DOUGLAS COUNTY

Fatal Crash Victim In Douglas County Identified

He is 47-year-old Robert Kirscht of Brandon, Minnesota

DOUGLAS CO., Minn. — Authorities identify the man killed in a crash Saturday afternoon in Douglas County. He is 47-year-old Robert Kirscht of Brandon, Minnesota. Douglas County Sheriff’s Office says a vehicle driven by 67-year-old David Thoennes of Alexandria pulled in front of Kirscht’s vehicle on County Road 8. Kirscht’s vehicle, which was towing a trailer, rolled. He was pronounced…

14-year-old boy killed in Douglas County crash

CARLOS, Minn.–A bicyclist hit and killed in Douglas County has been identified as a 14 year old Miltona boy. Blake Nohre was pronounced dead at the scene. 14 year old Nick Lambertson of Alexandria was flown to a Minneapolis hospital Investigators say the third bicyclist was not hurt. The collision happened around 10 p.m. on Tuesday on County Road nine…

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…

Body Pulled From Lake Carlos After Drowning Report

Douglas County Dive Rescue Team made the discovery around 10 o'clock Sunday morning

DOUGLAS CO., Minn. — Douglas County Sheriff’s Office has located the body of a man in Lake Carlos that fits the description of the man who was reported to have drowned on Friday. Douglas County Dive Rescue Team made the discovery around 10 o’clock Sunday morning. The body was taken to the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office for identification and to…

Two Men Thrown From Fishing Boat, Boat Spins in Circles

They were not wearing life jackets and the kill switch was not used.

DOUGLAS CO., Minn. — A water safety reminder after two men are thrown from their fishing boat on Lake Ida thanks to strong winds and high waves. Douglas County authorities were called around 10:15 this morning for a boat circling in the lake. They say 18-year-old Ethan Sigler and 21-year-old Conner Sigler, both of Cottage Grove, were thrown from the…

Minnesota DNR Implementing Burning Restrictions Immediately

CLAY COUNTY, Minn–The Clay County Sheriff’s Office shared a message from the Minnesota DNR about burning restrictions amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Beginning Monday, the DNR is placing burning restrictions in Grant, Douglas, Pope, Norman, Otter Tail, Clay, Wilkin, Stevens and Traverse Counties. The DNR said, “On a typical year, we try to give the public a couple of snow-free weeks…

Miltona Man Dies After Crash On Icy Road Near Alexandria

94-year-old Kenneth Karius of Miltona hit a parked vehicle along County Road 14

DOUGLAS CO., Minn. — A man died after a crash Saturday morning just north of Alexandria, Minnesota. Douglas County Sheriff’s Office says 94-year-old Kenneth Karius of Miltona hit a parked vehicle along County Road 14. His vehicle ended up in the ditch and Karius had to be cut out. He later died at a hospital. The other driver was not…

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…