August 4th, 6:50 am. The interstate is closed heading both eastbound and westbound, forcing drivers to use the Osakis Exit. A witness reported there was a high speed chase near Osakis. The vehicle started on fire near the westbound mile marker 111. Official details are waiting to be released.
As of 7:15 am both lanes are closed between Osakis and Alexandria according to the Osakis Police Chief.
Witnesses reported men in “camo” pointing rifles at a vehicle, some on their stomachs on the interstate with their eyes on a target. A UPS driver was caught in the middle of the action seen standing outside of his vehicle.
There will be an emergency alternate route in place during this incident.