St. Louis County, Minnesota - 2013 Press Releases News Releases - RSS Feed en-us Monday, March 19, 2018 EfficionConsulting Articles Module ( Copyright 2018, St. Louis County, Minnesota Spring load restrictions announced for St. Louis County roads Spring road restrictions go into effect Wednesday in the north central frost zone, and Thursday for the north frost zone, which encompasses the majority of St. Louis County. Dana Kazel Sat, 17 Mar 2018 10:15:30 GMT Sheriff's Office issues reminder about water skipping With ice starting to melt on area lakes and rivers, the Sheriff's Office is reminding people that water skipping - riding snowmobiles across open water - is illegal unless one gets a permit. Dana Kazel Thu, 15 Mar 2018 16:37:54 GMT County files lawsuit against opioid companies St. Louis County has filed a civil lawsuit against several drug companies, alleging unfair, deceptive and fraudulent marketing of opioids. The county is seeking damages to fund treatment, social services and law enforcement costs associated with the opioid epidemic, as well as education and training. Dana Kazel Thu, 15 Mar 2018 16:35:07 GMT Man arrested following bank robbery in Orr A 55-year-old Orr man has been arrested for aggravated robbery. He is accused of using pepper spray on two bank employees during the robbery at the American Bank in Orr. Dana Kazel Thu, 15 Mar 2018 15:29:59 GMT Public forum on opioids at South Ridge School The forum is March 19, and is free and open to the public. It will include information about opioids, training on use of Naloxone (Narcan) to help someone who is overdosing, and a chance to safely dispose of unused medication. Dana Kazel Mon, 12 Mar 2018 10:12:24 GMT Herion trafficking ring face federal indictments and state charges Star Tribune KBJR Fox 21 WDIO CBS 3 Wade Backstrom Fri, 09 Mar 2018 00:00:00 GMT Head-on snowmobile crash injures two The accident happend on the Taconite Snowmobile Trail near Britt. Neither man's injuries are considered life threatening, though one had to be airlifted for medical treatment. Dana Kazel Mon, 05 Mar 2018 08:53:28 GMT Report of possible plane crash determined to be unfounded. A concerned citizen reported what was thought to be a plane crash in the Canyon area. Thankfully, following an extensive search and checks with all local airports, no plane was found, nor has any been reported missing. Dana Kazel Wed, 28 Feb 2018 09:14:47 GMT Meeting planned to discuss upcoming Woodland Ave/Calvary Rd project The meeting will be March 1 at the Woodland Community Center in Duluth to discuss the project that will involve road and utility improvements on Woodland Avenue, Calvary Road and several adjoining streets. Dana Kazel Tue, 27 Feb 2018 15:01:36 GMT Woman walking on tracks dies after being struck by train Deputies are investigating the incident, which happened near the interesection of Highways 7 and 8 in Culver Township. The woman is believed to be a 44-year-old from Saginaw. Dana Kazel Tue, 27 Feb 2018 14:53:19 GMT Workshop set for parents/caregivers of children with autism This session will focus on Individualized Education Plans and 504 Plans - topics that parents often ask about to ensure their child is receiveing specialized education or needed accomodations. The workshop is February 28 at DRCC in West Duluth. Dana Kazel Tue, 27 Feb 2018 14:49:51 GMT Man injured in snowmobile accident near Buyck The man had been snowmobiling with a group on the Vermilion River when he struck a snow covered rock and was thrown. He was airlifted to the hospital though his injuries are considered non life threatening. Dana Kazel Mon, 26 Feb 2018 13:05:37 GMT Man injured in snowmobile accident in rural Cook The man was injured when he was thrown from his snowmobile and then struck by an oncoming snowmobile. The accident happened on the Bearskin Snowmobile Trail. His injuries are considered non life threatening. Dana Kazel Fri, 23 Feb 2018 13:15:36 GMT Teen injured in snowmobile accident near Cook The young man was traveling in a ditch along Highway 5 when one of the skis on his snowmobile caught on some old barbed wire fencing. His sled overturned and he was thrown from the vehicle. His injuries are considered non life threatening. Dana Kazel Tue, 20 Feb 2018 11:11:49 GMT Assistant County Attorney Nick Campanario speaks about county opioid lawsuit Wade Backstrom Tue, 20 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMT County timber auction raises $1.275 million A total of 18 contracts were purchased by sealed bid. The winning bidders include small and mid-sized logging companies, as well as large mills, who now have the right to harvest, remove and sell trees from within the designated boundaries of their contract. Dana Kazel Tue, 20 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMT County Board approved $28 million bond sale Commissioners unanimously approved the bond sale, which will fund construction of the Government Services Center North facility in Virginia, and the initial costs for a new public works maintenance facility in Cook. Dana Kazel Thu, 15 Feb 2018 10:51:33 GMT County Attorney Mark Rubin comments on Governor Dayton's plan to fight opioid crisis Wade Backstrom Thu, 15 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMT Man injured in snowmobile accident near Virginia A 76-year-old man snowmobiling with a group on the Laurentian Snowmobile Trail appears to have lost control of his vehicle on a curve and was thrown. He was taken to a Virginia hospital by ambulance with injuries considered non life threatening. Dana Kazel Mon, 12 Feb 2018 12:19:25 GMT Drugs and weapons seized in two search warrants Investigators with the Lake Superior Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force conducted two search warrants - in Virginia and Mt. Iron - seizing drugs, firearms and cash. Four people were arrested. Three children were found at one of the locations and taken protective custody. Dana Kazel Mon, 12 Feb 2018 12:08:12 GMT