Detroit Lakes

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…

Body of Moorhead man recovered from Little Detroit Lake

Crews were searching for 24-year-old Abdimajid Osman Nur

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Crews responded to a report of a possible drowning late Saturday afternoon. The missing man was identified as 24-year old Abdimajid Osman Nur. The Becker County Sheriff’s Office says he was on an inflatable canoe with a family member. Nur went swimming and began struggling. The family member tried to rescue him, the canoe capsized and…

Crews Looking For Moorhead Man Who Fell Into Little Detroit Lake

Becker County and Valley Water Rescue and Dive teams have multiple boats on the water looking for 24 year old Abdimajid Osman of Moorhead.

DETROIT LAKES, MINN. — “We had a report of a person in the water at 3:55 pm and he was out with another male on a boat and one person went into the water and didn’t come back up,” Becker County Sheriff Todd Glander Becker County and Valley Water Rescue and Dive teams have multiple boats on the water looking…

Mahnomen Man Speaks Out About Claims Of Discrimination Against Amtrak

He claims he was removed from an Amtrak train by police after he says he wanted to move to another seat to get away from a passenger who smelled of alcohol.

MAHNOMEN, Minn. –“I use to enjoy the train but now I don’t see myself ever riding the train because of this. You never know. You could be in the middle of Montana and they feel as though they gonna kick you off and then they kick you off. How are you going to get home,” Xavier Edison said. New video…

Minnesota DNR Talks Boat Safety Ahead Of Fourth Of July

They want to make sure everyone who is behind the wheel is sober.

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. – As Detroit Lakes gets ready to celebrate Independence day, the DNR is putting a big priority on alcohol and boat safety. “It’s called operation dry water and it’s actually a year-long program, but this weekend, it’s kind of their weekend to do a big emphasis on getting counties and our agencies and other agencies out in…

Detroit Lakes Businesses Are Prepared For 4th Of July Influx Of People

Independence Day is always a busy weekend for the city.

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. – Independence Day is always a busy weekend for Detroit Lakes. With COVID-19 however, this year looks a little bit different. The Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce says they’ve been preparing by enforcing some guidelines like social distancing and the use of masks. They also encourage people to take advantage of the warm weather and enjoy…