Detroit Lakes

One dead in house fire near Detroit Lakes

ROCHERT, Minn. (KVRR/KFGO) – One person is dead after a house fire Northeast of Detroit Lakes. The blaze was reported shortly after 2 a.m. Wednesday. The Becker County Sheriff’s Office says the home had already collapsed by the time deputies arrived at the home on Hubble Pond Road.  The victim’s body was recovered after the fire was out. Frazee, Wolf Lake,…

Guardsmen take to the streets to help Becker County Food Pantry

A total of 980 pounds of food and several cash donations were collected.

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. (KVRR) -The Detroit Lakes unit of the Minnesota National Guard took to the streets to help the Becker County Food Pantry. With a mission to help end hunger, soldiers suited up in their camouflage uniforms and marched down Washington Avenue in Detroit Lakes, collecting food items for the Becker County Food Pantry. “They give us a variety…

Detroit Lakes woman arrested during burglary near Mapleton

Tina RetzMAPLETON, N.D. (KVRR) – A Detroit Lakes, Minnesota woman is jailed in Fargo in connection with a burglary at a rural building near Mapleton. The Cass County Sheriff’s Office says shortly before 5 p.m. Wednesday, a deputy was patrolling west of Mapleton and observed suspicious activity on a property just off of County Road 10. Investigators say 34-year-old Tina…

Fire Marshal Investigating Cause of Fire at Cenex in Mahnomen

CENEX 2 112121 CENEX 3 112121 CENEX 4 112121 CENEX 6 112121 MAHNOMEN, Minn. (KVRR) — The State Fire Marshal is investigating the cause of a fire at Community Co-op Cenex in Mahnomen. The fire broke out Saturday afternoon and fire officials say it spread throughout the roof. Multiple fire departments responded to the store at the intersection of Highways…

Video: Bear spotted walking through Detroit Lakes

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. (KVRR/KDLM) – Bear sightings are on the rise in Minnesota, and one of them was recently spotted walking through some areas of Detroit Lakes. Surveillance video captured a bear walking near the front door of a Dairy Queen.  A bear was also seen walking along the McKinley Plaza and spotted in a tree along Lori Ave. The…

Detroit Lakes mall fire considered accidental

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. (KVRR/KFGO) – A fire that temporarily closed Washington Square Mall has been ruled accidental and unintentional by fire investigators. The Friday afternoon blaze broke out in an apartment connected to the mall. More than 300,000 gallons of water were used to put out the fire. Many of the mall’s businesses sustained smoke and water damage, but several…

Update: Fire at Washington Square Mall in Detroit Lakes contained

FIRE DL DL FIRE 3 DL FIRE 2 UPDATE: A fire that broke out at Washington Square Mall in Detroit Lakes this afternoon has been contained. The Detroit Lakes Fire Department says the fire started at around 3:00 Friday afternoon in an apartment above Mattson’s Barber Shop. Detroit Lakes, Perham, Frazee, Audubon, Vergas and Callaway firefighters were able to contain…

Country Music Fans Rejoice As WE Fest Gets Underway In Detroit Lakes

One of the region's most anticipated concerts is back and in full swing

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. (KVRR) — WE Fest is back to fun in 2021 and better than ever. “WE Fest is a celebration of music,” said Matt Mithun. “Country’s largest camping and country music festival here in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota.” Mark Bjerke said. WE Fest is anticipating thousands of people to pour into the gates this year and enjoy the sounds…