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15-year-old drowns after jumping into "the Deeps"

A Duluth teen died after jumping into the Lester River at a spot known as "the Deeps". The public is reminded that recent rain has raised water levels and increased the current in area rivers, and appropriate caution should be taken.


Structure Fire in Leiding Township

A home on Pelican Road in Leiding Township near Orr was completely destroyed by fire.  The house was unoccupied at the time and the cause of the blaze is under investigation.


Former Sheriff Gary Waller dies, is credited with making agency more progressive

Gary Waller served as Sheriff from 1987 to 1999, changing policies, improving how investigations are conducted, and building a new jail. He passed away Tuesday at the age of 72.


No foul play suspected after human remains found

An autopsy is being conducted after human remains were found in a remote wooded area southwest of Lake Kabetogama. The body is believed to be that of a man who'd been reported missing in May. 


Vehicle located connected to missing person investigation

Investigators continue to search for and seek leads to find Ed LePage. The vehicle he was last seen driving has been located on a remote trail north of Fredenberg Township.


Man rescues suicidal woman from St. Louis River

Sheriff's deputies and other emergency responders were called to the St. Louis River to rescue a person from drowning. A citizen who'd heard the call on his scanner was able to get to the woman and safely bring her to shore.


Man drowns attempting to save dog

Witnesses say the man had gone in the water of a former mine pit, trying to save his dog, who'd become caught on something. The victim had a pulse at the time he was rescued, but died a short time later.


Father and daughter drown in Lake Superior

Despite high waves and red flag warnings about rip tides, the two had been swimming off a Park Point Beach. Numerous agencies assisted in searching for the 10-year-old girl and 38-year-old man.


Suspect turns herself in after stabbing at Virginia bar

One woman is recovering after being stabbed in the stomach at a Mt. Iron bar. Another woman has surrendered to deputies in connection with the crime.


Public notification meeting on released sex offender

Sheriff's Deputies will hold a community notification on Monday, August 7, at the Public Safety Building regarding the release of a Level 3 sex offender. Timothy Davich will be living in Rice Lake and has a history of sexual contact with young male victims.

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