A 32 year old Chisholm man was injured when he drove into the back of a semi Monday evening. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, 32 year old John Thompson of Chisholm was driving north on Highway 169 is St. Louis County when a semi, driven by 52 year old Craig Larson of Brainard pulled off the shoulder and into traffic. Thompson’s vehicle rolled onto its side after the collision. Thompson’s injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.
Here are the local guest interviews from last Saturday’s Sports Issue on KOZY.
GR Swimming with Alex Boyd and Matt Kotula
GR Boys’ Basketball with Daniel Elhard, Trevor Elhard, and Hunter Dubbels
A 25 year old Marble woman was killed in a three vehicle accident on Saturday. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, a vehicle driven by 25 year old Kassandra Keske was traveling south on Highway 169 when she lost control on icy roads. Her vehicle was struck by a vehicle driven by 25 year old Nathan Hoffman of Baldwin Missourri and a vehicle driven by a 16 year old from Bovey. Keske was pronounced dead at the scene. The teen was not injured. Hoffman was injured, but his injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.
A juvenile, charged with both attempted murder in the second degree and assault in the second degree, pleaded guilty to the assault charge Thursday in Itasca County District Court. The charges stem from an assault by four residents of a group home in Grand Rapids on December 13th. An 18 year old Bemidji man and three juveniles attacked a staff member, who had to be treated at a hospital. The court set a sentencing hearing for January 26th at 2pm. The juvenile will be held at the Itaskin Juvenile center or Mesabi Academy pending court order.
Four – yes count them 4! Thunderhawk games on the air in 3 days here on 1320 KOZY. Thursday will be doubleheader action with Thunderhawk Girls’ basketball taking on Cloquet and then Thunderhawk Boys’ hockey taking on Edina at the Edina Classic. The Thunderhawk girls coming off a great OT win over Duluth East earlier this week and the Thunderhawk hockey team looking to break a 3 game losing streak. We’ll follow it up with two more hockey games from the Edina Classic Friday and Saturday. Friday vs Eden Prairie and Saturday vs Elk River with both games starting at 6 pm.
On The Sports Issue Saturday morning we’ll be talking Thunderhawk hockey, Thunderhawk Girls’ basketball – and a lot more, 8-10 Saturday morning on KOZY.
An 18 year old Bemidji man has been charged with three counts of assault in Itasca county district court. Dacota Geoffrey Smith of Bemidji made his first appearance in Itasca county district court on Monday. Smith and three juveniles assaulted a staff member with multiple weapons at a group home on December 13th. Smith was charged with one count assault in the first degree, two counts of assault in the second degree, and one count of assault in the third degree. The staff member was taken by ambulance to the Grand Itasca Clinic and Hospital for treatment.
Bail was set at $100,000 without conditions and $50,000 with conditions. His next court appearance is December 22nd at 9am.
Also Monday, three juveniles appeared in Itasca County District court. They were charged with four felony offences. They were ordered held without bail at the Itaskin Juvenile center. Their next appearance is set for December 17th.
Last night, Independent School District 318 approved a $10 million dollar levy for fiscal year 2015. According to Superintendent Doctor Bruce Thomas, the levy is consistent with this past year’s numbers.
The school board also thanked Maryann Olson for her 20 years of service. Olson did not run for a school board seat in November and last night was her last meeting.
The entire Grand Rapids Police Civil Service Commission has submitted letters of resignation. Members of the commission, Wanda Bunes, Michael Marsh, and Jim Martinetto has submitted letters of resignation to the city council. The issue is on the agenda for Monday’s city council meeting.
According to Martinetto’s letter, his resignation follows the December 8th vote by the council to reinstate Brent Bradley to a Patrol Sergeant, effective the effective November 8th.
Among reasons Bradley was demoted, according to the council agreement published last month, not adequately investigate cases involving alleged domestic assaults and failed to meet the performance and conduct standards expected of City law enforcement officers as described in the above-discipline.
Last month, the city council agreed to remove a written Reprimand, 15-day Suspension without Pay, 5-day Suspension without Pay, Demotion from his personnel file.
The Nutcracker Ballet will be performed again at the Reif Center this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Kathy Lynn talked with some of cast and here is the interview.
Grand Rapids Thunderhawk hockey now 4-1 after a split over the weekend. A dominating 8-1 victory over Roseau on Friday night and a 3-2 loss to Warroad on Saturday. Mitchell Mattson a hat trick on Friday, single goals for Micah Miller and Gunner Harris on Saturday. We have added another Thunderhawk game to our schedule – December 18th vs Edina from the Edina classic, and we will join the game immediately following Girls’ basketball from Cloquet.