Detroit Lakes News


10/13/2018 05:39 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Charges won't be filed against Detroit Lakes police chief 

ST. CLOUD, Minn. - Prosecutors say they will not file charges over a confrontation last summer between Detroit Lakes Police Chief Steve Todd and a 12-year-old boy.


10/11/2018 06:08 PM  ~~~Source~~~
October 8, 2018 - 

DETROIT LAKES, Minn.-People are beginning to ask more and more questions about their food: How was it made or grown? Where did it come from? Is it organic? The push to support local farmers by buying local is growing, and the question of whether it's worth it to certify organic is on farmer's minds. Organic certification can be a costly process, but the owner of Lida Farms just outside of Pelican Rapids says it can be "a complicated little beast" as well, requiring neat record-keeping and other changes some farmers may just not be ready for.


10/11/2018 12:44 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Johnson, Walz stress rural roots in gubernatorial debate 

The two major party candidates for governor are debating over who would best represent greater Minnesota communities outside the metro areas. Republican Jeff Johnson and Democrat Tim Walz both stressed their rural roots during a debate in Willmar Tuesday night.


10/08/2018 06:14 PM  ~~~Source~~~
9 hours 8 min ago 

DETROIT LAKES, Minn.-People are beginning to ask more and more questions about their food: How was it made or grown? Where did it come from? Is it organic? The push to support local farmers by buying local is growing, and the question of whether it's worth it to certify organic is on farmer's minds.


10/07/2018 05:56 PM  ~~~Source~~~
GOP icons inspire Jeff Johnson's quest for Minnesota governor 

"If you actually want to change things, that is the place to do it," he says. When he was a boy in Detroit Lakes, one wall in his bedroom was red, one white and one blue - probably his late mom Dianne's homage to the nation's 1976 Bicentennial.


10/01/2018 09:32 AM  ~~~Source~~~
XPN's Gotta Hear Song of the Week: "The Spot" by Your Smith 

Your Smith is the latest chapter in the musical evolution of Caroline Smith. She moved from Minnesota to Los Angeles several years ago, changed her name from Caroline Smith to Your Smith - both things the singer and songwriter describe as a significant move for her.


09/28/2018 11:25 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Prince's most famous band the Revolution tour hits Detroit Lakes 

Revolution drummer Bobby Z says the shows have it all, "there's grief and there's joy and there's celebrations and there's tears, I mean it's not your average concert." The band played at the Historic Holmes Theatre in Detroit Lakes Thursday night and is playing St. Cloud Friday and Red Wing on Saturday.


09/24/2018 01:26 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Man in custody for death of roommate in Otter Tail County 

A man who informed sheriff's deputies of a death at his home in western Minnesota has been arrested after a body was found buried on his property. Otter Tail County sheriff's officials say the 25-year-old Detroit Lakes man was arrested Friday after informing them of an incident that resulted in a death.


09/22/2018 02:54 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Minnesota Election Guide: Who's running and where they stand on issues 

It's been decades since Minnesota saw an election year as consequential as 2018. With an open race for governor, both U.S. Senate seats on the ballot, a handful of highly competitive U.S. House races, and control of the Legislature up for grabs, the decisions made by Minnesota voters this year will echo across state and national politics for many more to come.


09/19/2018 05:25 PM  ~~~Source~~~
From Caroline to Your Smith: Minnesota native wipes 'clean slate' with new name 

She has a new look, a new sound and even a new stage name. But Caroline Smith wants the folks back home in Minnesota to know she's mostly the same woman who shoved off for Los Angeles two years ago.


09/18/2018 03:16 AM  ~~~Source~~~
SJE Rhombus Holds September Training Session 

DETROIT LAKES, MN Twice a year, SJE Rhombus holds training sessions that let their customers get to know their products better. This year's second training ran from September 11-12 at the company's headquarters in Detroit Lakes, Minn.