Cook County

Body Of Missing Man, 22, Found In Cook CountyThe body of a missing 22-year-old man was found Thursday morning in Cook County, according to authorities. Justin John Schneider was found during a search at about 10:35 a.m. after his abandoned vehicle was found near the Kadunce River on Highway 61.
Fmr. Cook Co. Att'y Gets 30 Days For Criminal Sexual Conduct A former county attorney from northern Minnesota has been sentenced for criminal sexual conduct. Former Cook County Attorney Tim Scannell will serve 30 days in jail and will have 10 years of probation. He is also required to register as a sex offender for 10 years.
DNR To Auction Northern Minnesota Land Oct. 9The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is holding a land auction on Oct. 9. The DNR says plans to offer 30 parcels, all located in northern Minnesota. The parcels range in size from a half acre to 102 acres and offer opportunities for hunting and recreation, as well as cabin and residential development along prime lakeshore.
Minnesota Officials Warn Of Wolf EncountersNortheastern Minnesota authorities are warning residents about wolves attacking dogs and approaching people in Cook County.
Cook County Attorney Fired After ConvictionThe Cook County Board of Commissioners voted to remove Tim Scannell as county attorney Thursday morning. Last week, Scannell was convicted of sexual misconduct with a teenager.
Cook County Att'y Found Guilty Of Sexual MisconductJurors reached a verdict in the trial of a northern Minnesota prosecutor accused of sexual misconduct with a teenage girl. Tim Scannell was found guilty. He had been charged with two felonies for his relationship with a teen that was 17-years-old at the time.
Cook Co. Atty.’s Criminal Sexual Conduct Case Heads To Jury A jury will now decide the fate of a Minnesota county attorney on trial for his relationship with a teenage girl. Tim Scannell is charged with two felonies for his relationship with a teen that was 17-years-old at the time.
Trial Starts For Cook Co. Att'y Charged With Kissing Teen GirlA Minnesota county attorney sat on the other side of the courtroom Tuesday as his trial for allegedly getting too close to a teenage girl got underway. Tim Scannell faces two felony counts of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct for kissing and touching a 17-year-old girl.
Eagan Man Found With $12K Worth Of Khat At O’HareAn Eagan man has been charged with violating the Illinois Controlled Substance Act by bringing almost 90 pounds of the stimulant plant khat into the United States from the United Kingdom. The Chicago Tribune reports that customs agents at Chicago's O'Hare Airport stopped 20-year-old Dominic Running with more than $12,000 worth of khat, a plant that’s chewed like tobacco and contains a stimulant similar to amphetamine.
Months Later, Protesters Still Want The Cook County Attorney OutThe impassioned pleas to get a county attorney out of office have been going on for six months now. Some people living in Grand Marais started weekly protests outside the courthouse after County Attorney Tim Scannell admitted to getting too close to a teenager.
5 Condos Damaged In Bluefin Bay FireFive condo units in the Bluefin Bay condo unit on Lake Superior have been damaged in a fire Saturday afternoon in Tofte. The Cook County Sheriff’s office says the fire was reported just after 12:30 p.m. Flames were visible from the building’s roof. No one was injured in the blaze. Damage estimates have yet to been released.
Protesters Want Cook County Attorney To Step DownAfter a county attorney's admission he got too close to a teenager, a small Minnesota town's cries for him to step down are only getting louder.