Douglas County Sheriff’s Office
A 15-year-old kayaker drowned on Sunday in western Minnesota, officials say, when his kayak apparently capsized and he wasn’t able to exit the craft. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office says a Montevideo woman called them just before 5 p.m., saying that her son hadn’t returned to their campground at Wildridge Campgrounds on Lobster Lake.
Authorities said a 23-year-old Alexandria man died Wednesday night in a drowning incident in a Douglas County lake. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office was called to Maple Lake on the 12000 block of Forada Beach Road SE just after 5 p.m. on a possible drowning and that a victim was found in the lake.
Authorities in northern Minnesota said a man who had been missing for about two days was found Thursday morning and is safe.
Officials in western Minnesota say a 46-year-old woman was arrested Monday after she allegedly pulled out a gun in front of her husband and fired it multiple times in their home.
Two people are dead and a sheriff’s deputy is recovering after taking a bullet in his kevlar vest during an officer-involved shooting Monday night in northwestern Minnesota.
A Douglas County man is hospitalized after being stabbed several times early Friday morning. Marshall Roy Jarvi, 34, suffered multiple stab wounds shortly after midnight at a residence on the 12000 block of County Road 71 Northeast, according to the Douglas County Sheriff’s office. Vanessa Rae Zephier, 33, was arrested and is being held at the Douglas County Jail pending a court appearance. Both Jarvi and Zephier are from Nelson.
Police discovered an outdoor marijuana growing operation while serving a search warrant for an Alexandria man Friday, according to authorities. Alexandria Police, the Douglas County Sheriff’s office and agents from the West Central Minn. Narcotics Task Force were executing a search warrant Friday for 46-year-old Warren McArdell at 9290 State Hwy 114 SW in Alexandria. While searching for McArdell on the property, which is owned by 53-year-old William James Doraska, authorities discovered a marijuana growing operation.
A 28-year-old man was stabbed to death outside of an apartment building in Alexandria Saturday afternoon, according to police. Alexandria Police Chief Richard Wyffels says at about 1:11 p.m., authorities responded to a report of a stabbing at 1705 East 6th Ave. Upon arrival, they found Phillip Alstadt of Alexandria dead.
Authorities are investigating after they found a man and woman, who seemed to know each other, both death within days of each other.
Authorities say one person got out safely and was not hurt after a house fire early Saturday morning in northwestern Minnesota.
Authorities say a plastics company in northwestern Minnesota suffered extensive damage after a fire early Wednesday morning.