ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

Miltona man dies in ATV crash Sunday

According to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, Todd Mrnak was driving a small ATV near the intersection of County Road 36 NE and Hardwood Road NE north of Miltona when the ATV overturned and he was thrown from it.

FatalCrash
We are part of The Trust Project.

MILTON, Minn. — A 48-year-old man from Miltona, Minnesota, died Sunday night, Sept. 19, after his ATV rolled over.

According to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, Todd Mrnak was driving a small ATV near the intersection of County Road 36 NE and Hardwood Road NE north of Miltona when the ATV overturned and he was thrown from it.

The sheriff's office received a call about the crash at 7:56 p.m. The caller reported that an ATV had crashed and that the driver was unconscious and injured. Lifesaving efforts were immediately initiated, but were unsuccessful. Mrnak was pronounced dead at the scene.

Initial investigation and preliminary evidence showed that Mrnak was eastbound and had attempted to make a righthand turn into a field approach, according to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. The ATV flipped over and Mrnak, who was reportedly not wearing helmet, was thrown from the ATV. He was the sole occupant.

Assisting at the scene were the Miltona Fire and Fire Responders, Parkers Prairie Ambulance and North Memorial Ambulance.

ADVERTISEMENT

The crash is still under investigation.

Celeste Edenloff is the special projects lead and a reporter for the Alexandria Echo Press. She has lived in the Alexandria Lakes Area since 1997. She first worked for the Echo Press as a reporter from 1999 to 2011, and returned in 2016 to once again report on the community she calls home.
What to read next
“History has this sort of really funny way of recycling,” Pao Houa Her says. “Hmong people are given these lands that are deemed uninhabitable, and they’re having to make do with what they have.”
Primary elections typically have a significantly lower turnout than the November general election. Minnesota has had nation-leading voter turnout in its last three general elections, reaching nearly 80% in 2020.
Second-place winner Erica Jepson of Evergreen Township collected 438 votes, or 31%, to squeak out a tight win over Osage Township supervisor Tim Clements, who received 402 votes, or 28% with all precincts reporting.
“The idea of being able to vote for yourself as the first trans person you've ever seen on the ballot is, I mean, it's special,” Finke said. “We're around and we deserve representation"