LAKE PARK

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.

1/2 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2 Show Caption Hide Caption 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…

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…

Arrest Made in Shooting Death of Former Lake Park Police Chief

Morris Dodd Jr. faces 2nd degree manslaughter and felon in possession of a firearm charges

BECKER COUNTY, Minn. – A rural Ogema man has been arrested in the death of former Lake Park Police Chief and Becker County Deputy Jay Nelson. The 53-year-old was out hunting on November 10th when he was shot while driving on the Yellowhead Trail in West Sugarbush Township. 54-year-old Morris Dodd Jr. faces 2nd degree manslaughter and felon in possession…

Arrests Made In Weekend Arson Fires in Lake Park, MN

Fire departments from Lake Park, Audubon and Hawley responded to find several active fires in the gym.

LAKE PARK, MN — Lake Park, MN Police say three juveniles are facing charges after a weekend fire and vandalism at the former Lake Park Audubon High School. Saturday, March 24, at around 11:17 a.m. the Becker County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a passer by that the door to the gymnasium was open and smoke was pouring out….

Body of Missing Lake Park Man Found in Cormorant Township

Sheriff Todd Glander says the body of 29-year-old Sheldon Hambleton of Lake Park was recovered in the area of Spring Creek, around 11 a.m.Friday.

DETROIT LAKES, MN (KFGO) – Becker County are investigating after the body of a missing Lake Park man was recovered in Cormorant Township. Sheriff Todd Glander says the body of 29-year-old Sheldon Hambleton of Lake Park was recovered in the area of Spring Creek, around 11 a.m.Friday. Hambleton was reported missing by his family March 15th after they had not…

Highway 10 near Lake Park, MN Back Open

Friday morning there was a semi versus semi crash between Lake Park & Audubon.

1/1 Show Caption Hide Caption DETROIT LAKES, MN — Highway 10 is back open in both directions as of 3:45 p.m., Friday afternoon. (Original Story) DETROIT LAKES, MN — The Minnesota State Patrol reports that Highway 10 eastbound is closed. 8:00 a.m. Friday morning there was a semi versus semi crash between Lake Park & Audubon. Sgt. Jesse Grabow says…

Future of Baer Poultry Uncertain After Chicken Barn Fire

Investigators Are Still Searching For The Cause

LAKE PARK, Minn. — The owner of Baer Poultry, which lost a chicken barn to fire on Sunday, says he’s unsure of the business’s future. Crews stayed overnight and into the day to make sure all flames were completely out. Officials say embers traveling from the wind is a concern. The barn was insured and staff says the focus is…