Detroit Lakes

Detroit Lakes City Council Votes on Raising Purchasing Age on Tobacco

No seat was empty during the three hour meeting

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — The meeting was standing room only. The Detroit Lakes City Council voted on raising the purchasing age people can buy tobacco. Karen Crabtree was one person in support of the ordinance raising the age from 18 to 21, and she addressed the council. “We’re not here to argue about whether vaping is healthy or not,” Crabtree…

Swenson wins 85th Pine to Palm Tournament

Chris Swenson defeats Jon Miller in Pine to Palm championship.

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — The 85th Pine to Palm golf tournament concluded on Sunday at Detroit Country Club with a brand new champion. First time competitor Chris Swenson defeated Jon Miller in the rain to capture the title. “That’s what made it a grind after it already being one. The rain makes you think a lot more,” Chris Swenson said….

Governor Dayton Declaring Disasters in Clay, Becker and Norman Counties

Clay County had over $200,000 in damage from storms in June

  MINNESOTA — Governor Dayton is declaring a disaster in Clay, Becker and Norman counties after severe weather has left areas of widespread damage. Tornadoes, hail and heavy rain on July 11th and 12th left damage throughout the counties, especially in Ulen and Detroit Lakes. Buildings in the city, including the school, had damage. City officials say some of the…

WE Fest Opens with Longest Bar in Minnesota, New Acts in Lineup

Hold your horses...the lineup isn't the only thing that's fresh. KVRR'S JASON CERJACK ALSO CONTRIBUTED TO THIS REPORT

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — It’s the biggest country and camping music festival in the U.S. and it’s kicking off its 35th year in Detroit Lakes this weekend. Cowboy boots are on and drinks are filled up as more than 150,000 people showed up at WE Fest 2017. Big name acts like Luke Bryan, Lady Antebellum and Zac Brown Band will…

Minnesota State Patrol Reports Catching Speeders Up to 155mph

During the campaign, officers in 20 agencies reported speeds of 100 miles per hour or higher

MINNESOTA — A crackdown on speeders in Minnesota caught violators going 110, 120 and even 155 miles per hour. That speeder was caught by the Minnesota State Patrol in the Detroit Lakes area. Authorities from 300 agencies issued a total of 16,580 citations for speeding during the two-week extra speed enforcement from July 7 through 23. During the campaign, officers…

Detroit Lakes Prepares for WE Fest

Construction may disrupt traffic flow at country music festival expecting more than 40,000 people

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Detroit Lakes’ population is about to grow rapidly this week and it’s all thanks to WE Fest. “Our town does grow,” said Carrie Johnston, who is president of the Detroit Lakes Chamber of Commerce. “You go from a town of about 9,000 people to welcoming another forty.” With thousands of people coming into town, Detroit Lakes…

Legion Baseball: Moorhead Cruises, Perham Rallies in Sub-State Tourney

Perham advances to play Bemidji; Blues play winner of Alex/Fergus Falls.

ALEXANDRIA, Minn. — The first round of the sub-state tournament began in Alexandria for the Moorhead Blues and other area teams. In the opening round top-seeded Bemidji defeated Thief River Falls 27-1 in seven innings. Second seeded Moorhead followed suit with a seven inning win as well defeating Detroit Lakes 19-3. “The last three years haven’t gone so well for…

Man On Bike Seriously Hurt In Hit-And-Run

Was Biking On Country Road 124 Tuesday Evening

BECKER CO., Minn. — A Detroit Lakes man is in the hospital after a hit-and-run on his bike. Becker County authorities say 44-year-old Jarod Moran was hit while biking on County Road 124 last night around 9:30. The driver fled the scene. Moran was taken to Essentia Hospital in Fargo with life-threatening injuries. Categories: Local News, Minnesota News, North Dakota…

Detroit Lakes Country Club Damaged by Strong Storms

Around 30 workers helped pick up debris left behind from the storm

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Crews work to clean up Detroit Country Club after it takes a big hit during the storm. Dozens of trees were knocked down and uprooted throughout the golf course in Detroit Lakes. We got a look at some of the damage with our KVRR Drone. Around 30 workers helped pick up debris left behind from the…