NERCC Escapee Located, Arrested Near Hermantown Following Nearly 12-Hour Search

On Saturday morning around 6:40, officials said, King was taken into custody without incident after hearing he was walking on the Midway Rd near the St Louis River Rd in Hermantown.

SAGINAW, Minn.- After a nearly 12-hour search, authorities located and arrested an escapee of the Northeast Regional Corrections Center early Saturday morning. According to the St. Louis County Sheriff’s office, NERCC inmate Branden Russell King had fled on foot from the facility into the woods around 7:28 p.m. Friday. King was serving time for prior domestic assault convictions and was…

St. Louis County Authorities Searching for Missing NERCC Escapee

NERCC staff reported that Keith Cochise Bellanger had just fled on foot from the property. 

SAGINAW, Minn.- Authorities with St. Louis County Sherriff’s Office are on the hunt for an escapee from the Northeast Regional Corrections Center (NERCC) Friday. According to the Sherriff’s Office, on November 13, 2020 at approximately 4:00 p.m., the St Louis County Sheriff’s Office was advised of an escapee from NERCC. NERCC staff reported that Keith Cochise Bellanger (33) had just…

NERCC Suspends Visitation To Prevent Exposure To Coronavirus

All visitation and volunteer services are suspended until further notice.

DULUTH, Minn. – The health and safety of correctional staff and inmates at the Northeastern Regional Corrections Center are becoming more of a priority as the coronavirus threat moves closer to our region. NERCC has about 100 inmates living in their facility. This makes it critical for the institution to find ways to help eliminate exposure to the virus. The…