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St. Louis County had the highest per-capita rate of heroin and opioid overdose deaths in Minnesota in 2015, according to state Department of Health statistics. The rate of 13.4 deaths per 100,000 people was more than three times that of similarly sized Washington County. It greatly exceeded Hennepin County, the state's most populous, which had a rate of only 8.4 deaths per 100,000 people.
The family of a 24-year-old Iron Range man fatally struck by a vehicle more than two months ago is seeking to offer a reward for information in the yet-unsolved case...
An Ely college student who slashed his roommate's throat during an argument over smoking in their dorm room was sentenced this week to more than seven years in prison. Michael Mathias Connelly, 20, pleaded guilty in September to a felony first-degree assault charge in the Jan. 27 incident at Vermillion Community College.
A Proctor man faces an attempted murder charge after police said he used an AR-15 rifle to fire at least 38 rounds at his live-in girlfriend during a domestic assault incident on Saturday afternoon. Rusty George Kallis, 40, allegedly told his girlfriend that he was going to hold her hostage and fired several shots into the floor of their residence on the 100 block of Fifth Street, stating: "This is how serious I am."
A Deer River woman admitted Tuesday that she forged receipts and deposited checks into a personal bank account in order to swindle at least $43,000 from the owners of a cabin she had been hired to remodel. Rinda Lynn Etter, 57, was hired in October 2013 to renovate a cabin on Sand Lake in the northern part of the county, according to court documents. The owner allowed Etter and her husband to live there for free, provided they perform remodeling work on the cabin.
A judge has denied a Duluth murder suspect's request to lower his $1 million bail. Aaron Demetrius Humphreys, 42, faces an intentional second-degree murder charge 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 appeared in State District Court in Duluth on Nov. 9 seeking a reduction of his bail, which public defender Rebecca Shaw called excessive.
A 28-year-old Eveleth man is accused of kidnapping another man at gunpoint and holding him for ransom for more than nine hours over a $500 debt. Kyle Martin Olson faces...
A Duluth man on Tuesday was acquitted on a mental illness defense in the September 2014 killing of his mother at her Lincoln Park residence. Carmen Emigdio Mosqueda, 39, was found not guilty by reason of mental illness on an intentional second-degree murder charge in the stabbing and suffocation death of his mother, 71-year-old Mary Margaret Mosqueda.
A Tower man was wearing a bulletproof vest, armed with a handgun and carrying a bag of methamphetamine when he was shot by a St. Louis County Sheriff's Office deputy following a vehicle pursuit last week on the Iron Range, according to charges filed Tuesday. Aaron Lee Boshey, 27, faces four felony charges in connection with the incident that started in Virginia and ended in the woods about six miles west of Eveleth after a 17-minute pursuit.
More than 2½ years after a Virginia man was fatally stabbed at the behest of his girlfriend, a fourth defendant has admitted to his role in the plot. Anthony James...