Melissa Lentz

Agencies Team Up for Warrant Resolution Day in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – St. Louis County District Court in Duluth is partnering with local prosecutors, law enforcement agencies, the public defender’s office, and Community Connect to hold a Warrant Resolution Day on Thursday, Oct. 26 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Damiano Center, 206 W 4th Street. Individuals with outstanding warrants from anywhere in the state of Minnesota…

1 Dead, 2 Injured After Home Being Set on Foundation Falls

BEMIDJI, Minn. – Just before 11 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 15, the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to the call of three adult males injured and trapped under a small home that was being transferred onto a foundation. Several agencies responded to the call in the 16000 block of Whipple Lane in Kelliher, near Shotley Township, around 60 miles north of…

Cold Weather Rule Protects Customers from Service Disconnection

DULUTH, Minn. – Minnesota Power is reminding their residential customers who may have difficulty paying for their energy bills in the winter that help is available to them. The Minnesota Cold Weather Rule protects eligible customers from service disconnection during the winter as long as they take steps to ensure that protection. Under the statute, eligible customers are protected from…

3 In Custody After Assault at Bemidji Convenience Store

BEMIDJI, Minn. – Just after 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 5, the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the report of gunshots at 7189 Pete Lane NW near Highway 2 and Highway 89 at Pete’s Place West Convenience Store in Bemidji. Several agencies responded to the call including Beltrami County, Bemidji Police, Minnesota State Patrol, Minnesota BCA, Bureau of…

LSC Waiving Application Fee for October

DULUTH, Minn. – Lake Superior College has announced it will be waiving its $20 application fee for the entire month of October, as part of a statewide initiative to encourage students to explore their higher education options. This year’s fall enrollment has been the highest it’s been in five years, according to the college. LSC is hoping to continue their…

Grand Portage Woman Arrested for Arson

Lori Dahmen (Cook County Sheriff’s Office) GRAND PORTAGE, Minn. – Authorities responded to the report of a structure fire on Townsite Road in Grand Portage at 4:50 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, according to the Cook County Sheriff. Crews from Grand Portage and Hovland Fire Department joined Cook County Deputies in responding to the call. The fire destroyed the home, no…

Duluth Crews Work to Correct Sanitary Sewer Release on Park Point

DULUTH, Minn. – The City of Duluth Public Works and Utilities has identified minor sanitary sewer releases along Minnesota Avenue from 18th to 20th Streets and is working to address the situation. Officials say the release is a result of high levels of ground water that is infiltrating the sanitary sewer from the record levels of Lake Superior. The public…

Body Discovered Off Becks Road in Maple

MAPLE, Wis. – The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office has reported that the body of an adult male was discovered in a wooded area off of Becks Road in Maple Township Tuesday afternoon. An autopsy will be performed to positively identify the individual and determine a cause of death. The incident remains under investigation by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.

Szechuan Sauce Back at McDonalds for One Day Only

(McDonald’s) McDonalds has announced that for an extremely limited amount of time, one day to be exact, they will be bringing back Szechuan Sauce in select restaurants. On Saturday, Oct. 7 at 2 p.m. select McDonald’s restaurants will be giving away Szechuan Sauce on a first-come, first-serve basis. Fans of the show Rick and Morty have been obsessing about the…

Highway Projects in Hibbing On Schedule Despite Rain

Photo: MnDOT DULUTH, Minn. – Highway projects in Hibbing are on schedule despite the rainy weather, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Paving on Highway 169 remains set to be completed by the end of the week. Next week, crews will complete pavement markings and shouldering. Traffic control will be removed once the work on Hwy 169 is complete….

Fight to Lower College Textbooks Costs on Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON D.C. – A push to bring down the cost of textbooks is in the works on Capitol Hill. The Affordable College Textbook Act was introduced in support of the creation and use of open college textbooks, which would allow students, professors, researchers, and others to freely access the materials. “It’s a way of putting pressure on the textbook companies,…

Ashland Co. Authorities Searching for Missing Man

Shane Cadotte UPDATE: Cadotte was discovered deceased in Sanborn on Thursday, Sept. 28. ASHLAND, Wis. – The Ashland County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help on the whereabouts of Shane A Cadotte who has been reported missing, possibly under circumstances indicated that he is endangered or has been harmed. Shane Cadotte, 39 is described as a Native American male, 5’8″…

Grandma’s Marathon Registration Opens October 1

Grandma's Marathon will take place June 16, 2018

DULUTH, Minn. – Registration for the 42nd Grandma’s Marathon Weekend, which includes Grandma’s Marathon, the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon and William A. Irvin 5K, will open at 5 p.m. on Oct. 1. This is the third year that registration for all three races opens the same day. Entries for Grandma’s Marathon will be taken on a first come first serve…

Body Recovered from Storm Sewer along Lakewalk

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth Police have confirmed that human remains were recovered from a storm sewer line along the Lakewalk in Duluth. Authorities responded to the Lakewalk Restrooms around 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 28. The report indicated a possible body in the storm sewer located there, according to police. Public Works members discovered what appeared to be a body…

Public Invited Aboard the Blue Heron

DULUTH, Minn. – Friday was the last opportunity for the public to climb aboard the Blue Heron. The University of Minnesota Duluth’s Large Lakes Observatory invites the public onboard the research vessel a few times a year for their “Science on Deck” event. Science on Deck gives visitors a chance to learn about the vessel and meet with researchers to…

19th Annual Lester River Rendezvous Saturday

Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017

DULUTH, Minn. – It’s a fall tradition filled with canons, muskets, and hatchets; recreating the days of the fur trade along the shores of Lake Superior. This weekend, voyageurs will take over the Lester River for the 19th annual Lester River Rendezvous. Thursday and Friday mark the events Education Days, where re-enactors will immerse area students in the daily lives…

Hunter Located After Missing for 4 Days in Chippewa National Forest

WALKER, Minn. – The Cass County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Monday, Sept. 25, at 2:15 p.m., they received the report of a missing hunter in rural Boy Lake Township, north of Remer. Deputies responded to the call and learned that an adult male, identified as 57-year-old Patrick Feiner, of South St. Paul, was missing from his hunting camp and…

Northland Foundation Awarded $686,500 Grant

DULUTH, Minn. – The Northland Foundation has been awarded $686,500 from the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund. The fund supports increased lending activity in low-income and economically distressed communities. “The Northland Foundation’s business lending is directly tied to our mission to ‘invest in people and communities to support a thriving Northeastern Minnesota,’ and a healthy…

Sexually Transmitted Diseases Hit Another High in US

NEW YORK (AP) – Health officials are reporting another record increase in infections from three sexually transmitted diseases. More than 2 million new cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis were reported in the United States last year – the most ever. The diseases are treatable with antibiotics. Rates for all three have been rising for several years. Health officials have…

Red Flag Warning in Place on Park Point Beaches

EFFECTIVE SEPT. 26, 2017

DULUTH, Minn. – Due to a high risk of rip currents in Lake Superior today, the Duluth Fire Department has issued a warning for dangerous swimming conditions for Park Point beaches. The red flag is effective immediately and continues until 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26. This warning means that wind and wave conditions can support rip currents, which are life-threatening…

Grand Rapids Man Involved in OHV Crash near Bemidji

BELTRAMI CO., Minn. – A Grand Rapids man was involved in an Off-Highway Vehicle crash 50 miles northeast of Bemidji, on Friday, Sept. 22, according to the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities responded to the call around 5:11 p.m. Crews arrived on scene at the junction of Flowing Well Road (Co. Rd. 107) and Flowing Well Trail in Kelliher Township….

Sales/Traffic Assistant – KVRR-TV

Job location: Fargo, North Dakota

FOX 21’s sister station KVRR-TV Local FOX affiliate is seeking applications for a FT Sales/Traffic Assistant. Qualified individual will work with Sales Management on regional and national accounts, possess strong computer skills and data entry, attention to detail and time management, and work within a team environment. Individual shall possess a college or technical college degree. Great benefits package. KVRR is…

Traffic Manager – KVRR-TV

Job location: Fargo, North Dakota

FOX 21’s sister station KVRR-TV Local FOX affiliate is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Traffic Manager. Applicant will work closely with Sales Management on station inventory, produce daily logs and placement of commercial spots and promotional announcements for on-air delivery utilizing the OSI traffic system. Qualified applicants shall possess strong computer and organization skills combined with effective leadership and…

Annual Adopt-a-Beach Cleanup Saturday

DULUTH, Minn. – Volunteers will be hitting the beach to participate in the largest Great Lakes cleanup day on Saturday. From Lake Superior to Lake Ontario Adopt-a-Beach volunteers will take to the shoreline to pick up litter and debris. Groups will be along the Lakewalk, Bayfront, Brighton, and Park Point Beaches. Those interested in joining the effort are encouraged to…

One Dead After Crash in Pine River Township

PINE RIVER TWP, Minn. – An 18-year-old is dead after an accident on 24th Avenue SW (Co. Rd. 42) in Pine River Township in rural Pine River, according to the Pine County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities responded to the call of a single vehicle crash around 3:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 22. Responders arrived on scene to find a 1993 Ford Ranger pickup…

Home Invasion near Backus, Suspect Remains At-Large

Home invasion suspect sketch (Pine County Sheriff’s Office) UPDATE 9-22: An investigation has been underway in a home invasion, according to Cass Co. Sheriff Tom Burch. The sheriff reports that several leads have been followed, but nothing substantial has led to making an identification of the suspect. Authorities have released a sketch of the suspect with the same description originally…

Duluth International Airport Awarded Over $1 Million

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth International Airport has received over $1 million for safety improvements. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken, along with Rep. Rick Nolan made the announcement Thursday. The U.S. Department of Transportation awarded the airport with a grant of $1,084,668 for safety improvements. “Helping ensure our airports stay up-to-date makes for a common sense investment,” Klobuchar said….