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Eveleth teen dies in snowmobile accident

An 18-year-old woman died, and a 21-year-old man was injured when their snowmobile struck a gate on a forestry road. The accident remains under investigation.

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Man injured in ATV accident in Rice Lake Road

A Duluth man was injured when he lost control of his ATV, struck a post and was thrown from the vehicle. Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the accident.

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Fire destroys home in Brookston

One person was inside the home at the time of the fire, but was able to escape unharmed. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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Carbon Monoxide suspected in death of Saginaw man

A Saginaw man and his dog were found dead in their cabin. A generator was running inside and is believed to have been the source of the carbon monoxide. Anyone who uses a generator as a power source is reminded to place it a safe distance from sleeping/living quarters.

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Man treated for hypothermia after vehicle rolls into stream

A Floodwood man was able to get out of his truck after it slid off a road and overturned, ending up partially submerged in a stream in Alborn Township. Speed and slippery roads are considered factors in the accident.

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Two men rescued after truck goes through ice on Grand Lake

Another reminder that ice conditions are still unpredictable in areas. A pick up truck went through the ice on Grand Lake in Saginaw. Thankfully, the occupants escaped before the truck sank.

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County offers new emergency notification service

Northland Alert includes two valuable communication tools - automatic text messages that can be sent in times of emergency to any cell phone within the danger area, and also a free subscription option for people who want to receive other public safety notifications.

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Investigators seize marijuana, firearms in Fayal Township

Investigators with the Lake Superior Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force arrested a 60-year-old Eveleth man after a search turned up an estimated $170,000 worth of high grade marijuana, plus several firearms.

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Semi truck struck by train in Kelsey Township

No one was injured in the collision, but both the semi and the train sustained heavy damage. The driver of the truck had been unable to stop at the crossing due to slippery road conditions.

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Two men rescued after snowmobile broke through ice

The men had been pulling a portable ice house and gear when they went through the ice on St. Mary's Lake in Fayal Township. They were rescued and transported to a local hospital for treatment of hypothermia and exposure. The Sheriff's Office again reminds people that ice conditions are still unpredictable on area lakes.

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