DOUGLAS COUNTY

Judge: Minnesota Drug Seizure was Illegal; Charges Dismissed

The judge ruled that the Trooper lacked reasonable grounds to expand the traffic stop into a search of the vehicle.

MINNEAPOLIS–A judge says the police seizure of more than $4 million in marijuana and other contraband from two Montana men who were driving through Minnesota was illegal. District Judge Timothy Churchwell on Tuesday dismissed charges of controlled substance sales filed against 31-year-old Michael Desroches, of Missoula, Montana, and 24-year-old Alexander Gordon, of Helena, Montana. They were pulled over last March…

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…

Candidates Announced For 7th Judicial District Chambered In Moorhead

Gov. Tim Walz will make the appointment

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Three candidates are being considered for District Court judge in Minnesota’s Seventh Judicial District. It is chambered in Moorhead. The finalists include Mara Rausch, currently a managing attorney in the Office of Public Defender in Moorhead. Jade Rosenfeldt, a shareholder at Vogel Law Firm. And Nathaniel Welte, an assistant county attorney for the Becker County Attorney’s…

Alexandria Woman Dies in Douglas County Collision

An SUV crossed the center line of the highway and collided with a van.

ALEXANDRIA, MN (KFGO) – An Alexandria, Minnesota woman was killed in a head-on crash on Highway 29 south of Alexandria, Minnesota Wednesday afternoon. The State Patrol says an SUV driven by a Colorado Man crossed the center line of the highway, several miles south of the I-94 interchange and collided with a van. Both vehicles rolled. The van’s driver was…

Classes canceled after officer-involved shooting outside school in Douglas County, MN

KENSINGTON, Minn. (FOX 9) – An elementary school in the west central Minnesota town of Kensington is closed Tuesday following an overnight officer-involved shooting near the school property. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office has asked the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension to investigate the shooting, which happened just before 1 a.m. Tuesday, May 7. According to the sheriff’s office, three Douglas…

Suspect in Jayme Closs Case Will Be In Court Today

Jake Patterson has already confessed to investigators and indicated to several media outlets that he will plead guilty tomorrow to spare more harm for 13-year-old Jayme Closs.

1/2 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2 Show Caption Hide Caption (FOX 9) – The Wisconsin man accused of abducting Jayme Closs and killing her parents is expected back in court Wednesday to answer to the charges. Jake Patterson has already confessed to investigators and indicated to several media outlets that he will plead guilty tomorrow to spare more harm for 13-year-old Jayme…

One Firefighter Treated For Smoke Inhalation After Responding To One Of Two Chimney Fires

 Douglas County authorities responded to the fires just hours apart

DOUGLAS COUNTY, MN — Douglas County authorities respond to two chimney fires, just hours apart. The first call was on Tuesday in Farwell where Jonathan and Tonya Gackle reported their chimney on fire. It quickly spread to the second floor of the house. There is extensive fire and water damage to the structure. One firefighter was treated for smoke inhalation. Another…

Three People Hurt After Crashing At Intersection In Douglas County

The sheriff's office says the crash happened Tuesday night on Lake Victoria Road

DOUGLAS COUNTY, MN — Three people were rushed to hospitals after crashing at an intersection in Douglas County. The sheriff’s office says the crash happened Tuesday night on Lake Victoria Road. 27-year-old Jacob Haan of Alexandria was thrown from his vehicle and taken to the hospital in Alexandria. Two people in the other vehicle, 54-year-old Steven Stixrud and 58-year-old Lori Stixrud…

School Bus Hits Car in Douglas County, Minn.

NEAR MILLERVILLE, Minn. – A bus with Brandon-Evansville students on board struck a car Monday afternoon. It happened around 4:15 on Aaron Heights NW near Millerville. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office says a car backed out a driveway directly in front of the bus. The bus was not able to stop as it was going downhill on an ice and snow-covered road…

Four Injured After Rollover Crash In Minnesota

The state patrol says around 1:20 p.m., a car and SUV were both westbound on I-94 when the car attempted to pass the SUV but the two vehicles made contact, sending the car into the ditch where it rolled.

Brandon, MN (KFGO) – Two people from Moorhead and two people from Fargo were injured in a rollover on I-94 in Douglas County, Minnesota Sunday afternoon. The state patrol says around 1:20 p.m., a car and SUV were both westbound on I-94 when the car attempted to pass the SUV but the two vehicles made contact, sending the car into…