St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office
Authorities say a major sandbagging operation is under way on Lake Kabetogama (kab-uh-TOH’-gah-muh) in far northern Minnesota.
The director of homeland security and emergency management for the St. Louis County sheriff’s office, Steve Steblay (steb-LYE’), says the lake level rose sharply over the weekend. He says crews are sandbagging homes, resorts and roads to protect them. He says a large percentage of the resort and private docks and shoreline structures such as boathouses on Kabetogama are gone or have been destroyed.
A Nebraska man died Wednesday evening when he fell out of a fishing boat into Lake Vermilion in northeast Minnesota. The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call a water emergency call around 7:26 p.m. near Cable Bay. According to the sheriff’s office, the 64-year-old man was a passenger in the boat and fell out as it was traveling through Cable Bay.
Authorities in northeastern Minnesota say the pilot who died when his plane crashed into Lake Superior last weekend was from Germany. The St. Louis County sheriff’s office identifies the man as 47-year-old Alexander Georg Obersteg of Steinfeld, Germany.
A 29-year-old woman was hospitalized Monday in northern Minnesota after falling into a mine pit, officials say. Police in Chisholm, Minn., say officers responded to a report of a woman falling into a mine pit that afternoon.
A 44-year-old man was rescued from a burning car by two passers-by after a rollover crash in northern Minnesota on Thursday, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Authorities responded to the crash at about 8:28 a.m. on eastbound Highway 169 in St. Louis County.
Authorities said a 53-year-old Virginia woman was arrested early Saturday morning on suspicion of driving under the influence after her car got stuck on train tracks and collided with a train in northern Minnesota.
A 72-year-old woman is dead and a 75-year-old man is hospitalized after a house fire in northern Minnesota. The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office was called to a report of a fire early Thursday morning on the 7700 block of Central Avenue in the city of Meadowlands, which is just north of Cloquet.
Authorities in northern Minnesota have a suspect in custody after a 55-year-old man was murdered on Monday. According to the St. Louis County Sheriff’s office, the Babbitt Police Department responded to a medical emergency call just after 11 a.m. and found Paul John Bulen lying injured on a road. Bulen was brought to an Ely hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Police arrested 24-year-old Shawn Russel Doherty, who is currently being held in the St. Louis County Jail
A 52-year-old Duluth resident was taken into custody Thursday after stealing a pick-up truck, firearms and leading authorities on a chase that ended near the Duluth Airport, authorities said. The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office responded to a burglary in progress at about 4:44 p.m. Thursday at a residence on Lismore Road.
Authorities said two Duluth men suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries after a mishap with a firearm at a gun range on Sunday, according to the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office.
A 37-year-old man was arrested Thursday after he broke into a northern Minnesota home and demanded guns and ammunition from the homeowner, according to the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office.
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.
A 22-year-old St. Paul man has been arrested in connection with a Sept. 1 burglary of a city hall in northern Minnesota, according to the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities said Jacob William Reynolds was arrested Tuesday in connection with the incident, which happened at the McKinley City Hall just after 9 a.m. on Sept. 1.
Authorities in northern Minnesota are looking for a suspect after the City Hall and library in McKinley were burglarized on Sunday. The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office said the incident happened sometime early Sunday morning.
An 18-year-old man from Iron, Minn., suffered leg and arm injuries Monday night after being hit by a train while riding his dirt bike, according to the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities were called to the accident at about 5:56 p.m. Monday near County Road 97 and Cedar Island Drive just south of Gilbert in northern Minnesota.