DOUGLAS COUNTY

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…

Man Injured in Douglas County Rollover

The Minnesota State Patrol says it happened around 8:45 Saturday night near Carlos, Minnesota

CARLOS, Minn. — One man is injured during a rollover in Douglas County. The Minnesota State Patrol says it happened around 8:45 Saturday night near Carlos. Sixty-three-year-old Michael Allen from Alexandria was traveling southbound on Highway 29 when his SUV went off the road and into the ditch. The vehicle rolled and hit a tree. Allen was taken to the…

Toddler Hit By Driver Trying To Park At Chippewa Park

the 23-month-old girl was walking across the parking lot with her siblings

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Minn. — A toddler was run over by a vehicle Saturday afternoon at Chippewa Park near Brandon. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office says the 23-month-old girl was walking across the parking lot with her siblings when she was struck by a vehicle attempting to park. People were able to pull the girl out from under the vehicle. She…

Explosion and Fire Inside House Causes Damage

It happened around 2 Sunday afternoon near Alexandria

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Minn. — A man is outside when he hears an explosion coming from inside his house. It happened around 2 Sunday afternoon near Alexandria. Steve Schulke ran into the house and found a fire in the basement. He shut the basement door and called 911. Alexandria Fire Department was able to put the fire out before it spread…

Second Plane Crash In As Many Days Near Alexandria Turns Deadly

64-year-old Kenneth Ryan, who was flying alone, died in the crash

ALEXANDRIA, Minn. — An Alexandria, Minnesota man has died after his plane crashed Saturday evening near the city. It was the second crash in the area in two days. According to the Douglas County sheriff’s office, several people called 911 around 7 p.m. reporting a plane had crashed at Townhall Road and 10th Avenue Southwest in LaGrand Township. Medical personnel…