Detroit Lakes

Fundraiser Started For Detroit Lakes Family That Lost House Due To Lightning Strike

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. (KVRR) — People are opening up their wallets and raising thousands of dollars for a Detroit Lakes family that last week lost their home to a lightning strike. A GoFundMe account started for Mike and Lori Danner’s family surged past the initial goal of $10,000 and is nearing $14,000. The Danner’s home in the Timber Creek neighborhood…

Lightning strike likely caused house fire in Detroit Lakes

Witnesses were able to see flames from across Big Detroit Lake as fire crews battled the blaze.

DETROIT LAKES, Minn, (KFGO/KDLM) – A lightning strike is suspected to have ignited a large house fire in Detroit Lakes, Wednesday evening. Fire Chief Ryan Swanson said he believes lightning was the cause of the huge blaze.  He said no one was home at the time. Concern with another lightning strike prevented the fire department from using its ladder truck….

Two guests injured, driver arrested after vehicle crashes into Detroit Lakes motel

photo by Wendy Petermann. DETROIT LAKES, Minn. (KVRR) – Two people were seriously injured when a vehicle crashed into a motel, trapping them in their guest room in Detroit Lakes. Police Chief Steve Todd says the crash happened around 8:30 p.m. Saturday. Seventy-seven-year-old Frank Benninger and 77-year-old Jacklyn Benninger were staying at the Lakes Inn at 702 W. Lake Drive….

Minneapolis Shooting Victim Identified as Detroit Lakes Man

MINNEAPOLIS (KVRR) — Hennepin County Medical Examiner has identified the man killed in a shooting Wednesday night in Minneapolis as 34-year-old Nate Banks of Detroit Lakes. His cause of death was multiple gunshot wounds. The circumstances of the shooting are not yet known A woman was also shot and seriously hurt during the incident. Banks was pronounced dead at the…

Fan who threw bag of popcorn at basketball game in Lake Park pleads guilty

Phillip Lokken is charged with misdemeanor 5th-degree assault and misdemeanor disorderly conduct. 

UPDATE (FOX 9) – A man charged with assaulting a referee after a high school basketball game in Lake Park– the result of being upset over bad calls – has plead guilty to disorderly conduct. In March the Audubon Police Department was informed of an incident following a game between Lake Park-Audubon and Win-E-Mac. According to accounts from the incidents, following a…

Pet Connection: Five Fine Felines

The Humane Society of the Lakes has a lot of cats who would love a good home

  We’re on a bit of a hot streak on Pet Connection. Each of the last two weeks, our adoptable pet has found a new home within days of us featuring them on the show. We’re putting our luck on the line this week. We don’t have one pet looking for a loving home. We have five! They’re all adult…

Polar Fest celebrates 150 year Anniversary of Detroit Lakes

From frozen fireworks, to an ice palace, and a kite flying event Polar Fest is in full swing, and it continues to pay homage to the city's past of ice harvesting.

DETROIT LAKES, Minn.(KVRR) — The 26th annual Detroit Lakes Polar Fest is underway and this year marks the 150th anniversary of the cities existence! This year brings more kites and fireworks than previous years. “Well we encourage you to come down to Detroit lakes and check out all the events during polar fest. See our beautiful palace and Ice maze,…