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Duluth Police Welcomes Residents To Join Citizen Police Academy

The Citizen Police Academy begins on March 11 and runs through May 27th.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Police Department is looking for citizens interested in learning more about police operations and how they serve the community. Duluth Police has opened registration for residents to join their Citizens Police Academy. Participants will take part in classroom instruction discussing a variety of topics over the nearly 12-week program. They are shown K-9 demonstrations and…

Search Is On For Missing UMD Student

Jacob Lavoie went missing Saturday night after a night out with friends

DULUTH, Minn.- Duluth Police are searching for missing 21 year-old UMD student Jacob Lavoie who vanished after a night out with friends at Grandma’s Sports Garden in Canal Park. Duluth Police describe Lavoie as a white male, 5 feet 10 inches tall weighing around 150 pounds. He has strawberry blonde hair, blue eyes and was last seen wearing jeans, a…

St. Louis County Announces Treatment Of Opioid Use In Jail

The program will create a plan with local healthcare providers to offer medication-assisted treatment for people in, or recently released from county jail

DULUTH, Minn.- It’s an effort designed to eliminate the high numbers of opioid addictions in St. Louis County. Recently, the county became just one of fifteen counties chose for a new program to treat opioid use disorder in jail. The program will create a plane with local health care providers to offer medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for people in, or recently…

Minnesota Preps To Go Hands-Free

We are just a week away from the hands-free law going in place

DULUTH, Minn.- We are just under a week away from Minnesota becoming a hands-free driving state. The new law takes in effect next Thursday and it allows a driver to use their cell phone to make calls, text, listen to music and get directions, but only by voice commands or single–touch activation without holding the phone. Once this law starts,…

Tips To Avoid Extreme Heat This Week

The heat and humidity will remain high all week. Duluth Police and Fire offer some tips

DULUTH, Minn.- With the extreme heat and humidity that is lasting through the week, Duluth Police and Fire have tips on how to beat the heat. Heat indexes in some Northland hometowns almost hit 100 degrees today, and that heat isn’t going away anytime soon. Expert advice includes checking on your neighbors, and paying special attention to elderly people over…

Officer Saves Two-Year-Old Girl From Runaway Car Dangling in Trees

Officer says he was in the right place at the right time, and the family is thankful for that.

DULUTH, Minn.- A runaway van took a two-year-old girl for a wild ride that could have ended tragically, were it not for the actions of a Duluth Police Officer who happened to be in the right place at the right time. Megan Newman was taking her daughters out of the car in the parking lot of Munger Terrace Apartments after…

Following The Fireworks Laws

Duluth Police Department offers last minute tips ahead of the Fourth of July

DULUTH, Minn.- The Duluth Police want to remind the public of all of the rules when it comes to shooting off fireworks. Any firework that flies is considered illegal in the state of Minnesota. Authorities say they are hoping Northlanders will take all the rules into consideration to keep problems from happening. “Leave that to the professionals. Even they take…

Torch Run Makes Stop in Duluth

The Flame of Hope made it's way around Duluth Wednesday afternoon before heading to the Twin Cities

DULUTH, Minn.- Earlier in the week, the Flame of Hope Torch began its trip from Thunder Bay Canada to the Twin Cities, and today the torch was in Duluth starting its final leg to the Twin Cities. Seventeen bikers and runners along with law enforcement representatives made their way around Duluth today. They are celebrating the beginning of the Minnesota…

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,…

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…

Plea For Answers In Case of Missing Duluth Woman

Over the past three years, Duluth Police have received multiple tips but none have lead to anything big

DULUTH, Minn.- Three years after Sheila St. Clair went missing in Duluth family and police are urging anyone with information about her whereabouts to come forward. Over the past three years, Duluth Police have received multiple tips but none have lead to anything big.  48–year–old Shelia St. Clair was reported missing Septemeber 10th, 2015. Authorities believe she was planning to…

Honoring Duluth’s First Responders

Heads bowed on Thursday in honor of the 128 officers that died while serving the community

DULUTH, Minn.- Police week celebrations continue in the Northland, as first responders in Duluth were recognized. The 29th annual Law Enforcement Memorial Prayer Luncheon is dedicated to honoring officers serving, retired, and fallen. Heads bowed on Thursday in honor of the 128 officers that died while serving the community, one right here in Minnesota. “So we remember those that actually…

Being Prepared During an Active Shooting

Local workers underwent how to be prepared in the workplace during an active shooting.

DULUTH, Minn.- Workers at Duluth City Hall underwent training learning what to do in case of an active shooter. Duluth Police Officers say its important to stay informed, to be prepared, and don’t be scared. All workers in the city hall building went through Thursday’s training specifcally geared towards adults. Officials say the core of the class is creating a…

Final Polymet Project Public Meeting Held

The public can make comments on the proposed copper nickel mine into March.

DULUTH, Minn.- Hundreds of people packed the DECC for the final public input meeting on Polymet’s proposed copper nickel mine near Babbit. The police presence was ramped up, before anyone even entered the ballroom. The DNR and Duluth police doing pat–downs on the hundreds who wanted to attend. Beyond that the issues of pro–miners and those worried about the environment…

Duluth Police Chief Releases Statement Regarding Protective Gear

This comes after concerned citizens spoke out at last night's city council meeting.

DULUTH, Minn.-  The Duluth Police Chief is pulling back on his plans to purchase $83,000 worth of riot gear. This comes after concerned citizens spoke out at last night’s city council meeting against the protective gear. Chief Mike Tusken heard those concerns has had a change in heart releasing the following statement. “I want to write to you today in…

Duluth Police Grow Beards For Good Cause

The money raised from the Hairy Holidays Campaign will go to local charities

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth police officers are breaking the rules and getting away with it. For 120 years officers have followed a policy that permits just a mustache or a clean shaven look. Officers who paid $25 for the month of Nov. and Dec. can now grow out a beard. They came together today to recreate a photo of Duluth police officers from the 1890s…

Morning Update 9-29-17

Local News and Weather Headlines in the Norhtland.

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Duluth Police Officers and Firefighters to Battle on the Field

10th Annual Guns and Hoses Softball Game

DULUTH, Minn. – This week Duluth Police Officers and Firefighters will be battling on the field all for a good cause. The 10th Annual Guns and Hoses is taking place on Thursday, August 24. Other than the softball game, there will be a K-9 demonstration, fire trucks and police cars on display, and the mounted patrol on hand. Wade Stadium…

Bayfront Festival Park Tuns Into Kids, Cops & Cars

DULUTH, Minn.- Hundreds of youth from around the area braved some rainy conditions Wednesday to take part in the Kids, Cops, and Cars event. Bayfront Festival Park hosted the fifth annual event where multiple law enforcement agencies, along with the coast guard and fire department, come together to teach kids all about what they do. Duluth’s police chief told us…

Van Crashes into Police Cruiser, Fire Rig as Brakes Fail

Duluth Police Were Investigating Another Crash

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth Police are investigating after a crash took place on the 900 block of Central Entrance Dr. Tuesday night. Authorities got the call at 9:19 p.m. A 24-year-old male lost control of his motorcycle and crashed. No other vehicles were involved. Authorities say the man was taken to a Duluth Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Shortly after…

Weekend Fundraiser Offers Chance to Support Police

Lake Superior Lodge of Fraternal Order of Police Fundraiser

DULUTH, Minn. – This weekend Northlanders have the chance to support the men and women who keep the region safe every day. The Lake Superior Lodge of the MN Fraternal Order of Police is hosting their 4th Annual Fundraiser on Sunday, April 2 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Grandma’s Sports Garden located at 425 S. Lake Ave Duluth,…

A Long Wait: Untested Sexual Assault Kits Part 1

Duluth Ranks No. 1 in the State for Untested Sexual Assault Kits

DULUTH, Minn. – In 2015 Duluth earned a notorious title, one that put a dark spot on hope for sexual assault survivors. Out of the entire state, the city is No. 1 in the amount of untested rape kits sitting shelved in the evidence room, 578 kits to be exact and some 23 years old. The information came out after…

Man Dies in Lakeside House Fire

Firefighters Remained on Scene for Four Hours

DULUTH, Minn. – Tuesday morning a deadly fire broke out in the Lakeside neighborhood of Duluth. At midnight, the Duluth Fire Department responded to a report of a fully involved structure fire at 4516 Cooke Street. When crews arrived on scene they reported a person was possibly still inside. Crews immediately started to attack the fire and search for anyone…

Duluth Police Investigate Robbery

No Suspect in Custody

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth Police are investigating a robbery. On Thursday, January 26 at 7:55 p.m., Duluth Police responded to the 1300 block of Highland Village Drive on a report of a robbery. No one is in custody at this time. This is an active investigation and no other information is available. Categories: Community, Crime, News Tags: duluth police, investigation,…