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Man injured after jumping into "The Deeps" in Lester River

The 22-year-old struck his head on a rock and lost conciousness. Friends were able to pull him to safety. The Sheriff's Office reminds people to use caution when jumping into area lakes and rivers.


Deputies and firefighters respond to Lake Superior water emergency

A boat on Lake Superior ran into trouble when it ran out of gas. The boat's occupants were able to push it to another boat, which towed it to safety.


Fire destroys large shed in Lakewood Township

No people or livestock were injured, but the structure and all equipment stored inside it were destroyed. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

One injured in boating accident during fishing contest

A Babbitt woman was injured when two boats collided during a "shotgun start" at a fishing contest on Birch Lake. The driver of one boat said his view was blocked by a passenger so that he didn't see the other boat in time.


Couple found dead in camper of apparent carbon monoxide poisoning

The Cloquet couple was found unresponsive in their camper and could not be revived. Investigators believe a generator placed in an unvented storage space below the camper is to blame.


Extensive search ends with successful rescue of two

Two people, who were three days overdue in returning from a trip in Boundary Waters, were found following an air search involving the Sheriff's Office, DNR, Forest Service, State Patrol and National Guard. The two were uninjured, but taken to the hospital as a precaution.


One teen dead, four injured in single vehicle rollover

Alcohol is believed to have been a factor in the rollover accident that happened at the intersection of Canosia and West Arrowhead Roads in Solway Township. The passenger who was killed had been ejected from car.


Fire damages home in Fredenberg Township

The fire is believed to have been started by wood chips from a meat smoker that had been disposed of in a garbage can. No one was injured, and the extent of damage is still being tallied.


Man rolls vehicle while trying to evade deputies in chase

A 48-year-old man from McKinley led deputies on a high speed chase along Highway 53 before being stopped by a PIT maneuver. The man was wanted for domestic assault. Deputies successfully recovered a rifle the man threw from his vehicle during the chase.


Rescue Squad successfully locates lost hiker in BWCA

A four hour search in the Angleworm Lake area resulted in the rescue of an Aurora woman who'd gotten lost while hiking. She was taken to the hospital for treatment of possible hypothermia.

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