Lake County Sheriff’s Office
Officials in northern Minnesota say a missing 85-year-old hiker was found dead near a river. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office says it got a call Friday morning about a missing woman, Sarah Obrien of White Bear Lake.
A teenage boy was rescued after being trapped under a log for hours after going over a waterfall in a canoe Wednesday afternoon. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office says they received report of the emergency just after 1 p.m. on Basswood Lake in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.
Canadian National is investigating what caused a train loaded with iron ore pellets to derail in Two Harbors. CN spokesman Patrick Waldron says 76 of 107 train cars piled up in a rail yard Thursday afternoon.
Authorities say a body was found after a cabin fire east of Ely on Greenstone Lake. The Duluth News Tribune reports the fire happened early Monday. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office says a man called 911 to say his 49-year-old friend was inside a burning cabin and couldn’t make it out. The cabin was on the south shore of Greenstone Lake and could only be accessed by water.
A 59-year-old Wayzata man was killed Thursday in northern Minnesota when a tree fell and hit him, according to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities were called to Birch Lake Road, just north of the Birch Lake Campground, at about 12:43 p.m. Thursday