Detroit Lakes

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…

Teen Missing Last Seen In Detroit Lakes

14-Year-Old Girl Last Seen On April 8th

A teen is missing who was last seen in Detroit Lakes two days ago. Bemidji Police say 14-year-old Eliza Defoe appeared to voluntarily leave Detroit Lakes on April 8th with a friend. They say it’s believed she is heading towards Bemidji or possibly in the Red Lake area. Her father provided a photo to KVRR and says she may also…

WE Fest 2021 Headliners Announced

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — After taking a well-timed summer off last year, which just so happened to include a worldwide pandemic, WE Fest is back this summer with a big lineup. Florida Georgia Line headlines on August 5 followed by Dierks Bentley on the 6th and Blake Shelton closes it out on the 7th. Other acts include Lanco, Russell Dickerson,…

Police: Suspects made false robbery report to divert police from drug investigation

WATERTOWN, S.D. (KVRR/KWAT) – Three people from Detroit Lakes, Minn. were arrested after police received a false report of an armed robbery in Watertown, S.D. Watertown Police say officers responded to a report of possible drug activity in a parking lot and made contact with several people in the parking lot. While police were investigating the incident, the people involved…

Peterson: ‘Trump is done’

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. (KVRR) – Former longtime Minnesota Democratic Congressman Collin Peterson says he doesn’t miss working in Washington and has no plans of going back. Peterson spoke with KVRR in one of his first interviews since he lost his reelection bid to Republican Rep. Michelle Fischbach. Peterson was among just two House Democrats who voted against the impeachment of…

WE Fest announces headliners for August return to Detroit Lakes

The festival will open with Florida Georgia Line on Thursday, August 5. Dierks Bentley will perform Friday, August 6 and Blake Shelton on Saturday, August 7.

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. (KVRR) — WE Fest has announced 2021’s Headliners. The festival will open with Florida Georgia Line on Thursday, August 5. Dierks Bentley will perform Friday, August 6 and Blake Shelton on Saturday, August 7. Three-day festival tickets will be available for purchase beginning Friday, January 15 at 10am CST. August 5 – 7, 2021 will mark the…

Arson is suspected cause of fire at Detroit Lakes RV dealer

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. (KVRR/KDLM) – A fire that destroyed Wold’s RV Sales in Detroit Lakes on Tuesday is being investigated as arson. Fire Chief Ryan Swanson says the fire caused major damage to the showroom and parts room of the building.  Damages are estimated at more than $1 million dollars. The fire was reported at around 10 p.m. Tuesday. Swanson says…

Fire causes major damage to Detroit Lakes RV dealer

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. (KVRR/KFGO) – Damage is estimated at over one million dollars after a fire at Wold’s RV Sales on Highway 10 in Detroit Lakes. Fire Chief Ryan Swanson says smoke was pouring out the east side of the building when the fire was reported around 10:00 Tuesday night. He says Detroit Lakes firefighters with mutual aid from Audubon…