Esko, DeLaSalle and Lakeville North have returned to the boys state basketball tournament to defend titles. The tournament begins Wednesday at Target Center and Williams Arena, the 19th year of the four-class format.
Ekso’s top scorers differ slightly on how long they’ve played together and how long they’ve been itching to win a state championship game — Marc Peterson says since fourth grade and Kory Deadrick says sixth, when fellow senior Casey Staniger arrived in town.
An 18 year old is in the Carlton County Jail after being arrested for writing a bomb threat that led to the evacuation of Esko School on Tuesday. According to the Carlton County Sheriff’s office, Eddie Michael Edwards is suspected of leaving a written threat that was found around noon on Tuesday in the K-12 school. The building was evacuated, and everyone moved to a nearby church while bomb detection dogs were dispatched. The FBI was also involved in the situation.
A written bomb threat prompted the evacuation of the Esko School Tuesday afternoon, according to the Carlton County Sheriff’s Office.
A 76-year-old man from Esko is dead after falling off a tractor Wednesday night, according to the Carlton County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities were called to a residence on Hillside Road in Esko at about 7:46 p.m. Wednesday on a report that a man had fallen off a tractor and needed medical assistance.
A 69-year-old woman has been arrested after allegedly striking a bicyclist and fleeing the scene. The hit-and-run incident happened on Sunday evening at the intersection of Highway 61 and Rolling Road in Thomson Township.