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At least two recent deaths in the Northland are believed to have been caused by opioid overdoses, and authorities are investigating at least a half-dozen other recent medical emergencies that could be drug-related.
When Donald William Laquier Jackson was sentenced to prison last year, a judge described his severe criminal history as "atrocious." Laquier Jackson already had felony convictions for murder and assault when he took part in an October 2012 Central Hillside attack that left a 17-year-old girl stabbed in the heart and an 18-year-old man severely beaten with a baseball bat. Deeming Laquier Jackson a "dangerous offender" under Minnesota law, Judge John DeSanto sentenced him to 200 months in prison. The Minnesota Court of Appeals on Monday rejected Laquier Jackson's challenge to that sentence, c
A judge has sided with federal attorneys in a dispute over the title to the Last Place on Earth building, clearing the way for the government to sell the downtown Duluth property.
Prosecutors have added a new, more serious charge in the case against a former Duluth firefighter accused of sexually assaulting an infant and distributing child pornography.
The suspect in a Duluth supermarket slaying has been civilly committed for mental health treatment, further postponing his prosecution. Jesse Alan Dahlstrom, 36, of Duluth will be committed to a...
Yoel Yohannes says he has a sense of uneasiness when he sees a police officer on the street — an underlying fear that he wants to erase. A senior at...
Roberta Caskey still bares the tattoo her estranged husband forced her to get one summer day in Mexico. “Tim & Bobbi” it reads, with the date of their marriage. The...
As Last Place on Earth owner Jim Carlson appeals his conviction on federal drug charges, a battle is brewing in federal court over the future of the downtown Duluth property...
An Eveleth man has been charged with murder in his girlfriend's drug overdose death in 2013. Bryan Joseph Hodapp, 27, appeared in State District Court in Virginia on Tuesday on charges of third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the death of 21-year-old Krystal Leann Wicklund.
Nearly three dozen people crowded inside the modest lobby of the Carlton County Attorney's Office on Wednesday morning. Local tribal leaders and family members of Autumn Martineau, a 24-year-old member of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa who was killed in a car crash Tuesday, anxiously awaited news in the dispute over a planned autopsy that family members said would violate their cultural teachings.