One shot, one stabbed in White Earth incident

One man was stabbed and another was shot in an incident in White Earth Monday.

According to a release from the Becker County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded around 10:30 p.m. to a call reporting a stabbing at a White Earth residence.

The suspect reportedly left the scene and was heading to Detroit Lakes.

During a traffic stop, the suspect, 26-year-old Dustin Jackson of White Earth, reported to the deputy that he had been shot in the abdomen. He was transported to the Essentia-St. Mary’s hospital in Detroit Lakes.

The stabbing victim, 18-year-old Adam Webster of Red Wing, was airlifted to a Fargo hospital.

The Becker County Sheriff’s office says this is believed to be an isolated incident and that there is no threat to the public at this time.

The incident remains under investigation.

The Becker County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the White Earth Police Department, White Earth Ambulance, Callaway Fire Department, St. Mary’s EMS, Life Link Air Ambulance, West Central Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force, Paul Bunyan Task Force, Headwaters Safe Trails Task Force and the Minnesota State Patrol.


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers events and issues in north central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji, and enjoys spending her spare time with her family and pet cat. She also loves Star Trek, punk rock music and the theater.


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