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Miltona woman injured in snowmobile crash


A local woman was injured in a snowmobile crash near Miltona over the weekend.

On Saturday, February 16 just after 4 p.m., a snowmobile crash was reported near 15955 County Road 3 in Spruce Hill Township.


Kelly Louise Irish, 47, of Miltona, was injured after she reportedly slid off the snowmobile she was driving as she passed through an open gated area. She collided with the gate and suffered internal injuries, according to law enforcement.

Irish was taken to Douglas County Hospital and later airlifted to Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis.

As of Monday morning, she was listed in satisfactory condition.

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office, Miltona First Responders and North Ambulance responded to the crash.

Amy Chaffins
Amy Chaffins is a journalist working for the Echo Press newspaper. After graduating from St. Cloud State University, Amy’s first job was at KSAX-TV working as an anchor and reporter. From 2003-2010, Amy worked as an editor and reporter for the Pope County Tribune and Starbuck Times newspapers. During her journalism career, Amy earned writing and photography awards from the Associated Press, Minnesota Newspaper Association and Society of Professional Journalists. Amy and her husband, Brandon, live in Alexandria and together write “He Sez, She Sez,” a humor column in the local women’s magazine, Chicz. Away from work, Amy and Brandon spend time bass fishing and keeping tabs on their charismatic dog, Cash, who has been known to jump out of the boat to “retrieve” the bass lures.
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