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Man, 62, Killed In Douglas County Tractor Rollover

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office has released the identity of the victim in a fatal tractor rollover.

05/21/2015

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Man Dies, Grandson In Critical Condition After ATV Breaks Through Ice

A 50-year-old man is dead and his 2-year-old grandson is in critical condition after the UTV they were on broke through the ice on a lake near Alexandria, according to their family.

03/04/2015

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Minnesota Snowmobiler Dies In Northwestern Wisconsin

A 70-year-old Minnesota man has died following a snowmobile accident in northwestern Wisconsin. According to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Robert Kaye of Afton, Minnesota, was riding a snowmobile in Gordon, Wisconsin, on Saturday evening when it went off the path and crashed into trees.

02/03/2015

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Vehicle Breaks Through Ice Into Lake Ida

A vehicle broke through the ice in Douglas County on Sunday evening. Two people were inside the vehicle when it broke through the ice on Lake Ida near Betsy Ross Point. According to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, the incident happened at about 7 p.m.

01/19/2015

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Officials Urge Caution On The Ice As Temperatures Rise

Several law enforcement agencies across Minnesota are urging caution on the ice as temperatures over the weekend climbed to unseasonable highs.

12/14/2014

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Alexandria Boy, 17, Dies In Rollover Pickup Truck Crash

Three 17-year-old Alexandria students were thrown from a pickup truck early Friday morning in Douglas County.

10/17/2014

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Gunshots Draw SWAT Team To Douglas County Home

Gunshots drew the Douglas County SWAT Team to a home near Alexandria, Minn., early Sunday morning.

09/28/2014

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Minot Man Busted During I-94 Enforcement Effort

A Minot man has been charged in a methamphetamine bust on Interstate 94 in Minnesota. Justin Allen Hanson was arrested last weekend while Highway Patrol troopers were participating in a special enforcement campaign along Interstates 94 and 90. Police received a tip that Hanson was driving erratically on the highway.

08/06/2014

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Kayaker, 15, Drowns In Douglas County

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.

08/04/2014

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2 Charged In Northern MN Burglary, Using Stolen Credit Cards

Two people are accused of burglarizing a northern Minnesota residence and attempting to use stolen credit cards at a retailer in the area, according to charges filed this week in Douglas County Court.

07/26/2014

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Man, 93, Killed In Douglas Co. Crash

A 93-year-old Barrett, Minn. man is dead after a van and truck collided in Douglas County Tuesday, according to the county sheriff’s office. Deputies responded at 1:10 p.m. to the report of the crash involving injuries at County Road 8 and Moe Hall Road. When they arrived, they encountered the truck and a medical transport van with severe front end damage.

06/11/2014

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Police: Woman Arrested After Firing Gun Multiple Times At Home

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.

04/01/2014

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Police: Alexandria Murder-Suicide Couple Burglarized Vet Clinic

Alexandria Police have linked the burglary of an animal hospital in late February to a couple involved in a murder-suicide. According to Chief Richard Wyffels, evidence suggests 24-year-old Devin Blowers and 29-year-old Katie Christopherson were responsible for the theft of veterinary medications from the Douglas County Animal Hospital on the morning of Feb. 25.

03/07/2014

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Deaths Of Suspects In Officer-Involved Shooting Were Murder-Suicide

The suspects found deceased after a Douglas County officer-involved shooting Monday have been identified and authorities now believe it to be a murder-suicide.

02/26/2014

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2 Dead After Officer-Involved Shooting In Douglas County

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.

02/25/2014

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Douglas Co. Animal Hospital Broken Into, Meds Taken

The Alexandria Police Department is investigating after the Douglas County Animal Hospital was broken into Tuesday morning.

02/25/2014

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Duluth Man Suspected In Wis. Cabbie Stabbing

A 21-year-old Duluth, Minn., man is suspected of stabbing a Superior cab driver who had picked him up.

01/31/2014

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2 Taken From Western Minn. House Fire

Two people were taken to a hospital from a house fire near Alexandria in western Minnesota. Douglas County sheriff’s authorities say dispatchers received the call at about 5:30 a.m. Tuesday.

12/24/2013

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Drug Busts Net $40K Of Meth, Five Arrests

Five people are in the Douglas County Jail after the West Central Minnesota Narcotics Task Force, the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and local police departments made a series of methamphetamine-related busts this week. On Monday, agents and officers from Alexandria Police arrested 29-year-old Kyle Hildebrand of South Haven and 23-year-old Jami Johnson of Sauk Rapid. Undercover agents bought 106 grams of meth for $6,000 from Hildebrand and Johnson, which has a street value of over $21,000. They were both eventually charged with 1st-degree controlled substance sales crime.

12/13/2013

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Cops: Pot Growing Operation Busted In Alexandria

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.

09/09/2013

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Dayton Declares State Of Emergency In 26 Counties

Gov. Mark Dayton has declared a state of emergency in 26 counties after storms and flash flooding last month. The executive order will allow the state to call for federal disaster assistance in the areas hit hardest by storms.

07/05/2013

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Man Indicted In Fatal Alexandria Stabbing

A Douglas County grand jury has indicted an Alexandria man in the stabbing death of a 28-year-old man.

06/20/2013

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Man Charged In Fatal Alexandria Stabbing

Prosecutors have charged an Alexandria man in the stabbing death of another man over the weekend. The Douglas County attorney has charged Kody Lee Klimek with two counts of second-degree murder and one count of third-degree murder.

06/04/2013

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Wis. DNR Confirms Logging Started Wildfire

Authorities say logging operations started a massive wildfire in northwestern Wisconsin that destroyed more than a dozen homes. The state Department of Natural Resources announced Thursday that law enforcement officials confirmed logging equipment started the fire.

05/16/2013

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NW Wisconsin Wildfire Consumes 8,700 Acres

Authorities are investigating whether logging operations may have sparked a massive wildfire in northwestern Wisconsin that destroyed dozens of buildings and forced at least 60 people from their homes, state officials said Wednesday.

05/15/2013

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