Detroit Lakes

Minneapolis Shooting Victim Identified as Detroit Lakes Man

MINNEAPOLIS (KVRR) — Hennepin County Medical Examiner has identified the man killed in a shooting Wednesday night in Minneapolis as 34-year-old Nate Banks of Detroit Lakes. His cause of death was multiple gunshot wounds. The circumstances of the shooting are not yet known A woman was also shot and seriously hurt during the incident. Banks was pronounced dead at the…

Fan who threw bag of popcorn at basketball game in Lake Park pleads guilty

Phillip Lokken is charged with misdemeanor 5th-degree assault and misdemeanor disorderly conduct. 

UPDATE (FOX 9) – A man charged with assaulting a referee after a high school basketball game in Lake Park– the result of being upset over bad calls – has plead guilty to disorderly conduct. In March the Audubon Police Department was informed of an incident following a game between Lake Park-Audubon and Win-E-Mac. According to accounts from the incidents, following a…

Pet Connection: Five Fine Felines

The Humane Society of the Lakes has a lot of cats who would love a good home

  We’re on a bit of a hot streak on Pet Connection. Each of the last two weeks, our adoptable pet has found a new home within days of us featuring them on the show. We’re putting our luck on the line this week. We don’t have one pet looking for a loving home. We have five! They’re all adult…

Polar Fest celebrates 150 year Anniversary of Detroit Lakes

From frozen fireworks, to an ice palace, and a kite flying event Polar Fest is in full swing, and it continues to pay homage to the city's past of ice harvesting.

DETROIT LAKES, Minn.(KVRR) — The 26th annual Detroit Lakes Polar Fest is underway and this year marks the 150th anniversary of the cities existence! This year brings more kites and fireworks than previous years. “Well we encourage you to come down to Detroit lakes and check out all the events during polar fest. See our beautiful palace and Ice maze,…

Family, Friends Welcome Detroit Lakes Area National Guard Troops Home

Second Combined Arms Battalion, 136th Infantry Detroit Lakes Area National Guard Troops Return Home

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – The Second Combined Arms Battalion, 136th Infantry Detroit Lakes Area National Guard troops have returned home after landing at Hector International Airport. Just under 100 troops from the Brainerd-based 1-194 Task Force returned home after spending just under a year deployed in the Middle East. The troops assisted with evacuations in Kabul, Afghanistan and provided medical…

Body found at scene of apartment building fire in Detroit Lakes

(courtesy, KDLM)DETROIT LAKES, Minn. (KVRR) – A body has been recovered from the scene of an apartment building fire on Saturday in Detroit Lakes. Police Chief Steve Todd says firefighters discovered the remains of 61-year-old Kari Bishop of Detroit Lakes.  The remains have been transported to the Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy. Firefighters were called to the fire…

WE Fest announces official 2022 lineup

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. (KVRR) – Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert and Luke Bryan will headline the 2022 WE Fest at the Soo Pass Ranch in Detroit Lakes. The official lineup includes: Thursday, Aug. 4: Headliner: Jason Aldean Chris Janson, Blanco Brown, Elvie Shane, Hitchville Friday, Aug. 5: Headliner: Miranda Lambert Lee Brice, Clay Walker, Priscilla Block, Ray Fulcher Saturday, Aug.6: Headliner:…