St. Louis County, Minnesota - PM - Center - News & Press Document Links News & Press - RSS Feed en-us Tuesday, January 16, 2018 EfficionConsulting Articles Module ( Copyright 2018, St. Louis County, Minnesota Fire damages garage in Brevator Township The fire is believed to have started in a wood stove that had been left unattended. No injuries were reported and the extent of damage is not yet known. Dana Kazel Tue, 16 Jan 2018 08:51:34 GMT County Board approves $46 million bond sale The bonds will be offered at two separate dates and will finance construction of the new Governement Services Center - North facility in Virginia, and a new Public Works maintenance garage in Cook that will serve the northwestern quarter of the county. Dana Kazel Tue, 09 Jan 2018 16:58:52 GMT Sheriff's Office issues warning about phone scam If you receive a phone call from someone claiming to be with the Sheriff's Office and wanting you to pay up for an outstanding warrant, ignore it. It's a scam. Dana Kazel Tue, 09 Jan 2018 16:47:47 GMT County Attorney Mark Rubin helps kick off Sex Trafficking Awareness Month Wade Backstrom Tue, 09 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT County Attorney Mark Rubin helps kick off sex trafficking awareness month Wade Backstrom Tue, 09 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT Meeting in Grand Lake Township regarding Level III sex offender The Sheriff's Office will hold a community notification meeting January 10 at 6 p.m. at the Grand Lake Town Hall regarding the release of James Harvey Jennings, a Level III registered sex offender, into the community. Dana Kazel Thu, 04 Jan 2018 16:11:42 GMT Fire destroys workshop in Rice Lake A fire - possibly caused by an electric heater left unattended - destroyed a workshop building in Rice Lake. No one was injured. Dana Kazel Tue, 02 Jan 2018 12:35:25 GMT Keith Nelson selected as 2018 County Board Chair Commissioner Keith Nelson of Fayal Township will serve as Board Chair for the third time. Commissioner Patrick Boyle has been chosen as Vice Chair. The Board also approved its schedule for 2018 . Dana Kazel Tue, 02 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT Fire causes extensive damage to Midway Township home No one was living in the home at the time of the fire. The house was in the process of being remodeled, and it's believed that a wood stove being used to heat the building during the project is the cause of the fire. Dana Kazel Tue, 02 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT Three people safely escape house fire in Balkan Township The fire caused significant damage to a home near Chisholm. The origin of the fire remains under investigation. Three people escaped the fire but were taken to the hospital to be checked for smoke inhalation. Dana Kazel Thu, 28 Dec 2017 08:35:12 GMT Missing hunter located northeast of Cook A missing hunter was found alive, but suffering from hypothermia after experiencing vehicle problems. He'd spent the night in his truck, then attempted to walk to find help. Dana Kazel Tue, 26 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT Auditor's Office responds to questions about prepayment of 2018 taxes With new federal tax rules beginning in 2018 that put a cap on the State and Local Tax (SALT) deduction, some property owners are wondering if they can pay next year's taxes early before the law goes into effect. Dana Kazel Fri, 22 Dec 2017 11:05:54 GMT County Board approves 2018 budget Commissioners voted unanimously to approve the $398 million budget, which focuses on maintaining and building upon core services, making targeted investments in the areas of substance abuse and mental health, and addressing critical infrastructure needs. Dana Kazel Tue, 19 Dec 2017 15:28:31 GMT Chisholm man sentenced to 7 years for manufacturing meth Mykal Myers had been arrested for manufacturing methamphetamine back in January following an investigation by the Lake Superior Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force. Dana Kazel Tue, 19 Dec 2017 15:25:23 GMT Eveleth teen dies in snowmobile accident An 18-year-old woman died, and a 21-year-old man was injured when their snowmobile struck a gate on a forestry road. The accident remains under investigation. Dana Kazel Mon, 18 Dec 2017 12:38:23 GMT Man injured in ATV accident in Rice Lake Road A Duluth man was injured when he lost control of his ATV, struck a post and was thrown from the vehicle. Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the accident. Dana Kazel Mon, 18 Dec 2017 12:27:45 GMT Fire destroys home in Brookston One person was inside the home at the time of the fire, but was able to escape unharmed. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. Dana Kazel Mon, 18 Dec 2017 12:20:16 GMT Carbon Monoxide suspected in death of Saginaw man A Saginaw man and his dog were found dead in their cabin. A generator was running inside and is believed to have been the source of the carbon monoxide. Anyone who uses a generator as a power source is reminded to place it a safe distance from sleeping/living quarters. Dana Kazel Mon, 18 Dec 2017 11:32:18 GMT Man treated for hypothermia after vehicle rolls into stream A Floodwood man was able to get out of his truck after it slid off a road and overturned, ending up partially submerged in a stream in Alborn Township. Speed and slippery roads are considered factors in the accident. Dana Kazel Mon, 18 Dec 2017 11:10:45 GMT 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