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Explosion in Superior, WI

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An explosion and fire rocked the Husky Energy oil refinery in Superior, Wisconsin around 10am this morning, sending at least six people to the hospital. Officials say as of now there are […]

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Ice Death Near Floodwood

An 82 year old Wright Minnesota man died in an UTV accident on Prairie Lake, near Floodwood.
The man, identified as Wallace Schulke, and 61 year old Mark Schulke were riding a UTV on Prairie, […]

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No One Injured in Train Derailment

Sunday morning, three cars in a Canadian National train derailed near Highway 101 in Mountain Iron. The cars remained upright and held their load. Trailing cars remained on the tracks. Traffic […]

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Bogus Shooting Reports

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Greenway School Threat Investigated

Writing on a bathroom wall sent Greenway Schools into a soft-lockdown Friday. According to a release from the district, a message was discovered on a bathroom wall about 10:30.
Students were placed […]

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Grand Rapids Shooting Prank Call

A 9-1-1 call Friday afternoon claiming “a school shooting” sent authorities to all Grand Rapids school buildings. The caller did not name a school, so authorities checked all buildings for any disturbance. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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At 2:47 Wednesday morning, neighbors at the north end of Pokegama Avenue awoke to the sound of a car accelerating at a high rate of speed north on Pokegama Avenue. At the “T “intersection with Crystal Lake Boulevard the vehicle went straight, landing in Crystal Lake. A female passenger was able to get out of the vehicle and was helped ashore by residents.

Grand Rapids Police Sergeant Heath Smith, Officer Troy Scott and Coleraine Police Officer Pete Hussman arrived at the scene within three minutes of the 9-1-1 call. They swam out to the vehicle to try to rescue the male driver. They were unsuccessful. The Grand Rapids Fire Department and The Itasca County Sheriff’s Department Search and Rescue Dive Team responded to the scene. The driver was found in the car, deceased.

The female passenger is being treated at the Grand Itasca Hospital for non-life threatening injuries. The incident is being investigated by the Grand Rapids Police Department, Itasca County Sheriff’s Department and the Minnesota State Patrol.

The Grand Rapids Police Department and State Patrol have jurisdiction with regard to the motor vehicle crash. The Sheriff’s Department has jurisdiction with regard to all water incidents. A State Patrol Accident Reconstructionist was called to the scene. This is an on-going joint investigation by these agencies.

The names of those involved in the crash are not being released at this time.
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2 weeks ago


Katie Smith of Young at Art will be a special guest on "Today's Topic" at 8:35am on KOZY this morning. ... See MoreSee Less

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Five local residents appointed to the Governor's Task Force on Wild Rice.

The Governor’s Task Force on Wild Rice is a nonpartisan group of experts and key stakeholders who are committed to finding a compromise solution to wild rice restoration and protection in Minnesota. The Task Force, appointed by Governor Dayton, is comprised of representatives from Tribal Nations, industry, environmental advocacy groups, scientists, state government agencies, and other stakeholders.

Over the coming months, the Task Force will work to review existing peer-reviewed scientific literature and existing wild rice conditions. The Task Force will also help develop recommendations on funding for additional data collection, best management practices for protecting and restoring wild rice, sulfate minimization plans, and the development and installation of cost-effective sulfate treatment technologies.

By December 15, 2018, the Governor’s Task Force on Wild Rice will recommend specific policy proposals and actions that can be taken by the Executive and Legislative branches of state government and the private sector to protect wild rice in Minnesota, while supporting continued economic development and job creation across the state.

Appointed were: Chrissy Bartovich – Mountain Iron, MN
Kurt Anderson – Brookston, MN
Norman Miranda – Deer River, MN
John Rebrovich – Eveleth, MN
Al Pemberton – Red Lake, MN
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2 weeks ago


Motorcyclist Identified:
St. Louis County Sheriff's Office:
Incident Summary: On September 6th, 2018, at approximately 7:29 PM the St. Louis County Sheriff's Office along with the Chisholm Police Department, MN State Patrol, Chisholm Fire and Ambulance Service, and North Memorial Air Care responded to the 5500 block of McNiven Rd. in Chisholm, MN in Balkan Township for a motorcycle accident with injuries. A 29 year old Chisholm man was driving alone on his motorcycle traveling westbound on McNiven Rd. when he lost control of his motorcycle and crashed. The male was treated on scene by members of the Chisholm Ambulance Service and then airlifted by North Memorial Air Care to North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale, MN. Speed is believed to be a cause of the accident. The accident is under investigation by the St. Louis County Sheriff's Office.
28 year old Kenny Forsman of Chisholm is being treated for his injuries.
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