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A Fond du Lac tribal police officer faces a felony charge after allegedly falsifying documents to fraudulently receive energy assistance benefits over the course of several years. Sheri Ann Dupuis-Holshouser, 38, was charged this week in State District Court with theft by false representation. Authorities said she falsely received $1,190 from the Minnesota Department of Commerce's Energy Assistance Program, which is designed to assist qualified low-income households.
An Iron Range juvenile correctional facility that has come under intense scrutiny for its handling of abuse allegations will close its doors next month. Mesabi Academy, the largest employer in...
Mike Tusken recalled the early days of his law enforcement career, when his then-girlfriend helped him study flashcards to prepare for the Duluth Police Department's rigorous exams for new officers. On Tuesday, it was Kathy Tusken who pinned on her now-husband's new badge as he was officially sworn in as Duluth's police chief. "It was so important to me," Tusken said of his wife's commitment to his career choice. "I didn't want to work for just any police department. I wanted to work here in my hometown."
Gov. Mark Dayton has selected a longtime Itasca County attorney to serve as the newest judge in Grand Rapids. Heidi Chandler will replace Judge Jon Maturi, who is retiring after nearly two decades on the 9th Judicial District bench, the governor announced Monday.
Mike Finnegan describes the Rev. J. Vincent Fitzgerald as "one of the worst predators" he's seen in his career as an attorney and advocate for victims of child sexual abuse...
Duluth-based Allete was a decade ahead of the curve in meeting a state mandate that requires utilities to produce 25 percent of electricity from renewable energy sources by 2025. But Al Hodnik, the chairman, president and CEO of Minnesota Power's parent company, said Tuesday that there is more work to be done on that front. He laid out a vision that includes advances in wind, hydro and solar power sources to a group of about 700 shareholders gathered for the company's annual meeting at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center.
A judge and prosecutor both expressed frustration Tuesday after a Minnesota Court of Appeals decision resulted in a former Duluth youth basketball coach having more than nine years shaved off his prison sentence for sexually assaulting three girls. Wendell Anthony Greene, 39, was resentenced after the appeals court in February overturned a second-degree criminal sexual conduct conviction in one of two cases involving him.
More than 300 people were booked into the St. Louis County Jail for failing to appear in court on misdemeanor charges in a recent six-month period. That figure — accounting for about 11 percent of the jail's bookings — was cited by organizers of an upcoming event that aims to cut down on the thousands of outstanding warrants in Northeastern Minnesota. Judges, prosecutors and public defenders are teaming up for a "Warrant Workout Day" from 9-11:30 a.m. Friday at the St. Louis County Courthouse in Duluth.
Crews continued to battle three Northland wildfires on Sunday, but persistent dry and windy conditions made the task an uphill battle. The most significant fire — in the Skibo area, just east of Hoyt Lakes — stood at approximately 1,000 acres with 12 percent containment on Sunday afternoon, said Lisa Radosevich-Craig, who was on scene as a spokeswoman for the interagency team fighting the fire.
It has been more than two years since Anthony James Isham was arrested in connection with the stabbing death of Harley Jacka in Virginia. And while the case has seen its fair share of odd twists and turns, three of four defendants have since pleaded guilty to their roles in the crime. But it remains to be seen when Isham will go to trial — and who will represent him — on his premeditated first-degree murder charge, which carries a mandatory life sentence.