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Becker Co. authorities detained three in sexual assault investigation at WE Fest

August 9, 2012 in West Central Tribune

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. Authorities detained three males for questioning after a female reported being sexually assaulted during the WE Fest country music festival here on Friday, Becker County Sheriff Tim Gordon said. Continue Reading

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Lambert plays part of headliner on final day of WE Fest; Rucker shows his country roots

August 6, 2011 in INFORUM

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. While the threat of stormy weather hung over the final day of WE Fest, no one was going to rain on Miranda Lambert’s day. Continue Reading

Lamb: WE Fest people-watching

August 6, 2011 in DL-Online

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. WE Fest is first and foremost about country music. Drinking comes in a close second. Continue Reading

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Lamb: WE Fest people-watching

August 5, 2011 in INFORUM

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. WE Fest is first and foremost about country music. Drinking comes in a close second. Continue Reading

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No surprise, Willie plays like a legend

August 5, 2011 in INFORUM

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. There were no surprises when Willie Nelson opened his Friday evening set at WE Fest with his classic tune “Whiskey River,” but it was still a thrill for fans of the country music legend. Continue Reading

New at WE Fest: Songwriters talk about their craft — and show it off onstage

August 5, 2011 in DL-Online

There were many changes at WE Fest this year upgraded stadium seating in the VIP section, high definition jumbotrons for viewing throughout the venue, even a new management team to oversee operations but one of the most unique innovations took place on the Barn Stage, a secondary music venue across from the Soo Pass Saloon, north of the main concert bowl. Continue Reading

COUNTRY MUSIC TV HOST: New WE Fest fan: Storme Warren

August 5, 2011 in DL-Online

Among the many first-time visitors to this year’s WE Fest festivities is one whose face is probably quite familiar to viewers of the GAC cable television channel. Continue Reading

WE Fest security gets help from horse posse

August 5, 2011 in DL-Online

It is easy to assume that the job of security manager for WE Fest known for its dangerous combination of alcohol and hot weather has an extremely high turnover rate. Continue Reading

WE Fest shuttle drivers say the people make the trips worthwhile

August 5, 2011 in DL-Online

For almost as long as there’s been a WE Fest, there has been a shuttle bus service that takes festival-goers and campers back and forth between the Soo Pass Ranch and the city of Detroit Lakes. Continue Reading

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Shelton, Daniels and Paisley get WE Fest crowd going despite high temps

August 4, 2011 in INFORUM

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. Thursday was “All About Tonight” for Blake Shelton and his fans at WE Fest. Continue Reading