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Minnesota Vikings Helping to Raise Money for Detroit Lakes High School Athletics

DETROIT LAKES (KDLM) – The Minnesota Vikings are teaming up with the Detroit Lakes Public Schools to offer reduced price Vikings tickets that will also raise money for Detroit Lakes High School Activities. The Vikings are offering single game tickets for the Vikings preseason game against the San Francisco...
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Organizers Planning for Large Crowds for 4th of July Fireworks along Detroit Lakes City Beach

DETROIT LAKES (KDLM) – This year’s 4th of July fireworks in Detroit Lakes are set to be just as big if not bigger than last year. Since the 1950s, residents and vacationers have lined the city beach, their back yards or viewed the fireworks display from their boats on the 4th of July and last year fireworks planners increased the show’s budget from $20,000 to $30,000 in an effort to celebrate Detroit Lakes’ 150th Anniversary. The show had so many positive reviews that organizers plan to make this year’s show just as big as last years.
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Nine from Essentia Health receive ‘Joyful Nurse’ award

DETROIT LAKES — Two nurses, Pamela Holland and Molly Hilukka, from Essentia Health in Detroit Lakes were amongst the recipients of the 2022 Restoring Joy to Leadership Award. The awards are presented by Restoring Joy to Leadership, a “spiritually based leadership-development consulting firm.” Nurses from a variety of organizations...

DL graduate makes history as part of first all-Black team to conquer Everest

DETROIT LAKES — Carefully climbing through a snow-filled landscape, Eddie Taylor was cloaked in darkness. The only light emanated from his head lamp and the light carried by the Sherpa leading the way up Mount Everest. When he reached the top, the 2008 Detroit Lakes High School graduate made history by becoming part of the first all Black climbing team to ascend the storied mountain.

Legion baseball: Post 15 swept in home doubleheader against Moorhead

DETROIT LAKES – The Detroit Lakes legion baseball team suffered a pair of losses on Wednesday night at Washington Ballpark. After Post 15 dropped game one 4-2, Moorhead ran away with game two, tagging Detroit Lakes in six out of seven innings in a 12-2 drubbing. Post 15’s runs...

Former martial arts teacher gets 12 years on sex charge

A former martial arts instructor in Detroit Lakes has been sentenced to 12 years in prison at St. Cloud for sexually assaulting two girls. Patrick D. Fineday, 65, was sentenced Wednesday in Becker County District Court on one count of first-degree criminal sexual conduct. A second charge of first-degree criminal sexual conduct was dropped in a plea agreement.

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“Beach bars. Boat rentals. Lakes and more lakes. Pizza and nachos. Fairs, events, and home to the ever-popular WE Fest. Simply put, Detroit Lakes, Minnesota is FUN. A place you can bring the whole family in the summer months and make some of your best memories!”. Amber loaded up her...

Current Price Environment “Stressful” for Area Farmers

ADA (KDLM/MNN) – An Ada farmer is calling the current price environment “stressful.”. Austen Germolus grows corn, soybeans, wheat, and barley, and has a registered herd of British White cattle near Ada. He says it’s wild watching the markets, “One day to the next you don’t know what to expect. But I think we’re still at a very profitable level.”

Amateur Baseball: Ada hands The Club first home loss

DETROIT LAKES — The Detroit Lakes Baseball Club lost to the Ada A's 11-1 in a mercy-ruled eight inning game. Monday's game was the first home loss for The Club, whose hitters managed only one run on four hits against the Ada's pitching staff. "In the simplest of terms,...

Eugene "Huck" Fairbanks

Eugene "Huck" Fairbanks, age 78, of Elbow Lake Village, MN, died Saturday, June 25, 2022, at the Mahnomen Health Center Nursing Home, Mahnomen, MN. A Graveside Service will be held at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, June 29, 2022, at the Vernon Anderson Memorial Cemetery, rural Waubun, MN. Huck's service will...

Bonanzaville Art in the Valley; Featuring Elizabeth Kitchell-Rockstad

WEST FARGO, N.D. ( – Bonanzaville is excited to showcase a new featured artist in the Art in the Valley: Artist Showcase. The new artist featured is mosaic artist Elizabeth Kitchell-Rockstad who creates custom mosaics for residential and public settings, conducts school residencies, community projects, and teaches mosaic workshops at her art studio in Ada, Minnesota.

Happenings around the lakes area, June 29-July 10

The Detroit Lakes Tribune accepts community calendar items for publication online and, space permitting, in our Wednesday and Sunday print editions. Submissions must be made at least a week in advance of the event date, in writing, to either or Each submission must include the date, time and location of event, and where to go for more information (phone, email and/or website). Also include whether the event is free or paid admission, and how much it costs when applicable.

Your 4th of July Party will Cost More This Year

DETROIT LAKES (KDLM) – The cost of 4th of July celebrations in the Lakes Area this year have gone up. The American Farm Bureau Federation says Independence Day cookouts will cost at least 17% more this year than they did a year ago. The average 4th of July get-together with 10 guests will cost nearly $70, an increase of close to $10 from last year.

Three hurt in two-car crash on Highway 10 near Frazee

DETROIT LAKES — Three people were injured in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 10 near Frazee on Monday. According to the State Patrol, a 2016 Ford Escape was northbound on Eagle Lake Road when it stopped at the stop sign and then proceeded to turn left onto Highway 10. A 2005 Chevrolet Malibu was eastbound on Highway 10 and the cars collided.