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2 Homes Struck By Stray Bullets During Shooting Incident in Lincoln Park

DULUTH, Minn. – A 20-year-old man is behind bars after a shooting in Duluth’s Lincoln Park neighborhood left two random homes with bullet holes. Stray bullet that ended up in a random home after a shooting incident in Lincoln Park Tuesday. The impact of a stray bullet that entered a woman’s home in Lincoln Park during a shooting incident outside. The…

Morning Update 5-27-19

Duluth Police say a 16-year-old Male is Dead After a Shooting in the Lincoln Park Neighborhood

Authorities continue to investigate after a 16-year-old male was found dead after a shooting in the Duluth Lincoln Park neighborhood. Categories: Community, News, News – Latest News, News Update Tags: Brett Scott, brittney merlot, community, crime, Headlines, Local News, morning update, weather

Teen Suspect in April Shooting Found Dead in Lincoln Park

The Shooting Happened Around 2:47 a.m. Monday, May 27

DULUTH, Minn.- A 16-year-old boy charged in an April shooting incident was found dead early Monday morning in Duluth’s Lincoln Park neighborhood. Duluth police discovered Ausineese Aubin Dufault dead from a gunshot wound inside a home while responding to a report of a gunshot in the 2100 block of West Third Street around 2:47 a.m. At last report from police…

Judge Orders East School Threat Suspect to Undergo Mental Examination

A mental examination has been ordered by a Duluth judge for a suspect accused of threatening to shoot up Duluth East High School earlier this month.

DULUTH, Minn.-A mental examination has been ordered by a Duluth judge for a suspect accused of threatening to shoot up Duluth East High School earlier this month. The results of that examination will then determine the next steps in the judicial process and whether the suspect will face a trial. 35-year-old Travis Busch, who had access to East High School…

Final Suspect Sentenced in Murder of UMD Student

The final suspect in the 2017 murder of a UMD student was sentenced today.

DULUTH, Minn.-The final suspect in the 2017 murder of a UMD student was sentenced today. Twenty-eight–year–old Xavier Haywood was sentenced to nearly 16 years in prison after being found guilty of  aiding an offender in the murder of William Grahek. Prosecutors say three men entered Grahek’s home looking to steal cash and drugs. When the plan went wrong Grahek was…

Duluth Police Investigate After Home Hit by Bullets Tuesday Morning

The Bullets Were Fired in Duluth's Lincoln Park Neighborhood Early Tuesday Morning

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth Police responded to the 2700 block of West 6th Street shortly after 12:30 Tuesday morning on the report of shots fired from a vehicle toward a home. Officers discovered a residence with bullet holes in the 500 Block of Winnipeg Avenue in Duluth’s Lincoln Park neighborhood. Residents were inside the home at the time of the shooting,…

Police Dog Stabbed During Encounter With Suspect in Green Bay

A Green Bay police dog has been stabbed during an encounter with a suspect.

GREEN BAY, Wis.-A Green Bay police dog has been stabbed during an encounter with a suspect. Officers responded to a call about a man with a gun Sunday around 8 p.m. Police say they surrounded a house and the man came out. The police dog Pyro bit the man as officers attempted to arrest him and he stabbed the animal….

Victim Dies After Alleged Assault at Grand Casino Hinckley

The Victim is being identified as Donald Ross McElderry, Jr.

HINCKLEY, Minn.-A 58-year-old man has died after allegedly being assaulted at Grand Casino Hinckley Jan. 2. He is being identified as Donald Ross McElderry, Jr. Authorities say they responded to the scene at about 11 p.m. Jan. 2 where it was reported that a male party was bleeding from the ear after being pushed by another male party. The suspect was identified…

Proctor Car Wash Burglarized

Thieves broke into a change machine stealing $30 dollars in quarters and dollar coins

PROCTOR, Minn.- A small car wash owner in Proctor is out thousands of dollars after one or more thieves broke into a change machine. Only about thirty dollars in quarters and dollar coins were taken, but the damage to the self-serve car wash is more like three thousand. Owner Mike Podgornik says he came into work this morning to find…

Duluth Police Respond to Shooting Incident in East Hillside Neighborhood

The Incident Occured Shortly Before Noon Monday

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth Police responded to the scene on Fifth Avenue East and 10th Street around noon today of reports of shots being fired from a vehicle at a home. A witnesses reported the suspect vehicle spotted was a newer black Chevy Impala with four occupants. Authorities are reporting no injuries occurred. “The believed victims were uncooperative but officers…

Suspect Arrested in Lincoln Park Home Robbery and Assault Case

Duluth police say a suspect is in custody for his alleged role in a home robbery and assault in Lincoln Park earlier this month.

DULUTH, Minn.-Duluth police say a suspect is in custody for his alleged role in a home robbery and assault in Lincoln Park earlier this month. Authorities say officers were dispatched to the Public Safety Building lobby on North Arlington Avenue Friday at 5:45 p.m. where Christian Hamzah Coleman was waiting to turn himself in for multiple warrants stemming from his…

Doctor, Six Other Men Arrested in Northland Sex Solicitation Sting

A Grand Rapids physician is among seven men arrested and suspected of soliciting a minor for sex.

DULUTH, Minn.-A Grand Rapids physician is among seven men arrested and suspected of soliciting a minor for sex. Authorities conducted an undercover sting operation and placed ads on various sites know for soliciting sex. Prosecutors say Dr. Ogechukwu Adekweh was among those who responded to an ad and was arrested when he arrived to meet a juvenile female at a…

Man Convicted of Charges of Homicide by Intoxicated Use of Vehicle in Bayfield County

A crash that left one man dead in Cornucopia, Wis. in June of 2017, has lead to the conviction of man on charges of homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle.

BAYFIELD, Wis.-A crash that left one man dead in Cornucopia, Wis. in June of 2017, has lead to the conviction of man on charges of homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle. After a four-day jury trial,  Andrew Peterson was convicted of that felony charge and could face a fine of $100,000 or imprisonment not to exceed 40 years, or…

Cloquet Arena Burglary Suspect Arrested in Duluth

A man wanted by Cloquet police for allegedly breaking into an ATM Wednesday at the Northwoods Credit Union Arena was arrested in the early morning hours Thursday after turning himself in to Duluth police in a bizarre fashion.

CLOQUET, Minn.-A man wanted by Cloquet police for allegedly breaking into an ATM Wednesday at the Northwoods Credit Union Arena was arrested in the early morning hours Thursday after turning himself in to Duluth police in a bizarre fashion. At 3:30 a.m. Thursday authorities say the suspect walked into a Duluth gas station, plopped some cash on the counter and…

Crime Novelist Matt Goldman to Speak at Fitger’s Bookstore

Crime Novelist Matt Goldman will be Presenting his Latest Publications at Fitger's Friday, October 5

DULUTH, Minn. – Emmy-award winning TV writer for Seinfeld, Ellen TV Series and many other productions, Matt Goldman, stopped by FOX 21 Local News Tuesday morning to chat about his upcoming book tour in Duluth. Goldman will be making a stop at the Fitger’s Bookstore in Duluth on Friday, October 5 at 7:00 p.m. to discuss his latest releases “Gone to…

UMD Students Help One Another Get Home Safely

Students can call a free hotline to be assisted walking anywhere within a two mile radius of campus.

DULUTH, Minn.- At the University of Minnesota Duluth, one campus program is helping students feel safe and ensuring no one has to walk alone. With the exception of alcohol and drug arrests sexual assault and stalking cases are the most commonly reported crimes on the UMD campus. Now some students are helping one–another feel safe on campus so they don’t…

One Dead After Friday Night Shooting in Duluth

Officials Say the Shooting Happened on the 100 Block of West First Street

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth Police are investigating a fatal shooting after responding to a call at 12:55 Friday night on the 100 block of West 1st Street. When police arrived, they found a 31-year-old male with a gunshot wound. According to officials, the male was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. Authorities say the shooting does…

Woman Shot at the Econolodge Hotel in Hermantown

The Hermantown Police Department Reports the Suspect as 21-Year-Old Benny Ray Urrutia of Duluth

HERMANTOWN, Minn. – Officials with the Hermantown Police Department report one woman is now hospitalized after suffering a gunshot wound early Friday morning. Officers first responded to the Econolodge Hotel in Hermantown on reports of shots being fired and a female screaming. Witnesses report seeing a male wearing a red sweatshirt shove a female into a dark colored SUV. Witnesses say…

Woman Arrested on Five Charges After Assault and Theft Incidents on Iron Range

Suspect Allegedly Assaulted 75-Year-Old Woman

IRON, Minn.-A 23-year-old woman from Virginia has been charged with five different counts after allegedly committing multiple theft and assault crimes Sunday night on the Iron Range. Lindsay Mayry was charged with first-degree aggravated robbery, fourth-degree assault on a law enforcement officer, fifth-degree assault, obstructing the legal process, and theft. Police are reporting at about 6:20 p.m. that night, a theft…

Accused Murderer Back in Duluth Court Tomorrow

Jesse Dahlstrom Has Been Accused of Stabbing Woman to Death in West Duluth Super One Back in 2014

DULUTH, Minn.-A man accused of stabbing a woman to death in the West Duluth Super One back in December of 2014, will be back in a St. Louis County courtroom tomorrow. Jesse Dahlstrom, 39, is facing a second-degree murder charge after allegedly stabbing to death 75-year-old Sally Pionk of Proctor. Dahlstrom had previously been evaluated for mental health reasons to…

Superior Man Sentenced in Abduction and Molestation Case

SUPERIOR, Wis.-A 33-year-old man in Superior has been sentenced after being found guilty on multiple charges related to child sex crimes and the abduction of a 14-year-old girl from the state of Virginia in a case dating back to 2015. Peter Diehl will serve 35 years in prison and 25 years of probation. According the Douglas County District Attorney, Diehl…

Startling Statistics Regarding Elder Abuse in Minnesota

Taking Care of Your Health and Exercising Your Mind and Body Every Day Can Help Prevent Elder Abuse Situations

DULUTH, Minn. – The month of June is officially known as Elder Abuse Awareness Month, but talking about the ongoing issues can be difficult and especially hard to detect. Kim Hileman with Age Well Arrowhead offered some advice and tips on how to go about reporting elder abuse if you see it happening in your life. Hileman says one in…

Sister, Brother Sentenced in UMD Student’s Death

On Thursday, May 24, Noah Baker, 20, and Tara Baker, 23, Were Sentenced for their Connection to the 2017 Murder of UMD Student William Grahek, 22

DULUTH, Minn. – A difficult situation for two mothers, family members and friends entering the St. Louis County Courthouse in Duluth Thursday. More than 15 months after the murder of UMD student William Grahek, 22, two suspects — a brother and sister — involved in the case were sentenced for their role in the crime. Police responded to the scene…

Nephew Accused of Murdering Uncle in Carlton County

New details from authorities in what's considered Carlton County's first murder investigation in 2018.

PROGRESS TOWNSHIP, Minn.- A Bayfield man is facing charges of murder and attempted murder after a shooting in Carlton County over the weekend that involved the suspect’s uncle and cousin. Investigators believe suspect James Montano shot and killed his uncle, while also grazing his cousin with a bullet in this shootout. But a motive is still not clear. According to the criminal…

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…

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…

Two Suspects Arrested After Allegedly Trying to Burglarize Hermantown Home

Incident Allegedly Happened Late Thursday Night

HERMANTOWN, Minn.-Hermantown police have arrested two suspects who allegedly forced their way into a home on the 4000 block of Ugstad Road to burglarize it late Thursday night. A couple was sleeping inside at the time. One of the homeowners woke up and chased the suspects out of the house. The two were then caught by responding officers. The suspects…

Shots Fired in Eveleth Leads to Arrest

EVELETH, Minn.-The Eveleth Police Department made an arrest at about 8 p.m. last night after a report of a bullet striking a home there. The police were dispatched to 618 Adams Ave. after a homeowner heard a loud “bang.” Officers were able to locate a bullet that penetrated an upstairs window, went through a hallway, and into a bedroom. Several…

Cloquet Holiday Robbery Suspect Arrested

Incident Occurred Late Saturday

CLOQUET, Minn.-A suspect who allegedly robbed a Holiday in Cloquet late Saturday has been arrested. The suspect, 19-year-old Colt Dalton Nyberg, of Wrenshall, was arraigned in Carlton County District Court on one count of aggravated robbery in the first degree and possession of a small amount of marijuana. His bail was set at $50,000 with a 10 percent cash option. “The…

Stabbing in Lincoln Park Sends One to the Hospital

The Stabbing Remains Under Investigation by the Duluth Police Department

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth Police say they responded to reports of a stabbing incident early Thursday around 1:45 a.m. The stabbing involved multiple people, and occurred at North 21st Avenue West and 3rd Street in the Lincoln Park Neighborhood. Officials say they located one male at the scene. The person was taken to the hospital to be treated for minor…

Minnesota Woman Pleads Guilty to Boyfriend’s Death in YouTube Stunt

Monalisa Perez HALSTAD, Minn. (AP) – A Minnesota woman has pleaded guilty to fatally shooting her boyfriend in a videotaped stunt they planned to post to YouTube. Monalisa Perez, 20, pleaded guilty last week to second-degree manslaughter in the June death of 22-year-old Pedro Ruiz III, The Star Tribune reported. Perez has two young children with Ruiz. Perez told investigators…

Duluth Police Respond to Incident in Woodland Neighborhood

Three Individuals Arrested at Woodland Residence, One Not Yet Found

DULUTH, Minn. – Shortly after 7:00 p.m. Friday evening Duluth Police and the Minnesota State Patrol responded to a residence in the 2400 block of Woodland Avenue in Duluth. Officials say one of the renters at the residence reported there were people in the residence. When authorities arrived they noticed several people leaving the residence. Officials say three people were…

Duluth Police Search for Robbery Suspect

The Robbery Happened in the Parking Lot in the 600 Block of West Central Entrance

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth Police continue to search for a robbery suspect Monday afternoon. Shortly before 11:00 a.m., police responded to Cub Foods located in the 600 Block of West Central Entrance on reports of a robbery in their parking lot. It has been reported by police that the victim was making a deposit for his employer when he was…

Man Facing Drug and Child Neglect Charges

1/4 Datione Warren (St. Louis Co. Jail) Show Caption Hide Caption 2/4 (Duluth Police Dept.) Show Caption Hide Caption 3/4 (Duluth Police Dept.) Show Caption Hide Caption 4/4 (Duluth Police Dept.) Show Caption Hide Caption   DULUTH, Minn. – The Lake Superior Drug and Violent Crime Task Force arrested a 27-year-old man, identified as Datione Benjamin Warren, of Duluth, on…

Local Agencies Crack Down for Domestic Violence Awareness Month

The Center Against Sexual and Domestic Abuse is Partnering with Agencies in Douglas County Throughout October

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – In 2016 law enforcement in Douglas County responded to 585 calls related to domestic abuse. During the month of October their looking to spread a message of change throughout Twin Ports. Monday, elected officials along with the Center Against Sexual and Domestic Abuse (CASDA) in Superior kicked off a month long campaign. Authorities say over four million…

Fargo Murder Victim Remembered

Duluth Organizations Want Local Missing Woman Remembered as Well

FARGO, N.D.-Last night, a remembrance of 22-year-old Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind was held in Bismarck , North Dakota. Greywind, who was pregnant, was allegedly murdered by a couple earlier this month who wanted her baby. Later police found the suspects with her child. They have now been charged with murder. Today multiple Northland Native American organizations are reminding the public of Sheila…

Police Investigate Stabbing in Duluth’s Woodland Neighborhood

A 21-Year-Old Female Was Taken to Jail Pending Charges of 2nd Degree Assault

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth Police are investigating a stabbing that occurred shortly after 2 a.m. Friday morning in Duluth’s Woodland neighborhood. Authorities responded to the 2200 block of Woodland Avenue after receiving a report of a 19-year-old male being stabbed in the leg. Officials say a 21-year-old female was taken into custody at the scene in connection with the stabbing. The male…

Man Sentenced for Role in Hit-and-Run Homicide in Gilbert

Will Get 67 Months in Prison

GILBERT, Minn.-A 57-year-old man was sentenced to 67 months in jail today, for his role in a fatal hit-and-run in Gilbert in October of last year. Jeffrey Airhart hit 85-year-old Florence Mannelin with his vehicle on the 100 block of Broadway Avenue. After Airhart left the scene, the victim was taken to the hospital where she later died. Airhart has had…

Minnesota-Based Author Releases Thrilling Fiction Book “Marathon”

Brian Freeman Hosts Book Signing Tonight

DULUTH, Minn. – In just over a month runners from around the world will be taking over Two Harbors and Duluth. Today, a thrilling book is being released with many locations and themes Northlanders will recognize. The fiction book “Marathon” is written by Minnesota-based author Brian Freeman. The back of the book gives a small glimpse at the plot, “On a…

3 Charged After Investigation into Drug Sales in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – The Lake Superior Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force (LSDVCTF) executed a search warrant on April 18, 2017 at an apartment in the 300 block of North 20th Avenue West, according to the Duluth Police Department. The search warrant was conducted as a result of an investigation into the sale of controlled substances, specifically heroin. During the…

Duluth Stabbing Sends Two to the Hospital

A Stabbing Happened in Duluth's Lincoln Park Neighborhood Shortly after 8p.m. Tuesday

DULUTH, Minn. – A stabbing in Duluth’s Lincoln Park neighborhood has sent two victims to the hospital. Duluth Police responded to Winnipeg Avenue and Sixth Street Tuesday evening on reports of the incident. Officers remained on the scene for some time trying to determine what occurred, and searching for individuals involved.   Categories: Community, Crime, News, News – Latest News…

Two Arrested Following Discovery of Meth Lab on Iron Range

Lab Poses No Danger to Public

CHISHOLM – Wednesday around 5:20 p.m. the Chisholm Police Department reported to a suspicious activity call on the 500 block of 4th St. NW. The investigation soon lead to the address of 511 4th St. NW where officers discovered what appeared to be a clandestine laboratory in a camper trailer on the property. A search warrant confirmed the existence of…