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Bail Set for Grand Rapids Man Accused of Murder

Bail was set at $2 Million for a Grand Rapids man charged with second degree murder. Itasca County Attorney John J. Muhar reports on today’s date, 35 year old Joseph Christen Thoresen of Grand Rapids, appeared in Itasca County District Court. Thoresen is charged with one count of Murder in the Second Degree. The charge stems from allegations that Thoresen assaulted 20 year old Dylan Haiman of Hibbing with a baseball bat, a knife and a machete and caused the death of Maiman on or about June 21,2016.
At the hearing, upon the recommendation of the prosecutor, the court set bail in the amount of $2,000,000 without conditions or $1,000,000 with conditions. Thoresen’s next court appearance is set for July 5,2016 at 9:00 a.m.

By |June 29th, 2016|Blog, News|Comments Off on Bail Set for Grand Rapids Man Accused of Murder|

Thorsen Charged in Death of Haiman (GRAPHIC)

(Warning: details are graphic)

Officials say a 20-year-old Iron Range man accused of rape was decapitated by the woman’s boyfriend, who’s been charged with murder. The Star Tribune reports that 35-year-old Joseph Thoresen of Grand Rapids ambushed and cut off the head of 20-year-old David Haiman from Hibbing with a machete last Tuesday or Wednesday after they smoked marijuana and methamphetamine together in Deer River. The incident occurred after Thoresen’s girlfriend said she had been raped by Haiman. Authorities found Haiman’s head and torso near where the decapitation occurred on Sunday.

By |June 29th, 2016|Blog, News|Comments Off on Thorsen Charged in Death of Haiman (GRAPHIC)|

Murder Victim Identified

A 36 year old Grand Rapids man has been arrested in the death of a 20 year old Hibbing man. According to the Itasca County Sheriff’s Office, authorities were investigating a missing person and stolen vehicle in rural Deer River when the body was discovered. Authorities identified the deceased as 20 year old David Alexander Haiman of Hibbing. His death has been ruled a homicide. A 36 year old Grand Rapids man was arrested in connection with this death. Authorities say at no time was the public in any danger.
The stolen vehicle was recovered in a location other than where Haiman was discovered. The case is still under investigation.

By |June 28th, 2016|Blog, News|Comments Off on Murder Victim Identified|

Brooklyn Park Man Dies on Cutfoot Sioux

PRESS RELEASE
Itasca County Sheriff’s Office

Today ~ June 28, 2016, at approximately 9:20 a.m., the Itasca County Sheriff’s Office received a call reporting a person floating in the water and a boat going in a circular direction on Cutfoot Sioux Lake, just north of Battle Point. Itasca County Sheriff’s Office personnel, Itasca County Search and Rescue, Leech Lake and DNR Conservation Officers responded to the scene.

The drowning victim has been identified as Michael Angelo Olynick (age 58) of Brooklyn Park Minnesota.

By |June 28th, 2016|Blog, News|Comments Off on Brooklyn Park Man Dies on Cutfoot Sioux|

Body Found in Deer River

According to a press release from the Itasca County Sheriff’s Office…
Public Notice

On June 26, 2016, the Itasca County Sheriff Office’s along with the Grand Rapids and Deer River Police Departments investigated a stolen vehicle and missing person case. During the course of the investigation, the body of an adult male was found in rural Deer River, Itasca County.

Release of the victim’s name is pending notification of family members. The body of the victim will be taken to the Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office to determine the cause of death. The Itasca County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Itasca County Search and Rescue and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.

By |June 28th, 2016|Blog, News|Comments Off on Body Found in Deer River|

ISD 316 Approved New Superintendent

Independent School District 316 will have a new Superintendent as of July 1st. David Pace was offered the position last week and formally accepted after the contract was finalized. Pace, formerly Superintendent of East Grand Forks, was offered a 3 year contract from July 1,2016 to June 30, 2019. According to the contract, Pace will be paid an annual salary of $124,000 for Fiscal Year 17, $126,000 for 2018 and $128,000 for 2018. The annual salary may be modified, but shall not be reduced, during the term of this contract.

By |June 23rd, 2016|Blog, News|Comments Off on ISD 316 Approved New Superintendent|

Chamber Burglarized

The Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce and Northwoods Candy Company were burglarized last week. According to the Grand Rapids police department, officers were called to the building by an employee. They found no indication of forced entry. All doors were bolted and no screens were cut. The candy company had $350 taken from the till. The Camber lost $440 in cash and a Brett Favre plaque valued at $200.

By |June 14th, 2016|Blog, News|Comments Off on Chamber Burglarized|

Hibbing Man charged with Assault and Attempted Kidnapping

A 27 year old man is in jail, charged with the sexual assault and attempted kidnapping of a five year old girl. Travis L Turk of Hibbing, was arrested and charged Wednesday with two counts of criminal first degree sexual assault and two counts of first degree burglary. He remains in the St. Louis County jail pending $100,000 bail. Each assault count could bring a maximum 30 years in prison and a $40,000 fine.
According to the criminal complaint, Turk entered the child’s home and assaulted her early Tuesday morning. The child’s scream woke her mother, who found the stranger holding her child. The man ran from the home. An investigation by the Hibbing Police Department and St. Louis County Sheriff’s Department led to Turk’s arrest.
According to court records, Turk had been watching the child for several month. He also admitted to molesting more than a dozen other children prior to turning 18.
Turk’s next court appearance is scheduled for June 9th.

By |June 2nd, 2016|Blog, News|Comments Off on Hibbing Man charged with Assault and Attempted Kidnapping|

Greenway to Begin Negociations with Superintendent Candidate

The school board of Independent School District 316 will have a new look the next time it meets. Wednesday, the board canvassed votes for the May 17th election and certified Michael Williams as its newest member, filling a seat left vacant last August. Williams was elected in a May 17th Special election. Williams will join the board for its June meeting.
Michael Williams
The board added a number of items to the agenda prior to the meeting, including welcoming Superintendent finalist, David Pace, to the meeting. Pace is the only finalist for the position. The board passed a resolution to begin negotiations with Pace.
The board approved three resignations and one retirement. Band teacher Sander Grotjohn, elementary teacher Kacey Granley, and early childhood special education teacher Angie Miskovich submitted their resignations. After 29 ½ years, custodian John Wright will retire at the end of the school year.

By |May 26th, 2016|Blog, News|Comments Off on Greenway to Begin Negociations with Superintendent Candidate|

Body of Hibbing Boy Found

The body of a 20 year old Hibbing boy found near Mott Pitt last Thursday has been identified. According to the St. Louis County sheriff’s Office, the victim was identified throught fingerprint identification as 20 year old Jaysen Greenwood. A 19 year old Hibbing resident was arrested without incident Saturday. He’s being held in the St. Louis County Jail in Hibbing. No more information is available.

By |May 23rd, 2016|Blog, News|Comments Off on Body of Hibbing Boy Found|