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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…

Madison Father Killed Adult son, Himself

This is Madison's First Homicide in 2018.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Authorities say a Madison man killed his adult son before taking his own life. The Dane County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the father and son as 58-year-old Timothy Thorland and 33-year-old Andrew Thorland. Police say the shooting took place in a bedroom at their Madison home Sunday about 6 a.m. Madison Police Chief Mike Koval says…

Dog Dies After Airline Worker Orders it be Placed in Overhead bin

Passenger forced to put small dog in overhead bin for flight.

(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)(AP) – A dog died on a United Airlines plane after a flight attendant ordered its owner to put the animal in the plane’s overhead bin. United said Tuesday that it takes full responsibility for the incident on the Monday night flight from Houston to New York. In a statement, United called it “a tragic accident…

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…

Braham High School Mourns Traffic Deaths of two Students

Students killed in Minnesota.

BRAHAM, Minn. (AP) – Braham Area High School is mourning the deaths of two students killed in a weekend traffic accident. The Kanabec County Sheriff’s Office was called to a two-vehicle crash at an intersection west of Mora on Saturday morning. The Star Tribune reports a teenage boy died at the scene, and a young woman who was driving died…

Two killed in shooting at high school

BENTON, Ky. (AP)  – Gov. Matt Bevin says two people have been killed and 19 injured in a shooting at a high school in southwest Kentucky. Of the 19 injured, Bevin says 14 of those were gunshot wounds. Bevin also said the suspect in the Tuesday morning shooting at Marshall County High School is a 15-year-old male student who will…

Milwaukee hunter dies after falling out of tree stand

GREENFIELD, Wis. (AP) – A Milwaukee man is dead after falling out of a tree stand while hunting in Sauk County on Sunday. The sheriff’s office says 50-year-old Jacob Herr was wearing a safety harness, but it had not been attached to the tree. A hunting companion found Herr’s body at the base of the tree. Categories: Community, Features, News,…

Over 300 Agencies to Crack Down on Speeding

The Minnesota State Patrol is Partnering with Local Agencies from July 7-23

DULUTH, Minn. – Starting Friday, July 7, the Minnesota State Patrol will be joining forces with 300 local agencies across the state to crack down on speeding. The partnership comes as Minnesotans drive through the 100 deadliest days of summer on Minnesota roadways. According to the State Patrol, 92 people lost their lives last year on Minnesota roads due to…

Coast Guard Reminds Boaters to Stay Safe

As Thousands Prepare for a Long Memorial Day Weekend, Others are Thinking Safety

DULUTH, Minn. – Thousands will be driving to the cabin or favorite summer destination this Memorial Day weekend. With that, the United States Coast Guard is looking to make sure safety comes first. The Coast Guard in the Twin Ports is busy making sure they’re up to date on rescue techniques and procedures. One Officer we spoke with say boaters,…

Wish Babies Bringing Happiness to Homes

Carol Pederson Has Dealt With the Loss of Her Daughter, a Cancer Diagnosis, and Life's Unforgettable Lessons

DULUTH, Minn. – One Duluth woman, living through a roller coaster of unfortunate events, is now looking to brighten her mood by bringing smiles to others’ faces. Wish Babies were born, after one life was lost. New Jersey Native turned Florida girl, Carol Pederson has dealt with a strong dose of reality over her lifetime. “My husband, Greg, was diagnosed…

Toward Zero Deaths and Local Schools Partner to Put the Phone Down

SPEAK UP: PUT THE PHONE DOWN

CLOQUET, Minn. – Local schools and regional Toward Zero Deaths partners are working to encourage high school students to practice safe driving habits and speak up when others drive distracted. For the first time, law enforcement across the state is extending the extra enforcement period to two weeks to conduct overtime patrols for distracted driving. The campaign, run by the…

Doctor Provided Oxycodone for Prince under Friend’s Name

Officials: Dr. Michael Todd Schulenberg Prescribed Oxycodone to Prince, Under Friend's Name "For Privacy Reasons"

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A court document says a doctor prescribed oxycodone for Prince under the name of the musician’s friend to protect his privacy. Prince was 57 when he was found alone and unresponsive in an elevator at his Paisley Park home on April 21. Autopsy results showed he died from an accidental overdose of fentanyl, a synthetic drug 50…