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Eveleth Car Accident

A two car accident occurred Wednesday morning on Highway 53 in Eveleth. The first vehicle, a 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix, operated by 31 year old Brad Waara of Eveleth, the other vehicle was a 2012 GMC Acadia operated by 27 year old Benayshi Dunkley also of Eveleth. Waara was crossing HWY 53 in St. Louis County making a left turn to head North. While making the turn he turned into into the GMC, which was going straight across HWY 53. Dunkely was transported with non life threatening injuries, Waara was not injured.

By |April 20th, 2017|Blog, News|Comments Off on Eveleth Car Accident|

Grand Rapids Fire Death

A Grand Rapids woman has dies of injuries suffered in last week’s fire. Thirty-one year old Wendy Vraa was rescued by fire fighters inside the Tic Tac Toe building fire last Tuesday evening. She was transferred to the Hennepin County Medical Center, where she died of her injuries.
Funeral services will be Saturday at 11am at Saint Joseph’s Catholic Church in Grand Rapids.

By |April 18th, 2017|Blog, News|Comments Off on Grand Rapids Fire Death|

Car-Bicycle Accident

One person was injured in a car-bicycle accident Monday afternoon. According to the Grand Rapids Police Department, Erin McNally was riding a bicycle on Pokegama Avenue when she was hit by a vehicle driven by Dawn Latimer. A passerby called 9-1-1. Latimer said she was leaving the Grand Square Shopping Center when she hit McNally. McNally told Latimer that she was fine. Latimer transported McNally to Grand Itasca to make sure she was ok. McNally suffered only a red mark on her hip.

By |April 18th, 2017|Blog, News|Comments Off on Car-Bicycle Accident|

Hill Lake Township Accident

A 54 year old Spicer man was injured in a one vehicle accident Monday morning. 54 year old Steven Richard Bergeson was driving a Super Duty truck north on Highway 169 around 10:00 am Monday when he lost control. He cut across the south-bound lanes and struck a tree in the west ditch. He was taken to Grand Itasca Clinic and Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

By |April 18th, 2017|Blog, News|Comments Off on Hill Lake Township Accident|

Itasca County Rejects Plan

The Itasca County Board of Commissioners gave a thumbs down to a reorganization plan for the former Essar Steel, now known as Mesabi Metallics. The Essar plant, idled for a year and a half, is restarting some core processes under the approval of the bankruptcy court, even as at least one other company bids for the unfinished plant.
Mitch Brunfelt, Mesabi Metallics General Counsel, updated the commissioners Tuesday.

On Saturday, Chippewa Capital Partners LLC — and which includes Tom Clarke, owner of ERP Iron Ore, submitted a bid of $250 million to a federal bankruptcy court. Clarke was the successful bidder last year for the bankrupt Magnetation

By |April 12th, 2017|Blog, News|Comments Off on Itasca County Rejects Plan|

Cohasset Parking

Cohasset residents with RVs and campers don’t need to worry about where you park your toys. The Cohasset City Council pared down a proposed city parking ordinance. The agenda item drew phone calls to city hall.
The ordinance was adopted, allowing security officer Dean Scherf to issue parking tickets to people parking in handicapped parking spots, no parking areas, and the boat landing.

By |April 12th, 2017|Blog, News|Comments Off on Cohasset Parking|

Woman Injured in House Fire

A Grand Rapids woman is hospitalized in a Twin City hospital after being pulled from a burning building in Grand Rapids last night.
31 year old Wendy Vraa was pulled from the building on North West 3rd Street around 5:30 last night. She was non-responsive. She was given CPR and transported to Grand Itasca then airlifted to Hennepin County Medical Center.
Another resident was able to escape on his own and a dog was rescued by firefighters.
The State Fire Marshall’s Office is investigating.

By |April 12th, 2017|Blog, News|Comments Off on Woman Injured in House Fire|

Crime 04-10-17

From the Grand Rapids Police Department:

Thursday, a small boxer with a collar was found and transported to the pound.
A number of minor accidents were reported over the weekend.
A yellow lab was found in Cohasset and transported to the pound.
Friday, a jar of change was reported stolen from a home on 14th avenue
A dog at large citation was issued to a resident on nw 3rd avenue
A burglary was reported from NE 5th street. Someone broke a window on a door leading from the garage to the home. A US Treasury Mint coin book, a tv, some jewelry, and some 1920’s Matchbox toy cars were taken.
A woman was cited for 5th degree assault after a driver stopped on the road in front of her. The pedestrian walked to the driver’s side door, opened it and hit the driver numerous times. The pedestrian was cited.
Saturday, a woman and her dog were walking on a trail north of the fairgrounds when her dog was attacked by a dog being walked without a leash. The male owner walked away. Vet bills are estimated at $300.
Sunday afternoon, a call was received about two naked residents, parking at a boat landing. The two were questioned about drug and admitted having a small amount of marijuana on them, as well as pipes used to smoke meth. Both were expected to receive citations.
A purse was reported lost at Aldi’s.
Sunday evening, a report of a fire near the Showboat landing. A resident was burning and the fire got out of the fire ring. The resident was able to get the garden hose on the flame.

By |April 10th, 2017|Blog, News|Comments Off on Crime 04-10-17|

One Dead, Another in Critical Condition

**Grand Rapids Police Department Press Release

(Grand Rapids, MN) On Thursday, March 30th at 3:47 PM the Itasca County Sheriff’s Dispatch Center received a 9-1-1 call of a medical emergency at a residence in the 1300 block of 4th Street Southeast. Emergency personnel arrived within four minutes of the call. They found within the residence a deceased 29 year old man who lives at the residence. Also in the residence was the man’s 8 year old son who was in critical condition suffering from a gunshot wound.

The two were found by the man’s mother who came to the residence to check on them. She called
9-1-1. The 8 year old was airlifted by helicopter to a medical facility in Duluth.

This incident is being investigated by the Grand Rapids Police Department, Itasca County Sheriff’s Department and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. The Minnesota State Patrol assisted at the scene.

The identities of the individuals within the residence will be released at a later time. “We have no reason to believe that the public is any danger,” stated Grand Rapids Assistant Police Chief Steve Schaar.

By |March 31st, 2017|Blog, News|Comments Off on One Dead, Another in Critical Condition|

“Consider Yourselves Adopted”

“Consider yourselves our adopted constituents. “ Senators Franzen, Isaacson, and Simonson held a listening session last Saturday at the Sawmill Inn, sponsored by the Senate DFL. About 60 people attended the listening session, voicing their concerns about the bonding bill, local government aid, education, votech training, school trust lands, roads, and the Hill Annex State Park. Senator Isaacson told residents to feel free to contact any of them to voice their concerns.
The Grand Rapids area flipped parties in the 2016 election, favoring Republican Representative Sandy Layman and Matt Bliss and Senator Justin Eichorn.

By |March 27th, 2017|Blog, News|Comments Off on “Consider Yourselves Adopted”|