St. Louis County
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.
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.
A 37-year-old Cloquet, Minn. man has been killed in an ATV accident in St. Louis County, according to the county’s 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.
Union workers for St. Louis County have voted to accept the county’s latest contract settlement offer.
St. Louis County saw the fourth-highest demand for marriage licenses by gay couples in the first month they were allowed to wed in Minnesota. The county had 69 same-sex couples apply for licenses in August.
St. Louis County authorities have identified the man who died in a cabin fire on Aug. 17 outside of Tower, Minn. The remains of Josh Michael Haavisto, 37, of Virginia, Minn., were found in a destroyed shack that had burned.
St. Louis County Board Chairman Chris Dahlberg, who bills himself as a pragmatic fiscal conservative, has become Minnesota’s latest Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate seat held by Democrat Al Franken.
Sheriff’s officials have released the name of a 14-year-old boy who died in a swimming accident in Voyageurs National Park in northern Minnesota. St. Louis County authorities say Briggs Anderson of Fergus Falls was with a church group touring Rainy Lake by houseboat when the accident happened Monday evening.
A Cloquet man pleaded guilty Friday to second-degree murder, witness tampering and aiding and abetting arson in connection to a cold case from 2000. According to the St. Louis County Attorney’s office, Joseph John Couture Jr. admitted to murdering Trina Louise Langenbrunner on Sept. 3, 2000. Langenbrunner, who was 33 at the time, was found stabbed and beaten to death near a gravel pit in St. Louis County. Her murder was a cold case until last year.
Authorities have identified the two who died in a Tuesday afternoon crash in St. Louis County. The State Patrol said at about 3:39 p.m. Tuesday on Highway 194 and Berquist Road, 29-year-old Lon-Lee Lindquist, of Cloquet, and 46-year-old Troy Berens, of Floodwood, died when their Chevrolet truck crashed into a westbound GMC truck that had drifted into their eastbound lane.
The 24-year-old motorcyclist that died Thursday afternoon in northeastern Minnesota has been identified as Benjamin Scott Jones, authorities say. According to the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office, Jones, a Rice Lake Township resident, was traveling north on Rice Lake Road on his motorcycle when he attempted to pass an SUV, also traveling northbound, as it made a left turn.
A 24-year-old motorcyclist died Thursday afternoon in northeastern Minnesota, authorities say. According to the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office, a 24-year-old Rice Lake Township resident was traveling north on Rice Lake Road on his motorcycle when he attempted to pass an SUV, also traveling northbound, as it made a left turn.
One person was killed and three others were hurt, two seriously, in a two-vehicle crash Tuesday night in St. Louis County, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Authorities responded to the crash at Highway 73 and Highway 1 at about 6:34 p.m. Tuesday.
A St. Louis County Public Works employee was arrested Monday for allegedly possessing child porn, the county sheriff’s office says. Bruce Hosking, 63, of Cloquet, was arrested at his workplace just before 7:30 a.m. by sheriff’s office deputies and members of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. Authorities then executed a search warrant at his home.
Authorities have identified the 55-year-old Hibbing man who died Thursday morning after falling from his deer stand in St. Louis County as Bruce Richard Stone. According to the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office, the call came in at 11:24 a.m. Thursday on the 1500 block of Highway 5 after the victim had fallen from his hunting structure. He had been working on the deer stand’s roof when the accident occurred.
A 55-year-old Hibbing man died Thursday morning after falling from his deer stand in St. Louis County, authorities said. According to the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office, the call came in at 11:24 a.m. on the 1500 block of Highway 5 after the victim had fallen from his hunting structure. He had been working on the deer stand’s roof when the accident occurred.
Authorities found an inmate Wednesday evening after the 41-year-old man escaped a facility in downtown Duluth he and other inmates were touring. Daniel James Daly, of Duluth, escaped the Arrowhead House shortly after noon, the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office said. Authorities were not immediately able find him.
For the past 20 years, the old St. Louis County Jail stood as a vacant reminder of trouble. It was an unwanted fixture in downtown Duluth…until a Twin Cities developer heard the cries of those looking to preserve the property.
A Duluth woman has been charged with aiding and abetting sex trafficking in the 1st –degree. According to the St. Louis County Attorney’s office, 22-year-old Tabbatha Lee Olson solicited and promoted several juvenile females for prostitution in the Duluth area. Along with 32-year-old Markeace Arque Canty, Olson used internet advertising as a means to promote child prostitution in several cities throughout the Midwest.
A 15-year-old girl has died after an ATV she was on flipped in northern Minnesota Wednesday afternoon, according to the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office.
A St. Louis County prosecutor says no charges are warranted following an investigation into allegations of neglect at an assisted-living facility in Chisholm.
Authorities are reminding the public and pet owners that the ice is indeed thinning after a dog fell through ice on Sand Lake Thursday.
Another wintry blast has buried northeastern Minnesota under more than a foot and a-half of new snow, disrupted travel and closed schools.
Stink bugs are moving north in Minnesota. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture Friday confirmed the brown marmorated stink bug has been found in Duluth. It’s the first time the invasive pest has been found in St. Louis County.