Law Enforcement

Carlton County Law Enforcement Agencies Receive Drone Donation

CLOQUET, Minn. – The Carlton County Sheriff’s Office received a big donation Wednesday that’ll get some digital eyes in the sky. Frandsen Bank and Trust, along with Maverick Drone Systems came together to donate the drone. It will be shared with other agencies, like the Cloquet Police Department, allowing them to be prepared for all types of  scenarios. “Not just…

Lake County Sheriff’s Department Welcomes K9 Arrow

K9 Arrow Works With His Handler, Lake County Sheriff's Deputy Jack Dietz

TWO HARBORS, Minn. – After nearly 10 years of taking the hard road in many cases, the road is now a lot smoother looking ahead for the Lake County Sheriff’s Department. The law enforcement team recently welcomed a new four-legged enforcer, K9 Arrow. “He’s kind of — the best way to describe it is a very active kid,” said Deputy…

Minnesota Law Enforcement Seeing Spike in Speed Related Traffic Violations

DUI Traffic Citations Are on the Decrease Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. – Law enforcement authorities in Minnesota want to remind residents their main goal through the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is to support local health officials and encourage safe social distancing practices. During a press briefing Friday by Itasca County law enforcement officials, the Minnesota State Patrol shared how troopers are seeing an uptick in speeding violations throughout the…

UMD Students Create Tech to Help Fight Off School Threats

Competition of 9 schools to create an Active Threat Emergency System

DULUTH, Minn.- Multiple school shootings have rocked the nation recently. In order to help stop those threats, UMD Engineering students have created groundbreaking technology to help law enforcement in situations like those. Eight colleges competed with UMD in the Air Force Research Lab Design Challenge. UMD Students won by creating a new Active Threat Emergency System, a victory despite the…

Duluth Police Dept. Seeks Public Input To Better Operations

DULUTH, Minn.- Tonight, your input is wanted to help improve the future of the Duluth Police Department. Right now, an outside company is in the process of reviewing the Police Department’s operations from top to bottom, to be a more effective and efficient department for all in the community. Tonight, the public was invited to give their input. Mitch Weinzetl,…

Newly Pinned Duluth Sheriff’s Deputy Follows Father’s Footsteps

Eight sheriff's deputies and 14 correctional officers took an oath to serve during the ceremony.

DULUTH, Minn.- While growing up many kids have their dream job picked out, but it can change over time. On Thursday, a childhood dream of working in dad’s profession came true. For 24 years and counting, Trevor Banks has been serving St. Louis County and with the clip of a badge, his son Tanner, is now a sheriff’s deputy just…

Search for Missing Woman Ends in Lake County, No Foul Play Suspected

Lake County Sheriff's Office Reports the Body of Missing Tawhna Jolee Pringle Found, No Foul Play Suspected

LAKE COUNTY, Minn. – Officials say the body of Tawhna Jolee Pringle, 30,  was located Tuesday, May 8 at approximately 11:00 a.m. According to authorities, Pringle was found roughly 100 feet off the Dunka River Road near Babbitt and approximately 2.2 miles from where officials found her vehicle on February 7, 2018. Officials say there does not appear to be foul…

Opioid Overdose Antidote Now On-Hand at the Cook County Sheriff’s Department

This investment came in the form of a big donation for the Cook County Sheriff's Office

COOK COUNTY, Minn.-  Keeping law enforcement protected from the deadly painkiller known as fentanyl is a serious concern across the country. Fentanyl is often times mixed with heroin and can cause an officer to overdose just by being exposed to the particles in the air during searches, like a traffic stop.  This has forced law enforcement agencies to invest in an opioid…

Local Law Enforcement Increasing Presence For St. Paddy’s Day

There will be more officers from agencies in southern St. Louis County, Proctor and Hermantown Police and the Minnesota State Patrol on St. Paddy's Day.

DULUTH, Minn. – St. Paddy’s Day is the Duluth Police Department’s (DPD) second most dangerous DWI holiday after Labor Day. The Irish holiday is on March 17 and police want you to have fun, but also be safe, so you don’t land in the slammer. You’re encouraged to designate a sober driver or call Lyft or Uber. Police say the bottom line is don’t…

Money Raised for Large Animal Net Gun After Duluth Snare Incident

Wildwoods Rehabilitation Center in Duluth has Received a Generous Donation to Purchase a Large Animal Net Gun

DULUTH, Minn. – Just days after a wolf had to be shot and killed in Duluth due to a snare being wrapped around its mouth, animal activists are questioning how this could have ended differently. “It’s not unusual and how many of them we don’t see that die in the woods,” said Farzad Farr, Director of Wildwoods. For many it’s…

Law Enforcement Get Special Training at Juvenile Officer’s Conference

"We're hoping to create kind of a team effort." - Cory Spencer, Minnesota Juvenile Officer's Association Treasurer

DULUTH, Minn. – Since 1955 the Minnesota Juvenile Officer’s Association has provided members of law enforcement special safety training. This training is designed to help with situations involving young people. Members of law enforcement from around the state who work in schools are learning valuable lessons this week at a special conference in Duluth. Those taking part include juvenile probation…

Rise in Impaired Driving During Holiday Season

Local law enforcement are cracking down on driving under the influence this holiday season.

DULUTH, Minn.-Last year in Minnesota 74 people died due to alcohol involved crashes, on Wednesday 74 holiday gifts were handed out at the University of Minnesota Duluth. The event is part of the Towards Zero Death Campaign. Local law officials walked students through field sobriety tests. When participants attempted to complete the tasks wearing the drunk simulation goggles, it put things perspective….