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Sheriff: St. Louis Co. Man Attacked Neighbor With Homemade Club

A 51-year-old St. Louis County man is in custody after he was accused of attacking his neighbor with a homemade club. The sheriff’s department was called to the 4700 block of Old Seville Road Saturday at about 7:20 a.m.

07/04/2015

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Victim Of ATV Fatal Crash In NE Minnesota Identified

Authorities in northeastern Minnesota have released the name of a 37-year-old man killed in an all-terrain vehicle crash over the weekend.

06/28/2015

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ATV Driver Found Dead In Rural St. Louis Co. Creek

A bicyclist discovered the aftermath of a fatal ATV crash Saturday morning in St. Louis County. The sheriff’s office says a passerby was biking in rural Biwabik Township when they came across an ATV resting in a creek with its motor running.

06/27/2015

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Aurora Couple Injured When Motorcycle Hits Deer In Duluth

An Aurora couple were thrown from their motorcycle when they hit a deer Friday evening in Duluth. The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office says 62-year-old Curtis Allen Wick and 55-year-old Kim Marie Wick were driving on the Vermilion Trail at Three Lakes Road just before 9 p.m. when a deer crossed in front of them.

06/26/2015

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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.

06/24/2015

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Hibbing Man Pleads Guilty To Manslaughter In Toddler’s Death

A 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.

06/12/2015

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2 Severely Injured In St. Louis Co. ATV Crash

Two Twin Cities men suffered severe injuries in an ATV crash Friday morning in Eagles Nest Township. The St. Louis County Sheriff’s office received report of a crash at about 9:30 a.m. on the 1300 block of Walsh Road.

06/06/2015

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2 Duluth Men Arrested, Awaiting Charges For Home Invasion

Two Duluth men are in custody on suspicion of breaking into a man’s home and stealing several of his firearms at gunpoint. The St. Louis Sheriff’s office says deputies were called to a residence on Rehbein Road at about 1:30 a.m.

06/05/2015

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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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