Author: Kelly Tekler

Kamala Harris Jumps Into Presidential Race

Harris is a Former California Attorney General

WASHINGTON – Sen. Kamala Harris is running for president. The California Democrat tells ABC’s “Good Morning America” that she’s entering the increasingly crowded field of candidates seeking the Democratic nomination. If successful, she’d be the country’s second African-American president and the first woman to hold the office. Harris is a daughter of immigrant parents who grew up in Oakland, California….

Authorities Searching for Suspect Laying Tire Deflation Spikes in Sawyer County

Several Vehicles Have Tire Damage

SAWYER COUNTY, Wis. – The Sawyer County Sheriff’s Office is investigating several incidents of metal tire deflation spikes, also known as “caltrops,” being found at the intersection of Highway J and Thornapple Grade. Authorities say the spikes have also been located on Hogsback Road and other trails in that vicinity. The Sheriff’s Office says the spikes have caused tire damage…

Mayor Larson to pen Open Letter in Response to Rolling Stone Article

Mayor Larson Says she Cannot Wait to Share her Response

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth Mayor Emily Larson announced on Twitter Friday morning that she will be responding to the recent Rolling Stone article “A Night Among the Trump Believers Way Up North” with an open letter of her own. The article was written by Ana Marie Cox and released on Rolling Stone’s website Thursday with waves of backlash from many…

Homeland Security Drafts Plan to end Family Separation

it is Unclear if the President Will Sign it

(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)WASHINGTON (AP) – Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is drafting an executive action for President Donald Trump that would direct DHS to keep families apprehended at the border together during detention. That’s according to two people familiar with her thinking who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the effort before its official announcement. It’s unclear whether…

Northland Uncovered: “History in a Pint” Series

Veterans Memorial Hall, a program of the St. Louis County Historical Society, announces its next event in the local history discussion series, “History in a Pint.” The presentation titled, “Finding Loren: Preserving the Legacy of 1st Lt. Loren E. Hintz,” will take place at Carmody Irish Pub and Brewing, and will begin at 5:00 p.m. Tuesday evening. The event is…

Americans Grapple With Recognizing Facts in News Stories: Pew Survey

(REUTERS/Carlo Allegri)NEW YORK (Reuters) – Only a quarter of U.S. adults in a recent survey could fully identify factual statements – as opposed to opinion – in news stories, the Pew Research Center found in a study released on Monday. The survey comes amid growing concerns about so-called fake news spread on the internet and social media. The term generally…

CD8 DFL Endorsing Convention to be Held Tomorrow

The Convention Will be Held at the Holiday Inn & Suites Downtown Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – The 2018 Eighth Congressional District DFL Endorsing Convention will be held on Saturday with registration opening at 9 a.m. The convention is held to offer the Party’s endorsement of certain candidates for U.S. Congress. The convention will take place at the Holiday Inn & Suites in downtown Duluth. The candidates that are running for the CD8 DFL…

Minneapolis man on Trial in UW-Stout Student Death

Alhahdi was a Junior Majoring in Business Administration at UW-Stout

MENOMONIE, Wis. (AP) – A Minneapolis man is on trial in the beating death of a University of Wisconsin-Stout student from Saudi Arabia. The Leader-Telegram reports a jury was selected Tuesday for the trial of 28-year-old Cullen Osburn. He’s charged with felony murder and aggravated battery in the death of Hussain Saeed Alnahdi. The 24-year-old student died from a brain…

Grand Rapids Woman Could be Facing Felony Charges

Vandorn is Facing Seven Counts of Felony Theft of a Controlled Substance.

GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. – The Office of the Itasca County Attorney reports that a criminal complaint was filed in Itasca County District Court charging 38-year-old Bobbi Jo Vandorn, of Grand Rapids, with seven counts of Felony Theft of a Controlled Substance. According to the complaint it is alleged that Vandorn stole narcotics from residents over an extended period of time…

Orthopaedic Associates to Host Free Running Clinic

The Free Event Will be Limited to 15-20 Participants.

DULUTH, Minn. – Orthopaedic Associates of Duluth will be hosting a free running clinic on April 19th at the Hermantown Orthopaedic Associate location from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The event is for those interested in learning proper techniques and tips for pain-free running and will be hosted by Physical Therapists and Certified Running Specialists Danielle Morse and Shyanne McGregor….

Proctor man Arrested on Felony Drug Charges

Charges stem from a November investigation.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Saint Louis County Attorney’s Office has formally charged via summons 24-year-old Erik Lee Huberty with Felony Theft and Felony Fifth Degree Possession of a Controlled Substance today. The charges stem from a November 2017 joint investigation by the Lake Superior Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, the Duluth Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration when…

Level Three Offender Relocating to Cherry Township

An information community meeting will be held on Thursday.

IRON, Minn. – The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office is notifying the public that a level three sex offender has relocated to the Cherry Township area. Registered predatory offender Robert Alan Keogh, 43, moved to Fraser Road in rural Iron this week. Keogh has a history of sexual conduct and contact with adolescent female victims (age 15). The Sheriff’s Office…

Polymet Restructures Glencore Debt

Polymet restructures debt with Glencore AG.

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Polymet announced today that it has secured a 12 month payment extension and lowered interest rates on its approximately $152 million of debt owed to Glencore AG. Glencore also committed to an additional $80 million debenture to Polymet over the next 12 month’s “to complete pre- and post-permitting work, including detailed engineering and environmental cleanup, and…

Update: Abducted Superior man Located and Arrested

The Superior Police Department is continuing to investigate the incident.

Charles E. Day, Jr. SUPERIOR, Wis. – The Superior man who was abducted from his home on Tuesday has been located in Duluth and is now in custody for a felony warrant. Authorities received information on Tuesday following the abduction that led officers to a home in West Duluth. Charles E. Day, Jr., 35, was arrested at the residence for…

Driver Rear-Ends Sheriff in Grand Marais School Zone

The driver says they were distracted and looking at something in the sky.

GRAND MARAIS, Minn. – A motorist in Grand Marais has been charged with Speeding in a School Zone and Careless Driving after rear ending a sheriff’s squad car this morning. Sheriff Pat Eliasen was stopped at a crosswalk to allow children and the crossing guard to cross the road when a distracted driver driving 33 mph in the 20-mph school…

Superior Man Abducted in Home Invasion Robbery

Authorities believe this is not a random incident.

Charles E. Day, Jr. SUPERIOR, Wis. – A Superior man was abducted in a home invasion robbery early this morning. The victim, Charles E. Day, Jr., 35, was abducted from his home in the Homecroft Court trailer park. There were two other adults in the home that were injured in the robbery. At least one of the suspects was injured…

Authorities in Washburn County Warn of Police Impersonator

This is the second incident law enforcement is aware of in the last few months.

WASHBURN COUNTY, Wis. – The Washburn County Sheriff’s Office posted a statement on their Facebook page yesterday warning residents in the area to be on the lookout for a suspicious driver impersonating a law enforcement officer. The sheriff’s office was contacted by a concerned parent Monday morning after her friend’s son was pulled over by a “police officer” in an…

Gordy’s Opening Tomorrow for its 58th Season

Gordy's Hi Hat is gearing up for another summer season.

CLOQUET, Minn. – It’s a day that many Northlanders see as the first signs of spring. Gordy’s Hi Hat will be opening its doors tomorrow at 10 a.m. for its 58th season. The family owned burger joint opened in 1960 and has stayed in the family for three generations. For many of its customers, stopping at Gordy’s is a yearly…

UMD Hosting STEM Event for Hundreds of Local Youth

This event is hosted by UMD's Swenson College of Science and Engineering.

DULUTH, Minn. – UMD will host hundreds of local middle school and high school students on Saturday. The event will be hosted by UMD’s Swenson College of Science and Engineering. “This is our signature event,” said Amy Kireta, Swenson College’s Outreach Specialist. “We look forward to it all year and all ten of our departments get involved so we can…

Update: Jail Time for man Convicted in Drive-by Shooting Last Year

Two others were also facing charges in this case.

DULUTH, Minn. – Nicholas Lamerand received a year at NERCC or the St. Louis County Jail and four years supervised probation for the drive-by shooting incident that took place in February 2017 on I-35. Due to his cooperation with authorities he was able to avoid the possible 60 month prison sentence. Duluth police had initially responded to a call at…

Update: Man Charged for Bank Robbery in Orr

He will be in court on March 22.

ORR, Minn. – William Arnold Lindeman, 56, of Orr has been charged with Aggravated Robbery in the First Degree. He will be in court on March 22. The bank robbery happened at the American Bank of the North on Highway 53 on Wednesday. Lindeman pepper sprayed two bank employees, but no other weapons were found to be used in the…

Update: Man Charged for Theft of Military Vehicle

He will be in court on March 22.

HIBBING, Minn. – Nathan John Strom, 34, of Virginia has been charged with Felony Vehicle Theft and charges related to a DUI. He will be in court on March 22. Strom was arrested on Wednesday after stealing an HEMTT wrecker from the Hibbing Minnesota National Guard Armory. The HEMTT vehicle and the PLS trailer it was pulling were recovered with…

One Arrested After Stolen Military Vehicle was Recovered

The Hibbing Police Department has arrested a male suspect for stealing a military vehicle.

HIBBING, Minn. – Hibbing Police have arrested a male for stealing an HEMMT wrecker from the Hibbing Minnesota National Guard Armory. Police responded to a call around 1 p.m. to the Hibbing Minnesota National Guard Armory and were updated by maintenance personnel who had followed the vehicle. The driver of the stolen vehicle was taken into custody without incident. The…

Update on Bank Robbery in Orr

Authorities are still investigating the incident.

Orr, Minn. – According to the Saint Louis County Sheriff’s Office a suspect is in custody following a bank robbery this morning in Orr. The bank robbery happened at the American Bank of the North located on Highway 53 in Orr. The suspect was reported to have used pepper spray on two bank employees. Both employees were taken to the…

Male Sustains Significant Injuries in Washburn County hit and run Incident

Authorities are asking for the public's assistance in finding the person responsible for hit and run incident.

SPOONER, Wis. – The Washburn County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public to come forward with any information they may have regarding a hit and run that took place early Tuesday morning. The Washburn County Sheriff’s Dispatch received a call around 4:50 a.m. on March 13 from a female stating that her boyfriend was struck by a vehicle on County…

Suspect in Custody Following Alleged Bank Robbery in Orr

Authorities are still investigating incident.

ORR, Minn. – According to the Saint Louis County Sheriff’s Office a suspect is in custody following an alleged bank robbery this morning in Orr. The alleged bank robbery happened at the American Bank of the North located on Highway 53 in Orr. The authorities are still investigating the incident. Check back for further updates on this case as they…

Proposal to Remove the Grizzly’s Restaurant in Duluth

Two new structures proposed to put in place of Grizzly's and Fred's Motors

DULUTH, Minn. – A proposal has been submitted to the Duluth Planning Commission to remove Grizzly’s restaurant and Fred’s Motors on Miller Trunk Highway and replace them with two new buildings. In the proposal one building would be designated for a 2,200 square foot restaurant with a drive-thru. The second building would be a two story 22,000 square foot structure…

Cass County Sheriff’s Office Looking for Missing Juvenile

Authorities are looking for the public's assistance to find missing male teen.

MOTLEY, Minn. – The Cass County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance locating a missing male juvenile. The juvenile is identified as Dylan Joseph Vorbeck, age 15, of the rural Motley area. Dylan left his home on his own and was last seen wearing a two-tone blue jacket and red shoes. He is 5 feet 5 inches tall…

Twisted Pastries Coffeehouse Opens Today in Superior

The coffeehouse offers delicious pastries and Duluth Coffee Company coffee.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – A new bakery, Twisted Pastries Coffeehouse, has opened in Superior today. Owners Annette and Mark Jacobson are both Superior natives and are excited to be bringing delicious treats to the Superior area. The coffeehouse offers many treats such as cupcakes, donuts, muffins, and scones as well as handcrafted coffee drinks made with Duluth Coffee Company beans. The…

Male Found Deceased After Fall in Grand Portage

Victim fell from two story patio door that did not have deck attached.

GRAND PORTAGE, Minn. – On Sunday morning, 911 Dispatch received a call that a male was found unconscious after falling from a second story patio door that did not have a deck attached. The Cook County Sheriff’s Office, Grand Portage Ambulance, First Responders, and Cook County Ambulance arrived on the scene in the Bay Estates area where the male was…

Belknap Street Improvements in Superior Scheduled to Begin Next Week

Construction is currently scheduled for completion in October.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is scheduled to begin the second half of the improvement project on Belknap Street on March 19. The center section from John Avenue to Birch Avenue will be reconstructed in 2018. Proposed improvements include grading, concrete pavement, HMA pavement, concrete curb and gutter, sidewalk, pavement marking, sanitary sewer, water main, storm sewer,…

New Brewery Opening in Lincoln Park Neighborhood.

Ursa Minor Brewing will be opening this summer in Duluth.

DULUTH, Minn. – There is a new brewery opening this summer in the Lincoln Park neighborhood in Duluth. Ursa Minor Brewing is the brain child of brothers Ben and Mark Hugus. “We chose the name ‘Ursa Minor’ because of the role craft beer has played in our lives,”wrote Ben. “It is derived from the constellation, Ursa Minor or the Little…

Two Sex Offenders Moving to Hibbing Area

Hibbing Police to hold a community notification tonight.

HIBBING, Minn. – The Hibbing Police Department will be conducting a community notification meeting today at 6:00 p.m. for two Level 3 sex offenders moving into the Hibbing area. The meeting will be held in the Little Theater, located on the lower east side of the Hibbing Memorial Building. One offender has already been placed in Hibbing, with the police…

Cloquet Applebee’s to Shut its Doors on Sunday

Between 60 and 80 locations are expected to close this year.

CLOQUET, Minn. – The Cloquet Applebee’s will be closing its doors for good this Sunday. Business Insider is reporting that it is expected that the national chain will be closing between 60 and 80 locations this year after closing nearly 100 last year. According to area management about 40 people currently work at the Cloquet location. They state that current…

Update on Suspect Charged in Vista Fleet “Theft”

Gregory Sullwold Allegedly released the Vista Fleet boats into the harbor last September.

DULUTH, Minn. – Gregory Sullwold, who was accused of releasing the Vista Fleet boats into the harbor last September, has pleaded guilty to felony theft indifferent to owner’s rights. The Greenwood man allegedly released the boats last year into the harbor with one of them nearly getting hit by a freighter. The boats were not damaged in the incident. Sullwold…

Suspected Heroin Overdose in Frohn Township

Beltrami County Sheriff's continuing investigation

O’BRIEN TOWNSHIP, Minn. – The Beltrami County Sheriff’s was called to a residence in Frohn Township in Beltrami County after receiving a call of a male not breathing from a suspected heroin overdose. Beltrami County 911 Dispatchers had occupants at the residence administer CPR on the subject. Deputies continued CPR on the scene until Ambulatory Services arrived. The male victim…

The Duluth Police Department is Asking for Help Locating a Missing Juvenile

The 14-year-old Duluth male never came home after school

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a 14-year-old male. Hunter Joseph Goeden did not return home from school yesterday, March 8. Hunter is approximately 5’8”, 115 pounds with blue eyes and blond hair. He was last seen wearing a purple/green plaid shirt, white jogging pants, A Seahawks BB cap, grey Nike…

Accidental Cooking Fire Sends One to Local Hospital

The fire happened at the Tri-Towers Apartments

DULUTH, Minn. – An accidental cooking fire that broke out at a Duluth high rise apartment last night has sent one to an area hospital for an evaluation. Fire crews responded to the Tri-Towers Apartments around 7:00 p.m. where smoke was billowing out of the sixth floor of the building. Fire damage is estimated to be around $20,000. Categories: News,…

Update: 15-year-old Male Student Arrested for Threats Against Duluth East

The juvenile male has been charged with Threats of Violence.

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth Police were notified of a threat made by a student at Duluth East this morning. The student was overheard making a threat to shoot up the school and a specific staff member. As a result of the police investigation a 15-year-old male was taken into custody and lodged at the Arrowhead Juvenile Center on charges of…

Duluth Restaurants Take Stance Against ‘Earned Sick & Safe Time’

The ordinance would include two options for workers.

DULUTH, Minn. – More than 20 restaurants with the Duluth Local Restaurant Association have sent a letter to city councilors against the idea of requiring Earned Sick and Safe Time for all employees.  Councilors are expected to take up the issue at the next city council meeting March 26. The ordinance would include two options: 1. Workers would earn safe…

Report of Threat Made Against Duluth East

Investigation Ongoing

DULUTH, Minn. – According to the Duluth Police Department a juvenile male has been apprehended for making a shooting threat against Duluth East. The male has been placed in custody. There are no other suspects in this case and there is no ongoing threat. According to police no guns have been recovered. Categories: News, News – Latest News

Duluth Police Department Warns of Spoofing Scam

An apparent spoofing scam is targeting the Duluth area.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Police Department is sending out a warning this morning of an apparent spoofing scam. A male caller has been targeting the area utilizing a number out of Cambridge, MN claiming to be collecting donations on behalf of a first responder’s fundraiser. When pressed for more information about their organization and where they were based out…

Hibbing Courthouse Removes Ten Commandments Plaque

Plaque Had Been On Display For Decades

HIBBING, Minn.-  St. Louis County officials have removed the Ten Commandments plaque from inside Hibbing Courthouse, which as been on display for decades. According to County Administrator Kevin Gray, the decision was made after a complaint from a non-profit group called Freedom From Religion Foundation. “We received a letter last month from the Freedom From Religion Foundation.  After careful consideration,…