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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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