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Narcan or Not? Law Enforcement Agencies Vary on Approach to Overdoses

While Donations and Grants Make Narcan Easily Accessible For Police, Some Choose Not to Use It

SUPERIOR, Wis.- The number of people dying from opioid overdose in the Northland is not slowing down. Five people died in the Duluth area in January alone, and across the bridge in Superior overdose calls are becoming more frequent – and often police officers are the first ones on scene. Now, even the smaller law enforcement agencies are now faced…

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…

Coffee Conversation: Shop with a Hero Impacting North Shore Families

Silver Bay Police Chief Doug Frericks Started Shop with a Hero During His Time with the Mankato Police Department

SILVER BAY, Minn. – Thousands of communities across the nation take part in special “Shop with a Cop” events during the holiday season. But for the community of Silver Bay, “Shop with a Hero” means so much more for nearly 40 residents this year who will be impacted by generosity Saturday, December 8. Silver Bay Police Chief Doug Frericks stopped by FOX 21…

Police Robot Used To Resolve Standoff in Superior

The Suspect Was Taken into Custody Peacefully

SUPERIOR, Wisc- A tense situation in Superior Monday night, as police armored up for a standoff on on Hammond Avenue. It happened at 3:49 p.m. at a residence in the 700 block of Hammond Avenue. Police were called to the location for a disturbance involving a firearm. Some local roads were blocked off to traffic at the time.. The Superior Police…

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…

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…

The Largest Fentanyl Bust in Duluth

Fentanyl is an opioid and 50 times more potent than heroin.

DULUTH, Minn.-  It’s being called the largest fentanyl bust ever in Duluth and authorities say it has roots in St. Paul. Fentanyl is an opioid and 50 times more potent than heroin. Police warn that fentanyl is the new era of opioids. The drug can be sold cheaper than heroin and is more lethal. Investigators confiscated more than 100 grams…

Police Camps Held for Youth in Cloquet

Students Get to Learn All About What Police Do

CLOQUET, Minn.-All week, kids from Cloquet and the Fond du Lac Reservation are learning all about what police officers do as they participate in a variety of camps throughout the area. The program, being run by the Cloquet and Fond du Lac police departments, aims to put police in a more positive light in young people’s eyes. Organizers we spoke…

Special Report: The Fight Against Distracted Driving

Throughout Distracted Driving Awareness Month, 83 Citations Were Given to Distracted Drivers in the Duluth District

DULUTH, Minn. – According to the organization We Save Lives, millennials find distracted drivers scarier than public speaking, spiders, snakes and even death. It’s why local advocates and law enforcement are continuing to spread a strong message to drivers who chose to engage in other activities while behind the wheel. “When you’re driving, just concentrate on driving,” said Lt. Jason…

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…

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 Shot By Police Officer in Ashland

Suspect's Name and Condition Not Released

ASHLAND, Wis. – A man has been taken to the hospital Monday evening after being shot by a police officer in Ashland. According to Mayor Debra Lewis, two Ashland police officers responded to the 400 block of West Main Street at approximately 7:28 p.m. Shots were fired at about 7:36 p.m. The suspect was shot by an officer, according to…

Superior Police Respond to Body Camera Bill

Debate Over Privacy or Public Transperancy Heats Up

As body cameras worn by police officers become very common in Wisconsin, there are some disagreements over who exactly should be able to view the footage captured on them. A state assembly committee met last week about a bill that would make it possible to keep much of police video private. The bill has support from police officers across Wisconsin,…

Duluth Police Adapt to Active Shooter Situations

Duluth Police say they’ve already started looking at their policies to adapt and better prepare for an attack like the shooting in Las Vegas should it happen locally. Officers say the public should be using caution, and situational awareness to prepare for the worst. “If was there what should I do? Run, hide? Each one is so different,” said Lt….

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…

Duluth Police Encourage National Night Out Participation

Thousands of Communities will Celebrate National Night Out on Tuesday, August 1, 2017

DULUTH, Minn. – Happening Tuesday, August 1, thousands of neighborhoods throughout the country will be invited to join forces for the 34th Annual National Night Out Crime and Drug Prevention Event. The Duluth Police Department registered more than 60 block parties in 2016. That number is now up to 74 this year. Over 37.8 million neighbors across 16, 124 communities…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

Chisholm Moves Forward with Public Service Facility Plans

Two Developers will Present Plans to the Chisholm City Council on Wednesday, March 29

CHISHOLM, Minn. – A new Public Service Building could be coming to the City of Chisholm within the next year. Two developers, Krause-Anderson and SEH, have both submitted proposals for the City’s new building, and will be interviewed by the Chisholm City Council on Wednesday, March 29. Since 1907, the City has used the same building to house their police and…

Police Hold Parent Summit in Virginia

Parents Recieve Tips On How To Deal With Social Media And Drugs

Virginia, Minn Parents are raising kids in uncharted territory, as social media is making it easier for kids to get access to drugs. Community leaders in Virginia are hoping to help parents raise their children by filling them on some valuable information they need to know. Drugs and social media go hand in hand, it’s easier and faster to get…

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…