Author: Kelly Tekler

Emergency Lane Closure E 2nd Street at 7th Ave East Northbound Lane

Necessary repairs being made

SUPERIOR, Wis. – There is a northbound lane closure of East 2nd Street/Highway 2/53 at 7th Avenue East for an emergency manhole repair. The closure will last through tomorrow (Thursday) night. Please be prepared to slow down and expect traffic delays in this area, especially during the morning and evening commutes. Categories: News, News – Latest News

Duluth Prom Dress Giveaway Touches Colorado Bridal Shop

If the Dress Fits will be holding its third annual Prom Dress Giveaway

DULUTH, Minn. – If the Dress Fits will be holding its third annual Prom Dress Giveaway for local high school students on Sunday March 18 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Bella Rose Bridal. The non-profit organization was founded by mother-daughter duo Ashley and Amy Arntson who have helped provide more than 100 free prom dresses to high school…

UPDATE: Eel Pout Festival Death Ruled Accidental

An autposy is still pending and the incident remains under investigation.

WALKER, Minn. – The Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office has ruled the death of Samuel Schooley, age 21, an accidental carbon monoxide poisoning. On February 25 at about 8:50 a.m. the Cass County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an unresponsive male in a fish house at the Eel Pout Festival. The victim was transported to the Park Rapids Hospital…

Update: Three Victims in Duluth Stabbing

Male has been taken into custody

DULUTH, Minn. – According to the Duluth Police Department there were three adult victims in the Riverside Neighborhood stabbing this morning stemming from a domestic assault incident. All three victims are being treated at local hospitals for non-life threatening injuries. A 34-year-old male was taken into custody at the scene and lodged at the St. Louis County Jail. He is…

Breaking News: Duluth Stabbing Investigation

Duluth Police Department are investigating

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth Police responded to the Riverside Neighborhood of Duluth this morning  at approximately 10:15 a.m.  on the report of a stabbing. The Duluth Police Department are still in the process of investigating this incident, but state that all people involved are accounted for and there is no threat to the public. The FOX 21 News Team are…

Thunder Bay Man Arrested for Drug Possession in Cook County

Over 3,000 non prescription narcotic pills seized.

GRAND MARIAS, Minn. – A Thunder Bay man was arrested on Friday by the Cook County Sheriff’s Office with the assistance from the US Border patrol and charged with 1st Degree Drug Possession. John Edward Heinonen, age 60, picked up a package in Grand Portage that contained approximately 3,000 non-prescribed narcotic pills. “I commend the efforts of our CCSO investigator…

2 Charged in Ashland Homicide

Both face 2 counts of felony charges.

ASHLAND, Wis. – Both suspects, 42-year-old Matthew Phillips and 38-year-old Jennifer Mustache, have been charged in the killing of Marcus Holton. Holton, 52, was found dead in his home in Ashland Feb. 25. Phillips and Mustache were arrested in Superior on Feb. 27. Mustache was found with a small amount of methamphetamine at the time of her arrest. Phillips and…

Strong Winds are Causing Power Outages Across the Northland

Crews are working hard to get power restored.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Heavy winds picking up this afternoon have led to power outages for many Northlanders. According to the MN Power website, roughly 2,400 customers are currently without power in the Duluth area with an estimated time of restoration at about 7:15 p.m. Lake County Powers website reports about 200 customers with power outages with crew members working…

Shannon Miller v. UMD Trial to Start Tomorrow

The lawsuit will be taking place in the Duluth Federal Courthouse

DULUTH, Minn. – The federal lawsuit between Shannon Miller and the University of Minnesota Duluth will have its day in court tomorrow, March 6. Miller filed her lawsuit back in 2015 alongside coaches Jen Banford (softball), and Annette Wiles (women’s basketball), against UMD citing discrimination due to their sexual orientation, age, sex, and national origin. U.S. District Judge Patrick Schilitz…

Update: Denfeld Student Admits to Making Threat

Duluth Police Investigators made contact with the juvenile who admitted to making the threats.

DULUTH, Minn. – Today  in the early morning hours Duluth Police Investigators made contact with the juvenile who admitted to making the threats but was adamant they were just messing around. The juvenile’s home was searched and the family is cooperating with the investigation. The Duluth Police Department will be forwarding this case to the St. Louis County Juvenile Attorney’s…

Bayfront Warming House Closes for the Season

City of Duluth, Parks and Recreation

DULUTH, Minn. — The Bayfront Family Center Warming House is closed for the season. This is the first time in 5 years the warming house and rink has been able to stay open into March. The cold temperatures through January and February made for optimum ice making conditions for Duluth Parks Maintenance staff.   The public has enjoyed free use…

Canal Park “Blue Bridge” Closed for Updates

Slip bridge getting new paint

DULUTH, Minn. – The Canal Park Slip Bridge, also known as the “Blue Bridge,” will be closed to the public starting today and will stay closed until May 3. The bridge will be getting a fresh coat of paint which entails encapsulating the bridge, then sandblasting the old paint before applying new “teal” colored paint. The Minnesota Slip Bridge was…

Two Arrested in Duluth Assault and Kidnapping

Not a random act of violence

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth police are still investigating an assault that took place on Friday and have arrested two individuals after speaking with the victim at a local hospital. 34-year-old Natasha Rae Smith and a 17-year-old juvenile were arrested on charges of 2nd degree assault, kidnapping, and threats of violence. Duluth police say this was not a random act of…

Update: Deceased Male at Eel Pout Festival Identified

Name of victim has been released

WALKER, Minn. -The Cass County Sheriff’s Office has now identified the body of the male who was found unresponsive in a fish house at the Eel Pout Festival. Authorities have identified the man as 21-year-old Samuel Schooley of Bemidji. An autopsy is still pending with the Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office. The incident remains under investigation. Categories: Crime, News, News…

Nashwauk Police Investigate Possible Student Threats

Nashwauk Police have ended investigation

NASHWAUK, Minn. – The City of Nashwauk Police Department has completed an investigation into possible threats made by “a few students” in the Nashwauk-Keewatin School District. The police department and School District state that because this situation involves juveniles the details involving the threats and identities of the students will not be discussed. However, a Facebook post made by the…

Male Injured in Spooner Explosion

29 year old sustained life threatening Injuries

SPOONER, Wis. – Washburn County Dispatch received a 911 call at approximately 5:55 a.m. reporting an explosion at 1100 Roundhouse Road. A 29-year-old male sustained life threatening injuries due to the explosion Spooner Officers, along with a Washburn County Sheriff’s Office Deputy, and a Wisconsin State Patrol Inspector responded on the scene. The Male victim was transported by North Memorial…

Bemidji man Dies at Eel Pout Festival

Cass County Sheriff’s Office investigating

WALKER, Minn. – The Cass County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an unresponsive male on February 25. Deputies responded to the fish house where the male was found unresponsive. The male victim, age 21, was transported to the Park Rapids Hospital where he was pronounced deceased upon arrival. An autopsy is pending with the Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office….

Public Meeting Scheduled for Woodland Avenue and Calvary Road Project

Significant road and utility improvements are being planned for portions of Woodland Avenue, Calvary Road in 2019.

DULUTH, Minn. – A public meeting has been scheduled to gather input and inform property owners in the area about what’s being planned and how their access and utilities will be affected during the construction period.   The meeting will be held today at 6 p.m. at the Woodland Community Recreation Center.   Representatives of both St. Louis County Public…

Hermantown Police Seize 26 Pounds of Marijuana, Two Arrested

Seven pounds of Butane Hash Oil, or "Wax," also seized.

(Still Awaiting Mugshot for Williams)HERMANTOWN, Minn. – On February 21 the Hermantown Police Department and Lake Superior Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force executed a search warrant at the 4100 Block of Meadow Parkway in Hermantown. Officers seized approximately 26 pounds of marijuana, 7 pounds of Butane Hash Oil, also known as “Wax,” and $27,000 in cash. Two loaded handguns,…

Parents Urged to Talk With Kids About “Spoofing”

Hermantown police respond to suspicious calls made to juvenile

HERMANTOWN, Minn. – Hermantown Police responded to a call about suspicious activity today in the 4700 Block of Arrowhead Rd. Upon arrival officers learned that a juvenile girl had received multiple suspicious phone calls from a number she did not recognize. The male caller stated that she needed to come outside as he was there to pick her up and…

Two Arrested in Ashland Homicide

A male and female were arrested today

ASHLAND, Wis. – Two suspects, a male and a female, were arrested today and are in custody awaiting initial court appearance. On Sunday Ashland police responded to a request for a welfare check at 222 12th Avenue East in the City of Ashland. Officers forced their way inside the home after unsuccessful attempts to make contact with the resident of…

Afternoon Stabbing Sends one to the Hospital

Suspect Has Now Been Taken into Custody

UPDATE: The suspect has been located and is in custody. ————————————————————— CLOQUET, Minn. – Cloquet police officers responded to a stabbing this afternoon that occurred at the Washington Avenue Laundromat. Officers located an adult male bleeding from his torso and abdomen areas. The victim was transported to a local hospital and later transported to a hospital in Duluth. The injuries…

Students Help Celebrate Minnesota School Bus Driver Appreciation Day

Students throughout Minnesota are showing their bus drivers how much their appreciated

DULUTH, Minn. – Today is Minnesota School Bus Driver Appreciation Day. Students throughout Minnesota are finding special ways to show their school bus drivers how much their appreciated. One Duluth School is showing appreciation to their humble heroes by displaying Thank You posters outside the school. Duluth Edison Charter Schools Raleigh is hanging the student’s artwork to give a big…

Teen Taken Into Custody After School Shooting Threat

North Star Academy Went On Lockdown During Investigation

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth police area a 14-year-old boy after they were notified of social media threats regarding a possible school shooting. An investigation was made and the teen was taken into custody for “threats of violence.” A search of the suspect’s home was conducted and no firearms were located, according to police. Police say that although previous comments had been…

Plane Search in the Canyon Area Called off

A search for a possible downed aircraft has ended

CANYON, Minn. – The search for a possible downed aircraft has been called off in the Canyon area. The search started at about 10 a.m. this morning when a person reported seeing a low flying plane and then a plume of smoke. Throughout the day DNR had a plane searching for possible wreckage as well as a Minnesota State Patrol…

MN Power and SWLP Teams Help get the Lights on in Puerto Rico

The crews restored lights to more than 340 customers on Friday

DULUTH, Minn – After more than a month in Puerto Rico, the line workers weren’t sure they would be there when power was restored where they’d been working in Maricao, a remote, mountainous area hit hard by Hurricane Maria. But, on Friday February 23, just 4 hours before they were set to leave, the lights came back on. “It was…

Minnesota Named #2 Best State in the Nation

MN moved up from a #3 ranking last year; study cites low poverty rates, employment equality, and overall quality of life as top factors.

ST. PAUL, Minn – Citing quality of life and opportunities available in Minnesota, U.S. News and World Report today released a new study naming Minnesota the #2 Best State in the Nation. Last year, Minnesota ranked #3 in the same national study. In addition to ranking #2 overall, Minnesota also ranked in the top 10 for quality of life (#2),…

Construct Tomorrow Event Coming to the DECC

The event is taking place at the DECC February 27 & 28

The Construct Tomorrow event will take place today and Wednesday February 28 from 9:00am to 3:30pm in the Paulucci Hall/Arena at the DECC. Area high school students will be getting hands-on opportunities to experience work performed in different building and construction trade careers. There will also be a community open house from 5:00pm to 6:30 pm today in the Paulucci…

Brainerd Man Charged With Attempted Murder

Accused of trying to poison an infant with antifreeze

BRAINERD, Minn. (AP) – A Brainerd man is accused of trying to poison an infant with antifreeze. Twenty-three-year-old Jeffrey Thomas is charged with attempted murder and first-degree assault. A criminal complaint alleges Thomas tried to poison the 4-month-old girl after his wife became upset that he may have fathered the child with another woman. A paternity test has not been…

New Information in Ashland Homicide

Name of victim has been released

ASHLAND, Wis. – New information has come to light following the apparent homicide in Ashland, Wisconsin on Sunday night. The victim has been named as Marcus H. Holton, age 52 of Odanah, Wisconsin. Authorities responded to a welfare check at 222 12th Avenue East where the deceased male was found. A person of interest has been identified. The Ashland police…

Apparent Homicide Investigation in Ashland

Numerous leads are being followed up on.

ASHLAND, Wis. – A requested welfare check at 222 12th Ave. E. in Ashland has turned into an investigation of an apparent homicide. Authorities arrived at the residence to check on a possible injured male at approximately 11:38 p.m. yesterday. After multiple failed attempts to make contact with the individual, officers forced their way inside the home where they located…

Duluth Earned Sick and Safe Time Listening Session

Listening Session to be Held at the Duluth City Hall

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth City Council will hear feedback from the community on the city’s Earned Sick and Safe Time proposal. The proposal will ensure that workers are granted time to take care of themselves or a loved one when they’re sick. Advocates are concerned with pieces of the ESST policy proposal. Members of Duluth’s ESST coalition are urging…

Welcome Home Olympians

Twin Ports Olympians to be Honored on Tuesday

(AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)From the Associated Press DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Duluth is holding a community celebration to honor Twin Ports Olympians. Members of the U.S. women’s and men’s curling teams, cross-country skiing coach Chad Salmela and other Olympic team representatives will attend Tuesday’s event at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center. Doors will open at 4:30 p.m. with the program to…