A St. Louis County jury on Tuesday found a Chicago man guilty of possessing heroin with intent to sell on the Fond du Lac Reservation. Jurors in Duluth convened only an hour before returning a guilty plea against Antonio Darrell Holmes, 29, of first-degree possession of heroin and a first-degree sale of the drug, according to a statement from the office of St. Louis County Attorney Mark Rubin.
The Jean Duluth and Keene Creek dog parks have been temporarily closed because of wet soil conditions, the city of Duluth announced Tuesday. The parks will be closed for at least the next two weeks to help preserve the facilities, according to the city. The Observation Dog Park remains open for use.
A 77-year-old man was found in “good health” after being reported missing by authorities earlier Tuesday. The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office said Gerald “Zeke” Harvey Fields returned to the Rice Lake residence where he was staying. The sheriff’s office said Fields was in good condition, but was taken to St. Luke’s hospital in Duluth for an evaluation. The sheriff’s office said earlier Tuesday that Fields had not been seen since Saturday and family and friends were concerned for his welfare.
The Hibbing Police Department is notifying residents of a Level 3 predatory offender moving to the city this week. Jheri Ray Johnson, 56, is relocating to Hibbing on Thursday, according to a news release. Johnson has a history of sexual contact with female victims, age 15 to adult, including touching and penetration. According to authorities, he has gained access to victims — some known to him and some strangers — through manipulation and physical force.
A 51-year-old Zim man died after the pickup he was driving struck a tree on St. Louis County Road 5 near Cummings Road Monday morning, according to a report from the Hibbing Police Department. Officers received word of a damaged vehicle with smoke emanating from it and responded at 11:16 a.m. The driver, Everett Wendell Beach, was extracted from the truck and airlifted to a Duluth hospital. However, Beach, who served as a volunteer firefighter for the McDavitt Fire Department, succumbed to his injuries.
The Duluth Police Department is asking for the public's assistance in its search for William Robert Saker, a 50-year-old man last seen leaving his residence in the 800 block of Upham Road on March 10. Saker is described at 6 feet, 2 inches tall, weighing about 200 pounds with brownish-blonde hair and blue-gray eyes. A police report said Saker requires prescribed medications, increasing the urgency of the search. Anyone who has seen Saker or may know of his whereabouts should call 911.
Today Duluth entry Overnight: Erie Trader / Clyde S. VanEnkevort arriving to load iron ore pellets, departing in the afternoon. Superior entry Overnight: Whitefish Bay departing with iron ore pellets Evening: Algolake arriving to load iron ore pellets; CSL Assiniboine departing with iron ore pellets Two Harbors Morning: Edwin H. Gott departing with iron ore pellets; Capt. Henry Jackman arriving to load iron ore pellets, departing in the evening. Afternoon: Algoma Harvester arriving to load iron ore pellets.
SYMPHONY is a 4-year-old grey domestic longhair female cat available for adoption through Animal Allies in Duluth. Symphony is a sweet and mellow girl who enjoys lounging around and snuggling up on a comfy blanket. She can be a little shy at first but a mellow home with patient humans who can provide lots of love and head scratches will quickly win her over. Symphony will be the perfect lap cat.
News Tribune, March 28, 1977
Minnesota's Teacher of the Year for 2016 will give a talk Tuesday at the College of St. Scholastica. Abdul Wright, an eighth-grade language arts teacher at Best Academy in Minneapolis, will speak on "Equitable Leadership: Transforming Lives and Communities" at 7 p.m. in the college's Somers Lounge. Wright is the first charter school teacher and the first black man to win the Teacher of the Year honor, according to a St. Scholastica news release.