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Rural Maynard family escapes burning home
Tim Huber's attorney argues lack of probable cause in seeking dismissal of murder indictment
Confusion on procedure takes new Willmar position off council table
Relay for Life Kandiyohi County
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Cartoon by Bruce Plante
Clinton picks Kaine as her running mate
June 30, 2016
Hotel scamming scheme unveiled when Douglas County attorney answers the phone
A scammer picked the wrong person to call on May 26: Douglas County Attorney Chad Larson. Larson shared his experience in an effort to alert...
June 30, 2016 - 3:28pm
May 2, 2016
Deputies rescue five young men from sinking boat on Lake Carlos
Douglas County sheriff's deputies helped rescue five young men after their boat sank on Lake Carlos late Saturday night. The Douglas County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call from a boater on Lake Carlos at 12:17 a.m. on Sunday reporting a boat sunk near the mouth of the Long...
May 2, 2016 - 9:48am
April 25, 2016
Authorities seek help in locating missing man last seen in Douglas County
ALEXANDRIA - Authorities have asked for the public's help looking for a 52-year-old Moorhead man last seen Saturday afternoon. The Douglas County...
April 25, 2016 - 4:12pm
January 18, 2016
Man dies after being pinned under tree in central Minnesota
MILTONA - A 59-year-old man died after he was pinned under a tree trunk Monday near Miltona in central Minnesota. The Douglas County Sheriff's Office received a call about 1 p.m. and responders found the victim unresponsive and were not able to resuscitate him. The sheriff's office...
January 18, 2016 - 10:39pm
December 1, 2015
Starbuck student might have died from meth
The man who was last seen with Laura Schwendemann of Starbuck will be charged with gross misdemeanor charges for concealing the location of her...
December 1, 2015 - 11:18pm
November 15, 2015
Minnesota trapper found dead in slough in Alexandria area
ALEXANDRIA — A trapper who had not been seen for about three weeks was found dead Friday in a slough near Alexandria. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office did not release the name of the 63-year-old man. A conservation officer found the man partially submerged in the water next...
November 15, 2015 - 5:15pm
October 22, 2015
After Minnesota woman dies in crash, friends team up to finish her book
Friends of Jo Stewart can sit down with her again. The Solon Springs writer may be gone, but her words live on in "Amber Knows Best," a romance...
October 22, 2015 - 12:35pm
October 21, 2015
Car clues sought in missing person case
ALEXANDRIA — Investigators in the case of a missing woman say they do not believe she left the west-central Minnesota area voluntarily and are seeking information about a car that may be involved. Laura Schwendemann, 19, was last seen about 9:30 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Holiday gas...
October 21, 2015 - 9:16pm
August 28, 2015
Two killed in separate accidents within 12 hours on state Highway 29
BENSON -- The State Patrol is investigating two separate fatal accidents that happened within 12 hours of each other on different stretches of the same highway in west central Minnesota. In both cases the driverwere ejected from their vehicles and killed. There were no passengers. The...
August 28, 2015 - 9:52am
November 2, 2014
Douglas woman charged with attempted murder after shootout
A 22-year-old Lake Nebagamon woman was charged Friday with three counts of attempted first-degree intentional homicide after a shootout involving Douglas County sheriff’s deputies on Wednesday. Authorities said Jessica Gehl pulled a handgun on her mother at her parents’ home...
November 2, 2014 - 10:57pm
March 7, 2014
Couple involved in shootout with deputy tied to burglary at vet clinic in Douglas County
ALEXANDRIA — Authorities believe the Fargo couple who were involved in a shootout with a Douglas County sheriff’s deputy Feb. 24 were also responsible for a burglary at the Douglas County Animal Hospital hours before the shooting. “We have enough evidence to show that Devin...
March 7, 2014 - 3:56pm
February 27, 2014
Couple ID’d as murder-suicide after deputy shooting had a child
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. – Two people involved in a shootout with a Douglas County sheriff’s deputy before they were found dead near Alexandria on Monday were from Fargo.
February 27, 2014 - 12:00pm
February 26, 2014
Authorities say suspects in Alexandria shooting died in murder-suicide
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. -- Two people involved in a shootout with a Douglas County sheriff’s deputy before they were found dead near here on Monday were from Fargo, the Ramsey County Medical Examiner said. Katie Ray Christopherson, 29, and Devin Blowers, 24, both died...
February 26, 2014 - 3:49pm
February 25, 2014
Douglas Co. deputy shot, two suspects dead (with video)
ALEXANDRIA — A bullet-proof vest likely saved the life of a Douglas County sheriff’s deputy who was shot in the chest Monday while checking on a suspicious vehicle. The two people in vehicle, a 29-year-old woman and a 24-year-old man, both from North Dakota, were found dead after...
February 25, 2014 - 11:37pm
Deputy shot, two suspects found dead in central Minn.
ALEXANDRIA, MN -- A Douglas County Sheriff's deputy was shot and two suspects were found dead Monday night in an incident that began with a report of a suspicious vehicle.
February 25, 2014 - 7:31am