Author: Dan Hanger

Duluth Police Investigate Third Shooting In One Week

Man, 25, Hospitalized With 'Unknown Injuries' In Sunday's Shooting

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth police are investigating a third shooting to occur in the city over the course of a week. The shooting happened around 3:06 a.m. on the 2700 block of West 2nd Street. According to investigators, a 25-year-old man was hospitalized with “unknown injuries.” It is believed the victim and suspect were known to each other, according to…

MN GOP Charts New Course In Response To Protests

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota Republicans are ready to crack down on the protests that have shuttered highways and commanded police attention. A pair of GOP-backed bills at the Legislature this year would levy harsher penalties on demonstrators who block highway traffic and could allow police departments to sue some protesters to help cover enforcement costs. It’s a response…

Homicide Investigation Underway In Hibbing

HIBBING, Minn. — The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) and the Hibbing Police Department are investigating a homicide. Hibbing police discovered the body while conducting a welfare check around 10 a.m. Tuesday on a person who lived in an apartment at 3901 1st Avenue. Investigators suspect foul play in the man’s death. Benjamin Lundquist, 32,…

Position Cuts, Mission Shift Lead To Scaled-Back DNR

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Gov. Scott Walker promised to reshape the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources before he took office — and he has. Now more even changes could be in store as Walker and his fellow Republicans continue to push the agency further toward what the governor has called a customer service foundation. The last six years have seen…

New U of M Search Tool Makes Black History More Accessible

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The University of Minnesota Libraries, in partnership with the Penumbra Theatre Company, has launched an online search tool to make black history more freely available. Umbra Search provides access to over 400,000 digitized archival materials documenting African-American history from more than 1,000 libraries, archives and cultural heritage institutions across the United States. Director Cecily Marcus says it’ll…

Grand Rapids Man Pleads Guilty To Stealing Tree Tops

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – A Grand Rapids man has pleaded guilty to cutting thousands of tree tops from black spruce in the Chippewa National Forest. Seventy-year-old Joseph Edminster pleaded guilty Friday in U.S. District Court to one count of theft of government property. Prosecutors say he admitted to cutting more than 2,700 tree tops from the forest from October…

Growing Number of Minnesota Seniors Use Food Stamps

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Data from the state Department of Human Services shows the number of older Minnesotans who use food stamps is on the rise. Last year, a record 58 percent of eligible seniors in Minnesota were enrolled in the program. That’s more than 50,000 people. And those ages 65 or older are now the fastest-growing segment of food stamp…

Minnesota State Fair Admission Rising In 2017

FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. (AP) – The cost for admission to the Minnesota State Fair is going up by $1. The State Fair announced Sunday that it will now cost $14 for those ages 13 to 64 to enter the fair, while seniors and children ages 5 through 12 will be admitted for $11. Kids under 5 can still get into…

Duluth Mayor Emily Larson’s 2017 Outlook

Duluth Mayor Emily Larson has officially made it one year on the job as the city’s top leader. Larson says she’s proud of a year full of creating, mending and building relationships. But now for 2017, it’s time, she says, to really get work done. “It’s like, phew, we got that done. Now we can actually start accelerating and getting…

Missing Woman’s Body Found Off WI Point

SUPERIOR, Wis. – FOX 21 learned Monday a missing Fridley, Minnesota woman has been found dead. According to the Superior Police Department, the woman’s body was found in the waters off Wisconsin Point on Sunday. This discovery came after the woman’s vehicle was found on the point on Friday. The cause of death is under investigation. Categories: News, News –…

Man Drowns in Snowmobile Accident

RICE LAKE, Wisc. – Another life has been lost to a snowmobile accident in Wisconsin. Authorities identified the man as 42-year-old Todd Kane of Rice Lake. His body was found underwater Saturday near Stump Lake Bridge just north of Rice Lake. An investigation is underway. Categories: News, News – Latest News

Minnesota Capitol To Reopen After $310M Restoration

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota’s newly restored state Capitol is about to reopen after a $310 million renovation. The historic building reopens to the public Tuesday after three years of construction and decades of planning. It’s the first major preservation effort since the Capitol opened in 1905. The St. Cloud Times reports much of the work is not obvious…

Illinois Man Killed In Snowmobile Accident In Iron County

Police: Speed Believed To Be A Factor

TOWN OF OMA, Wis. –  A 45-year-old Illinois man was killed in a snowmobile accident in the Town of Oma over the weekend. According to Iron County Sheriff Tony Furyk, the crash happened on Trail 17 after the snowmobile left the trail and struck some trees. Speed is believed to be a factor in the accident, according to Furyk. The…

Grand Marais Man Killed In Snowmobile Accident

COOK COUNTY (Press Release)–The preliminary investigation into Saturday’s fatal snowmobile accident which claimed the life of Wayne Gunnar Anderson, 22, of Grand Marais, shows conditions beneath the snow impacted the skis on the two riders’ snowmobiles, causing them both to be thrown from their respective snowmobiles. The two riders were traveling along the ditch of County Road 8 north of Grand…

Superior Police Investigate City’s First Homicide Of 2017

Second Shooting Victim In Critical Condition

david-androsky David Androsky, 27 kyle-androsky Kyle Androsky, 21 UPDATE: Superior Police have released the names of the victims involved in this shooting. The deceased victim has been identified as 21-year-old, Kyle Androsky, and the second victim that was shot in the chest is 27-year-old David Androsky. An autopsy is scheduled for Kyle Androsky later today. Anyone with information concerning the…

Zeitgeist Evolving For Healthier, Vibrant Duluth

Arts Building Houses Zinema, Cafe, Teatro Performance Theater

There is growing excitement in the Historic Arts and Theater District of Downtown Duluth.  One of the city’s top arts and community non-profits – known as Zeitgeist – is working harder than ever to deliver more than just its Café, Zinema 2, Teatro performance theater. Zeitgeist is focusing hard on growing a connected, healthier Duluth empowered to create and thrive….

St. Louis Co. Board Approves 8.5 Percent Property Tax Increase

(PRESS RELEASE) The St. Louis County Board has approved it’s 2017 budget, totaling $387,159,183. The budget includes an 8.5 percent property tax levy increase, with much of the increase necessary to fund skyrocketing out-of-home placement costs and other investments in children and family services. During a presentation at the Board meeting, County Administrator Kevin Gray highlighted three significant cost drivers…

Cloquet Community Band Gets Festive

Cloquet, Minn. — The Cloquet Community Band played a free concert Sunday featuring many holiday favorites. This is the 15th year of the concert. “It’s just really fun to get together and I suppose, like they call it — jam. And I think a lot of the older people in the community like that. I think they like coming and…

Last-Minute Shoppers Go Local For Holidays

DULUTH, Minn. — With only one week to go before Christmas, it’s crunch time for some last minute shoppers. The Fitger’s Complex was packed with people today, looking around for some of the more unique stores that the building has to offer. For some shoppers, supporting small businesses is important this holiday season. “I love Fitger’s shopping,” said shopper Doreen…

Superior Murder Suspect Posts Bail, Walks Free

Kyham Dunn's Felony Murder Trial Set For January 2016

Superior murder suspect Kyham Dunn, 21, of Duluth, who is accused of being one of the five suspects involved in the shooting death of Garth Velin, 20, more than one year ago, walked out of jail Tuesday night on “$1,000” bail for an unrelated “warrant,” a jail supervisor told FOX 21’s Dan Hanger late Tuesday.