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Lake County Sheriff's Report

• 1:21 a.m. Deputy responded to medical on Isackson Road. One transported to Lake View Hospital by ambulance. • 5:24 a.m. Deputy responded to report of vehicle in the ditch on County Road 12.


Winter storm watch expands across southern Minnesota: Blowing snow west, heavy snow and wind to the southeast

The first impacts of a powerful winter storm that'll affect Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin this weekend will be felt late Friday, before the strongest part of the storm arrives Saturday night through Sunday morning.


New mail scam circulating in Lake County

A new scam is circulating via mail in Lake County. The Lake County Sheriff's Office issued a statement Tuesday, Feb. 19, regarding a "DotService.com" scam. Some residents have reportedly received a letter that appears legitimate regarding their United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) numb


Push begins in Minnesota to allow driver's licenses for all

Roads would be safer, workers could get to their jobs easier and fewer people would live in fear if Minnesota allowed immigrants living in the country illegally to get driver’s licenses, supporters of the change said Thursday as they called for broader license access.


Siblings allegedly beat and shot family dog in central Minnesota

STAPLES, Minn. — A brother and sister are accused of beating and shooting their family's dog at a campground in Wadena County in central Minnesota over the weekend. The Wadena County Sheriff’s Office, consulting with the Humane Society, has been investigating the incident.


6th Judicial District Court: Lake County, Jan. 9-Feb. 9

Editor's note: The Lake County News-Chronicle only publishes felony and gross misdemeanor convictions. Tyson Charles Fultz, 25, of Beaver Bay — June 21, 2018, offense: felony second-degree burglary; 28 months in prison, stayed for five years; 120 days in jail, credit for eight days served; five year


Minnesota dog that made national headlines dies at the age of 13

CORMORANT VILLAGE, MINN.- – Duke the dog, who made national news for being elected ceremonial mayor of Cormorant Village in Becker County, Minnesota has died. A post on Facebook by Karen Nelson, his “adopted” mother, says Duke “went to doggie heaven Thursday and will be, “greatly missed.” Duke, a Gr


Lake County Past: Gov. Thye to confer on useless roads

Northern Minnesota officials will converge upon Grand Rapids on Feb. 19 to ransack with each other and with Governor Thye plans for abolishing the practice of county boards in construction highways to lone shacks in the deep woods.


Minnesota AG to review case of woman accused in 2 deaths

MANTORVILLE, Minn. – The Minnesota Attorney General's office will review the case of a woman accused of killing her husband in southern Minnesota, then fleeing to Florida and killing a woman there.


Viral video shows Amish man skiing behind horse buggy in Minnesota

Considering Minnesota isn't blessed with the tallest of peaks, avid skiers have to find opportunities to shred some powder wherever they can. Take this Amish man, for example, who was captured on video near Harmony, Minnesota, skiing while being pulled by a horse-drawn buggy.


Longest-serving keeper at Split Rock Lighthouse retires

TWO HARBORS, MN — After nearly forty years caring for one of the most iconic lighthouses on Lake Superior’s shores, the light is turning off for a Minnesota man’s career.


Motorcycle club donates to Silver Bay's Minnesota Veterans Home

For more than two decades the Duluth based Thunderbird Motorcycle Club has been raising funds for the Minnesota Veterans Home in Silver Bay. This year the club raised $5,000 — the most the club has raised in a single year in its history.


Dogs hound Minnesota police with 911 calls

LAKEVILLE. Minn. - More than a dozen 911 calls gave a Minnesota police department some pause. Members of the Lakeville Police Department said they were hounded by a pair of dogs, which somehow were able to dial 911 by pushing buttons on a cellphone with their paws while their owners were away, KMSP


Minnesota House unanimously approves bill to repeal 'marital rape exception'

The Minnesota House has voted to eliminate a defense that prevents people who rape a spouse or domestic partner from being prosecuted for criminal sexual conduct. Rep. Zack Stephenson (DFL-Coon Rapids), the bill's lead author, told lawmakers before the 130-0 vote Thursday that repealing the "marital


Dodge County turns Riess investigation over to the Minnesota AG

Dodge County announced Thursday that it has referred the investigation into the homicide of David Riess to the Minnesota Attorney General's Office. Riess' wife, Lois Riess, is a suspect in the matter.


2 Eveleth residents arrested in Arizona following search, more than 4 pounds of meth confiscated

DULUTH, MN — Two people have been arrested for allegedly selling meth after taking it across the country. According to St. Louis County Sheriffs office, authorities with the Lake Superior Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force were investigating Kathy Anderson, 39, and Bradley Smith, 28, for selling met


Duluth Firefighters Respond To Kitchi Gammi Club

DULUTH, Minn. — Duluth firefighters responded to the historic Kitchi Gammi Club in Duluth Thursday night. Thick smoke could be seen coming out of the top of the building on 831 East Superior Street.


Weekend forecast for Duluth and the Northland

Friday night: Skies will become overcast with light snow developing and persisting into the overnight hours. Temperatures will fall to a low near 20 degrees with 1-3 inches of snow expected.


Some Wisconsin Cities Set New Snowfall Records For February ... And It's Not Over Yet

Colder Temperatures, Storm Systems Bring Record Snowfall To State. Some Wisconsin cities are seeing record snowfalls for the month of February. And it’s possible a few may surpass records for the winter season.


West Duluth Business Owner is Happy Snow Mounds Are Now Gone

DULUTH, Minn. – Businesses in West Duluth are finally happy the five foot snow banks hiding their store fronts are now gone after Duluth snow crews cleared them away. One local business owner has many reason to be happy the mounds are no longer there.