Detroit Lakes

Detroit Lakes Level III Sex Offender Back in Custody

Officials already had a plan in place for if Baca ran away

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — A level three sex offender on probation was brought back into custody after police say he cut his ankle bracelet and fled. Authorities say Robert Baca was re-captured just after 5p.m. this afternoon, less than an hour after cutting the bracelet. Officials already had a plan in place for if Baca ran away. Workers with a…

Detroit Lakes Teen Hit by BNSF Train While Crossing Tracks

They say the crew on board spotted the teen and sounded the bell and horn, but the male didn't appear to hear the train coming

  DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — A Detroit Lakes teen was taken to the hospital after being hit by a BNSF train while trying to cross the tracks. Police say a 13-year-old was hit by the train along Highway 10 between Corbett and Jackson Avenue. They say the crew on board spotted the teen and sounded the bell and horn, but…

Sauk Rapids Man Taken to Hospital After Breaking Through Ice in Otter Tail County

He broke through the ice while fishing

  OTTER TAIL COUNTY, Minn. — Crews rushed to West Silent Lake in Otter Tail County in the noon hour on a report of a man in the water. They found a 69-year-old man from Sauk Rapids clinging to the side of the ice. He broke through the ice while fishing. The man was taken to the hospital in Detroit…

Two Men On ATV’s Rescued After Going Through Ice

Height of Land Lake in Becker County, Minnesota

Two men were sent to the hospital in Detroit Lakes after going through the ice on Height of Land Lake in Becker County. The sheriff says 77-year-old Norman Bradow of Fergus Falls and 82-year-old Jerome Genz of Detroit Lakes were treated and released. The men were returning to shore around 6 p.m. after fishing when their ATV’s broke through the…

High Risk Sex Offender Moving to Detroit Lakes Neighborhood

A community meeting will be held Thursday night at 6 in the City Council Chambers

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — A community notification meeting is planned in Detroit Lakes about a high risk sex offender who is moving back into the community. Robert Baca will be back in DL on April 5th after completing his sentence. A community meeting will be held Thursday night at 6 p.m. in the City Council Chambers. Officers will be on…

Detroit Lakes Woman Hit by Train Identified

Train traffic was stopped until shortly after midnight while authorities investigated

  DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Police in Detroit Lakes have identified a woman struck and killed by a train Saturday night. She is 56-year-old Lynn Alexander of Detroit Lakes. Alexander was hit around 9 p.m. at the Washington Avenue crossing. When paramedics arrived, Alexander was already dead. Train traffic was stopped until shortly after midnight while authorities investigated. The BNSF…

Fatal Train Accident in Detroit Lakes

Woman hit and killed by train in Detroit Lakes

A woman is dead after she was hit by a train in Detroit Lakes on Saturday night. Paramedics were called after 9 p.m.to the Washington Avenue and Highway 10 crossing. The 56-year-old woman was found dead on the tracks. The Burlington Northern Santa Fe train was heading west. Train traffic in the area was stopped until shortly after midnight while…