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Police: Drug Suspect Threw Cash On Wis. Bridge

An alleged drug suspect brought Minnesota-bound traffic on the Blatnik Bridge to a brief standstill after police say he threw cash out of his car window in Superior.

07/31/2014

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Man Critical After Found In Swampy Area In Orr

A 72-year-old man is in critical condition after he was found unresponsive in a swampy area in northern Minnesota. The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office says authorities got a call to check on the man in rural Orr after he hadn’t been heard from for about two days.

07/19/2014

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Husband & Wife Injured In ATV Rollover In St. Louis Co.

Alcohol may have been a factor in an ATV crash that injured a husband and wife in St. Louis County Friday. The accident happened 15 miles west of Cook, Minn. on Highway 5, when driver Terry Treloar and his wife and passenger Joann were riding on a side-by-side ATV.

07/05/2014

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Sandbagging Under Way On Lake Kabetogama

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.

06/16/2014

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Divers Recover Pilot’s Body From Lake Superior

Divers have recovered the body of a pilot whose small plane crashed into Lake Superior. St. Louis County Rescue Squad Capt. Tom Crossmon says commercial divers with expertise in deep diving recovered the body Monday evening. The divers were assisted by the Superior-Douglas County, Wisconsin dive team.

06/09/2014

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GOP’s Dahlberg, McFadden Duel For Senate Nod

A county commissioner from northern Minnesota has been the leader from the get-go for the Republican endorsement in Minnesota’s U.S. Senate race.

05/30/2014

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1 Dead In St. Louis County Head-On Collision

A 25-year-old man was killed Tuesday morning in a head-on collision in St. Louis County, according to officials. The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the crash around 7:21 a.m. Tuesday at the intersection of Midway Road and North Cloquet Road.

04/16/2014

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Don’t Miss These April Fools Pranks (From Minn. And Beyond)

Everyone loves a good laugh. April 1 is, of course, a day to be on the lookout for pranksters. Docudramas and reality shows are the hot thing in TV, so the city of Ely wanted to cash in.

04/01/2014

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Man Buried In Snow Fort Collapse Is Rescued

A man buried when a snow fort collapsed around him has been rescued in St. Louis County. Hermantown police say the man’s son called 911 about 5 p.m. Sunday after his father became buried in the heavy snow. Police officers were first to arrive and were able to find the man under the snow and bring him to safety.

01/20/2014

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Fire Destroys Home In St. Louis County, No Injuries

Authorities said nobody was hurt but a home was destroyed by fire in St. Louis County on Monday. Crews were called to the scene at about 3:50 p.m. on the 8100 block of Highway 2 in Brevator Township.

01/07/2014

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Snowmobiler Collides With Car, Suffers Broken Leg

A snowmobiler suffered a broken leg Friday evening in northern Minnesota after he collided with a car while trying to cross a road, officials say.

12/20/2013

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Lawsuit Seeks List Of Accused Priests In Duluth

A lawsuit filed on behalf of a man who claims he was sexually abused by a priest in the Diocese of Duluth in the 1970s is asking the diocese to release its list of 17 priests accused of molesting minors.

12/09/2013

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Hunter, 85, Safe After Becoming Lost In NE Minn.

An 85-year-old deer hunter is safe after becoming lost in northeastern Minnesota. The St. Louis County sheriff’s office says the Scanlon man got lost while following a deer in the woods. The sheriff’s volunteer rescue squad was called after members of his hunting party were unable to find him.

11/15/2013

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31 Mining Leases In Northern Minn. Get The Green Light

The possibility of more precious metal mining proposals in northern Minnesota took another step forward on Friday after the state’s executive council approved 31 leases of state and private lands to three mining companies seeking exploration.

10/25/2013

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N. Minn. Authorities: Missing Photographer Found, Had Started Fire

The lost photographer who went missing Saturday night north of Ely, Minn., was found at 3 a.m. on Sunday by authorities. The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Department said the country rescue squad located John Ratzloff, 66, in the early morning hours on Sunday after he was able to start a fire to keep warm.

10/15/2013

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