MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A husband and wife are dead, and their daughter is in critical condition, after apparently being poisoned by carbon monoxide.

At 7:49 a.m. officials from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, Crookston Police and Crookston Fire Department were called to the Ostgaard residence for a possible carbon monoxide poisoning.

Police said they found Kent Ostgaard, 49, and Natalie Ostgaard, 51, dead upon arrival.

Last week, Natalie Ostgaard posted on Facebook that the family was having furnace trouble in their Crookston, Minn. home.

The posting said they were using fireplaces, an electric stove, blankets and two heaters to stay warm while they waited for a replacement part.

The Ostgaard’s 17-year-old daughter who called 911 was conscious when first responders got to the home Monday.

Her 22-year-old older sister, Aryanna Ostgaard, who was also in the home, was not conscious. She was flown to the Mayo Clinic and is in critical condition.

A third sister was away at college in Duluth.


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