HIGHWAY 59

Two Wanted Men Both Spotted At Same Mahnomen Apartments

Both Men Were Arrested After Leaving With Other People

MAHNOMEN, Minn. — Two wanted suspects are taken into custody after a surveillance operation at Riverland Apartments in Mahnomen, Minnesota. Deputies saw 30-year-old Charles Ortley get into a vehicle with two females on Saturday afternoon. He was stopped and arrested on Highway 59. Ortley is a suspect in a shooting in Minneapolis. While the building was under surveillance they also…

Man Walking On Highway 59 Near Detroit Lakes Killed By Semi

The fatal crash was reported around 5:45 Wednesday morning

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — A man is dead after he was hit by a semi while walking near Detroit Lakes. The state patrol says 57-year-old James Gunthorpe of Detroit Lakes was hit on Highway 59 and Brandy Lake Road. The fatal crash was reported around 5:45 Wednesday morning. The patrol says Gunthorpe was walking in the northbound lane of the…

Two Children Hurt In Rear-End Crash on Highway 59 Near Detroit Lakes

The children were taken to St. Mary's Hospital in Detroit Lakes with non-life threatening injuries

BECKER CO., Minn. — Two children ages 3 and 5 were hurt in a two-vehicle crash near Detroit Lakes Saturday. Minnesota State Patrol says they were traveling south on Highway 59 when a pickup in front slowed down to make a left turn. The driver rear-ended the pickup. The children were taken to St. Mary’s Hospital in Detroit Lakes with…

West Fargo Woman Arrested On Suspicion of Drunk Driving After Two-Vehicle Crash

Minnesota state patrol says 21-year-old Mikaela Kujanson pulled in front of an SUV on Highway 59

OTTER TAIL CO., MN — A West Fargo woman was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving after a two-vehicle crash in Otter Tail County Sunday night. The state patrol says 21-year-old Mikaela Kujanson pulled in front of an SUV on Highway 59 on Fish Lake Road around 9 p.m. Four people in the SUV, all from Detroit Lakes, were taken…

MnDOT Warns About Water On Highway 59

MnDOT says the northbound lake is closed between mileposts 201 and 202

If you’re driving on Highway 59 between Elbow Lake and I-94 you’ll have to watch for water over the roadway. MnDOT says the northbound lane is closed between mileposts 201 and 202. Traffic is being controlled by automated signals. They warn everyone that driving through water is dangerous and not to drive around barricades or into flooded areas. Categories: Flood…

Man Dies After Losing Control And Rolling Vehicle On Snow And Ice Covered Highway 59

The state patrol says 24-year old Brandon Rounsville of Detroit Lakes was traveling on Highway 59 south of Wheeler Lake Road

BECKER COUNTY, MN — A man died in a crash over the weekend north of Detroit Lakes. The state patrol says 24-year old Brandon Rounsville of Detroit Lakes was traveling on Highway 59 south of Wheeler Lake Road on Saturday afternoon. Rounsville lost control on the ice and snow covered road on a curve, went into the ditch and rolled before…

Traffic Stop Leads To Drugs And Lands One Woman Behind Bars

Penny Kantrud was stopped and arrested on Highway 59 north of the Grant-Otter Tail County line

OTTER TAIL COUNTY, Minn. — A Fergus Falls woman is facing felony drug charges. 37-year-old Penny Kantrud was stopped and arrested on Highway 59 north of the Grant-Otter Tail County line. A K9 alerted the officer to the presence of drugs. A pound of meth, a half-pound of marijuana and a large amount of cash were found. The state patrol,…

Detours Go Into Effect South of Detroit Lakes On Highway 59

crews begin a resurfacing project from Willow Street in Detroit Lakes to just south of the Otter Tail County line

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — People heading south out of Detroit Lakes on Highway 59 will run into some detours. Monday morning, crews begin a resurfacing project from Willow Street in Detroit Lakes to just south of the Otter Tail County line. Detours are set up and will remain in place until early September. Along with the detours, drivers will encounter…