embankment and came to rest in a field. The crash…

Arrest Made In Fatal UTV Crash Last Month In Becker County

36-year-old Aaron Pelham of Waubun was arrested Monday

Aaron PelhamBECKER CO., MN — Authorities have arrested the driver involved in a fatal UTV crash last month in Becker County. 36-year-old Aaron Pelham of Waubun was arrested Monday and is in the Becker County Jail with formal charges pending. Pelham was driving a 1999 Mercury Marquis which crashed into a UTV driven by 27-year-old Michael Tibbetts of Ogema. He…

Victim Of UTV Hit-and-Run Identified, Authorities Still Searching For Car Responsible

Authorities are looking for the driver of a 1999 Mercury Marquis who hit the UTV and fled the scene

BECKER CO., MN — The driver of a U-T-V who was killed in a hit and run crash in Becker County has been identified as 27-year-old Michael Tibbetts of Ogema. He was found unresponsive on County Road 158 in Maple Grove Township on Monday night. Tibbetts was taken to Sanford in Fargo where he died as a result of his…

Suspect in White Earth Reservation Homicide Arrested

Authorities say the shooting does not appear to be random

1/2 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2 Show Caption Hide Caption UPDATE: A man accused of killing another man on the White Earth Reservation is behind bars. 18-year-old Ronald Thompson the third was arrested in Saint Cloud around 2:30. UPDATE: The Becker County Sheriff’s Office is searching for 18-year-old Ronald Thompson III of Detroit Lakes as a suspect in the shooting…

Ogema Man Arrested After High Speed Chase In Becker County

A deputy stopped 27-year-old Jamie Bevins, Jr. for passing in a no passing zone

BECKER CO., MN — An Ogema, Minnesota man is in the Becker County Jail after a high speed chase this afternoon in the county. A deputy stopped 27-year-old Jamie Bevins, Jr. for passing in a no passing zone. When the deputy approached the vehicle Bevins took off and the chase hit speeds of 100 miles per hour. He was eventually stopped…

Woman Who Walked Away From Transitional Living Center Found In Mahnomen County

Police had believed she may be in the Mahnomen or Ogema area

UPDATE: Authorities from the White Earth Tribal Police Department and the Mahnomen County Sheriff’s Office have located Elizabeth Barr.   **Original Story Below** FARGO, ND — Police in Fargo are looking for a woman who left Centre Inc. in Fargo. Elizabeth Barr left the transitional living center yesterday where she has been serving out a criminal sentence. Police believe she may be…

Becker County Deaths Are Ruled Murder-Suicide

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension on Wednesday said 28-year-old Emma LaRoque fatally shot herself at their home in rural Ogema in Becker County.

OGEMA, Minn. (AP) _ Authorities have identified the three people found dead in northwestern Minnesota as a mother and her two young children. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension on Wednesday said 28-year-old Emma LaRoque fatally shot herself at their home in rural Ogema in Becker County. The BCA says her children were homicide victims. They are identified as 4-year-old…

Man Charged With Manslaughter In Hunting Death Appears In Court

Morris Dodd Jr. appeared for a hearing and will be back in court on January 7

BECKER COUNTY, MN — An Ogema, Minnesota man arrested in the shooting death of former Lake Park Police Chief Jay Nelson appears in court. 54-year-old Morris Dodd Jr. appeared for a hearing and will be back in court on January 7. He remains in custody in Becker County. Dodd faces 2nd degree manslaughter and felon in possession of a firearm charges….