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Three Arrested after High Speed Chase Through Grand Rapids

Three people were arrested after a high speed chase through Grand Rapids on Thursday afternoon.
An Itasca County Sheriff’s Deputy and Grand Rapids Police attempted to make a traffic stop, suspecting the occupants of a vehicle were involved in an attempted burglary south of Grand Rapids. At the intersection of Highways 2 and 169, officers attempted to stop the vehicle. The vehicle sped away, traveling west on Highway 2 to Cohasset. The suspect vehicle then turned south on County Road 62, west on County Road 63, and north on Highway 6. When the vehicle turned north on Highway 6. Itasca County Sheriff’s deputies deployed tire deflation spikes. As the tires deflated, the vehicle slowed down to 70 miles an hour and the driver lost control. Three people, including the driver, were taken into custody.
Suspects were seen throwing items from the vehicle at a number of locations. Law enforcement found the items. Charges are expected

By |March 1st, 2018|Blog, News|Comments Off on Three Arrested after High Speed Chase Through Grand Rapids|

SWAT Team called to a Grand Rapids Residence

Near midnight, Grand Rapids police were called to check on the welfare of a resident on 14th Avenue South West. According to Grand Rapids Police Chief Scott Johnson, three people were in the home at the time, an adult woman, man, and a teenager. Officer saw the man waving a gun around inside the home.
The home was surrounded and the SWAT team was called out. The incident endeed around 4 O’Clock this morning. The man was taken into custody.
He’s expected to be charged by the Itasca County Attorney’s office.

By |February 23rd, 2018|Blog, News|Comments Off on SWAT Team called to a Grand Rapids Residence|

Two Men Held in Dollar General Robbery

Two men have been charged in the armed robbery of the Dollar General in Deer River on Wednesday. Eighteen year old Montana Cutbank of Cass Lake and twenty-two year old Norman Cutbank of Duluth have both been arraigned on charges of first degree armed robbery.
The men allegedly entered the Dollar General store in Deer River wearing sweatshirts that were tied around their faces, pointed a handgun at the clerk’s face, and demanded cash. The suspects entered S&S Bottleshop and were picked up in a silver Mountaineer.
Thursday, a citizen traveling to work found a backpack near County Road 142 with clothes matching the suspect’s description. The backpack also contained a piece of paper labeled “dad”- with a phone number. Officers called the number and identified the parent of the two men.
The vehicle was located and impounded. As deputies were executing a search warrant, they discovered two more people hiding under clothing in the rear of the vehicle.
At the hearing Friday, Norman Cutbank’s bail was set at $400,000without conditions. Montana Cutbank’s bail was set at $200,000 without conditions.

Both men are expected back in court on Monday, February 5th.

By |February 2nd, 2018|Blog, News|Comments Off on Two Men Held in Dollar General Robbery|

Armed Robbery in Deer River

According to the initial report released to the media Thursday morning, a clerk made a report that he/she was held up at gunpoint Wednesday night arounD 8:35pm. Deputies arrived on scene and scouted the area for a suspect.



On January 31, 2018, at 8:35 PM the Itasca County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a robbery at The Dollar
General, 307 Main Avenue West in Deer River, Minnesota. The Itasca County Sheriff’s Office is asking for assistance in identifying two male individuals involved in an armed robbery. We believe that the vehicle is a Silver Mercury Mountaineer. Contact the Itasca County Sheriff’s Office at 218-326-3477 with any information.


By |February 1st, 2018|Blog, News|Comments Off on Armed Robbery in Deer River|

Senators Visit Area

The Senate Capital Investment Committee made stops in Cohasset and Grand Rapids on Tuesday afternoon.
Chair Senator Dave Senjem and a committee group of about 8 listened to presentations from Max Peters, Cohasset Administrator and Dale Adams, Grand Rapids Mayor pitch projects in their respective communities. Peters, asking the committee for $1 million dollars to create a 25 mile mountain bike path through the Tioga Pit area and Adams, asking for $8 million dollars to transform the IRA Civic Center.
The IRA needs a new roof, needs to replace the ice coolant system and flooring, and needs to become handicapped accessible.

By |January 31st, 2018|Blog, News|Comments Off on Senators Visit Area|

Missing Person

G.R. P.D

[Grand Rapids, MN] The Grand Rapids Police Department is seeking the public’s help in locating a 30 year old Grand Rapids woman, Tawhna Pringle. She is 5’2” 135 lbs and has medium length dark hair. She was last seen driving a 1999 Ford F150 pickup truck, silver in color, bearing Minnesota license 698 XHU.

Ms. Pringle’s ex-husband contacted the Grand Rapids Police on Saturday, January 27th to request the police to go to her residence in the 400 block of SE 21st Street to check on her welfare as he had not been heard from in over two weeks. The police found the door to the apartment to be unlocked, nothing disturbed within the apartment and her vehicle was not in her garage. The mail had not been collected. The police contacted friends and family and nobody had seen or heard from her.

Ms. Pringle has ties to the iron range and Duluth. She has lived Grand Rapids less than a year. At this time there is no reason to believe that Ms. Pringle’s absence is not voluntary but police would like to speak with her.

The Grand Rapids Police request that you contact them at (218) 326-3464 if you have any information as to the whereabouts of Tawhna Pringle.

By |January 29th, 2018|Blog, News|Comments Off on Missing Person|

IRRRB Grant Lowers Referendum Numbers for 318

Independent School District 318 was awarded $4.7 million dollars by the Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board on Wednesday.
The $74 million building plan will create two elementary schools in Grand Rapids and a K-5 community school in Cohasset. The money will be used to lower the district’s portion to $68.9 million dollars.
The money comes from the agency’s Iron Range School Consolidation and Cooperatively Operated School Account. The fund was created to entice smaller schools to merge. Grand Rapids has already merged with a number of smaller school.
The district’s referendum vote is scheduled for April 10th.

By |January 25th, 2018|Blog, News|Comments Off on IRRRB Grant Lowers Referendum Numbers for 318|

Project Labor Agreements Before Board

Itasca County’s transportation department has 14 projects planned for 2018. Tuesday, the Itasca County Board split in its decision to NOT use Project Labor Agreements for those projects. Not all projects need to use a PLA, according to County Engineer Karin Grandia. There are specific conditions to use a PLA on a project. During the last meeting, commissioners heard some discussion about PLAs. Commissioners passed the agenda item on a 3-2 vote, Commissioners Trunt and DeNucci dissenting. Commissioners agreed that discussion should continue.

By |January 24th, 2018|Blog, News|Comments Off on Project Labor Agreements Before Board|

ISD 318 Approves Referendum Amount

In April, voters of Independent School District 318 will head to the polls to vote on two new elementary schools and more. Monday, the school board approved the amount of the referendum for $68,910,000. The project includes two new elementary facilities, a renovation of Cohasset elementary, and $5,140,000 the amount for secondary athletic facility improvements. The board also heard an enrollment update from Superintendent Joni Olson. The current district enrollment is 3961 students. The highest enrollment continues to be at the kindergarten, 3rd grade 4th grade, and 8th grade level.

By |January 24th, 2018|Blog, News|Comments Off on ISD 318 Approves Referendum Amount|

State Trooper Recognized

[Grand Rapids, MN] On January 19th Minnesota State Trooper Tesa McCleod was recognized by the United States Police K-9 Association for her actions several months ago that led to the recovery of a large quantity of Methamphetamine. While patrolling Highway 169 in Coleraine at 1:30 AM she witnessed the driver of an automobile commit a traffic Violation. Trooper McCleod stopped the vehicle and identified the driver and passenger. The driver was from the Twin Cities and neither could offer a legitimate explanation as to where they were coming from or going. Suspecting that the pair may be involved in drug activity, Trooper McLeod, radioed for Grand Rapids Police K-9 Officer Gary O’Brien who responded with his K-9 partner “Radar”. Radar performed an open air sniff the vehicle which indicated that illicit drugs were present. A search of the vehicle revealed a large quantity of Methamphetamine. Both driver and passenger were arrested and placed in the Itasca County Jail.

By |January 19th, 2018|Blog, News|Comments Off on State Trooper Recognized|