Detroit Lakes teen charged in 2022 North Carolina swatting incident
The 18-year-old was reportedly seeking revenge over a failed online relationship.
Community Mourns Loss and Seeks Solutions in Wake of Highway 59 Tragedy
The Detroit Lakes community was recently shaken by a tragic event on Highway 59. Timothy Lee Mitchell, a 36-year-old local, lost his life in a traffic collision involving his 2009 Hyundai Sonata and a 2024 Freightliner semi-truck. Occurring south of North Tower Road, the accident took place when Mitchell’s vehicle crossed the center line, resulting in a fatal crash shortly after 4 pm on a Friday. While the semi’s driver was unharmed, the community mourned the loss of a cherished individual. Authorities have since confirmed that alcohol was not a contributing factor in this incident, yet the question remains: how can future tragedies be avoided?
Detroit Lakes man dies in 2-vehicle crash
A Detroit Lakes (MN) man died in a two-vehicle collision Friday afternoon on Highway 59 in Becker County. The State Patrol says, around 4:00 PM…. 36-year-old Timothy Mitchell was driving a southbound car that crossed the center line and ran into an oncoming semi. Mitchell died at the scene.
Man arrested after entering Moorhead family’s home and refusing to leave
MOORHEAD, Minn. (Valley News Live) - A Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, man was arrested after allegedly breaking into someone’s home in Moorhead and refusing to leave. Barnabas Varnier Harris is charged in Clay County Court with drug possession, obstructing the legal process, and two counts of assault on a peace officer.
Tragic Loss in Detroit Lakes Highlights National Rural Road Safety Crisis
The quiet community of Detroit Lakes is mourning the loss of one of its own, Timothy Lee Mitchell, aged 36, after a devastating head-on collision on Highway 59 in Becker County. The incident unfolded on a recent Friday afternoon when Mitchell's vehicle unexpectedly crossed the centerline, leading to a fatal encounter with a semi-truck. While the truck's driver, Michael Lynn Guhlke, walked away unscathed, Mitchell's death marks a solemn reminder of the dangers lurking on rural highways.
Man identified in Fatal Becker County Crash on Highway 59
BECKER CO., Minn. (KVRR) — A Detroit Lakes man killed in a crash on Highway 59 on Friday afternoon has been identified. Minnesota State Patrol says 36-year-old Timothy Mitchell crossed the center line and crashed into a semi. Mitchell died at the scene. The crash happened around 4 pm,...
Ventilation issue causes high carbon monoxide readings at Fergus Falls school
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. (Valley News Live) - Construction at Lincoln School in Fergus Falls caused the shut down of the school, a exposure to carbon monoxide (CO) for several staff members. Superintendent Jeff Drake says on Thursday, November 30, carbon monoxide readings had reached levels over 50ppm (parts per million).
Counterfeit $5 bills passed in Detroit Lakes last week
Detroit Lakes, Minn. (KDLM) – Counterfeit $5 dollar bills have been reported as being circulated in Detroit Lakes over the past week. In a social media post on Thursday, the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce warned lakes area businesses the fake currency has “movie prop use only” and “motion picture use” written on the front and back of the counterfeit money.
Sgt. Jesse Grabow has another "Ask the Trooper" about DWI arrests this time of the year
(Detroit Lakes, MN)--Minnesota State Patrol Trooper Sgt. Jesse Grabow has another question and answer about DWI arrests during the winter holidays. Question: I hear there that DWI’s can become more of an issue around the winter holidays. Can you talk about that? Thank you for all you do. Answer:...
Hodgepodge: Kim Bettcher talks upcoming lifeguard and water safety classes at the DLCCC; Elle LaMere talks Copper Street Brass Band and other upcoming events at the Historic Holmes Theatre;
Kim Bettcher, marketing director for the Detroit Lakes Community and Cultural Center, talks upcoming lifeguard and water safety classes at the Center. Elle LaMere, marking director for the Historic Holmes Theatre, talks Copper Street Brass Band and other upcoming events at the theatre.
U.S. Curling gold medalist John Shuster to host free youth curling clinic in Detroit Lakes on Dec. 27
Detroit Lakes, Minn. (KDLM) – At the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, the U.S. Men’s Curling Team failed to make it out of round-robin play; finishing with a dismal 2-7 record in nine matches. Then, four years later in Pyeongchang, South Korea, the improbable happened, the U.S....
Thiel's Team Record 38 Points Leads Perham to 67-60 Win at Underwood
Willow Thiel established another new scoring record for the Perham girls' basketball team as she poured in 38 points on Tuesday night to lead the visitors to a 67-60 win over the Rockets in Underwood. “I thought we played extremely well and didn’t back down from a very good Perham team,” reported Underwood Head Coach Brian Hovland. “Thiel’s foot work and body control in the post is fun to watch, but not fun to coach against. Coach Super and his staff do a great job of finding ways to isolate her.”
Markuson’s three helps propels Detroit Lakes over Rebels in an instant classic
DETROIT LAKES — Lakeshirts Fieldhouse was rocking as the Detroit Lakes and Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton girls basketball teams left not a single minutes without excitement and nailbiting moments on Tuesday, Dec. 5. As the clock read 40 seconds remaining in regulation, Detroit Lakes’ Brooklyn Markuson splashed a three from the top...
Lady Rockets Defeat NYM, Previews For Rocket and Ladys BB Season
Rockets BBB – The Underwood boys’ basketball team finished last season with an 11-16 overall record and a 7-9 mark in the Little Eight Conference. They lost Cole Peterson and Jayden Harig to graduation, but third-year head coach Kellen Shebeck has a number of letter winners with extensive varsity experience returning for the 2023-2024 season.
Battle Lake City Ordinance Notices
CHAPTER 111: Alcoholic Beverages On November 14, 2023, the Battle Lake City Council approved an amendment to Chapter 111, Alcoholic Beverages. Complete copies of this chapter of the Code of Ordinances for the City of Battle Lake is available for public inspection at the Office of the City Clerk and on the City’s Web-site: www.ci.battle-lake.mn.us Valerie J. Martin Clerk-Treasurer.
A Community Mourns: Honoring the Life of Douglas 'Doug' A. Fish
The small town of Vining, and its neighbor Parkers Prairie, are united in grief as they announce the passing of a revered local figure, Douglas 'Doug' A. Fish, at the age of 80, on November 29th. A Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled for December 6th at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in Battle Lake, allowing friends and family to bid farewell at the church cemetery. Visitation will be held an hour before the service, providing a space for the community to come together in their loss.
3 Deaths on Roads in First 2 Days of December in Minnesota
Undated (KROC-AM News)- The final month of 2023 is off to a deadly start on Minnesota’s roads. The State Patrol has responded to at least three fatal traffic incidents so far this month. Two of the incidents were crashes that happened Friday and the third fatality involved a pedestrian Saturday night.
Highway 59 Accident Highlights Urgent Need for Road Safety Improvements
A recent incident has raised concerns over road safety and infrastructure. On a day shortly before December 2, 2023, a significant vehicular accident occurred on Highway 59, just north of Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. The collision, involving a truck and a car, resulted in severe damage and necessitated the dispatch of emergency services, including a Life Link III medical helicopter, indicating the critical nature of the injuries. The highway was closed to manage the crisis, illustrating the immediate consequences of traffic accidents on local communities.
The gas price fluctuate between $3.14 and $3.19 in Fergus Falls as of 2023-12-06. Find the cheapest station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Wednesday is $3.216, a week ago the price is $3.246 , according to AAA.
Lady Battlers Start Season With Two Losses
The Battle Lake girls basketball team started the new season with a home game against the Park Christian Falcons. The Battlers fell behind early and were never able to recover. The Falcon´s aggressive full court defense created a number of Battler turnovers that they were able to convert into early offense. By the half, the Falcons had established a 20-40 lead. In the second half, Battle Lake cleaned up some of the turnovers and played a more even period. By the end of the game, the Falcons left town with a 71-40 win.