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Fourth Suspect in William Grahek Murder Sentenced to Jail

Judge to Davenport: You Deserve More Than a Life Sentence

DULUTH, Minn.- Another suspect has been sentenced in the homicide of UMD student William Grahek. 23-year-old Deandre Davenport was given a mandatory life sentence, with possibility of parole in 30 years. Last month, Davenport was convicted of two counts of first degree murder and one count of intentional second degree murder. Davenport took part in the fatal shooting of Grahek…

Duluth Teacher Convicted of Sexual Misconduct Sentenced

Karla Winterfeld Sentenced to 12 Years

DULUTH, Minn.- A former, young Duluth Middle School teacher, sentenced to 12 years in prison. Karla Winterfeld was once a decorated educator. In 2016 she landed the Greg Irons Award for Exceptional Commitment to the Well–Being of Students. That same year she was also one of the recipients of the Duluth News Tribune’s “20 under 40” awards. But none of…

Judge Finds Noah King Guilty in Murder of William Grahek

Judge Munger Reaches Verdict after Four Days

DULUTH, Minn.- Guilty. That’s the verdict for a man involved in the trial for the murder of 22-year-old UMD student William Grahek. 20-year-old Noah King will be sentenced for charges related to that crime, by the judge’s decision. The judge says King is guilty of aiding and abetting first degree intentional murder while trying to commit a burglary, and also…

Firing of Sessions Sparks Protest in Duluth

Group Protests Outside Courthouse

DULUTH, Minn.- Anti-Trump protesters took to the steps outside the St. Louis County Courthouse. The group was not happy about President Trump’s firing of U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Overall, the protesters were making their voices heard because they say the Trump Administration is not above the law. Thursday night’s cold weather didn’t stop more than a dozen men and…

Judge’s Decision on Stauber’s Emails Pushed to Next Week

Hearing Held on Lawsuit Between DFL and St. Louis County

DULUTH, Minn.- The fate of Commissioner Pete Stauber’s emails rests in the hands of a St. Louis County Judge, who won’t make a decision about whether they should be released until next week. The Minnesota DFL is suing St. Louis County, to try and get those emails between Stauber and the National Republican Congressional Committee made public. This comes after…

Suspect Charged In Life-Threatening Assault Over Cigarette

Duluth, Minn.- What started as a dispute over a simple cigarette has ended in life-changing consequences for the suspect, and an uncertain recovery for the victim. 22-year-old Chazz Joseph Smith of Duluth has been charged with first-degree assault in St. Louis County Court. The criminal complaint states Smith and the 27 year-old victim had a verbal dispute over a cigarette….

Enbridge Protesters Look Toward Jury Trial

DULUTH, Minn. – Three people are facing trespassing charges for refusing to leave an Enbridge office in Duluth last year. Last December, they delivered a complaint letter to Enbridge. They read that same letter in front of supporters at a rally on the St. Louis County Courthouse steps. The co–defendants are asking for a jury trial and will get that come March. “We’re all threatened…