DOUGLAS COUNTY

Woman Wanted For Killing Her Newborn Is Arrested In Pope County, Minnesota

Ginny Lubitz was booked into the Douglas County Jail in Alexandria on Tuesday afternoon

Ginny Lubitz (previous mugshot)POPE COUNTY, Minn. — The West Fargo woman wanted for drowning her newborn son has been arrested in Pope County, Minnesota. 36-year-old Ginny Lubitz was booked into the Douglas County Jail in Alexandria on Tuesday afternoon. She is awaiting extradition to North Dakota. Court documents say Lubitz placed her newborn child face down in about an inch…

Woman And Two Boys Hurt When ATV Crashes Into House

The crash happened Saturday afternoon in Leaf Valley Township

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Minn. — An Alexandria woman and two young boys were hurt when their ATV crashed into a house and they all were thrown. The crash happened Saturday afternoon around 4 in Leaf Valley Township. Douglas County Sheriff’s Office says 64-year-old Diane Westphal was the operator. An 11-year-old relative from Lino Lakes started the ATV and his 3-year-old brother…

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…

Deputy And Fargo Man Help Rescue Woman From Nearly Submerged Car

The Woman From Hoffman, Minnesota Drove Off A Bridge Under Construction And Into Lake Lakota

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Minn. — A Hoffman, Minnesota woman was rescued by a Douglas County sheriff’s deputy after her car vaulted off I-94 and into a lake Saturday night. Authorities say 76-year-old Beverly Toso was driving in the wrong lane in a construction area and drove off the bridge which is being replaced. Her vehicle was mostly submerged in Lake Lakota….

Men Charged With Manslaugher After Alexandria Man Dies 1 Week After Bar Beating

Steven HlinskyALEXANDRIA, Minn. – Two men have been charged in connection with a rural Alexandria man’s death. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office says 46–year–old Steven Hlinsky was found beaten and unresponsive at his home on Sunday. On May 5th, he was found bleeding from the nose and ear outside the Muddy Boot Bar in Forada. Hlinsky was then airlifted to a St….

Family of Eight Killed In California Crash Used To Live In Alexandria, Minnesota

Jennifer And Sarah Hart Had Six Adopted Children, Three Bodies Have Not Been Recovered

MENDOCINO, California — The Washington state family of eight whose car plunged from a California cliff this week had once lived in Alexandria, Minnesota. Authorities are searching the home of Jennifer and Sarah Hart in Washington where they moved in 2017. The Harts and their six adopted children are believed to have been killed in the crash Monday near Mendocino,…

Nearly Two Dozen Calves Killed In Fire Sparked By Skid Steer Loader

Fire Broke Out Wednesday Evening In Rural Douglas County, Minnesota

DOUGLAS CO., Minn. — Nearly two dozen calves were killed after bales caught fire in rural Douglas County. An employee on the dairy farm near Kensington called 9-1-1 just before 8 o’clock last night to report the fire. The sheriff’s office says it appears to have been caused by an idling skid steer loader parked next to round bales. The…

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….

One Person Missing After Alexandria House Fire

Police officers and Douglas County deputies were met by several residents who had made it outside the multi-unit building.

ALEXANDRIA, MN (KFGO) – One person is missing after a house fire in Alexandria. The blaze was reported just before 5:30 a.m. Monday. Police officers and Douglas County deputies were met by several residents who had made it outside the multi-unit building. They pounded on doors to alert others. The state fire marshal’s office and Alexandria Fire Dept. are investigating….

Farwell Woman Hurt in Rollover Crash in Douglas County

Crews were able to cut Tharp's seatbelt and rescue her from the vehicle

  DOUGLAS COUNTY, Minn. — Emergency dispatchers help rescue units find a victim of a rollover crash in Douglas County. The sheriff’s office says 23-year-old Tammy Tharp of Farwell, Minnesota, called the dispatch center saying she had been in a rollover crash and was hurt but could not get out of her car. Rescue crews could not find Tharp, so…