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Culvert failure leads to closure of Kleffman Road in Hibbing

Culvert failure leads to closure of Kleffman Road in Hibbing

A portion of Kleffman Road in Hibbing has been temporarily closed due to a culvert failure. St. Louis County Public Works staff have determined that the joint connecting two box culverts has separated. Engineers are now evaluating the cause and how best to correct it. The road will likely be closed 6-8 weeks for repairs.
Wednesday, June 9, 2021/Number of views (0)
Julie Marinucci named new Director of Land and Minerals Department for St. Louis County

Julie Marinucci named new Director of Land and Minerals Department for St. Louis County

Julie Marinucci has been chosen as the new Land Commissioner and Director of the St. Louis County Land and Minerals Department. Marinucci first joined the county in 2018 as the Mineral Development Specialist. The following year, she was promoted to Deputy Director of Land and Minerals. Her appointment to lead the department follows the retirement of previous director Mark Weber earlier this spring.
Wednesday, June 9, 2021/Number of views (0)
ATV Accident with Injuries

ATV Accident with Injuries

On June 4th, 2021, at approximately 8:42 P.M. the St. Louis County Sheriff's Office along with the Gilbert Police Department, Biwabik Ambulance Service, Virginia Ambulance Service, Biwabik Township Fire/1st Responders, and St. Louis County Rescue Squad responded to an ATV accident with injuries in the 6300 block of Ajax Rd. in rural Gilbert, MN in Biwabik Township. Makela was driving his ATV westbound on Ajax Rd.  Makela failed to negotiate a left hand curve in the roadway.  The ATV left the roadway right side and collided with a tree.  Makela was not wearing a helmet and suffered facial and head injuries.  Makela was transported by ambulance to Northern Pines Hospital in Aurora, MN before being airlifted by Life Link III to Essentia Health- Duluth.  The accident is under investigation by the St. Louis County Sheriff's Office.  Speed and Alcohol appear to be contributing factors in the cause of the accident. 

Tuesday, June 8, 2021/Number of views (0)
Fenske Death

Fenske Death

On November 29, 2017, The St. Louis County Sheriff's Office conducted a welfare check at 11072 S. Townline Road. Upon entering the residence they located the victim, Courtney Fenske deceased. The mail carrier noticed that the Decedent's mail had not been picked up since November 25, 2017. Finding that to be unusual she contacted her supervisor who advised her to call 911. Through their investigation, law enforcement determined the death likely occurred between November 26 and 27, 2017. An autopsy was conducted with the medical examiner ruling the death as a homicide attributed to asphyxia due to ligature strangulation and smothering.
Tuesday, June 1, 2021/Number of views (0)
Water Emergency - Fatality

Water Emergency - Fatality

On Monday May 31st, 2021, at approximately 2:20 P.M., St. Louis County Sheriff's Deputies received a 911 call of a water emergency on Trout Lake, within the Boundary Waters Canoe Area, via cell phone. Due to poor cell phone reception, it took a period of time to ascertain from the reporting party that a 51 year old male had fallen out of a boat into the water on the North arm of the lake, and had been underwater for approximately 2-3 minutes.
Tuesday, June 1, 2021/Number of views (0)
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