A former fire chief in northeastern Minnesota has pleaded guilty to setting fires on U.S. forest land. Former Babbitt Fire Chief Ryan Scharber pleaded guilty Friday to one count of setting fires on U.S. forest land. The 30-year-old also pleaded guilty to attempted arson on property used in interstate or foreign commerce.
Two people are being treated with non-life-threatening injuries after the motorcycle they were riding on collided with a minivan Saturday near Babbitt, according to the St. Louis County Sheriff’s office. At 1:15 p.m., 67-year-old Susan Fetterer of Plymouth attempted to turn on to northbound Highway 21 and collided with a motorcycle. Thirty-five-year-old Dewi Webb, the motorcycle driver, and 36-year-old passenger Tiffany Webb were ejected from the bike on impact.
The Babbitt Police Department ruled Wednesday one of its own officers acted within the means of guidelines in the recent shooting and tazing of a suspect in a domestic disturbance case.
The 3-year-old girl stabbed multiple times allegedly by her mother’s boyfriend, has been released from the hospital in Ely.
Authorities shot and wounded a man outside a home in northeastern Minnesota after he was suspected of stabbing a toddler Tuesday night, according to the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office.
A major fire in the Minnesota Iron Range city of Babbitt destroyed the town’s only grocery store and drug store.
One person has been found dead after a lodge explosion and fire in rural Babbitt, Minn. early Thursday morning, according to the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office.