On 2/22/2019 at around 10:26 AM, the St. Louis County Sheriff's Office responded to a snowmobile crash up off of the Camp 90 Forest Road near Kabetogama. Snowmobile driver Robert White was traveling in a group of sleds on the Arrowhead Trail when he drifted slightly off trail and was then pulled off of the trail where he struck a tree. White was rescued from the trail and eventually flown out by LifeLink Helicopter to a hospital. White received non-life threatening injuries. The incident remains under investigation at this time.
With more snow in the forecast, Public Works is urging residents to shovel out their mailboxes to minimize the risk of damage from snow plows.
"With as much snow as we've seen already this winter, everybody's in the same boat - trying to figure out where to put the snow. We get that," said Gordy Halverson, highway division superintendent for St. Louis County Public Works. "Our crews are doing the best they can to plow 3,000 miles of roads to keep them safe and driveable. Homeowners need to remember that they are responsible for shoveling around their mailbox."
When mailboxes get damaged, it's typically not by the snow plow, but by the windrow - the high volume of snow coming off the side of the plow blade. Clearing the snow away from a mailbox provides more space for that snow to go, lessening the likelihood of damage.
Property owners are also reminded that when clearing snow from driveways, it is illegal to push or dump snow into the roadway because of the hazard it creates for motorists. The windrows left behind - even if just a couple inches - are enough to cause a car to lose control or possibly cause an accident.
On Feb 13, 2019 the LSDVCTF conducted a joint investigation with the Payson Police Dept and Gila County Narcotics Task Force of Arizona. Members of the LSDVCTF were conducting an investigation into Brad Smith and Kathy Anderson of Eveleth, MN for methamphetamine sales. The LSDVCTF learned Smith and Anderson would travel to Arizona, pick up a large quantity of methamphetamine and return to Eveleth, Minnesota. Investigator Katie Kral verified the information and confirmed Smith and Anderson were in Arizona. Kral contacted narcotics investigators in Arizona after verifying Smith and Anderson's location. Payson PD and Gila County Narcotics apprehended Smith and Anderson at a local motel and seized 4.4 pounds of methamphetamine/currency located in their vehicle ready for transport. Smith and Anderson were both arraigned in Gila County Court for charges relating to the transportation of dangerous drugs. On Feb 14, 2019 members of the LSDVCTF executed a search warrant at Anderson's address in Eveleth, MN and recovered 2 firearms, mushrooms and additional methamphetamine. This is a great example of 2 drug task forces, on opposite ends of our country, working together, to apprehend these individuals and take a large quantity of methamphetamine off the street!!
On February 18, 2019 at approximately 11:00 P.M the St. Louis County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to a report of a structure fire in the 3200 block of West Tischer Road. When deputies arrived on scene, flames were seen inside of the residence and a family of five had safely evacuated the residence. Multiple fire agencies responded to the scene. One party was treated at the scene for smoke inhalation. No other injuries were reported. Incident remains under investigation at this time by the Sheriff's Office and the State Fire Marshall.
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Duluth, MN 55802