Don't look for live music on warm summer evenings at the Detroit Lakes Zorbaz any time soon — the popular bar and restaurant on the DL beach hasn't applied for a noise permit from the city that would allow it to host live music until midnight. And when local band Hardwood Groove played at a Zorbaz for a Lakeshirts employee appreciation event Friday night on Memorial Day weekend, it was shut down at 11:15 p.m. after a neighbor complained to police.
DETROIT LAKES, Minn.—An Alexandria man has been charged in Becker County District court after he allegedly led a deputy on a dangerous high-speed chase Saturday afternoon in and around Detroit Lakes and then fought with officers.. Christopher Paul Elliott, 33, was allegedly driving a vehicle that was moving "all over the road and into oncoming traffic" on Highway 34 in Becker County, according to a complaint received by Becker County Sheriff's Dispatch at 1:48 p.m. Saturday.
The White Earth secretary-treasurer and tribal chairman have filed charges against each other, seeking to have each other censured and removed from office. White Earth Secretary-Treasurer Tara Mason has accused Tribal Chairman Terry Tibbetts of wrongfully obtaining more than $63,000 from the tribe's general fund when he and two other council members left office in 2014.
Wells Fargo Bank in Detroit Lakes was shut down for a brief time Tuesday afternoon after a protester locked herself to a table in the lobby. Disabled veteran Jessie Campbell left after about 20 minutes of negotiation with local law enforcement and bank officials. She was not arrested. She was one of a dozen or so protesters who picketed outside Wells Fargo after arriving from Camp Turtle Island - Water Protector Sanctuary, located at the intersection of County Road 4 and Highway 113 in the center of the White Earth Reservation.
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. - One man died in a fire at Edgewater Condominiums near the Detroit Lakes City Park on Saturday afternoon, Nov. 25. The victim was identified as William McGrath, 72, of Detroit Lakes, Minn. The fire was located in a living room on the third floor of the Edgewater Condominiums on the northeast side of the building. The incident was reported at 2:30 p.m. Saturday as a fire with heavy smoke showing.
Minnesota legislators should ignore the rural-led Trump earthquake at their peril, says the Coalition of Greater Minnesota cities. As new and returning lawmakers convened in St. Paul for the first week of the 2017 legislative session, city leaders from Greater Minnesota urged them to heed the messages that rural voters sent when they cast their ballots in November.