Detroit Lakes News


07/21/2018 05:55 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Mormon missionaries set out in Minnesota 

ADVANCE FOR USE SATURDAY, JULY 21 - In this June 13, 2018 photo, Tanner Smedley and Joseph Smith head into Detroit Lakes, Minn., on foot for an afternoon of door knocking in Detroit Lake, Minn. Smedley and Smith both 19 from Utah, are part way through into their two-year Mormon mission.


07/19/2018 04:30 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Bar Buzz: Lorie Gildea on parade 

Chief Justice Lorie Gildea and her drum unit rode in the Water Carnival parade in Detroit Lakes on July 15. Gildea is running unopposed for re-election to the court. Like this article? Gain access to all of our great content with a month-to-month subscription.


07/19/2018 04:19 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Off the Record: Marktplatz Mall beginnings 

The Marktplatz Mall has been nearly empty for several years now, but with the closing of the Herberger's, the hallways are now empty. It is sad to see it in this state, and maybe there is something that can be done with that empty space in the future, but it will take quite a revival.


07/16/2018 08:02 AM  ~~~Source~~~
GOP candidate Jim Newberger ready to protect Minnesota from Muslim control 

State Rep. Jim Newberger, a Becker Republican, has his party's nod to take on Amy Klobuchar for her U.S. Senate seat, and he's pulling no weird punches. From the beginning, Newberger has been a candidate of distinction -- in the loosest sense of the word.


07/10/2018 07:24 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Minnesota fishing report 

Big Stone lake: The lake has turned weedy, so anglers are fishing the middle of the lake to avoid the issue. Good numbers of walleye, bluegills, perch and bass are being caught.


07/10/2018 07:00 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Area averts damage as storm calmer than expected 

The pole holding the American Flag in front of the Backus City Hall broke during Sunday nights storm.


07/04/2018 09:50 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Undercover operations lead to 2 arrests in child solicitation crimes 

Two men in separate investigations face felonies in Crow Wing County District Court in Brainerd for allegedly soliciting children for sex. Brock Morgan Jones, 39, Aitkin, made his first appearance June 29 and Alexander John Coyne, 29, Detroit Lakes, made his first appearance June 28. Both were charged with soliciting a child to engage in sexual conduct, soliciting a child or believing to be a child through electronic communication to engage in sexual conduct and engaging in electronic communication relating or describing sexual conduct with a child.


07/04/2018 05:18 PM  ~~~Source~~~
7 min ago 

Spadgenske Dairy is a family-run business. Pictured are Mark and Kristine Spadgenske, center, with their son, Ryan, and Mark's twin brother, Mike.


07/04/2018 01:30 AM  ~~~Source~~~
'It all goes into the water': Fireworks spark pollution concerns in... 

One man covers his ears while another films the fireworks display at Detroit Lakes, Minn. Forum News Service file photo DETROIT LAKES, Minn.


07/03/2018 11:16 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Minnesota fishing report 

Alexandria area: Anglers are finding bass, northern pike and panfish on almost every lake in the region. Bass and northern pike are being found in the deep weed lines in 18 feet and the outside pencil reeds in 4 to 6 feet.


07/02/2018 07:43 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Mixing it up: Area lakes offer options 

Most people think Minnesota is over exaggerating calling itself "The Land of 10,000 Lakes." But in true Midwestern fashion, the state is actually being too humble.


06/28/2018 11:30 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Heat & Storms 

Storms have been rumbling all night in northern Minnesota. They will drift south toward northern suburbs right around sunset tonight.


06/28/2018 02:16 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Travel to Minnesota cabin is met with laughs and questions 

When I say I'm going to a cabin at a resort on "Lake Five" in Minnesota for my summer vacation, my Kansas City friends laugh. Lake Five? Really? After I'm asked if Lake Five is near the Mall of America and if the mosquitoes are really as big as they say , I try to explain why a week at a cabin in Minnesota is the best summer vacation ever.


06/27/2018 03:07 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Detroit Lakes police chief being investigated for allegedly assaulting 12-year-old boy 

According to the Becker County Sheriff's department, the incident in question happened Wednesday, June 20th at the Washington Park Baseball Fields. According to several witnesses at the scene, Detroit Lakes Police Chief Steve Todd, who was off duty arrived at the fields on a bicycle and placed the bike on a ramp attached to a set of bleachers.