Detroit Lakes

Video: Bear spotted walking through Detroit Lakes

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. (KVRR/KDLM) – Bear sightings are on the rise in Minnesota, and one of them was recently spotted walking through some areas of Detroit Lakes. Surveillance video captured a bear walking near the front door of a Dairy Queen.  A bear was also seen walking along the McKinley Plaza and spotted in a tree along Lori Ave. The…

Detroit Lakes mall fire considered accidental

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. (KVRR/KFGO) – A fire that temporarily closed Washington Square Mall has been ruled accidental and unintentional by fire investigators. The Friday afternoon blaze broke out in an apartment connected to the mall. More than 300,000 gallons of water were used to put out the fire. Many of the mall’s businesses sustained smoke and water damage, but several…

Update: Fire at Washington Square Mall in Detroit Lakes contained

1/3 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3 DL FIRE 2 Show Caption Hide Caption UPDATE: A fire that broke out at Washington Square Mall in Detroit Lakes this afternoon has been contained. The Detroit Lakes Fire Department says the fire started at around 3:00 Friday afternoon in an apartment above Mattson’s Barber Shop. Detroit Lakes, Perham,…

Country Music Fans Rejoice As WE Fest Gets Underway In Detroit Lakes

One of the region's most anticipated concerts is back and in full swing

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. (KVRR) — WE Fest is back to fun in 2021 and better than ever. “WE Fest is a celebration of music,” said Matt Mithun. “Country’s largest camping and country music festival here in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota.” Mark Bjerke said. WE Fest is anticipating thousands of people to pour into the gates this year and enjoy the sounds…

LIVE: WE Fest Returns

WE Fest Runs August 5-7 In Detroit Lakes

  WE Fest is back after taking 2020 off. We talk to WE Fest General Manager Mark Bjerke about the excitement surrounding the return to the Soo Pass Ranch, and what fans will find different after the festival took a year off. Find out more about WE Fest and getting tickets for this year and next year by clicking here….

LIVE: WE Fest Promises More Fan-Friendly Festival In 2021

Festival Returns To Detroit Lakes After Taking 2020 Off

  WE Fest is back this year after taking a year off in 2021, and the festival’s new owner is promising some crowd-pleasing new additions at Soo Pass Ranch in Detroit Lakes this year. Matt Mithun has owned the ranch for years, but this is his first year as the owner and Festival Director of the actual event. He says…

Essentia Health offers post COVID-19 rehabilitation program

We're not just guessing at what the patient needs help with, we're letting real data drive how we're deciding to help them."

NORTH DAKOTA & MINNESOTA (KVRR) — Essentia Health launches a COVID-19 patient rehabilitation program for those suffering with long term effects from the virus. “I tell people he’s our blueprint. We know how to get somebody better with COVID from about as bad as you can have it and be as worn down from it as you can be,” Essentia…

Discover Minnesota: Detroit Lakes

Detroit Lakes Celebrates 150th Anniversary In 2021

  We are kicking off Discover Minnesota week with one of the most popular spots in our area and a major celebration. Detroit Lakes is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year. Starting this week, 150 sail boats with different designs will be displayed around the city. The city caters to visitors. There’s a mile-long public beach and a myriad of…