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Public Works reminds property owners to shovel around mailboxes

Public Works reminds property owners to shovel around mailboxes

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.

Thursday, February 21, 2019/Number of views (0)
Lake Superior Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force - Meth Bust

Lake Superior Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force - Meth Bust

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!!

Thursday, February 21, 2019/Number of views (0)
Structure Fire 3200 Block of Tischer Road in Lakewood Township

Structure Fire 3200 Block of Tischer Road in Lakewood Township

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. 

Tuesday, February 19, 2019/Number of views (0)
Fatal Snowmobile Crash

Fatal Snowmobile Crash

On February 16th at approximately 5:54 P.M. the St. Louis County Sheriff's Office was notified of a snowmobile crash with injuries on the Cook Area Snowmobile Trail, near the Vermillion River in the area of Buyck, MN.

Upon arrival, emergency personnel located the crash scene approximately 3 miles east of County Rd. 422 on the snowmobile trail. It appears that the crash happened on a straight part of the trail just after a curve. MacDonald was the 2nd to last in a larger group of snowmobilers, when the last person in the group the came upon the crash scene.  MacDonalds snowmobile had left the trail and stuck a tree, throwing him from the machine. Despite the extensive efforts of other snowmobilers passing by, first responders, and other medical personnel, MacDonald died at the scene.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019/Number of views (0)
Tax Forfeited Land Auction results in $360,840 in sales

Tax Forfeited Land Auction results in $360,840 in sales

An 80-acre site in Gnesen Township was the top seller in today's Tax Forfeited Property Auction. The partially wooded property sold for $143,500, more than $40,000 more than the initial offered price, following bids by several interested parties. Other successful sales ranged from a 2.5 acre lot on Elephant Lake in Orr, which sold for $55,100, to numerous smaller lots that were purchased for a couple hundred or a couple thousand dollars. All together, 17 tax forfeited properties were purchased, adding them back to the property tax base, for a total of $360,840.
Thursday, February 14, 2019/Number of views (0)
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