Detroit Lakes

Women Take Part in Sewing Retreat to Focus on Projects

They get to work on a wide range of personal projects

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Ladies get to treat themselves to some quality sewing time away from life’s distractions. The Red Pine Quilt Shop is hosting their Winter Quilting Retreat at the Holiday Inn in Detroit Lakes. People can focus on working on a wide range of personal projects, from aprons to tote bags to blankets. There are also educational demos for…

Chiseling a New Tradition: Ice Sculptors Compete in Detroit Lakes

The MN S'Nice Competition has been part of Polar Fest for two years

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — As snow swirled through the air in Detroit Lakes, some artists kept warm by lighting a torch, slicing through fresh ice, and crafting together a frozen treasure. “It is so much fun just to sit here and watch them do their work,” said Scott Walz, the organizer of the MN Sn’Ice ice sculpting competition held in Detroit…

Kids Enjoy Winter Activities at JF Stables Sleigh Ride Fundraiser

All the proceeds go to Humane Society of Detroit Lakes

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — With Christmas just around the corner, kids in Detroit Lakes are celebrating by having some winter fun. At the 7th annual Sleigh Ride Fundraiser, families could ride in a horse-drawn carriage and also go sledding down the hill. Kids also met some of the stable’s horses while trying to stay warm during the snow. The stable’s owner…

Detroit Lakes Honors Military Members with “Wreaths Across America”

This is the fourth year they've taken part in the event

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Over a thousand cities around the country, including Detroit Lakes, are taking part in National Wreaths Across America Day, which honors those who’ve served our nation. “The old saying is freedom is not free. It’s the people who’ve served the country in the military who’ve paid the price for that freedom,” State Sen. Kent Eken said. That’s…

Man Dies After Losing Control And Rolling Vehicle On Snow And Ice Covered Highway 59

The state patrol says 24-year old Brandon Rounsville of Detroit Lakes was traveling on Highway 59 south of Wheeler Lake Road

BECKER COUNTY, MN — A man died in a crash over the weekend north of Detroit Lakes. The state patrol says 24-year old Brandon Rounsville of Detroit Lakes was traveling on Highway 59 south of Wheeler Lake Road on Saturday afternoon. Rounsville lost control on the ice and snow covered road on a curve, went into the ditch and rolled before…

Former Lake Park, MN Police Chief Dies In Hunting Incident

Becker County Sheriff Todd Glander confirms a man killed in a hunting-related incident over the weekend was former Lake Park Police Chief Jay Nelson.

DETROIT LAKES, MN — The Becker County Sheriff released details on the death of former Lake Park Police Chief Jay Nelson. In a release from the Sheriff’s Department, the Sheriff’s Office received a report of a deceased male in a vehicle on a logging trail 1/2 mile east of Yellowhead Trail around 6:09 p.m. on November 10. Emergency responders identified…

Keith Urban, Brooks & Dunn & Chris Stapleton To Headline We Fest 2019

Tickets are already on sale ranging from $120 for a three-day general admission pass to VIP tickets starting at $900

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — The people at WE Fest have once again landed some of the biggest names in country music for next summer’s festival. Keith Urban, Brooks & Dunn and Chris Stapleton have been announced as headliners for the annual three-day music festival in August. WE Fest has also signed up return appearances by Billy Currington and Jake Owen….

The Marshmallow Foundation Has Adoption Special for Surplus of Cats

They say they've seen an uptick in cats since August

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — If you’ve been thinking of adding a furry friend to your life, now could be the puuurfect time. The Marshmallow Foundation is having an adoption special. “The cats this year have been insane,” Cassi Ohman, manager at the Marshmallow Foundation, said. They say cats have been increasing at a fur–ocious rate since August. With over 100 cats…

Minnesota DNR Conservation Officer Killed In Farming Accident

Kyle Quittschreiber's tractor rolled on a hill Friday near his home in Frazee

FRAZEE, Minn. — Condolences are pouring in online for a Minnesota DNR Conservation Officer killed in a farming accident. Becker County Sheriff’s Office says 26-year-old Kyle Quittschreiber’s tractor rolled on a hill Friday near his home in Frazee. The tractor did not have a cab. Emergency responders declared him dead at the scene. Quittschreiber joined the DNR in 2016. He…

Woman With Possible Medical Issue Crashes Into Detroit Lakes Post Office

Police Chief Steve Todd says the woman had been pulling up to the post office to mail some items.

DETROIT LAKES – A woman escaped injury when her SUV drove through the Detroit Lakes Post Office front doors shortly before noon yesterday. Police Chief Steve Todd says the woman had been pulling up to the post office to mail some items and told officers that she didn’t remember anything after she pulled up into the parking spot. Todd says…