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.
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.
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.
A Douglas County grand jury has indicted an Alexandria man in the stabbing death of a 28-year-old man.
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.
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.
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.
A 47-year-old woman was airlifted to Hennepin County Medical Center after she was involved in a snowmobile accident.
After today’s recount, Republican Rep. Mary Franson will keep her seat in the Minnesota House.
Republican Rep. Mary Franson heads into a near-certain legislative recount with a bit more cushion after officials randomly discarded some ballots to fix a vote-counting error.
A Minnesota judge has ruled that election officials must randomly cancel 35 ballots in a tight legislative race due to a counting error.
Authorities say a man was accidentally shot and killed by his hunting partner in Douglas County.
The city of Superior is flooded. University of Wisconsin-Superior spokeswoman Lynne Williams says they had to shut down campus Wednesday, because of power outages and flooded basements, some with several feet of water.
A 53-year-old man is in custody after police say he threatened three men with a handgun.
Authorities are hoping a $2,500 reward will help them find a man accused of assaulting an 85-year-old in his home earlier this month.