Public Safety

City Snow Plow Training Underway

The city is prepping workers for the winter months during snow plow training.

DULUTH, Minn.- On Tuesday city workers in Duluth prepared for the upcoming snow during a training session at Spirit Mountain. The course gives workers an opportunity to operate the machinery, before work will be in full swing during winter in the Northland.  City employees are practicing maneuvering graters and plows for snow removal.  “What we do here is we get them…

Naloxone “Narcan” Training For Medical Professionals Held In Duluth

Training Possible Through Newly Obtained Grant

DULUTH, Minn- Medical professionals in Duluth are getting some hands on training with Narcan. It’s a drug that can save lives by reversing the effects of an opioid overdose. Pharmacists, dentists, nurses, and doctors all got training as part of the Minnesota Targeted Response Grant. The goal of the grant is to expand the use of Narcan and create more…

Police Still Seek Information For Woman Found Severely Burned

Arnold Still Remains In Critical Condition, Set For Surgery Tuesday

DULUTH Minn- We are learning more about the woman that was found on fire, and critically injured on Hwy 23 near Duluth last week. 24 year old Jaclyn Arnold works as a community advocate in Duluth. It’s been 4 days since Arnold was found on fire on Hwy 23. A passerby extinguished the fire, but she was severely burned. Police…

Truck Vandalized Near Makinen, Minn.

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Wisconsin Drug Take Back Day Oct. 28

WISCONSIN – On Saturday, Oct. 28, the public is invited to safely dispose of their unwanted medications, both prescription and over-the-counter to Drug Take Back locations across the state. Drug Take Back Day is a partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration and local law enforcement agencies, to help bring focus to the issues of prescription painkiller…

Woman Airlifted for Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound

SAWYER COUNTY, Wis. – Just after 4 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 19, Sawyer County Deputies and other agencies responded to the report of a 76-year-old female with a self-inflicted gunshot wound nearly Seeley. First responders arrived to find the woman alive, who told responders she had shot herself in the chest, according to police. She was treated on scene and then…

Wisconsin Prison Head Says More Space Needed

The Oshkosh Correctional Institution, seen June 2, 2017 after lockdown went in effect the day before. (WLUK)MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The head of Wisconsin’s prison system is telling lawmakers that additional capacity is needed to deal with an aging and growing inmate population. Department of Corrections Secretary Jon Litscher tells a Senate committee Thursday that since he took over in…

New Cloquet Police Chief Vows For Better Community Relations

Jeff Palmer Has Been On Dept. For 16 Years

CLOQUET, Minn. –  The city of Cloquet officially has a new police chief. This comes after the former chief, Steve Stracek, agreed to retire with no wrongdoing after a “vote of no confidence” by his officers. Cloquet’s new chief is Jeff Palmer – a 16-year veteran of the department who was previously tapped as the interim chief by the city…

5-Year-Old Boy Dies After Tree Falls on Him

Edward Michalek BIG LAKE TOWNSHIP, Minn. (KMSP) – A five-year-old boy has died after a tree fell on him while he was playing in his backyard in Big Lake Township, Minnesota. According to the Sherburne County Sheriff, Edward “Eddie” Michalek was playing on a hammock with other children when a tree the hammock was tied to uprooted and fell. It hit Eddie on the head…

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…

Superior celebrates the new Poplar Wetland Basin

The wetlands are designed to naturally treat polluted storm water runoff

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – The City of Superior celebrated the New Poplar Wetland Basin with an open house on Monday. The community was invited to come and learn more about the wetland area, which is designed to receive some of the city’s storm water runoff. The basin is meant to naturally remove pollutants that get picked up by storm water. “The…

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…

Level III Offender Moving to Hibbing

Richard Gibson HIBBING, Minn. – The Hibbing Police Department is informing the public of a Level III Predatory Offender moving into the area. Richard James Gibson, 52, will be relocating from out of state to the 4400 block of Stuntz Road. A notification meeting will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 18 at 6 p.m. in the Little Theater in the…

Dryer Fire Prevention Tips

Oct. 8-14 is National Fire Prevention Week

National Fire Prevention Week runs from October 8-14, and Dryer Vent Wizard of Minnesota is giving some tips to prevent dryer fires this season. According to the National Fire Protection Association, 92 percent of appliance fires occur in dryers. Why? Dryers contain three essential elements for a fire: ignition source, the heating element within; oxygen, continuous airflow as the machine…

Moving Truck Too Tall For Duluth Bridge

Truck Becomes Wedged Underneath Low Bridge In Duluth

DULUTH, Minn- Saturday around 11:46 a.m., Duluth Police responded to 32nd Ave E above London Rd. in reference to a vehicle that struck a railroad bridge. The Penske rental truck, which was 13 ft. 1 inch at its high point, was wedged under the bridge, which was marked as 10 ft 9 inches in height allowance, The driver of the…

Judge Orders Spectrum Brands to Pay $1.9M in Civil Penalties

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A Wisconsin-based consumer products company has been ordered to pay $1.9 million in civil penalties for waiting to report a defect in coffee carafes that resulted in injuries to nearly 70 people, and for continuing to sell the carafes even after they were recalled. The Wisconsin State Journal reports that U.S. District Judge William Conley issued…

UMD Takes Back The Night

Public Forum To Unite Efforts For Those Impacted By Violence

DULUTH, Minn- Wednesday, the campus of UMD vowed to ‘Take Back the Night.’ It’s an event held every year where students and faculty gather to show their support for survivors of sexual and domestic violence. Take Back the Night is a public forum to unite efforts to provide the space for individuals who have been impacted by violence to heal….

Duluth Vigil Held In Honor Of Those Killed In Vegas Massacre

Vigil Was Held At Peace United Church of Christ

DULUTH, Minn. – America and the Northland continue to mourn after one of the deadliest shootings in U.S. history.  Dozens of Duluthians were invited Wednesday to Peace United Church of Christ to remember the lives lost in Las Vegas. People lit candles and emotions built up during prayer. Members of the church even read the names of dozens of victims…

Coleraine Crash Leaves 2 Injured

COLERAINE, Minn. – The Minnesota State Patrol reports a crash took place on Highway 169 in Coleraine around 10:19 Wednesday morning. According to the police report after initial investigation, a pickup driven by Timothy Dwyer, of Grand Rapids, was traveling eastbound on Highway 169 when a passenger vehicle, driven by Andrew Francisco, 36, of Deer River, was driving on the…

Power Outage on Central Entrance

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Police Department has notified FOX 21 of a power outage up on Central Entrance in Duluth. This outage has also impacted traffic signals in the area. Duluth PD says they are not currently directing traffic in the area and Public Works has not put signage out. Drivers are asked to pay attention and be alert…

Staying Safe This Season in the Woods

Minnesota DNR Offers Tips to Stay Safe When Hunting, Hiking or Spending Time in the Forest

DULUTH, Minn. – Within the past month, search and rescue teams have been dispatched to numerous calls involving lost individuals in the woods. The calls, coming weeks before thousands more people will enter into the forest for the firearm deer season. As the season pushes closer, local law enforcement and the Minnesota DNR want to remind anyone heading into the…

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. Categories:…

OSHA Investigating Construction Accident in Bemidji

BEMIDJI, Minn. – Around 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 27, the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to the report of an accident at a residence under construction. The incident happened in the 1600 block of Pamela Court NW in Bemidji and according to witnesses, Kemuel Beighley, 69, of Hines, Minnesota, was working on scaffolding and hanging sheetrock when he fell…

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….

Duluthians Share First Hand Experience During Vegas Shooting

LAS VEGAS, NV- FOX 21 sat down with two Duluthians via Facebook messenger earlier this afternoon, who described first hand the horrible events from last night’s attack. 28-year-old Briana Hess and 32-year-old Jolene Luczak share their story. “It started again, da da da da da da da and Jason Aldean, he kind of hesitated and then he turned around and…

Supreme Court Won’t Hear Minnesota Sex Offender Case

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court won’t hear a challenge to Minnesota’s sex offender civil commitment system, which allows people deemed sexually dangerous to be committed to a treatment facility for an indefinite period of time. The court’s order, which declines to hear the case, came Monday. According to the sex offenders who brought the lawsuit, more than 700 people…

UPDATE: More than 50 Dead After Gunfire Rings Out at Las Vegas Music Festival

Officials Say the Gunman Killed Himself

LAS VEGAS – LAS VEGAS (AP) — A gunman perched on the 32nd floor of a Las Vegas casino unleashed a hail of bullets on an outdoor country music festival below, killing at least 50 people as tens of thousands of concertgoers screamed and ran for their lives, officials said Monday. It was the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S….

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″…

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…

Rail Safety Week in Wisconsin

Sept. 24-30

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The week of September 24-30 has been declared Rail Safety Week by Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation has teamed up with the Office of the Commissioner of Railroads, Wisconsin Operation Life Saver, and Federal Railroad Administration to increase awareness and educate the public on railroad safety. Operation Lifesaver says slowing down and being…

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…

Northern Regional Safety Day Trains Local Professionals

Conference Educates Business Leaders on Health and Safety Solutions

DULUTH, Minn. – Preparing for the unthinkable; that’s what hundreds of workers at the Northern Regional Safety Day Conference trained for. This year, preparing for emergencies also means understanding that the opioid epidemic might have an impact on workforce safety. The Safety Day is a unique training opportunity for local businesses and organizations to learn how to improve safety across…

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….

Duluth Councilors Set 2018 Maximum Levy, Reduce Police/Fire Cuts

Property Tax Increase At 6.43 Percent Equals $25 More A Year On $160,000 Home

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth city councilors have fulfilled their state duty to set the maximum operating levy for 2018 to a number higher than Mayor Emily Larson has proposed. In a 7–2 vote Monday night, councilors voted to increase the maximum 2018 levy from Mayor Larson’s 4 percent to 6.43 percent, which councilors say would allow more funding to the…

Diving Instructor Offers Safety Advice

SCUBA Divers Always Check Weather and Wave Conditions

DULUTH, Minn. – Diving instructors want to remind people to take safety precautions. They say it’s important to get certified as a SCUBA diver by taking a twenty hour program that includes textbook reading plus pool and open water training. Experienced divers always check weather and wave conditions before heading out. “You want to come back alive, definitely you want…

Fatal Motorcycle Crash in Sturgeon Lake

STURGEON LAKE, Minn. – The Pine County Sheriff’s Office reports that a Sturgeon Lake man is dead after a motorcycle accident on Northstar Drive in Sturgeon Lake. Authorities received the call at 2 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 24, and when deputies arrived on scene, they found a single motorcycle off the roadway. It appeared that the motorcycle had struck nearby…

Man Drives Car Off Ledge, Reported To Be OK

Man Hit Accelerator Instead Of Break A Flew Off Ledge

DULUTH, Minn. According to the police report the 89 year old male pressed the accelerator instead of the break sending his car through a metal fence and off a more than 10 foot ledge onto London Rd. Police say the man was then able to still drive his car back into the McDonald’s parking lot The man was not given…

Duluth Police Investigating Shooting

Male, 19 Showed Up At Local Hospital With Gun Shot Wound

According to police, last night at 10:17 pm Duluth police responded to a local hospital on the report that a male had come in to be treated for a gunshot wound to the hand and leg. Police say the 19 year old victim had what appears to be a non–life threatening single gunshot wound that went through his hand and…

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…