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An Iron Range felon who was shot by a sheriff's deputy after allegedly fleeing from authorities while armed and wearing a bulletproof vest is expected to plead guilty to a federal firearms charge. Aaron Lee Boshey, 28, of Tower, is charged in U.S. District Court with being a felon in possession a firearm. That charge carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in federal prison.
The interception of a FedEx package containing a pound of methamphetamine, a high-speed motorcycle pursuit across the Bong Bridge and a last-ditch effort to escape through a hotel window preceded the arrests of a Superior couple that prosecutors said were "near the top of the pyramid in a lucrative distribution conspiracy" that stretched from Colorado to the Twin Ports.
The South St. Louis County DWI Court gave Bryan Crawford two final years of sobriety. Growing up in a home that was "plagued with alcoholism and chaos," and exposed to domestic violence at a young age, Crawford struggled with alcohol addiction from the time he was a teenager, said his mother, Beth Elstad of Hermantown. For nearly a decade, Crawford could never string together more than 30 days without a lapse. Until he was accepted into the DWI court, turning his life around in a way she never thought possible.
The University of Minnesota Duluth has settled a discrimination lawsuit brought by the former director of its Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Services Office. A settlement agreement finalized Tuesday will pay Angie Nichols and her attorneys a total of $75,000 to dismiss the claims she filed against the University of Minnesota Board of Regents in State District Court last year. The settlement agreement was obtained by the News Tribune through a Minnesota Government Data Practices Act request.
The South St. Louis County DWI Court will receive national recognition Friday as one of the top specialty courts in the country. The National Center for DWI Courts selected the Duluth-based program as one of four "Academy Courts" — those deemed to be the most effective in reducing recidivism and saving public money by providing intensive supervision and resources to drunken-driving offenders who are considered at high risk to reoffend.
A Gilbert man was sentenced Wednesday to more than 5½ years in prison for leaving the scene of a crash after fatally striking an elderly pedestrian last fall.
The women said they'll always be looking over their shoulders, not quite sure if they'll ever truly feel safe again. They told how they're afraid to use a locker room, public restroom or fitting room. How they're paranoid by the sight of anyone holding a camera or cellphone. Some have left their jobs or missed significant time at work, finding it difficult to return to the place where their privacy was so deeply violated.
Prosecutors can bring a Hibbing woman to trial on a murder charge in the fentanyl overdose death of her boyfriend, a judge has ruled. Kimberly Ann Elkins, 48, is accused of causing the death of 36-year-old Aaron John Rost by providing him with a portion of her prescription painkiller patch in December 2015. Sixth Judicial District Judge David Ackerson last week denied Elkins' motions to suppress evidence and dismiss the third-degree murder charge, clearing the way for the case to proceed to trial.
The Minnesota Supreme Court will not review an appeals court decision that overturned a Cloquet man's murder conviction in a drug overdose case. In a one-page order issued Wednesday, Chief Justice Lorie Gildea said the high court would not the accept the Carlton County Attorney's Office petition for further review in the case of Robert Todd Ferguson. The Minnesota Court of Appeals in February reversed Ferguson's 2015 conviction on a third-degree murder charge, ruling that the case was largely built on testimony of an accomplice and lacked corroborating evidence.
The court filings totalled 127 pages and nearly 30,000 words. They provided the most-detailed look to date of the University of Minnesota Duluth's defense in a high-profile federal discrimination lawsuit brought by three former women's sports coaches. And now a judge says he won't consider any of it. U.S. District Judge Richard Kyle on Friday threw out the motions brought by UMD seeking summary judgement in the lawsuit filed by former women's hockey coach Shannon Miller, former softball coach Jen Banford and former women's basketball coach Annette Wiles.