Press Releases

Injury accident 10-12-2012

DCSO investigated a two vehicle crash at the intersection of Hwy 86 & 190 st near Wahpeton.  The accident occurred at approximately 11:29 AM on 10-12-2012.  Bruce Burmeister (53) of Lakefield MN was driving a 1996 GMC pickup southbound on Hwy 86.  Rita Tesch (66) of Wahpeton was driving a 2007 Chevrolet Impala Westbound on 190 St.  Tesch failed to yield after stopping at the stop sign and drove into the path of Burmeister.  The vehicles collided in the intersection.


Burmeister received non-incapacitaing injuries, was treated on scene and released.  Tesch received incapacitating injuries.  She was transported by Ambulance to LRH.  Vehicle damage was estimated at: Burmeister GMC $5000, Tesch Chevy $5000.

Tesch was cited for failure to yield from a stop sign.

DCSO thanks the following for their assistance on scene:

  • Milford Fire Department
  • Milford Rescue
  • LRH Ambulance
  • Milford Police
  • Arnolds Park Police

Location & Contact Info

Dickinson County Sheriff's Office

Physical Address
1802 Hill Avenue, Suite 1200
Spirit Lake, IA 51360

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 214
Spirit Lake, IA 51360

(t) 712-336-2793
(f) 712-336-1946