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Home on Arbo Road Expoldes

A home on Arbo Road exploded around 9:00 this morning. One woman was in the home at the time, and escaped with minor injuries. The home was engulfed in fire after the explosion. Grand Rapids, Cohasset, Trout Lake Fire Departments and Minnesota DNR Wildfire crew assisted in battling the fire. The cause of the explosion and fire is unknown and is being investigated by the Minnesota Fire Marshall’s Office.

By |May 16th, 2017|Blog, News|Comments Off on Home on Arbo Road Expoldes|

Floodwood Fire

A fire Monday afternoon at Matt Incorporated damaged a small part of the building. Patty Karpik told us the employees did a great job when the fire was discovered, keeping the fire contained until fire crews arrived. Karpik said it could have been a lot worse. The roof was damaged by the fire, but so far it’s not leaking. Karpik said she offered employees the chance to be laid off until the damage was cleaned-up, but they all stayed on to help with the cleanup. Karpik thanked the Floodwood, Culver, and Arrowhead Fire Departments for their great work.

By |May 16th, 2017|Blog, News|Comments Off on Floodwood Fire|

ISD 318 Superintendent Search

Learn more about the candidates for Superintendent of Independent School District 318.
The public is invited to the Superintendent finalist interviews from 5:00-6:00 PM at the Reif Center. The board is interviewing its top 6 Monday and Tuesday. Three finalists will be identified and answer public question on:
Wednesday, May 17 ~ Candidate A
Thursday, May 18 ~ Candidate B
and Friday, May 19 ~ Candidate C
According to the ISD318 web site, this is your chance to meet the finalists, ask questions of the candidate, and share your feedback with the School Board. Interviews will take place at the Reif Center in the Mary Ives Studio Theater on May 17 & 19 and in the Theater Classroom on May 18.

Visit the district’s website at http://www.isd318.org/page/3088 for more information.

By |May 15th, 2017|Blog, News|Comments Off on ISD 318 Superintendent Search|

Great Scott Township Accident

One adult and one child were killed in a two car accident at the intersection of Highway 169 and County Road 25 in Great Scott Township in St. Louis County.
According to the Minnesota State Patrol, a vehicle driven by 39 year old Maegan Rae Hunt of Hibbing was traveling west on Highway 169 when it collided with a vehicle driven by 39 year old Jason Michael Gates of Superior Wisconsin. Gates, and a 7 year old passenger in the Hunt vehicle were killed.
All five occupants of the Hunt vehicle were injured, one other seriously. Gates’ passenger was also injured.

By |May 15th, 2017|Blog, News|Comments Off on Great Scott Township Accident|

Cohasset Fireman Retires

After 42 years serving as a Cohasset fire fighter, Jerry Snetsinger is retiring. Cohasset Fire Chief Davin Tinquist said Snetsinger is always the first one to the trucks.
The Cohasset City Council accepted Snetsinger’s retirement with thanks. The council also congratulated another long-time employee- Duane Kilde celebrated 30 years on the job this month. Kilde accepted a plaque during tuesday night’s meeting.
In other action, the council approved the Cohasset Economic Development Authority’s recommendation for a small business loan of $94,500 to Nelson Wood Shims. The loan will be paid back over 10 years.

By |May 10th, 2017|Blog, News|Comments Off on Cohasset Fireman Retires|

Essar Decision

US Bankruptcy Judge Brendan Shannon received only one bid for the now-shuttered former Essar Steel Minnesota plant in Nashwauk. Justice Shannon formally accepted the bid from Tom Clarke’s Chippewa Capital Partners, LLC as the best option for the plant. Clarke’s proposal includes plans to pay Essar’s creditors $250 million, pay back local contractors and vendors, and repay the state of Minnesota $65 million in infrastructure. The bid includes financial backing from GFG Alliance. Judge Shannon set a May 22nd confirmation hearing to approve the deal. Clarke recently purchased the bankrupt Magnetation.

By |April 27th, 2017|Blog, News|Comments Off on Essar Decision|

Grand Rapids Police Report

Grand Rapids police conducted 15 tobacco compliance checks Thursday. 14 of the clerks passed- with one given an educational packette.
A burglary was reported from NE 13th Avenue. The lock was broken on a garage- nothing appears missing
A lawnmower was taken from a business on Pokegama Avenue South. It was recovered behind target.
A white cat with an orange collar was found with a note saying she was house-trained, pregnant, and homeless. The person who found the cat said he would keep the cat til its owner is found. He didn’t want to see the cat go to the pound. Cat is mostly white with patches of tan and black.

By |April 25th, 2017|Blog, News|Comments Off on Grand Rapids Police Report|

Grand Rapids Police Report 04-25-17

Grand Rapids police conducted 15 tobacco compliance checks Thursday. Fourteen of the clerks passed- with one given an educational packette.

A burglary was reported from NE 13th Avenue in Grand Rapids. The lock was broken on a garage- nothing appears missing.

And, a white cat with an orange collar was found with a note saying she was house-trained, pregnant, and homeless. The person who found the cat said he would keep the cat until its owner is found. He didn’t want to see the cat go to the pound. The cat is mostly white with patches of tan and black.

By |April 24th, 2017|Blog, News|Comments Off on Grand Rapids Police Report 04-25-17|

Local Resident Defrauded

A local resident is out $4400 dollars. He was called and told he won a lottery. All he had to do was deposit $4400 into some one else’s bank account. He was told someone would meet him at the bank with his winnings. He made the first deposit then was asked for a second deposit of $14,000. A teller at Wells Fargo Bank denied the transaction and alerted authorities. The initial $4400 was already withdrawn in Indiana.

By |April 24th, 2017|Blog, News|Comments Off on Local Resident Defrauded|

No charges Will Be Filed

Itasca County Attorney’s Office
PRESS RELEASE
April 20, 2017

Itasca County Attorney John J. Muhar and Sheriff Victor J. Williams report that on April 15, 2017, an altercation between Mark Mehle, age 82, of Goodland, Minnesota, and Ed Allen Spawn, age 52, of Goodland, Minnesota, was called to the attention of the Itasca County Sheriffs Office by Ed Spawn. An Itasca County Deputy promptly responded to Spawn’s residence and interviewed him about the incident. After he completed interviewing Spawn, Deputy Cory Rondeau learned that Mark David Mehle had contacted Itasca County Dispatch to report the same incident from the Hibbing Hospital. Deputy Rondeau then promptly responded to the Hibbing Hospital and interviewed Mark Mehle, and his son, Kristopher Adam Mehle about the incident.

On April 19, 2017, the Itasca County Sheriffs Office submitted a case file to the Itasca County Attorney’s Office for review. Upon receipt of the investigative file, the Itasca County Attorney’s Office conducted a thorough, objective review of the evidence in the file. After completing review of the evidence in the file, the County Attorney’s Office has concluded that Mark David Mehle was the initial and primary aggressor throughout the altercation. Only after Spawn struck Mehle in the face in an attempt to defend himself, did Mehle cease his physical aggression toward Spawn. The County Attorney’s Office has concluded that Spawn did not act with intent to assault Mehle, but only in an effort to defend himself. As such, the County Attorney’s Office has concluded that Spawn has a legally viable claim of self-defense for his actions in punching Mehle in the face and that it would be inappropriate to bring criminal charges against Spawn for merely acting to defend himself. Accordingly, there […]

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