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Ely Officer Charged With Criminal Sexual ConductThe St. Louis County Attorney's Office says an Ely police officer has been formally charged with having sex with a teen. Sgt. Jason Allen Carlson, 37, was charged Friday with one count of third-degree criminal sexual conduct for allegedly having sexual contact with a teenage girl last December.
Cloquet Teen Stopped By Police After Possible School Threat On FacebookA 13-year-old Cloquet girl was questioned by police after writing a threatening post on Facebook that turned out to be lyrics from a rap song. The St. Louis County Sheriff's Office says someone reported the potential threat against South Ridge School to Fond Du Lac police.
Hit & Run Leaves Duluth Woman Dead, Family In MourningA 30-year-old man from Superior, Wis., is accused of hitting a pedestrian on Tuesday in Duluth and fleeing the scene, according to charges filed Thursday by the St. Louis County Attorney's Office. Justin Paul Linskie was charged with criminal vehicular homicide in connection with the case.
Woman Gets 22+ Years For Fatally Stabbing Her AuntA 21-year-old Brookston woman was sentenced Thursday to 22-and-a-half years in prison for the stabbing death of her aunt. The St. Louis County Attorney's Office says Lydia Marie Barney was found guilty of second-degree intentional murder for the death of 31-year-old Waubunoquay Dawn Randall.
Supreme Court Upholds Bar Fight Murder Conviction Officials in northern Minnesota say the state’s Supreme Court has reversed an appeals court decision in the case of a deadly bar fight in 2011, and now a Proctor man will face his original sentence: 18 years in prison.
Hibbing Man Pleads Guilty To Manslaughter In Toddler's DeathA 27-year-old Hibbing man struck a plea deal with prosecutors after admitting to causing the death of a 2-year-old girl in 2012. The St. Louis County Attorney's office says Russell Shannon Johnson pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter in the death of Caroline Shenze Marie Medicine-Chavez.
Man Gets 27 Years In Prison For Strangling Mom's BoyfriendA 26-year-old Babbitt, Minnesota man has been sentenced to more than 27 years in prison for strangling his mother's boyfriend to death.
Babbitt Man Pleads Guilty To Killing Mom's BoyfriendA Babbitt man pleaded guilty Wednesday to strangling his mother's boyfriend to death. Shawn Russel Doherty, 26, was charged with intentional second-degree murder, and was sentenced to 27 years in prison in a plea deal with the St. Louis County Attorney's office.
Man Charged In Synthetic Drug Death Of Duluth WomanA 27-year-old Eveleth man faces third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter charges in connection with the synthetic drug-related death of a Duluth woman in 2013. The St. Louis County Sheriff's office says Bryan Joseph Hodapp is accused of supplying 21-year-old Leann Wicklund with the substance called 25I-NBOMe, a psychedelic synthetic drug, on Aug. 30, 2013.
Duluth Man Accused Of Fatally Stabbing His MotherA 37-year-old Duluth man is accused of fatally stabbing his mother earlier this week.
Arrest In 2012 Death Of Toddler Authorities say a Hibbing man has been arrested in the 2012 death of a two-year-old girl. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, Virginia police and the St. Louis County Attorney's office say a 26-year-old man is in custody for the death of Caroline Shenze Marie Medicine-Chavez.
St. Louis County Att'y: Clergy Abuse Must Be ReportedThe lead prosecutor in St. Louis County says the Diocese of Duluth should have gone to police immediately after learning a priest was accused of sexually abusing a child. County Attorney Mark Rubin says the diocese waited 15 months before notifying authorities that the Rev. Cornelius Kelleher was accused of abusing a girl years ago.
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