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Structure fire

Structure fire

rea first responders and law enforcement responded to the report of a residence, located at 6389 Beckman Rd in Grand Lake Township, filling with smoke last night at approximately 7:25 PM last night.

Upon the arrival of emergency resources on scene they discovered that the house was nearly fully engulfed in flames. Several area fire departments responded to help fight and contain the blaze. The home was a total loss. 

The female homeowner, who was the only occupant of the residence, was able to escape from the residence. The homeowner who was later identified as Rhonda Ziells was treated for minor smoke inhalation by EMS on scene and released.

The fire appears to accidental. The state Fire Marshal was contacted and the incident remains under investigation.

Tuesday, August 10, 2021/Number of views (0)
Personal Injury Accident

Personal Injury Accident

Area first responders and law enforcement responded to the report of a 2 vehicle personal injury accident near the intersection of Midway Rd and Cloquet Rd N in Midway township last night. 

Each vehicle contained only one occupant. The male driver was treated by EMS on scene and released. The female driver was transported by EMS to an area hospital with non-life threating injures.

Heavy fog in the area is considered to have been a contributing factor. The accident remains under investigation by the St Louis County Sheriffs Office.  

The St Louis County Sheriffs Office was assisted by the Proctor Fire and Police Departments, Hermantown Police, Minnesota State Patrol, St Louis County Rescue Squad and Mayo Clinic Ambulance service.  

Monday, August 9, 2021/Number of views (0)
LSDVCTF Drug Arrest on the Iron Range

LSDVCTF Drug Arrest on the Iron Range

On 07-31-2021, at approximately 8:00 PM the Lake Superior Drug & Violent Crime Task Force (LSDVCTF) assisted by the Hibbing Police Department, St. Louis County Sheriff's Office, St. Louis County Emergency Response Team, Itasca County Sheriff's Office, MN State Patrol, MN BCA and Grand Rapids Police Department arrested 5 Hibbing, MN residents in connection with a month long investigation into the distribution of Methamphetamine on the Iron Range.  Three of the individuals were arrested after a traffic stop in Itasca County yielded a large quantity of Methamphetamine and they were lodged in the Itasca County Jail. Two others were arrested at a residence in the city of Hibbing after the execution of a search warrant by the LSDVCTF and St. Louis County Emergency Response Team where a firearm and US Currency was seized.  All 5 individuals involved in the investigation are pending criminal charges of Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine. The identities of those involved will be released at a later time pending formal charges in St. Louis County District Court.  The LSDVCTF was also assisted in this investigation by the Southwest Corridor Task Force in Riverside, California. 

Thursday, August 5, 2021/Number of views (0)
Officer involved shooting justified

Officer involved shooting justified

"On February 25-26,2021 , Duluth police officers and St. Louis County deputies were placed in a situation which necessitated the use of deadly force in the course of their work," said St. Louis County Attomey Mark Rubin. "Their actions taken in self-defense of themselves and each other, eventually resulted in the death ol David Joseph Wayne Conwell. A later examination by the Midwest Medical Examine/s Office on behalf of St. Louis County confirmed that he died of multiple gunshot wounds," added Rubin
Thursday, August 5, 2021/Number of views (0)
County Board to invest $5 million through schools to help kids get back on track

County Board to invest $5 million through schools to help kids get back on track

The St Louis County Board has given unanimous approval to distribute $5.18 million to area school districts to help re-engage students and get them back on track for academic success following disruptions caused by the pandemic. The funding comes from the $54 million federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds awarded to the county.
Wednesday, August 4, 2021/Number of views (0)
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