Detroit Lakes

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…

Minnesota DNR Emphasizes Northern Pike Restrictions on Fishing Season Opener

The DNR encourages people to catch fish under 22 inches long to help balance the population

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — After a long winter, many fishers are excited to break out their fishing rods and reel in a big prize on the lakes. “I like to fish a lot so you kind of wake up and you kind of hope for this day. You know as the day comes closer, and you kind of more and more…

UND Pole Vaulter Kyley Foster Soars On and Off the Track

Foster vaulted a school record 13 feet 3.75 inches in her sophomore year

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — “When I stand on the runway everything else just disappears,” UND pole vaulter Kyley Foster explained. “I mean the run, the jump, the swing, you don’t even think about it once it’s happening, but my favorite part is when you’re falling.” For Foster, her adrenaline is at an all-time high when shes plummeting her way down….

Congregational United Church of Christ Receives ‘Overwhelming’ Turnout for Homelessness in Becker County

Rep. Collin Peterson and Senator Tina Smith were also there

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Liz Kuppola grew up in a large family that didn’t have a lot of money. “What I learned from that is that people who struggle have the same potential as anyone else just not always the same opportunity,” Kuppola said. It inspired her so much that she’s been working with people who experience homelessness for about 25 years…

Passed Out Man With A Revolver Keeps Kids At School In Detroit Lakes

Numerous Agencies Responded To Food N Fuel Tuesday Afternoon

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Students were kept in school this afternoon in Detroit Lakes while police dealt with a man in the backseat of a car with a revolver. Police were called around 3:15 to Food N Fuel on a report that 37-year-old James Poitra of Detroit Lakes hadn’t moved in three hours. When the officers noticed the gun they…

Church Creates Gift Baskets for Homeless Youth

Church members got to go shopping and use their creativity

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Members of Lakes Area Vineyard Church got to do some shopping for homeless youth in the area. They’re putting together gift baskets that go beyond just living essentials. Organizers say items like gift cards or snacks will allow the homeless youth to have more fun with their friends. There are about 55 homeless youth in Detroit Lakes,…

Highway 10 near Lake Park, MN Back Open

Friday morning there was a semi versus semi crash between Lake Park & Audubon.

1/1 Show Caption Hide Caption DETROIT LAKES, MN — Highway 10 is back open in both directions as of 3:45 p.m., Friday afternoon. (Original Story) DETROIT LAKES, MN — The Minnesota State Patrol reports that Highway 10 eastbound is closed. 8:00 a.m. Friday morning there was a semi versus semi crash between Lake Park & Audubon. Sgt. Jesse Grabow says…

Authorities Identify Those Involved In A Pedestrian Versus Pickup Crash

Two People Were Hit At Washington Avenue And Highway 10 In Detroit Lakes

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Two people hit by a pickup last night in Detroit Lakes have been identified. They are 54-year-old Susan Holmer and 67-year-old Steven Lorentzen, both of Detroit Lakes. The accident happened at the corner of Washington Avenue and Highway 10. Investigators have not determined if the two were attempting to cross the highway. Both were airlifted to…

Three In Custody After Fatal Hit and Run

The victim was struck on Pow Wow Hwy. east of Pine Point.

DETROIT LAKES, MN (KFGO) – Three people were taken into custody after a hit-and-run in Becker County where a 21 year-old man died. The victim was struck on Pow Wow Hwy. east of Pine Point. He was Joshua Jones of Ponsford. Deputies later located a car in Pine Point where the three people were found. It was reported shortly before…