St. Louis County, Minnesota - 2006 Press Releases News Releases - RSS Feed en-us Sunday, December 17, 2017 EfficionConsulting Articles Module ( Copyright 2017, St. Louis County, Minnesota Two men rescued after truck goes through ice on Grand Lake Another reminder that ice conditions are still unpredictable in areas. A pick up truck went through the ice on Grand Lake in Saginaw. Thankfully, the occupants escaped before the truck sank. Dana Kazel Thu, 14 Dec 2017 12:43:50 GMT County Board Chair issues statement on Tina Smith appoinment St. Louis County Board Chair praised the appointment of Lt. Governor Tina Smith as senator, noting she's been a strong advocate for important issues that affect the county. Dana Kazel Thu, 14 Dec 2017 12:41:03 GMT Camp Esquagama earns accreditation The 82-year-old camp near Gilbert has earned accreditation from the American Camp Association. This comes after a five year effort, supported by the County Board, to complete significant renovations and improvements at the camp. Dana Kazel Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT County offers new emergency notification service Northland Alert includes two valuable communication tools - automatic text messages that can be sent in times of emergency to any cell phone within the danger area, and also a free subscription option for people who want to receive other public safety notifications. Dana Kazel Tue, 12 Dec 2017 15:49:34 GMT Investigators seize marijuana, firearms in Fayal Township Investigators with the Lake Superior Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force arrested a 60-year-old Eveleth man after a search turned up an estimated $170,000 worth of high grade marijuana, plus several firearms. Dana Kazel Tue, 12 Dec 2017 15:40:19 GMT Semi truck struck by train in Kelsey Township No one was injured in the collision, but both the semi and the train sustained heavy damage. The driver of the truck had been unable to stop at the crossing due to slippery road conditions. Dana Kazel Tue, 12 Dec 2017 15:16:35 GMT Two men rescued after snowmobile broke through ice The men had been pulling a portable ice house and gear when they went through the ice on St. Mary's Lake in Fayal Township. They were rescued and transported to a local hospital for treatment of hypothermia and exposure. The Sheriff's Office again reminds people that ice conditions are still unpredictable on area lakes. Dana Kazel Mon, 11 Dec 2017 17:06:31 GMT Sheriff's Office welcomes K-9 Wesson The Sheriff's Office's K-9 program is back to full strength with the addition of an 18-month old German Shepherd named Wesson. K-9 Wesson is trained to detect narcotics and other evidence, as well as to apprehend suspects. Dana Kazel Fri, 08 Dec 2017 08:48:23 GMT Truck falls through ice on Lake Vermilion The driver of the pickup truck safely got out of the vehicle before it went through the ice. The Ely man had been checking ice thickness which varied from 10 to 4 inches. The Sheriff's Office reminds people that ice conditions still are not safe in many locations. Dana Kazel Fri, 08 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT Text to 911 now available Calling 911 is still the recommended way to request help, but now it is possible to text to 911. This will help people with hearing loss, or who must remain quiet in a dangerous situation. The service is available in St. Louis County and across the state. Dana Kazel Tue, 05 Dec 2017 11:16:23 GMT Homicide investigated in death of woman near Hibbing 71-year-old Courtney Fenske was found dead in her home in Lavell Township last week. An autopsy indicates she was murdered sometime between Sunday, Nov. 26, and Monday, Nov. 27. Anyone who may have witnessed anything suspicious is asked to call 911. Dana Kazel Mon, 04 Dec 2017 13:55:21 GMT High speed chase ends in arrest of McKinley man When deputies from the Lake Superior Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force attempted to approach a man, he instead rammed a squad with his vehicle and took off, leading to a high speed chase through Virginia and Eveleth. A total of six law enforcement agencies took part in the search. The man was ultimately found hiding near Gilbert and arrested. Dana Kazel Thu, 30 Nov 2017 08:51:00 GMT County Attorney Mark Rubin joins others announcing lawsuit against opioid pharmaceutical companies County Attorney Mark Rubin is joining counterparts from around the state to discuss the growing crisis of opioid addiction. He expects to file a lawsuit against opioid pharmaceutical companies on the behalf of the county before the end of the year. Dana Kazel Thu, 30 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMT Cause of death released for man found last month near CN Railyard The medical examiner has determined that Jack Cotrell died from methamphetamine toxicity, with immersion in water and pulmonary emphysema as other significant conditions. No foul play was involved in his death. Dana Kazel Wed, 29 Nov 2017 12:52:24 GMT Two public meetings scheduled for public to weigh in on 2018 budget Citizens are invited to provide feedback about the proposed 2018 budget and property tax levy at two public meetings - Nov. 30 in Virginia, and Dec. 7 in Duluth. County staff will also be on hand if people have questions about their specific property tax statement. Dana Kazel Wed, 29 Nov 2017 11:29:24 GMT County Board meets with state legislators In preparation for the 2018 legislative session, County Commissioners are meeting with state senators and representatives whose districts include St. Louis County. Dana Kazel Wed, 29 Nov 2017 11:22:48 GMT Snowmobiler rescued after vehicle goes through ice The Sheriff's Office is reminding people to be careful of poor ice conditions. Deputies and Rescue Squad volunteers had to use an air boat to rescue a man whose snowmobile had gone through the ice on Rice Lake. The man had jumped to safety before his vehicle sank, but couldn't get to shore due to poor ice conditions. Dana Kazel Mon, 27 Nov 2017 09:22:51 GMT Ely man arrested for sexual assault Sheriff's deputies, along with Ely police, have arrested a 34-year-old man who is accused of threatening a teenage girl with a knife and sexually assaulting her. Dana Kazel Mon, 27 Nov 2017 09:12:53 GMT Fire destroys garage in Normana Township A fire believed started by a wood stove that was left unattended, destroyed a garage on McQuade Road and damaged the nearby residence. Thankfully, no one was injured. Dana Kazel Wed, 22 Nov 2017 12:22:33 GMT Missing hunter safely returns to cabin An extensive search for a missing Twin Cities hunter ended happily when the man was able to find his own way back to his hunting party. Dana Kazel Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMT