Deer Causes Two Motorcyclists To Crash In Douglas County

Both Men Were Treated And Released

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Minn. — A motorcyclist hits a deer in Douglas County and his friend put his bike on its side to avoid the collision. The sheriff’s office says 39-year-old Lucas Otterstetter of Elbow Lake, Minnesota hit a deer that ran out in front of him on County Road 1 on Saturday afternoon. 22-year-old Andrew Hoernemann of Brandon, Minnesota, who…

Senior Man Found Bleeding From The Head On Cold Road

He Left His Assisted Living Facility And Fell Down Before Being Hit By A Vehicle

BRANDON, Minn. — A 91-year-old man was found bleeding from the head on a cold road in Brandon, Minnesota. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office got the 9-1-1 call just before 10 o’clock last night from a driver who spotted the man. They say the victim, Dale Burkey, had left the Brandon Assisted Living Facility and was walking when he fell….

Minnesota State Patrol Asking for Help in Locating Vehicle that Hit Pedestrian

It struck a pedestrian walking in the eastbound traffic lane or shoulder

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Minn. — The Minnesota State Patrol is asking for the public’s help in locating a vehicle involved in a hit-and-run crash. It happened on August 22 between midnight and 12:30 a.m. in Douglas County. The vehicle was believed to be heading east on I-94 just west of the Brandon exit in an active construction zone. It struck a…

Stabbing Over Facebook Fight Lands Brandon Man in Jail

Charges against Johnson are pending

BRANDON, Minn. — A Facebook feud led to a stabbing Sunday night in Brandon, Minnesota. It was around 11 p.m. when the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a male that had been stabbed. When deputies arrived on scene, they found 18-year-old Bailey Zastrow with two non-life threatening stab wounds to his chest and arm. The suspect, 20-year-old…

Fire Destroys Family’s House In Douglas County, Minnesota

Started In Garage and Quickly Spread

Fire has destroyed a family’s house in rural Douglas County. Crews from Millerville, Leaf Valley and Brandon responded to the fire at the Michael and Raelene Bakken residence at 10751 White Oak Road Northwest. The fire started in the garage and quickly spread to the house, which was a total loss. Everyone was able to make it out without getting…