Detroit Lakes

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…

Detroit Mountain welcomes back skiers with Covid-19 guidelines

Some of the adjustments include wearing masks indoors and outdoors.

DETROIT LAKES, Minn.- Detroit Mountain opened earlier this month with safety precautions amid the pandemic. Skiers from Lakes country and beyond could not wait to get their ski gear out for the winter. Some had to cut last season short after Detroit Mountain had to close earlier than expected in March due to COVID-19. “We were able to start making…

Eagles Club 2342 in Detroit Lake launches Keep The Lights On 2020 donation box

They are asking for the community's help while struggling to get by amid the pandemic. 

DETROIT LAKES, Minn.- A club in Detroit Lakes is asking for the community’s help while struggling to get by amid the pandemic. Eagles Club Aerie 2342 had to close for a few months in the spring. Even though they are now open, restrictions have made it hard for them to continue. The club is still trying to plan fundraisers and…

Vikings place Thielen on Reserve/Covid-19 List

EAGAN, Minn. – Straight off the Vikings’ heartbreaking 31-28 loss to the Cowboys, Minnesota announced wide receiver Adam Thielen has been placed on the Reserve/Covid-19 list. On its website, the Vikings say “The reserve/COVID-19 list category was created for a player who either tests positive for COVID-19 or who has been quarantined after having been in close contact with an…

Social Distancing: Long Walks On The Beach

Long walks on the beach aren't strictly a summer activity

  It’s not too late for a walk along the beach. And for a bonus, it’s really easy to socially distance. Because there’s no one there! My girlfriend and I took an impromptu drive to Detroit Lakes on Saturday afternoon. And we took a walk along the beach right as the sun was starting to set. It was beautiful. It…

DL Chamber discusses what businesses have accomplished despite the pandemic

This year's Detroit Lakes Economic Summit was all about business resiliency.

DETROIT LAKES, Minn-  The Detroit Lakes Chamber of Commerce hosts its annual Economic Summit virtually to discuss what businesses in the city have been able to accomplish despite COVID-19. This year’s Detroit Lakes Economic Summit was all about business resiliency. “It’s just such a great topic because it just shows how you can keep moving forward. There’s always hurdles, but…

Detroit Lakes High School evacuated after gas leak

DETROIT LAKES, MN — Students and staff at Detroit Lakes High School were evacuated from the building around 9:20 this morning after construction crews hit a gas line on the east side of the building. Principal Darren Wolf in an email to parents said “We were notified by our construction manager of the leak, we had the students evacuated and…

Man Facing Child Porn Charges Not Tied To Social Media Rumors In Detroit Lakes

Investigators say they have no knowledge that the incident being talked about on social media occurred nor of Alexander Coyne's alleged involvement

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Authorities in Detroit Lakes say the arrest of a man for child porn is not related to a social media rumor alleging an incident in the city. 31-year-old Alexander Coyne is behind bars for possession of pornographic work involving minors. Formal charges are expected in the next few days. Coyne, seen here in 2018, is also…