DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

Lake Ida drowning victim identified

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office says the victim is 59-year-old Danny Haak of Alexandria.

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Minn. (KVRR) — Authorities identify the man they say drowned in Lake Ida Saturday afternoon. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office says the victim is 59-year-old Danny Haak of Alexandria. The 911 call came in shortly before 5 o’clock that there was a man in the water. He was brought to shore by neighbors and CPR was started. Emergency…

Man drowns in Lake Ida Saturday afternoon

LAKE IDA, Minn. (KVRR) – Authorities say a man drowned in Lake Ida Saturday afternoon. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call of a man in the water at 4:49 p.m. The man was brought to shore by neighbors and CPR was started. Emergency responders arrived and continued CPR and life-saving measures, but were unsuccessful. The man was…

UPDATE: Miltona, Minn. house fire victim identified

UPDATE: The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office says 57-year-old Terry Gaarsland died in a fire Sunday in Miltona. Authorities say they are not the homeowner.   MILTONA, Minn. (KVRR) – Authorities are investigating after a person was found dead in a house fire early this morning in Miltona, Minnesota. According to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, dispatch received two 911 calls…

Stolen Fergus Falls vehicle involved in crash, warrant out for driver’s arrest

ALEXANDRIA, Minn.–A warrant has been requested for a man who crashed a stolen vehicle in Alexandria Tuesday morning. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office says a deputy attempted a traffic stop on a speeding vehicle at approximately 2:16 a.m. The driver started to flee eastbound on 3rd Avenue and due to the driver’s speed and disregard for the public, the deputy…

UPDATE: Body of drowning victim recovered in Alexandria

Witnesses say they could see splashing briefly before losing sight.

  UPDATE: The Douglas County Dive Rescue Team recovered the body of 30-year-old Javier Miguel Castro of Alexandria at approximately 10 a.m. on Sunday, July 5.   DOUGLAS COUNTY, Minn. — The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is looking for the victim of a possible drowning. Authorites got the call late Friday night of a possible drowning on the north end…

Man Arrested after High Speed Chase near Alexandria

ALEXANDRIA, Minn.–A man was arrested Wednesday evening after he fled from police in a high speed chase near Alexandria. A Minnesota State Trooper attempted a traffic stop near West Union at approximately 8 p.m., but the suspect fled westbound on I-94. The Osakis Police Department and the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department joined the pursuit as the suspect continued fleeing towards…

Man Hospitalized After House Fire in Douglas County

The fire is believed to have started near the wood stove. 

BRANDON, Minn.–A man was hospitalized after his house became fully engulfed in flames on Thursday in Brandon. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office received reports of a structure fire at 10897 Co Rd 7 NW in Brandon. When the Brandon Fire Department arrived on scene they found the house engulfed with flames. The home owner, Marvin Wagner, received injuries as a…