Author: Melissa Lentz

West Superior Street to Temporarily Close on Nov. 20

DULUTH, Minn. – The eastbound lane of Superior Street heading into downtown Duluth will be temporarily closed on Monday, Nov. 20 beginning at 9:30 a.m. The project is part of a large water valve replacement project, which is a necessary preparation for the Superior Street reconstruction next year. Access to downtown will be via West Michigan Street, Mesaba Ave, and…

Duluth Man Charged After 3rd Investigation at Residence

1/2 (DPD) Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2 (DPD) Show Caption Hide Caption Nate Easterling (Duluth Police Dept. ) DULUTH, Minn. – The Lake Superior Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force arrested a 24-year-old Duluth man on Monday, Nov. 13, after suspected drug activity at the residence. According to authorities, a search warrant was executed in the 10 block of North…

Duluth Beach Clean Up Scheduled for Nov. 19 Canceled

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Parks and Rec division tentatively rescheduled a beach clean up at four locations for Nov. 19 from 10-11:30 a.m. but has canceled due to predicted weather conditions. The first clean up event had been scheduled for Nov. 12, but was canceled due to snowfall. Despite the cancellation, over 50 volunteers showed up and collected over…

Wrenshall School District Closed for Remainder of Week

WRENSHALL, Minn. – The Wrenshall School District has announced that it will be closed for the remainder of the week. Superintendent Kim Belcastro tells FOX 21 this is a precautionary safety measure for faculty and students after the adhesive being used on a roofing project is causing an “extreme” odor. A message on the school’s website reads: Attention: Wrenshall School…

Minnesota Deer Harvest Up 10 Percent from 2016

Minnesota firearms hunters registered over 145,000 deer through the second weekend of deer season, according to the Department of Natural Resources. Preliminary results through the weekend show that 145,054 deer were registered, which is up 10 percent from 2016. Of the deer harvested, 54 percent were bucks, compared to 63 percent during the same period in 2016. In northeastern Minnesota,…

Head On Collision Leaves One With Life-Threatening Injuries

GREENWAY TWP, Minn. – The Minnesota State Patrol has reported that a Deer River woman has suffered life-threatening injuries after a head-on collision on Highway 169 in Greenway Township. According to State Patrol, just after 8 a.m. Tuesday, a Chevy Impala was traveling westbound on Highway 169 when it crossed the center line into oncoming traffic, striking a Dodge Caravan…

DFL Mandates Sexual Harassment Training for All Campaigns Wanting Party Support

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Laborer (DFL) Party has announced that all campaigns seeking the party’s support must under go sexual harassment training. DFL Chairman Ken Martin today announced that all campaigns receiving official party support from the DFL will be required to attend sexual harassment and workplace conduct training. “Sexual harassment is a pervasive problem that needs to…

UPDATE: Teen Killed in Officer-Involved Shooting in Odanah Identified

ODANAH, Wis. – The Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa has confirmed that a teenage boy was shot and killed Wednesday in an officer involved shooting, according to a release on their Facebook page. The release indicates that the incident happened on East Maple Street in Odanah, Wisconsin and involved an Ashland County Sheriff’s Deputy. Jason Pero (Facebook) The…

3 Arrested After Heroin and Cocaine Trafficking Investigation in Sawyer County

TOWNSHIP OF COUDERAY, Wis. (AP) – On Monday, Nov. 6 several agencies in Sawyer County executed a search warrant at 12329W County Highway N in the Township of Couderay, according to the Sawyer County Sheriff’s Office. Sawyer County Deputies and Swat Team, along with Lac Court Oreilles Police Department and WI DOJ Division of Criminal Investigation Agents recovered a 9mm…

MISSING: Candace Lundstrom, of Nashwauk

LAST SEEN MONDAY, NOV. 6

Photo Courtesy BCA NASHWAUK, Minn. – The Itasca County Sheriff’s office is seeking the public’s assistance in locating 28-year-old Candace Lundstrom, of Nashwauk. Candace was last seen at a residence north of Nashwauk on Monday, Nov. 6 and has not been heard from or seen since. It is believed she left on foot and was not properly dressed for weather…

Mayor Larson Hosts City Hall in the City

COMMUNITY LISTENING SESSIONS FOR ALL DULUTH RESIDENTS

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth Mayor Emily Larson will continue to reach out to Duluth residents through City Hall in the City Community Listening sessions. The sessions will be held in neighborhoods across the city and will allow residents to have one-on-one conversations with Mayor Larson and City Councilors. The sessions are open to all residents from 5:30-7 p.m. Locations: Nov….

General Election Results, Nov. 7, 2017

Duluth Election Results for November 7, 2017 (100% reporting): CITY COUNCIL: 2ND DISTRICT:  Joel Sipress – 67% (1,934) Ryan Sistad – 32% (944) 4TH DISTRICT:  Howie Hanson – 47% (1,259) Renee K Van Nett – 51% (1,375) AT LARGE: Zack Filipovich – 31.5% (8,749) Janet Kennedy – 21.8% (6,053) Barbara Russ – 23.6% (6,568) Rich Updegrove – 21.2% (5,899) SCHOOL…

Over 70,000 Deer Registered During First Weekend of Season

MINNESOTA – Firearms hunters in Minnesota registered a total of 70,724 deer during the first two days of deer season, according to the Department of Natural Resources. Preliminary numbers from this year show that numbers were comparable to those in 2016. Of the deer harvested, 57 percent were bucks, compared to 67 percent during the first weekend in 2016. In…

Grand Rapids Couple Charged with Meth Related Crimes Involving Children

GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. – A Grand Rapids couple have been charged with felony drug crimes after appearing in Itasca County District Court, according to Itasca County Attorney John Muhar. Forty-year-old Raymond Calhoun and Michelle Calhoun, 45, have been charged with Controlled Substance Crime in the First Degree and Methamphetamine-Related Crimes Involving Children. According to court documents, the charges are based…

MnDNR Issues Mandatory CWD Testing Nov. 4-5

PORTIONS OF NORTH CENTRAL, CENTRAL, AND SOUTHEAST AFFECTED

(DNR) (MINNESOTA) – The DNR is asking hunters for their help this fall to determine if chronic wasting disease (CWD) has spread to central and north central Minnesota; deer in this area are currently not known to have CWD, but further testing will help determine its impact. Mandatory testing will be in permit areas in north, north central, and southeastern…

Mall of America Closing on Thanksgiving

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – The Mall of America, the largest shopping complex in the nation, has announced it will be closed on Thanksgiving for the second year in a row. The mall made the announcement on Thursday and stated it will be making Black Friday a “seventh holiday” for its employees. Those who work directly for the MOA and Nickelodeon Universe…

Ashland Teen Facing 16 Counts of Burglary

ASHLAND, Wis. – On Oct. 30 around 8:30 a.m., an Ashland resident reported a male attempting to break into his garage, according to the Ashland Police Department. The suspect fled the scene and police canvassed the area, but were unable to locate the suspect. Officers were able to obtain a photo of the suspect from a trail camera from the…

November Peak Month for Deer-Vehicle Crashes

ST. PAUL, Minn. – November is the peak time for deer-vehicle crashes in Minnesota, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. The increase in crashes is due to deer mating season occurring in November. Increased deer movement and reduction of daylight increases drivers’ chances of encountering deer on roadways. From 2013-15, there was 6,149 reported deer-vehicle crashes, according to the…

Bemidji Teen Missing for One Year

Last Seen Oct. 31, 2016 in the area of 5th Street SE and Wood Avenue SE

BEMIDJI, Minn. – The Bemidji Police Department is continuing to look for Jeremy Jourdain who was last seen one year ago. Police say they have followed up on over 120 leads, each of them being thoroughly investigated. Numerous interviews and searches have been conducted to look for Jeremy. Bemidji Detective Michelle Leffelman said in a Facebook post on the department’s…

Suspect in Superior Firearm Incident Apprehended in Duluth

UPDATE: The Superior Police Department has confirmed that Lucian Allan was apprehended in Duluth, it is unknown at what time he was located. Police are currently working to extradite him to Wisconsin. No other details have been released. INITIAL REPORT: SUPERIOR, Wis. – The Superior Police Department is on the hunt for a 19-year-old male, Lucian James Allan, who is…

Winter Hours Start Nov. 1 at Lake Superior Zoo

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday-Monday Nov. 1 - April 30

DULUTH, Minn. – The Lake Superior Zoo will be switching over to winter hours beginning Nov. 1. Visitors will be welcome five days a week from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with the last admission at 3 p.m. The zoo will be closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Hours will remain in effect until April 30. Beginning Nov 1. through April 27,…

Police Investigating Shots Fired Early Saturday Near UMD

DULUTH, Minn. – An investigation is underway after shots were fired early Saturday morning near the University of Minnesota Duluth, according to Duluth Police. According to authorities, police responded to the call regarding a house party in the 1300 block of 20th Avenue East just after midnight Saturday morning; police resolved the matter and departed the scene. Around approximately 1…

Zebra Mussels Confirmed in Itasca County Waters

Photo: Amy Benson – U.S. Geological Survey DULUTH, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed zebra mussels in Dora Lake and connected waters in Itasca County, as well as in Serpent Lake in Crow Wing County. Itasca County aquatic invasive species staff found zebra mussels downstream of Sand Lake, where zebra mussels had been confirmed in 2013….