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Man Gets 27 Years In Prison For Strangling Mom’s Boyfriend

A 26-year-old Babbitt, Minnesota man has been sentenced to more than 27 years in prison for strangling his mother’s boyfriend to death.

05/07/2015

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DPS: 100 Minnesota Traffic Fatalities In 2015

Minnesota reached a grim milestone Tuesday after two fatal crashes pushed the state’s 2015 traffic fatality number to 100. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety’s Office of Traffic Safety says a head-on crash killed two drivers in Carlton, and a roll-over crash in St. Louis County killed a man who was not wearing his seat belt.

04/29/2015

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Woman Pleads Guilty In Aunt’s Murder In NE Minnesota

A 21-year-old woman has pleaded guilty to intentional second-degree murder in the stabbing death of her aunt on the Fond du Lac Reservation last fall.

04/21/2015

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Grass Fire Destroys Home, Outbuildings In NE Minnesota

Authorities say an outdoor wood stove apparently started a grass fire that destroyed a home and outbuildings in northeastern Minnesota.

04/19/2015

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Wildfire In St. Louis County Burns Through 5 Acres

The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office say they believe the fire started near the intersection of Howard Gnesen Road and Lismore Road in Rice Township, where a nearby homeowner was burning cardboard in a barrel fire.

04/11/2015

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Babbitt Man Pleads Guilty To Killing Mom’s Boyfriend

A 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.

04/01/2015

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St. Louis Co. Sheriff: Alcohol Likely A Factor In Serious Crash

Alcohol may have been a factor in a crash that injured two men Friday night in St. Louis County. The sheriff’s office says the crash happened at about 6:25 p.m. on Highway 7 and Zim Road in McDavitt Township.

03/28/2015

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1 Dead In St. Louis County Fire

A man was found dead after a home burned in St. Louis County.

Heavy flames were visible through the roof of a one-story home in Solway Township Thursday afternoon.

03/26/2015

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High-Speed Chase Ends With Serious Injuries In St. Louis County

A Pinewood woman is hospitalized after leading authorities on a high-speed chase down Highway 37 in Hibbing Saturday morning.

03/21/2015

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4 Things To Know: Ferguson Shootings, Bachmann’s ‘Sharknado 3′ Cameo & More

These are the four stories you need to be aware of for Thursday, March 12.

03/12/2015

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St. Louis County Medical Examiner Resigns From Position

The St. Louis County medical examiner has resigned shortly after stirring up controversy over his decision to perform autopsies on Native Americans killed in car accidents. A letter sent to county commissioners on Tuesday said Thomas Uncini is no longer interested in the position he’s held since 1998. The county board decided to temporarily extend his contract through June 30, so the county can find a replacement.

03/11/2015

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St. Louis County Facing 911 Connection Issues

St. Louis County is facing connection issues with some 911 calls Tuesday evening.

03/10/2015

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13 Train Cars Derail In St. Louis Co., No Injuries

Officials say 13 cars of a Canadian National Railway train have derailed in northeastern Minnesota. St. Louis County authorities say three of nine cars carrying a hazardous compound derailed, but didn’t spill any material. No one was hurt.

02/25/2015

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Man Charged In Synthetic Drug Death Of Duluth Woman

A 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.

02/17/2015

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1 Dead, 2 Injured After 3-Car Crash In St. Louis Co.

One person is dead and two others are injured following a three-car crash in St. Louis County Friday evening. According to the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office, officers responded to the scene around 5:50 p.m. at Highway 7 near the intersection of Chesapeake Court in Mt. Iron.

01/31/2015

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Brookston Man Dead Following Head-On Collision With Snow Plow

State Patrol reports say a 19-year-old swerved into oncoming traffic on Highway 2 and collided with a MNDOT snow plow in St. Louis County.

01/29/2015

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Snowmobiler Killed On Arrowhead Trail Near Orr

Sheriff’s officials say a Cannon Falls man has died in a snowmobiling accident in St. Louis County. The 51-year-old was found unresponsive in some woods along Arrowhead trail.

01/23/2015

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Septic Truck Driver Accused Of Crashing Drunk Into Minivan, Injuring 5-Year-Old

A septic pump truck driver is accused of drunkenly crashing into a minivan and injuring a mother and her 5-year-old son in St. Louis County.

01/07/2015

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Authorities: Alcohol Was Factor In Fatal Crash

A 48-year-old woman has died and three others were injured after a vehicle rolled over in St. Louis County.

11/28/2014

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Sheriff: Alcohol Played Role In Fatal Northern Minn. Crash

Officials in northern Minnesota say alcohol played a role in a fatal crash early Thanksgiving morning. The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office says the crash happened at 1:40 a.m. in Alborn Township, which is about 30 miles northwest of Duluth.

11/27/2014

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Police Seek Public’s Help In Finding Person Who Threw A Rock Onto I-35W

The Minnesota State Patrol is asking for the public’s help in locating the person who they believe tossed a large rock off an overpass in Duluth Sunday night. According to police, 22-year-old Matthew Fijalkiewicz, of Superior, Wis., was driving southbound on Interstate 35W near milepost 253 around 11:20 p.m.when a rock came through his windshield and struck him in the chest.

11/20/2014

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2 Injured In Head-On Crash In St. Louis Co.

Two people were injured in a head-on collision in St. Louis County Saturday morning, police said. According to police, 23-year-old Christian Dertinger, of Ely Lake, was traveling eastbound on Ely Lake Drive when he lost control of his vehicle and hit 22-year-old Megan Paul, of Ely Lake head-on

11/08/2014

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Man Suffers Hypothermia After St. Louis Co. Crash

A man went missing briefly in St. Louis County Friday evening after crashing his car, according to police. Thirty-nine-year-old Jonathan Pruse, of Silver Bay, was traveling on Townline Road in east-central St. Louis County Friday evening when he crashed his car.

11/08/2014

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Woman, 31, Found Dead In Stoney Brook Township

Police are investigating the death of a female resident of Stoney Brook Township, according to the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office. According to the sheriff’s office, the female is a 31-year-old Native American.

10/21/2014

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St. Louis Co. Man Crushed To Death While Working On SUV

A Floodwood, Minn. man was crushed to death by an SUV he was working on Monday afternoon. The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office says they responded to the scene off of Highway 2 at 4:20 p.m.

09/30/2014

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