DOUGLAS COUNTY

Firefighters Release Cause of House Fire in Douglas County

There is significant damage to the house

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Minn. — A heating lamp is believed to have started a house on fire in Douglas County. A passerby noticed smoke coming from the house in Millerville Township around 9 o’clock this morning and called 911. Fire crews from Millerville, Brandon and Evansville responded and put the fire out. There is significant damage to the house. The fire…

Man Hurt After His ATV Was Hit By An SUV Dies

The Crash In Douglas County Remains Under Investigation

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Minn. — A man hurt when his ATV was hit by an SUV has passed away. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office was informed that Derek Biggar died Tuesday as a result of his injuries. The 36-year-old man from Carlos, Minnesota was hit while riding his ATV on Monday afternoon on Country Road 21. He was found lying in…

Douglas County Man Identified in Farm Accident

Todd Wunderlich survived having his arm pinned in a corn picker for over an hour

  MILTONA, Minn. — A Douglas County man who survived having his arm pinned in a corn picker for about an hour has been identified. Police say 54–year–old Todd Wunderlich got his arm trapped while cleaning something out of his pull–behind corn picker. Several crews responded at around 3:30 Thursday afternoon, but had a difficult time finding Wunderlich since he…

Authorities Find Douglas County Man Pinned in Corn Picker

He was located in a rural area near Miltona and authorities say he was airlifted to a nearby hospital

  MILTONA, Minn. — A Douglas County man, whose arm was pinned in a corn picker, waited nearly an hour before rescue workers were able to find him. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office says the adult male was attempting to clear something from the corn picker when his arm became pinned inside the machinery. The accident was reported at about…

Farmer Run Over And Dragged By Chisel Plow

His Body Was Found Sunday Morning After The Man Didn't Return Home Saturday Night

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Minn. — A Douglas County, Minnesota farmer is dead after being run over by a chisel plow and dragged. Authorities were called Sunday morning to a farm in Farwell after the man didn’t return home after working alone in the field Saturday night. Deputies searched the farm and found the man’s body which had been run over by…

Hoffman Man Injured in ATV Crash with Pickup

The crash remains under investigation

  DOUGLAS COUNTY, Minn. — Douglas County authorities responded to a crash involving an ATV and a pickup. Seventy-six-year-old Larry Habben of Hoffman was driving his pickup on County Road 25 shortly after 3 this afternoon when he collided with an ATV driven by 70-year-old Phillip Koehntop of Hoffman. Koehntop was severely injured and airlifted to the St. Cloud Hospital….

Minnesota State Patrol Asking for Help in Locating Vehicle that Hit Pedestrian

It struck a pedestrian walking in the eastbound traffic lane or shoulder

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Minn. — The Minnesota State Patrol is asking for the public’s help in locating a vehicle involved in a hit-and-run crash. It happened on August 22 between midnight and 12:30 a.m. in Douglas County. The vehicle was believed to be heading east on I-94 just west of the Brandon exit in an active construction zone. It struck a…

Teen Shot In Leg While Duck Hunting With Fellow Teen

They Were In A Boat On North Union Lake

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Minn. — A teen was accidentally shot while duck hunting Saturday in Douglas County. The sheriff’s office says the 16-year-old boy and a 17-year-old hunting partner were in a boat on North Union Lake. Investigators say the 17-year-old believed his shotgun was empty and put it in a case. He later leaned over the side of the boat…

Cause of Douglas County House Fire May Be Known

The initial investigation shows the cause was from maintenance work in the basement

  GARFIELD, Minn. — A house in Douglas County, Minnesota was destroyed by fire Sunday morning. The sheriff’s office says Garfield and Brandon Fire Departments responded to the fire in Garfield around 9:30 a.m. It had quickly spread throughout the house. Two people inside were able to escape unharmed. The initial investigation shows the cause was from maintenance work in…

Millerville Auto Center Goes Up in Flames

  MILLERVILLE, Minn. — Fire has destroyed a business in the small town of Millerville. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office says firefighters responded to the Millerville Auto Center about 11 p.m. Wednesday. The building was engulfed and later partially collapsed. It’s considered a total loss. No injuries were reported. The State Fire Marshal’s Office will help with the investigation into…