Authorities from several agencies were searching for a lost hunter Wednesday in Pine County near the Minnesota-Wisconsin border. The 61-year-old man was reported lost in the Nemadji State Forest at 6:44 a.m. Tuesday, the Pine County Sheriff’s Office reported on its Facebook page. Authorities said the man was last seen wearing long pants, a long-sleeved shirt with orange on the shoulders and an orange vest.
A 33-year-old man was arrested early Wednesday after allegedly leading authorities on a high-speed pursuit and crashing into a home in Virginia. The Virginia Police Department reported that an officer attempted to make a traffic stop just before 2 a.m. near the corner of Sixth Avenue West and Ninth Street North, but the vehicle fled at speeds up to about 65 mph in a 30 mph zone. The pursuit lasted several blocks before the suspect lost control of his vehicle while attempting to make a turn, struck a home on the 100 block of Third Street North and fled on foot.
A Little Falls man has been charged with selling methamphetamine out of a Grand Rapids motel room. Mark Edward Batters, 54, was charged in State District Court on Tuesday with one count of first-degree sale of a controlled substance, one count of first-degree possession of controlled substance, two counts of fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia. The most serious charge, first-degree sale of a controlled substance, carries a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison and/or a $1,000,000 fine.
The Iraqi Voices Film Tour — a selection of short documentaries written and directed by Iraqi-Minnesotan refugees and immigrants, photographed and edited by local filmmaker Nathan Fisher — will make its first stop in Duluth Thursday. The Iraqi and American Reconciliation Project is partnering with the Duluth Art Institute and Zeitgeist Arts for the event that starts at 4:30 p.m. with a free workshop — “Cross-cultural Storytelling — Perspectives from the Iraqi Voices Project.”
Susan Utech, executive director of Safe Haven Shelter and Resource Center in Duluth, will speak about “The History of the Domestic Violence Movement in Duluth” Thursday at the Depot. The talk from noon to 1 p.m. in the Ruth Maney Room is part of the St. Louis County Historical Society’s “Lunch with the History People” series.
Duluth’s Life House will hold a Peace Parade Thursday on the Lakewalk, part of a weeklong celebration of peace in connection with today’s International Day of Peace. Life House offers services for homeless and street youth, and the organization said that “after a string of shootings in early 2017 in the Duluth area, Life House youth expressed desire for peace in the community. Staff and youth have put together a week of events to highlight alternatives to violence.”
District Court St. Louis County Sept. 1 Jamel E. Hamilton Cox, 26, no city listed, burglary, adjudication stayed on three years of probation with conditions including three days in local confinement, 40 hours of community work service and $15 in restitution; two counts of burglary, dismissed. Sept. 18
You may have seen his videos on Perfect Duluth Day or perhaps you've seen him in the act with his scaly-orange T-shirt diving into the big lake. Amateur freediver and video enthusiast Jim Richardson, aka Lake Superior Aquaman, shares his origin story with the Pressroom Podcast this week.
Today Duluth entry Morning: James R. Barker arriving to load coal. Afternoon: Indiana Harbor arriving to load coal. Evening : James R. Barker departing with coal. TBD: Federal Mosel departing in grain. Superior