A Cloquet man will be charged with four counts of assault in adult court after an Itasca County District Court agreed to transfer his case last Thursday.
18 year old Dakota Lee King is charged with assault in the first degree, two counts of assault in the second degree, and one count of assault in the thirs degree.
The charges stem from allegations that King and three others assaulted a staff member at a group home in December. The other three defendants have already been sentenced.
The staff member was hospitalized for his injuries.
The court set bail at ($100,000) one hundred thousand dollars with conditions, or ($50,000) fifty thousand with conditions.
King’s next court appearance is April 20 at 9am.
At a special city council meeting Monday, the Grand Rapids City Council appointed Rick Blake to occupy the vacant councilor seat formerly occupied by Jon Toivonen. Toivonen submitted his resignation to the council last week after he took a new job. According to Toivonen’s resignation letter, he accepted a promotion within his company that will relocate him to Richfield. Toivonen thanked City Administrator Tom Pagel and city staff and wished the council good luck.
Blake will hold the position until a special election at the next general election on November 8th, 2016.
According to ABC News:
U.S. Steel announced plans to idle part of its Minntac plant in Mountain Iron. Over 680 workers will be affected.
It’s the latest symptom of the downturn in the American steel and iron mining industry. U.S. Steel cites high steel imports, dumping and low steel prices.
U.S. Steel spokeswoman Courtney Boone says the layoffs at the Minntac plant in Mountain Iron are temporary, but the company can’t speculate how long they’ll last. Mountain Iron is about 200 miles north of Minneapolis.
Earlier this month U.S. Steel said it would idle its Keetac plant in Keewatin effective May 13, resulting in 412 workers laid off. And Magnetation announced in February that it was shutting down its Keewatin plant, resulting in about 20 job losses.