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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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Duluth Man Accused Of Fatally Stabbing His Mother

A 37-year-old Duluth man is accused of fatally stabbing his mother earlier this week.

09/18/2014

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Police: Bar Burglarized In Buhl

Police say a Buhl, Minn. bar was burglarized late Saturday evening. According to the St. Louis County, police received a call of a burglary at Billy’s Bar that took place sometime overnight Saturday, Sept. 6. The suspect(s) entered the business and took an undisclosed amount of cash and checks.

09/08/2014

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Chisholm Man Stabbed During Argument Over ‘Past Relationship’

A 39-year-old Chisholm, Minn. man was hospitalized after being stabbed early Saturday morning. The incident happened at a residence in Luna Lake, which is 20 miles north of Hibbing, according to the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office.

09/06/2014

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DNR To Auction Northern Minnesota Land Oct. 9

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is holding a land auction on Oct. 9. The DNR says plans to offer 30 parcels, all located in northern Minnesota. The parcels range in size from a half acre to 102 acres and offer opportunities for hunting and recreation, as well as cabin and residential development along prime lakeshore.

09/06/2014

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1 Killed, 1 Hurt In Rollover Crash In Kabetogama

One person was killed and another injured in a St. Louis County crash Wednesday evening, according to the county sheriff’s office. The single-vehicle accident happened on the 9900 block of Gamma Road in Kabetogama Township at about 8 p.m. The vehicle struck a tree.

08/21/2014

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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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