Detroit Lakes

Vikings WR Adam Thielen Hosts Inaugural Youth Football Camp

All funds and proceeds went to benefit the newly created Thielen Foundation.

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Minnesota Vikings Wide Receiver and Detroit Lakes native Adam Thielen hosted his inaugural youth football camp at the TCO Performance Center on June 24. The camp included one-on-one football instruction and focused on character development, leadership and sportsmanship. All funds and proceeds went to benefit the newly created Thielen Foundation, which aims to serve, educate and inspire…

Man Walks Away From Work Release in Detroit Lakes

Ricardo Gomez of Willmar was reported absent from work around 5:30 Saturday evening

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — A former prison inmate has walked away from his work release program in Detroit Lakes. 41-year-old Ricardo Gomez of Willmar was reported absent from work around 5:30 Saturday evening. He was being housed at the Becker County Minimum Security Annex since being accepted into the work release program. Gomez previously spent time in prison in Stillwater…

“Spirit Ride” Honors First Responder Roadside Deaths

Advocates want drivers to slow down or move over when they see first responders and tow truck drivers on scene

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — When you think of first responders, police, fire and EMS usually come to mind. Another group risking their lives is tow truck drivers working on highways. A cross–country campaign called “Spirit Ride” is raising awareness as it passes through Detroit Lakes. “We’re here to help the community, we’re not here to be in a like that,” James…

Dead Fish Washing Ashore in Detroit Lakes

They're dying off because of naturally-occuring bacteria

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Some people are noticing dead fish washing up on the shore in Detroit Lakes, but there’s no need to worry. Wildlife officials say it’s perfectly normal. The Division of Fisheries at the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says the fish are dying off because of naturally occurring bacteria. It is caused by changes in water temperature around…

Detroit Lakes Looking For Animal That Injured Young Boy

Officers searching for the cat, were told by a resident that he saw a fisher at Main Street and West Avenue in Detroit Lakes.

DETROIT LAKES, MN — Detroit Lakes Public Works is setting traps in hopes of catching an animal that may have injured a five year old boy. The boy’s family told police that he was attacked by a cat that he tried to pick up. Officers searching for the cat, were told by a resident that he saw a fisher at…

Detroit Lakes Department Store Norby’s to Close After 112 Years

They will have a final sale starting June 7

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Norby’s Department Store in Detroit Lakes has announced that after 112 years of business, they will be closing their doors. “I’m very disappointed. It’s just enjoyable to have a special little trip to come here, and the people there have been marvelous,” Marleen Krause, a shopper, said. “It’s going to be hard on the community, I…

Detroit Lakes Department Store Closing

Store President Michael Norby says it was tough decision.

DETROIT LAKES – After 112 years in business in Detroit Lakes, Norby’s Department Store has announced it is closing. Store President Michael Norby says it was tough decision. He says retail and shopping patterns have changed and he says “it’s simple economics and a sign of the times.” There are no plans now for the 25,000 square foot building in…

Lakes Area Farmers Market Gives Shoppers a Closer Look at Local Goods

Nine vendors gather at People's Park to sell some homemade goods

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Dozens of people had the chance to enjoy locally made goods at the Lakes Area Farmers Market. Nine different vendors set up shop in Detroit Lakes to sell products like fresh–made bread, pottery, and homemade jams and rugs. Rug maker Donna Hoffman has been a part of many farmers markets in the area, and she says taking…

A Public Hearing Helps Determine the Fate of an 100-Year-Old Detroit Lakes Landmark

The Pavilion in Detroit Lakes has hosted events in the city for over 100 years

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. —When you think of summer nights in Detroit Lakes, most people will mention a memory out on the Pavilion. “I just remember when I was a much younger person going down to the Pavilion to go to dances on the weekend, and boy there were a lot of great bands that played at the Pavilion back in…

Alexandria Man Wanted On A Drug Warrant Arrested After High Speed Chase

Authorities Stopped The Man In Becker County After Numerous Attempts

BECKER COUNTY, Minn. — An Alexandria, Minnesota man was arrested after leading authorities on a high-speed chase Saturday afternoon. 33-year-old Christopher Elliot faces fleeing and other charges in Becker County. The sheriff’s office says they received a complaint about an erratic driver on Highway 34. A deputy located Elliot’s vehicle near Detroit Lakes and he took off hitting speeds of…