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It has been more than a year since Sheila St. Clair was last seen. Authorities said the 48-year-old Duluth woman was planning to travel to the White Earth Reservation in western Minnesota last summer, but she never arrived and family members haven't heard from her since. Police have offered a reward and indicated that foul play could be involved, but her disappearance is still very much a mystery, said Lt. Dan Chicos of the Duluth Police Department.
Three men face felony charges after an alleged shoplifting spree at the new Mills Fleet Farm store in Hermantown. Police said the suspects were apprehended on Tuesday afternoon — just six days after the store opened its doors — after they allegedly removed security devices and stole a number of items, including clothing, sunglasses, binoculars, tools and knives. Jacob Anthony Carlson, 21, of Proctor; James Eugene Ferry, 27, of Toivola; and Kyle David Okstad, 25, of Duluth, each face a felony charge of possession of burglary tools.
Kirk Lee Bigby fatally shot Marcus Lee Roberts outside a holiday party at Bluefin Bay resort on the North Shore last December. That much has not been disputed. But the...
HAYWARD — Lorne Andrew Young took responsibility for the fatal shooting of his sister's boyfriend last fall on the Lac Courte Oreilles Reservation, but his guilty plea did little to satisfy the victim's family and a judge on Wednesday. As Young appeared for sentencing in Sawyer County Circuit Court, Judge John Anderson clearly took exception with Young's claim that he accidentally shot 22-year-old Kyle Ross with a deer rifle along a rural road on Nov. 25.
A Duluth man has pleaded guilty to a January bank robbery — his third over a period of 16 years. Court records indicate that Derrick Lee Harper, 46, entered a guilty plea to a felony charge of bank robbery last Thursday in U.S. District Court in Duluth. He had been scheduled to stand trial this week. Authorities said Harper held up the Park State Bank in the Lincoln Park neighborhood on Jan. 25.
Fellow employees describe Pat Castellano as the "face of Animal Allies." For the past 25 years, she has been a staple at the shelter, turning her passion for animals and education from a volunteer position into a career. Currently the organization's humane educator, it is estimated that Castellano reaches more than 10,000 Northland children every year through classroom outreach, summer camps and other shelter programs.
The Diocese of Duluth is seeking an extension to file reorganization plans in its bankruptcy case as representatives prepare for more settlement talks with victims of child sexual abuse. The diocese and a court-appointed creditors committee met for a "productive," two-day mediation session last month in Minneapolis, and they're planning to return to the table for additional discussions during the week of Nov. 14, diocese attorneys said.
Teah Joan Phillips took the witness stand to testify in the trials of three co-defendants charged in connection with a 2014 shooting death in Superior. And she accepted legal responsibility for her role in April when she pleaded guilty to a felony charge of party to attempted armed robbery. But one thing she hasn't done, Douglas County Circuit Judge George Glonek said, is truly take responsibility for her decision to drive four accomplices to Superior's Allouez neighborhood, where a robbery attempt turned to murder on Sept. 30, 2014.
As a developer, J.R. "Rob" Link's projects were among the most visible in Duluth. He led construction of Superior Street's Technology Village and the revitalization of the Wieland Block across the street. When a fire gutted the Chinese Lantern building on West First Street in 1994, Link purchased the property and renovated it for new commercial use. In West Duluth, when the closure of Diamond Tool and Horseshoe Co. lead to an abandoned industrial site along busy Grand Avenue, he helped usher in the construction of a retail center and medical clinic.
Police are cautioning Park Point beachgoers to be on the lookout for standing pieces of driftwood after a 6-year-old boy was injured by a falling 20-foot log on Wednesday. Duluth...