Detroit Lakes

Two Arrested in Becker County for Fleeing Authorities in Stolen Vehicle

Authorities found stolen items in the vehicle, including stolen guns.

Becker County, MN–Two people were arrested in Becker County after fleeing authorities in a stolen vehicle on August 20. A United States Fish and Wildlife Service warden made brief contact with a vehicle and two occupants in the Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge. After leaving the vehicle, the warden discovered the license plate was not on file. The warden attempted to…

Two Children Hurt In Rear-End Crash on Highway 59 Near Detroit Lakes

The children were taken to St. Mary's Hospital in Detroit Lakes with non-life threatening injuries

BECKER CO., Minn. — Two children ages 3 and 5 were hurt in a two-vehicle crash near Detroit Lakes Saturday. Minnesota State Patrol says they were traveling south on Highway 59 when a pickup in front slowed down to make a left turn. The driver rear-ended the pickup. The children were taken to St. Mary’s Hospital in Detroit Lakes with…

WE Fest By The Numbers: DWI’s Up, Crashes Way Down

Minnesota State Patrol says despite the heavy traffic they did not respond to or investigate any crashes

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Arrests during the annual WE Fest near Detroit Lakes are common, but no crashes are unusual. Minnesota State Patrol says despite the heavy traffic they did not respond to or investigate any crashes. Troopers did stop more than 1,400 vehicles and made 24 DWI arrests. That is up sharply from 11 arrests during last summer’s festival….

Florida Man Arrested After Crashing Into Several Cars And High-Speed Chase On Highway 10

Deputies say 32-year-old Jireh Williams crashed into two vehicles and ran them off of Highway 10 in Hawley

CLAY CO., Minn. — A Sebring, Florida man is behind bars in Clay County after hitting several vehicles and leading authorities on a high-speed chase. Deputies say 32-year-old Jireh Williams crashed into two vehicles and ran them off of Highway 10 in Hawley on Tuesday night around 6:30. They found him heading east and going around 101 miles per hour….

We Fest Sold To Live Nation

Townsquare CEO Bill Wilson made the announcement during a conference call detailing the company's second-quarter financial results.

DETROIT LAKES, MINN. (KFGO) – Rumored for months, it’s official. Connecticut-based Townsquare Media said Tuesday it has sold We Fest. The new owner is a subsidiary of Live Nation, an American global entertainment company. Townsquare CEO Bill Wilson made the announcement during a conference call detailing the company’s second-quarter financial results. He said, “after carefully evaluating our asset portfolio, we…

Campers From Across the Country Gear Up for WE Fest 2019

The festival kicks off tomorrow

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Country fans have their cowboy hats out and are gathering in Detroit Lakes for WE Fest. Bruce Sostak of Plano, Texas has been coming to WE Fest for years. It all started when he heard about it from a friend. “She said she was coming to WE Fest, I asked, ‘what’s WE Fest?’ and she told…

Bemidji, East Grand Forks Secure Wins in Sub-State 14 Legion Tournament

Bemidji defeated Fergus Falls 6-3, East Grand Forks shutout Detroit Lakes 3-0

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Action began in the Sub-State 14 American Legion Baseball Tournament on Wednesday at Washington Park in Detroit Lakes. Bemidji got the better of Fergus Falls with a 6-3 win to advance in the winner’s bracket. East Grand Forks finished the day with a shutout over the host team, as they took down Detroit Lakes 3-0. Bemidji…

UPDATE: Missing Moorhead Girl Found

She was last seen wearing black shorts with green stripe, a black tank top, and black sandals. 

UPDATE: Moorhead Police say Jordyn Glass has been found.   MOORHEAD, MN — The Moorhead Police Department is asking the public’s assistance in locating Jordyn Glass, age 15, of Moorhead Glass is described at being 5’8’’, 180 pounds, blue eyes, with blonde hair and teal highlights underneath.  She was last seen wearing black shorts with green stripe, a black tank…

Plane Crashes Near Detroit Lakes Airport

DETROIT TOWNSHIP, Minn. – A pilot walks away from a plane crash in Becker County. Deputies responded around 6:45 Tuesday night to a corn field north of the Detroit Lakes/Becker County Airport. The pilot, 76-year-old Theodore Kiebke of Detroit Lakes said his single-engine biplane lost power. He crash-landed in the field with the plane landing upside down. Kiebke was taken…

Man Treated For Multiple Stab Wounds After Fight In Rural Detroit Lakes

The sheriff's office is in contact with a person of interest

DETROIT LAKES, MN — A Detroit Lakes man is being treated for multiple stab wounds after a fight at a rural Detroit Lakes address. Becker County Sheriff’s Office and Detroit Lakes Police were called to St. Mary’s Hospital after 20-year-old Tristan Wimmer was brought in. Wimmer is being treated for multiple stab wounds to his torso and leg. No arrests…