An autopsy is being conducted after human remains were found in a remote wooded area southwest of Lake Kabetogama. The body is believed to be that of a man who'd been reported missing in May.
A portion of Comstock Lake Road will be closed approximately 12 miles east of Cotton as crews replace an old bridge with a new concrete box culvert. The project is expected to be complete by the end of September.
Investigators continue to search for and seek leads to find Ed LePage. The vehicle he was last seen driving has been located on a remote trail north of Fredenberg Township.
Sheriff's deputies and other emergency responders were called to the St. Louis River to rescue a person from drowning. A citizen who'd heard the call on his scanner was able to get to the woman and safely bring her to shore.
Witnesses say the man had gone in the water of a former mine pit, trying to save his dog, who'd become caught on something. The victim had a pulse at the time he was rescued, but died a short time later.
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