KENSINGTON

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…

Bail Set For Men Charged In Bar Beating Death of a Firefighter

Steven Hlinsky was found bleeding from his nose and ear outside the Muddy Boot bar on May 5

Troy Traut and Jacob Larson STEVEN HLINSKY Steven Hlinsky DOUGLAS COUNTY, Minn. — Bail is set for two men charged with manslaughter in the death of a firefighter who was found beaten outside a bar in Douglas County. Unconditional bond for Troy Traut of Alexandria and Jacob Larson of Kensington was set at $250,000. 46-year-old Steven Hlinsky was found bleeding…

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…