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More than a dozen Proctor school district buses were taken out of service this week after being found to have "critical" violations of mechanical and safety standards. The Minnesota State Patrol on Wednesday conducted a random inspection of all 20 buses used to transport students during morning routes. Sixteen were ordered out of service, according to State Patrol spokeswoman Lt. Tiffani Schweigart.
An Aurora man has been indicted on a first-degree premeditated murder charge in the November shooting death of his onetime girlfriend. John Joseph Plevell, 52, now faces a mandatory life sentence if convicted in the killing of 49-year-old Julie Ann Hildreth. Authorities allege that Plevell made a series of threats against Hildreth and her new boyfriend before gunning her down outside the Aurora American Legion Club on Nov. 8.
HOYT LAKES — In a small cemetery on the eastern edge of the Iron Range, one gravestone sticks out. Literally. A granite headstone honoring the Rev. Thomas Stack, who founded...
There is a "reasonable probability" that Justen Paul Linskie saw, or should have seen, Susan LeGarde Menz as his car plunged into Duluth's Twin Ponds in October, a judge ruled this week. Sixth Judicial District Chief Judge Shaun Floerke denied a motion to dismiss the felony criminal vehicular homicide charge that Linskie faces in connection with LeGarde Menz's Oct. 13 death.
Northland law enforcement officials are urging their officers to be vigilant after one of their own appeared on an alleged "kill list" from a group with ties to the Islamic State terrorist organization. St. Louis County Sheriff Ross Litman confirmed that one of his deputies was among the dozens of Minnesota law enforcement officers included on a list that was purportedly created by hackers affiliated with the group, which is commonly referred to as ISIS or ISIL.
The Diocese of Duluth is expected to enter mediation this summer with representatives of dozens of alleged victims of child sexual abuse, as the parties seek to reach an amicable agreement in the diocese's ongoing bankruptcy case. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Robert Kressel approved a motion to appoint Gregg Zive as a mediator to work with the diocese, its insurers and attorneys representing claimants.
William James Holisky II has a criminal record replete with assaultive and threatening behavior toward women. He served a three-year prison sentence after firing several shots into an ex-girlfriend’s Duluth...
A Duluth murder defendant plans to go to trial after turning down a plea offer from the state. William James Holisky II, 63, is charged with second-degree intentional murder in...
VIRGINIA — John Joseph Plevell came to court Monday with the intention of pleading guilty to a second-degree intentional murder charge in the November shooting death of Julie Ann Hildreth. Instead, he walked away facing the possibility of a mandatory life sentence. The St. Louis County Attorney's Office provided notice that it would convene a grand jury to consider a first-degree murder charge against Plevell, who is accused of gunning down Hildreth, his former girlfriend, outside the Aurora American Legion Club on Nov. 8.
Caleb Stuart Lofald admitted this week to surreptitiously recording a woman and child in various states of undress, but the former Duluth firefighter will not face any additional prison time...