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A 19-year-old Hibbing man has admitted to stabbing and beating his roommate to death before burning the victim's body in an old mine pit in Mountain Iron. Dylan Bernard Gilbertson pleaded guilty Friday in State District Court in Virginia to an intentional second-degree murder charge in the death of 20-year-old Jaysen Greenwood.
When U.S. District Judge Donovan Frank assumed senior status on Oct. 31, the move left Minnesota’s seven-member federal bench without any representation from a nonmetro region of the state. St...
As a young Iron Range attorney, Donovan Frank prosecuted the first case in the state to include expert testimony about why young children often don’t report sexual abuse. As a...
A Duluth man who admitted to a spree of vandalism and vehicle break-ins at the new Duluth Transportation Center was ordered Friday to undergo mental health treatment in lieu of a prison sentence. Wesley Andrew Kleveter, 19, faced a presumptive five-year prison sentence after pleading guilty in September to felony charges of third-degree burglary and being a felon in possession of a firearm.
A judge urged attorneys to find common ground while hearing arguments Thursday on several pretrial issues in the discrimination lawsuit filed against the University of Minnesota Duluth by three former women's sports coaches. Former women's hockey coach Shannon Miller, former softball coach Jen Banford and former women's basketball coach Annette Wiles are seeking $18 million in damages from the university, alleging discrimination on the basis of age, gender, sexual orientation and national origin. The school is denying the allegations.
VIRGINIA — Scotty Christensen was very much a "free spirit," his parents said Wednesday. The 24-year-old was never content unless he was on the move or working with his hands...
A judge will be asked this week to rule on several evidentiary disputes in the $18 million discrimination lawsuit filed against the University of Minnesota Duluth by three former women’s...
A Duluth murder suspect was back in court Wednesday to seek a reduction is his bail. Aaron Demetrius Humphreys, 42, is charged with intentional second-degree murder in the death of 47-year-old Eric Wayne Burns, who was fatally shot at the front door of the Bedrock Bar in Lincoln Park shortly after midnight on Oct. 18. Humphreys has remained in the St. Louis County Jail on $1 million bail since making his initial appearance in State District Court in Duluth.
A Grand Rapids man has admitted to threatening a witness in connection with the investigation of a June beheading death in rural Itasca County. Joeseph Allen Greniger, 30, pleaded guilty Monday in State District Court in Grand Rapids to a felony charge of first-degree witness tampering. Greniger is the brother of Kayleene Danielle Greniger, 22, one of two suspects charged with premeditated first-degree murder in the June killing of 20-year-old David Haiman of Hibbing.
The St. Louis County Attorney's Office won't pursue a second trial for the former Duluth businessman accused of fraudulently cashing nearly $800,000 in erroneous checks from the Minnesota Department of Revenue. Prosecutors last week dismissed the remaining felony theft charge against 56-year-old Kevin Charles Owens, the former owner and operator of Owens Yacht Sales in Canal Park.