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Hill City Man Killed in Car Accident

 

One person was killed and two others injured in a one vehicle accident Saturday morning on Highway 169.  According to the Minnesota State Patrol, a Volkswagen Passat was northbound on Highway 169 in Spang Township when it left the roadway, vaulted over a driveway approach, rolled and came to rest on its wheels.  It hasn’t been determined who was driving.  Killed in the accident was 40 year old Michael Joseph Washburn of Hill City.  The two who sustained life-threatening injuries are identified as 39 year old Thomas Charles Cuellar and 48 year old Bradley Gene Doree.  Cuellar was taken to St. Luke’s Medical center in Duluth.  Doree was taken to St. Mary’s in Duluth.   Their conditions are not available.

By |March 13th, 2017|Blog, News|Comments Off on Hill City Man Killed in Car Accident|

Thomas to Retire at ISD 318

ISD 318’s Superintendent Dr.  Bruce Thomas has announced his retirement.   Yesterday Dr. Bruce Thomas announced he will retire as superintendent.  Dr. Thomas started at ISD 318 in 2013 after a long career as an educator and administrator.  He was initially just coming on board for 7 months and ended up staying for 4 years.  He says he could not have asked for a better place to finish his career than this district.  Dr. Thomas and his wife intend to spend enjoy retirement at their lake home within the district.

By |March 9th, 2017|Blog, News|Comments Off on Thomas to Retire at ISD 318|

Two Arrested for Possession of Meth

A Grand Rapids resident has been charged with possession of about one pound of suspected meth.
Wednesday, 25 year old Morgan Marie Scheff of Grand Rapids appeared in Itasca County district court, charged with meth possession.
According to the complaint, Scheff, along with 22 year old Christopher George Nytes of Coon Rapids, were traveling on Highway 169 on Monday when they failed to move over for a stopped state trooper.
When Nytes vehicle was stopped, the trooper found a needle cap in Scheff’s pocket. Canine officers detected a controlled substance. After a search, 16 ounces of suspected meth was discovered in a toiletry bag.
Nye was convicted of a controlled substance crime in 2007 and 2009.
Scheff was convicted for a controlled substance crime in 2014. She was arrested in a previous warrant.
They’re next court appearance is scheduled for Monday.

By |February 24th, 2017|Blog, News|Comments Off on Two Arrested for Possession of Meth|

Law Report for 2-22-17

From the Grand Rapids Police Department…

Saturday, a theft was reported from the Robert J Elkington School parking lot. A resident dropped his keys in the parking lot on the way to a game. A woman found them, located the car, was seen on video sitting in the car for about 3 minutes, then brought the keys to the concession stand. The resident found the keys on the concession counter and discovered his wallet missing from his car.

Saturday night, police were called to a restaurant on highway 169 south. A man was in physical distress. When officers arrived, he told them he had been stopped by police in a car earlier in the evening and ate 5 points of meth. He believed he was overdosing. Meds 1 transferred the man to Grand Itasca.

Monday evening, officers were alerted to a fraud. A resident on 3rd street was contacted by a man pretending to be a police officer. He told the resident that his grandson was in jail in Hibbing and he needed $3000 in bail money. The resident purchased gift cards and read the man the numbers. The card money was emptied and he hadn’t heard from his grandson. Officers educated the man on the scam. Always check with local police or call official posted phone numbers to verify these kind of calls.

From the Itasca County Sheriff’s Office…

Friday afternoon, a resident on Silverwood Avenue in Marble was arrested for animal cruelty. A car was transported to a vet and the male was arrested.

Also, Friday afternoon, a storage space in Wabanna was reported broken into. There were pry marks […]

By |February 22nd, 2017|Blog, News|Comments Off on Law Report for 2-22-17|

County Case Loads Overwhelming

Itasca County’s Public Health department will have to work with what they have. Tuesday, Kelly Chandler asked the Itasca County Board of Commissioners for permission to hire two new public health nurses. The board said no.
Chandler told commissioner that the under-65 disabled population has dramatically increased recently, and she doesn’t expect the numbers to decrease anytime soon.
Case loads for the current nurses had been over 60. New numbers are in the 80’s. Chandler said its not ideal and staff don’t have the time to devote to this population.
Many of the disabled that public health serves suffer from mental health issues.

By |February 22nd, 2017|Blog, News|Comments Off on County Case Loads Overwhelming|

7th Street Fire- Grand Rapids

A home on Southeast 7th Street in Grand Rapids suffered smoke and fire damage Friday afternoon after a passerby called in a report of smoke coming out of all sides of a home. Grand Rapids police officers noticed no vehicle tracks in the snow. Officers yelled several times into an open window in the home, shouting for occupants. They broke screens, trying to see if anyone was inside. The smoke was too thick to see inside. Police dispatchers looked up the owner and called him. He said no one was home, but two dogs were inside. Grand Rapids Fire Chief Mike Liebel opened the back door and one dog escaped.
Firefighters arrived and fought the fire.

By |February 6th, 2017|Blog, News|Comments Off on 7th Street Fire- Grand Rapids|

Remer Man Killed in Car Accident

A 22 year old Remer man was killed in a one vehicle accident Saturday evening. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Lorin Allen Losh was driving a Chrysler Town and Country east-bound on County Road 28- approaching Highway 6. He slid through a stop sign, rolled and struck a power pole. The vehicle came to rest against the pole. Losh was declared dead at the scene. A passenger, 19 year old Savannah Ellen Hinsz of Remer suffered non-life-threatening injuries. An infant in the vehicle was not injured.

By |February 6th, 2017|Blog, News|Comments Off on Remer Man Killed in Car Accident|

Anderson Award

2-2-17 Anderson Award

An Itasca County Jury awarded a $28.6 million award to 23 year old Paige Anderson of Marble last Thursday.
Paige was one of three women injured in a car/bus accident in Coleraine in 2009.
Emmy Foss of Bovey was killed in the accident. Anderson was left a quadriplegic. Hailey Salo, the car driver, was also injured. The bus driver, identified as Jay Poshak, was also injured.
The Minnesota State Patrol indicated the inattention on both part of the drivers contributed to the accident. The patrol also cited excessive bus speed as a contributing factor.

By |February 2nd, 2017|Blog, News|Comments Off on Anderson Award|

Grand Rapids Vehicle Kills Foley Woman

A 35 year old woman was killed in a car accident on Monday in Foley Minnesota. The vehicle that killed 35 year old Lindsey Marie Cardinal was taken from the parking lot of Frontier Liquor in Grand Rapids. According to the Grand Rapids Police Department, the vehicle was reported stolen Monday afternoon when the keys were left in the vehicle.
According to the Minnesota State Patrol, a suspected drunk driver, identified as 29 year old Gordon Couch of Milaca was driving the vehicle west on Minnesota Highway 23 in Foley when he crossed the centerline and crashed into another vehicle, driven by Cardinal. Her three children, ages 5,4, and 1 were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Counch’s passenger, Nicole Dawn Schmidt, also of Milaca, suffered life-threatening injuries. She was taken to North Memorial Medical Center. Couch is suspected to have been under the influence of drugs, alcohol, or both. He suffered life-threatening injuries and was also taken to North Memorial. Charges may be filed.

A Go Fund Me page has raised almost $23,000 by Wednesday afternoon.

By |February 2nd, 2017|Blog, News|Comments Off on Grand Rapids Vehicle Kills Foley Woman|

Grand Rapids Pavilion Named

Grand Rapids new sports pavilion at the IRA Civic Center was officially named during Monday’s Grand Rapids City Council meeting.  It will be called the Jerry and Shirley Miner Family Multi-Use Sports Pavilion.

Mayor Dale Adams said so many families have contributed to every good project that has come along.  He said the council thought it would be nice to recognize the Miner’s contribution to the community.

He said the city is appreciative of all the local families who make a difference.  “This community is phenomenal in the stand-point of supporting different ventures that improve the community as a whole”

Recent projects include campaigns at Grand Itasca Clinic and Hospital, YMCA, the Grand Rapids Area library, and the Keisler Wellness Center.

The mayor also asked citizens to consider applying to become at firefighter.  The city’s volunteer department has some current openings.

By |January 24th, 2017|Blog, News|Comments Off on Grand Rapids Pavilion Named|