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A Carlton County man who admitted to stalking multiple joggers in West Duluth last spring will spend the next several months in the Northeast Regional Corrections Center. Tyler Rodney Stohlberg, 22, of Wright, received his sentence Thursday in State District Court in Duluth after a judge last year rejected a plea agreement that would have allowed him to avoid additional time in custody.
A 20-year-old Duluth man was asleep in his bed early Saturday when an intruder looking for a place to rest stabbed him more than a dozen times in order to prevent him from calling police, according to charges filed Tuesday. Willie Davis Nicholson, 23, was arraigned on felony charges of attempted second-degree murder, first-degree assault and first-degree burglary in an incident the prosecutor called an “unprovoked, vicious assault on a complete stranger.”
A Virginia attorney who represents indigent clients in family law and juvenile court cases is the newest judge on the Iron Range. Gov. Mark Dayton announced he has appointed Robert Friday, director of advocacy for Legal Aid Service of Northeastern Minnesota, to the 6th Judicial bench. Friday, 48, will replace Judge Terrence Aronson, who retired in November, and will be chambered at the St. Louis County Courthouse in Virginia.
Members of the St. Louis County Sheriff's Office are tasked with patrolling some of the most remote areas of the state in a county that is the nation's largest east of the Mississippi River. But over the next week, 13 deputies will find themselves working the crowded streets of a dense area surrounding U.S. Bank Stadium ahead of Super Bowl LII.
Like many Americans, Minnesota Supreme Court Associate Justice David Lillehaug has tracked recent news of the sentencing of a former USA Gymnastics doctor who sexually assaulted numerous athletes. For seven days, more than 150 of Larry Nassar's victims, including some of the nation's top Olympic stars, spoke out in a Michigan courtroom. Courtroom video of their emotional statements has been widely circulated on social media and broadcast on television.
A wanted fugitive pointed a handgun at a St. Louis County sheriff’s deputy who had fallen to the ground before the deputy and another officer fired a volley of shots of that killed the man last month on the Iron Range, authorities said Wednesday.
A surprise defense involving an alternative shooter by the name of "Memphis" derailed a Duluth murder trial almost as soon as it got underway Tuesday. Sixth Judicial District Judge David Johnson declared a mistrial in the case of 43-year-old Aaron Demetrius Humphreys before the first witness even took the stand. Prosecutors objected to the opening statement from defense attorney Kassius Benson, who argued that it was another man who fatally shot 47-year-old Eric Wayne Burns at the front door of Lincoln Park's Bedrock Bar in October 2016.
A jury trial is set to get underway Monday for a defendant accused of fatally shooting another man at the front door of a Duluth bar after a dispute in October 2016. Aaron Demetrius Humphreys, 43, is charged with three offenses, including intentional second-degree murder, in the death of 47-year-old Eric Wayne Burns, who was shot just outside the door to Lincoln Park's Bedrock Bar after reportedly getting into a physical fight with Humphreys and another man inside.
A Duluth man dubbed the "ball slasher" will avoid jail time for his latest run-in with the law if he successfully completes two years of supervised probation. Christopher Neil Bjerkness, 40, who recently served six months in the Douglas County Jail for destroying exercise balls at two educational facilities, received his latest sentence Thursday in State District Court in Duluth.
The man who formerly oversaw social services in Cook County has pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor charges stemming from an alleged pattern of child abuse. Joshua David Beck, 40, pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor charges last month in State District Court in Two Harbors, according to court records. He had been set to go to trial later this month.