Authorities say Chloe Conn is the name of the 14-year-old Detroit Lakes girl who died Wednesday afternoon while hiking on a trail on the west shore of Lake Tahoe. Chloe, who was with her family on vacation, had just finished the eighth grade at Detroit Lakes Middle School. The school district sent out a message Thursday, stating, "Chloe’s mother, Stacy Conn, is a nursing assistant at Detroit Lakes Middle School. Chloe’s brother Christian will be a Senior at Detroit Lakes High School next fall. Chloe was a true Laker as she was an excellent student and beloved by all who knew her.
Two Detroit Lakes group home employees are facing serious sexual assault charges in separate incidents. In the first case, Varfee Kamara, 30, of 2602 18th St. S., Fargo, has been charged in Becker County District Court with felony counts of first- and third-degree criminal sexual conduct — victim mentally impaired.