LAKE PARK

Fire damages Lake Park American Legion Hall

Fire Chief Dave Coufal said it was a very hot fire, one of the hotter fires they’ve had to fight.

LAKE PARK, Minn. (KFGO-KVRR) – Fire caused heavy damage to the Lake Park, Minnesota American Legion. The fire was reported shortly after 8 p.m Sunday by a passerby. Police Chief Brady Burnside said there was significant heat and smoke damage, mostly to the interior of the building. Fire Chief Dave Coufal said it was a very hot fire, one of…

Motorcyclist Dies in Crash Near Lake Park, Minnesota

The Becker County Sheriff's Office says the crash happened near Labelle Lake

LAKE PARK, Minn. — A Moorhead man is dead after crashing his motorcycle Saturday night in Becker County. The sheriff’s office says the crash happened about 9:30 p.m. northeast of Lake Park on County Highway 9. The driver of the motorcycle is identified as 45-year-old Eric Leroux. Life saving measures were performed but were unsuccessful. Leroux was pronounced dead at…

30 people test positive for COVID-19 after Lake Park, MN funeral

"I don't regret making the choice to be there for my friend… I wish this virus wasn't happening," Family Friend Kathleen Keen Said.

LAKE PARK, Minn. — “I don’t regret making the choice to be there for my friend. I wish this virus wasn’t happening,” Kathleen Keen said. People were wearing masks and socially distancing during her friend’s father’s funeral. Keen says it wasn’t until the social hour after the service that people started to take off their face coverings and come together….

Frazee, Minnesota Boy Killed In Crash Saturday Afternoon

Authorities say Hank Engel died at the scene, about 14 miles east of Frazee

BECKER CO., Minn. — A 3-year-old Frazee, Minnesota boy is dead after a crash Saturday afternoon in Evergreen Township in Becker County. Authorities say Hank Engel died at the scene, about 14 miles east of Frazee. A pickup driven by Kristopher Engle was eastbound when it hit an SUV driven by Chad Bladow of Lake Park. Engle’s vehicle left the…

Missing Becker County Teen Found Safe

Dominic has ties to the Audubon, Detroit Lakes and Lake Park areas.

Dominic-Elhard Dominic-Elhard-runaway UPDATE: The Becker County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that Dominic Elhard has been located. They thanked the public for looking and calling in tips on their Facebook page.   AUDUBON, Minn.–The Becker County Sheriff’s Office is seeking help locating a runaway from the Audubon/Detroit Lakes area. Seventeen-year-old Dominic Elhard was last seen on January 1 when he visited a…

Three Men Arrested During Sex Trafficking Sting In Mahnomen

They were taken into custody as they arrived at an arranged meeting place for a sexual encounter

MAHNOMEN, MN — Three Minnesota men were arrested Friday in Mahnomen during a sex trafficking sting by TRUST: the Tribes United Against Sex Trafficking Task Force. Arrested were 46-year-old Steven Bergren of Lake Park, 35-year-old Shane Lehn of Rothsay and 59-year-old Michael Skjerven of Thief River Falls. The men arranged to meet investigators who were posing as sex trafficking victims…

Woman Hurt After Losing Control Of Vehicle On Ice And Getting Hit By Semi

The highway patrol says the crash happened around 3:15 Tuesday afternoon just south of Thompson

THOMPSON, ND — A Reynolds, North Dakota woman was hurt after losing control of her vehicle on I-29 and getting hit by a semi. The highway patrol says the crash happened around 3:15 Tuesday afternoon just south of Thompson. 30-year-old Jody Schall was taken to Altru with injuries. The semi driver from Lake Park was not hurt. The patrol says they…