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Car vs Moose Crash (Bassett Township, Southeast of Hoyt lakes)

Car vs Moose Crash (Bassett Township, Southeast of Hoyt lakes)

On July 7th, 2019 at approximately 11:15 P.M.  Saint Louis County deputies, along with East Range Police Department Officers responded to Forest Highway 11 in Bassett township for a car vs Moose crash.  17 year old Amaya NELSON was driving a Dodge Neon South bound on Forest Highway 11 when she collided with a moose that was in the roadway.  NELSON and her passenger 22 year old Remington DELINGER were both transported by the Hoyt Lakes Ambulance to Essentia-Health Northern Pines Hospital in Aurora with Non-Life Threatening injuries.

Monday, July 8, 2019/Number of views (0)
Water Emergency - Fatality Lake Vermilion - Update

Water Emergency - Fatality Lake Vermilion - Update

On July 2nd, 2019 at approximately 5:25 P.M. Saint Louis County Sheriff's deputies responded to a water emergency on Lake Vermilion (Greenwood Bay area) in Greenwood Township on a report of a male who was found unresponsive in the water. The location in this bay is shallow and the male had been observed standing in the water next to a jet ski struggling to get back on the jet ski.  A nearby resident who had witnessed this went over to the male with his boat to offer assistance, however the male at that time declined any help.  The resident a short time later observed the male walking in the water towards shore at which time he decided to boat over and offer the male assistance again.  As the resident approached the area he observed the male who was wearing a PFD (personal flotation device) floating face down and unresponsive in the water.  The male victim 58 year old Darrell PFANNENSTEIN was transported to shore and despite life saving efforts by medical personnel was pronounced dead. Preliminary autopsy results have been received from the Midwest Medical Examiner's office and have determined PFANNENSTEIN's cause of death to be a result of natural causes and not as a result of drowning.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019/Number of views (0)
Water Emergency at Sampo Beach - Update

Water Emergency at Sampo Beach - Update

On July 2, 2019 at approximately 2019 hours, the St. Louis County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to Little Grand Lake near Sampo Beach for a water emergency.  A fourteen year old juvenile male had been under the water for multiple minutes.  Upon squads arriving, bystanders had removed a  juvenile male from the water.  CPR and life saving measures where initiated immediately.  It was reported that three juvenile boys where swimming out to a diving dock that was approximately seventy-five yards off shore.  At some point, one of the juveniles went under water and never emerged.  The other boys began yelling for help, and bystanders from the beach and from boats in the water dove in and began looking for the boy.   Bystanders were able to locate the boy at the bottom of the lake in approximately twelve to fifteen feet of water unresponsive.  Swimmer inexperience is believed to be the cause of the incident.  Solway Fire Department, Grand Lake Fire Department, St.Louis County Sheriff's Rescue Squad, and Mayo Clinic Ambulance where involved in the rescue efforts.  The juvenile was transported to the hospital and is in critical condition.

UPDATE:  The juvenile male swimmer's name is David Beck of Superior, Wisconsin.  On July 4, 2019, The St. Louis County Sheriff's Office was contacted by David Beck's family.  The family advised that the David had passed away over night due to medical complications that arose from being under water.  The family said they were extremely appreciative for all of the work and effort put in by those involved during this incident.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019/Number of views (0)
St. Louis County to receive $137,000 reimbursement for MNLARS expenses

St. Louis County to receive $137,000 reimbursement for MNLARS expenses

When Minnesota's new Licensing and Registration System (MNLARS) debuted last summer, it created a variety of inconveniences for citizens, and also considerable expense for the deputy registrars trying to still help people with their vehicle licensing needs.This included St. Louis County, which operates the the Auditor's Service Center at the Miller Hill Mall. 

As reimbursement for staff overtime and other expenses related to MNLARS, St. Louis County will receive $137,674.09 from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety. The reimbursement grant is intended to offset the negative financial impacts to Deputy Registrars created by the MNLARS release. 

Tuesday, July 2, 2019/Number of views (0)
Mary Tennis hired as Director for St. Louis County Heritage and Arts Center (The Depot)

Mary Tennis hired as Director for St. Louis County Heritage and Arts Center (The Depot)

St. Louis County has hired a director to manage operations at the St. Louis County Heritage and Arts Center (the Depot). Mary Tennis, who has a background in both business and the arts, will fill this newly created position. She is expected to start July 8.

Thursday, June 27, 2019/Number of views (0)
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