Detroit Lakes, MN

Family, Friends Use Kayaks To Save 2 Teenagers Swept Out Into Northern Minnesota Lake

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. (WCCO) — Officials in northwestern Minnesota say two teenagers who fell into a river and were swept out into a nearby lake on Thursday were saved by the quick thinking of their friends and family. The Becker County Sheriff’s Office says the teens fell into the Pelican River south of Detroit Lakes around 2:40 p.m. The swift current pulled the teens into Lake Sallie, leaving them roughly 100 yards from the shore in the still-frigid waters. Family and friends used kayaks to reach the teenagers and toss them lifejackets, the sheriff’s office says. Paramedics treated the teenagers on the shore and released them to their parents. The sheriff’s office advised that people beware of high water levels in rivers and lakes due to the recent snowmelt and heavy rains. They also urged people to be mindful that the waters of lakes in the Northland are still dangerously cold.
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Pair of teens okay after falling into Pelican River

(Detroit Lakes, MN) -- Two teens are okay after they fell into a river and got pulled out by strong currents Thursday from a northwest Minnesota lake. According to the Becker County Sheriff's Office, the pair got into trouble after they fell into the Pelican River just south of Detroit Lakes a little after 2:30 p.m. Both reportedly ended up about 100 yards from shore in frigid water.
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White Earth Tribal Police mourn loss of retired K9

WHITE EARTH, Minn. (Valley News Live) - The White Earth Tribal Police Department says one of their retired K9s unexpectedly passed away this week. They say K9 Hagar died in the afternoon of May 19. “K9 Hagar was vigilant and always ready to respond whenever he was needed,” the department...

Fargo shooting suspect takes own life in western Minnesota

(Fargo, ND) -- A 24-year-old Fargo, North Dakota, man reportedly shot and wounded a 23-year-old woman and an eight-month-old child inside a crowded restaurant in South Fargo, then later killed himself near a lake south of Hawley, Minnesota. Police Chief Dave Zibolski says the man continued firing at the woman...

Janet Peterson

Janet Marie Peterson, née Weston, passed away at the age of 61 on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. Janet was born to Donald and Eleanor (Buck) Weston on December 29, 1960, in Detroit Lakes, MN. Janet was the baby, the last of 8 children. Family was incredibly important to her. She loved to visit, talk on the phone for hours, and pen letters to stay in touch. She loved her two daughters with all of her soul and would tell anyone who would listen how proud she was of them.

Video: Two shot at Fargo restaurant, suspect found dead in rural Clay County

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Clay County Sheriff Mark Empting says the suspect in a shooting at a Fargo restaurant shot and killed himself after fleeing and crashing a stolen vehicle south of Hawley. The suspect has been identified as 24-year-old Malik Gill, of Moorhead. Police responded to Plaza Azteca...

Perham Health Announces Healthcare Career Scholarship Recipients

PERHAM (KDLM) – Perham Health has announced the recipients of their Healthcare Career Scholarships. Each recipient will receive a $1000 scholarship to assist them in pursuing their degree in a healthcare related field. This year’s recipients include:. Greta Hillukka – Perham High School. Greta plans to pursue physical...

Detroit Lakes Native and Husband Appear on Dr. Phil Show

DETROIT LAKES (KDLM) – A Detroit Lakes native who found herself without wedding photos after Glasser Images’ abrupt closure was finally able to receive her wedding photos thanks to Dr. Phil. Brianne, a native of Detroit Lakes and her husband Bryce O’Neill now of Grand Forks, ND appeared...