St. Louis County, Minnesota - 2017 Press Releases News Releases - RSS Feed en-us Friday, November 17, 2017 EfficionConsulting Articles Module ( Copyright 2017, St. Louis County, Minnesota 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 County Attorney to enter litigation against pharmaceutical companies Wade Backstrom Wed, 15 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMT Level III sex offender moves within Rice Lake Timothy Davich, who has been living in Rice Lake since August, has now moved to another location in the same city. Dana Kazel Tue, 14 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMT Teen's death while deer hunting believed to be a suicide The death of a 16-year-old boy, found shot in a deer stand near Aurora, has been determined to be a suicide. The incident remains under investigation. Dana Kazel Mon, 13 Nov 2017 09:23:42 GMT Hunter injured after falling from deer stand A 64-year-old woman was able to call for help herself after falling approximately 15 feet from a tree stand in Lakewood Township. Dana Kazel Mon, 13 Nov 2017 08:59:32 GMT County Board declares state of local disaster following storm Commissioners unanimously approved the resolution after initial assessements show an estimated $3.4 million in damages from the October 27 snow and windstorm. The declaration starts the process to possibly receive state and federal public disaster assistance for the City of Duluth, DNR, and Lake Superior and Mississippi Railroad, as well as the County. Dana Kazel Tue, 07 Nov 2017 17:25:35 GMT Assistant County Attorney Nathaniel Stumme honored by PAVSA Stumme received the PAVSA Community Ally Award, which is presented annually to individuals who have demonstrated a strong committment to eliminating sexual violence. Wade Backstrom Mon, 06 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMT New Highway 5 bridge reopening west of Linden Grove Township The $2 million project created a longer, safer bridge crossing the Bear River. It's one of several projects to improve Highway 5 in the Linden Grove area. Dana Kazel Fri, 03 Nov 2017 12:12:25 GMT Joe Begich Highway signs unveiled The resurfacing of Highway 101 between Eveleth and Mt. Iron is now complete, and along with that, new signs were posted this week giving the road an honorary name: Representative Joe Begich Highway. Dana Kazel Fri, 03 Nov 2017 12:07:53 GMT Renovations begin on former "Poor Farm" barn Renovations are underway on the 91-year-old barn that is the last orginal structure from the era when the county operated a "Poor Farm". Once repairs are done, the building will provide much needed storage space for vehicles, equipment and old records. Dana Kazel Tue, 31 Oct 2017 13:49:20 GMT No injuries reported from garage fire in Rice Lake The cause of the fire remains under investigation. No injuries were reported, but the detached garage received significant damage and the nearby house received minor damage. Dana Kazel Tue, 31 Oct 2017 13:38:45 GMT Youth in Action to sleep in cardboard boxes to raise awareness about homelessness An estimated 100 students will be spending a night in a "Cardboard City" at an event in Biwabik created to raise awareness and funds to help people experiencing homelessness. Youth in Action is a leadership program sponsored by St. Louis County. Dana Kazel Tue, 31 Oct 2017 00:00:00 GMT New map options highlight ATV routes in County The County Land Explorer now features a "Recreation theme" that shows county roads, state trails, and forest service roads and trails where ATVs can be safely operated. The Land Explorer mobile app also features the new map. Dana Kazel Thu, 26 Oct 2017 12:43:24 GMT Community Connect and Warrant Resolution Day - October 26 People who are experiencing homelessness or extreme financial hardship can get connected with resources for help. Staff from various county departments will be participating at this event Thursday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Damiano Center. Dana Kazel Tue, 24 Oct 2017 11:25:03 GMT Body found near Proctor railyard identified as missing Superior man An autopsy has confirmed the body found in a swampy area near Proctor is a 51-year-old Superior man who is suspected of being involved in stealing copper wire from the nearby rail yard. Preliminary results suggest the man drowned, but his death remains under investigation. Dana Kazel Tue, 24 Oct 2017 00:00:00 GMT Missing woman found safe after vehicle crash A Duluth woman has been located and returned safely to her family. Deputies had been looking for her after receiving reports of a woman wrapped in a blanket asking for help, and then finding her badly damaged vehicle a half mile away. Dana Kazel Fri, 20 Oct 2017 12:19:23 GMT County Attorney hosts group from South Korea to discuss combating violence against women A delegation of women from South Korea met with the County Attorney's Office and others to learn more about the "Duluth Model", the coordinated response to assist victims of domestic violence. Dana Kazel Fri, 20 Oct 2017 12:15:15 GMT Rescue Squad finds lost person trapped under ATV The St. Louis County Volunteer Rescue Squad was called to Beatty Township to search for a possible lost person.  John Botzet had rolled his ATV and was pinned beneath it. He received minor injuries and was assisted out of the woods by the Rescue Squad and Cook Ambulance Service. Peggy Carlson Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:00:00 GMT Roundabout in Chisholm to open Wednesday, October 18 The opening of the roundabout marks the completion of a 2.5 year project to re-route Highway 5 to accomodate expanded mining operations at Hibbing Taconite. Dana Kazel Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:38:39 GMT Community forum scheduled in Ely on opioid/meth problems St. Louis County Public Health and Human Services and numerous other agencies have organized a public forum for October 25 at Ely Memorial High School to provide information and answer questions about substance abuse issues in the community. Dana Kazel Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:04:27 GMT