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Stabbing Death in Grand Rapids


[Grand Rapids, MN]  The Grand Rapids Police Department is investigating the stabbing death of a 20-year-old Grand Rapids woman.  On April 16, 2019 at 9:45 PM, officers responded to a report of a stabbing at Murphy Elementary School, 822 NE 5th Avenue. A Grand Rapids Police Officer and State Patrol Trooper arrived at the school within four minutes.

They found a 15-year-old Grand Rapids teenager standing in the playground. He was holding a knife. On the ground next to him was an unconscious 20-year-old Grand Rapids woman who had suffered a stab wound to her abdomen. Officers began resuscitation efforts. The 15 year old was taken into custody and is currently in a secure detention facility. Meds1 paramedics transported the woman to Grand Itasca Hospital where she succumbed to her knife wounds.

“We believe this meeting was arranged by these two people and not related to the school. The public is not in danger. Drugs were found at the scene” stated Grand Rapids Police Chief Scott Johnson.

In addition to the Minnesota State Patrol, assistance was received from the Itasca County Sheriff’s Department, the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and the Bovey Police Department.

This incident is under investigation. The identity of the victim will be released later today.



By |April 17th, 2019|Blog, News|Comments Off on Stabbing Death in Grand Rapids|

Grand Rapids / Deer River with baseball wins

Grand Rapids a dramatic 9-8 walk-off win over Forest Lake in a 1st round playoff game Thursday. Grand Rapids with 4 runs in the bottom of the 7th to take their first and only lead of the game. Winning run scored on a bases loaded walk to Tanner Shepherd.

Drew Sjostrand with the win in relief of Kyle Stram and had these thoughts after the game.

Deer River one game away from the 7A championship game with a 6-3 8 inning win over Cook County. Gerard Valley was there and wraps up the exciting Deer River win.

Grand Rapids plays Anoka at Forest Lake Saturday at noon. Deer River takes on South Ridge Tuesday in Duluth.

By |May 29th, 2015|Blog|Comments Off on Grand Rapids / Deer River with baseball wins|

Local baseball and softball teams with wins

Greenway softball through to the championship game in 7A softball on the winner’s side with a wild 23-22 win over the Cherry Tigers on Tuesday in Cloquet. The Tigers with a 13 run 4th inning – the Raiders answering with an 11 run 6th inning including a Chelsea Trombley 2 run HR. Maggie Vekich with 6 RBI’s. Cherry and Greenway will play for the section championship game on Thursday with Cherry needing two wins to defend their section title. Some excited Raiders after the game.

Local baseball teams also with successful starts to the playoffs –

Deer River 2 wins on Tuesday 10-0 over North Woods and a 5-3 win over #1 seed Mesabi East.

The Greenway Raiders also with two wins 6-0 over Virginia and 8-5 over Duluth Marshall.

By |May 27th, 2015|Blog|Comments Off on Local baseball and softball teams with wins|