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Sheriff's Office and DNR to enforce waterskipping ban

The Sheriff's Office will work with the DNR this weekend to enforce the state statute that prohibits waterskipping - riding a snowmobile across open water. Groups wishing to organize an event that involves waterskipping may do so by applying for a permit.

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Garage destroyed by fire in Brevator Township

Fire, believed to have started from a wood stove, destroyed a detached garage and its contents. No one was injured and no other structures were damaged.

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Man injured by falling tree

A Britt man, who'd been part of a work crew clearing a tree that had been blown over by high winds and was blocking a road, was injured when another tree fell on him. 

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Three injured in accident after driver failed to stop at sign

A two-vehicle accident shut down a section of Midway Road on Sunday. Three people were injured, though none life threatening. Investigators believe an inexperienced driver failed to stop at the intersection, causing the crash.

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Fire damages home in Grand Lake Township

A fire, believed to be started by a faulty hot tub electical outlet, caused major damage to a home Saturday. Thankfully, the home's residents and pets escaped without injury.

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Water rescue on Lake Vermilion serves as reminder of thin ice danger

An Eveleth man was rescued after his snowmobile broke through the ice on the Oak Narrows portion of Lake Vermilion. It was the second incident in a week involving vehicles breaking through thin ice. 

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Man found dead in jail cell in Virginia

A 50-year-old Ely man was found unresponsive in his jail cell in Virginia. Efforts to revive him were unsuccessful. The medical examiner is working to determine the man's cause of death, but foul play is not suspected.

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Separate snowmobile accidents injure two over the weekend

The first accident occured Friday night, injuring a 20-year-old Eveleth man, who had to be airlifted to a Duluth hospital for treatment. Then, on Saturday, a 22-year-old Duluth man was injured in a crash on Fish Lake. In both instances, alcohol and speed were factors.

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Suspicious person and vehicle reported in Alborn

Sheriff's Investigators are wanting to speak to the man driving a light gray or green sedan in the Alborn area, and is asking the public's help in finding him. The man allegedly pulled into a driveway where two children were waiting for a school bus and offered them a ride.

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Two drug and violent crimes task forces merge

The Lake Superior and Boundary Waters Drug and Violent Crimes Task Forces have merged, bringing together the resources of 20 city, county, state and federal law enforcment agencies, including the St. Louis County Sheriff's Office, which previously had deputies serving on both task forces. 

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