District Court

St. Louis County

Feb. 17

  • Mark D. Allison, 58, Duluth, operating a motor vehicle with a prohibited blood-alcohol content, fined $2,000 and 180 days local confinement, time and $1,000 stayed on two years probation with conditions.

Feb. 18

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  • Khadija A. O. Bashir, 22, Minneapolis, driving 92 mph in a 65 mph zone, fined $100.

  • Melanie A. Berntson, 36, Cloquet, hands-free law violation, fined $50.
  • Gavin M. Clark-Felknor, 20, Floodwood, hands-free law violation, fined $50.
  • Jon R. Couillard, 21, Holcombe, Wisconsin, hands-free law violation, fined $50.
  • Sydney K. Gonzalez-Downs, 24, Duluth, operating a motor vehicle with a prohibited blood-alcohol content, fined $2,000 and 180 days local confinement, time and $1,000 stayed on two years probation with conditions.
  • Dillon M. Hanson, 24, Duluth, driving after revocation, fined $200.
  • Brad D. Johnson, 26, McGregor, hands-free law violation, fined $50.
  • Danielle R. Johnson, 41, Duluth, inattentive driving, fined $40.
  • Kraig R. Johnstone, 36, Superior, theft, fined $50 and one year local confinement, 360 days stayed on two years probation with conditions, pay $907 in restitution; second count theft, fined $50 and one year local confinement, 360 days stayed on two years probation with conditions, consecutive, pay $808 in restitution; driving while impaired, fined $50 and one year local confinement, time stayed on two years probation with conditions, concurrent.
  • Lindee J. Kilen, 60, Holyoke, disorderly conduct, fined $50 and 90 days local confinement, time stayed on one year probation.
  • Casimir R. Krithers, 38, Duluth, theft, continued for dismissal for 60 days, pay $33 in restitution.
  • Falisha A. Kwapick, 26, Saginaw, hands-free law violation, fined $50.
  • Austin J. Larson, 23, Duluth, hands-free law violation, fined $50.
  • Logan D. Maurstad, 22, Thief River Falls, Minnesota, disorderly conduct, fined $300 and 30 days local confinement, time stayed on one year probation with conditions.
  • Jonathan B. McNulty, 29, Hoyt Lakes, driving after suspension, fined $200.
  • Bruce J. Nelson, 61, Proctor, driving after cancellation - inimical to public safety, fined $2,000 and 120 days local confinement, time and $1,000 stayed on two years probation with conditions.
  • Todd L. Nelson, 66, Cloquet, game and fish - aid or assist in committing violation, fined $200.
  • Gerald W. Pickus Jr., 24, Cloquet, domestic assault, adjudication stayed on one year probation with conditions, $50 fine.
  • Jacquelynrae M. Smith, 29, Cambridge, Minnesota, careless driving, fined $1,000 and 60 days local confinement, time stayed on one year probation with conditions.
  • Geoffrey B. Stroud, 57, Duluth, driving after cancellation - inimical to public safety, adjudication stayed for one year.
  • Evan P. Thill, 26, Cloquet, interference with an emergency call, fined $50 and one year local confinement, 363 days stayed on two years probation with conditions.
  • Michael J. Turnage, 23, Superior, hands-free law violation, fined $50.
  • Miranda R. Utter, 33, West Fargo, North Dakota, hands-free law violation, fined $50.
  • Joseph Veal, 30, Duluth, violation of order for protection, fined $50 and two days local confinement.
  • Sam Waylee, 23, Superior, driving 71 mph in a 40 mph zone, fined $150.
  • Nicole M. Wick, 38, Cloquet, driving after revocation (offense dated: 6/18/16), fined $200.

Feb. 19

  • Louis N. Anderson, 62, Duluth, driver's license driving restrictions violation, fined $50 and 60 days local confinement.
  • Tanner N. Arthaud, 28, Duluth, hands-free law violation, fined $50.
  • Kasy J. Bennett, 25, Duluth, threats of violence, adjudication stayed on two years probation with conditions, credit for four days local confinement.
  • Su J. Chae, 51, Blaine, Minnesota, hands-free law violation, fined $50.
  • Susy A. Chalupsky, 45, Duluth, hands-free law violation, fined $50.
  • Andrew J. Chapin, 38, Duluth, malicious punishment of a child, adjudication stayed on two years probation with conditions.
  • Dustin L. Darval, 35, Duluth, domestic assault, fined $50 and 90 days local confinement, 86 days stayed on one year probation with conditions.
  • Lily M. Ek, 22, Duluth, hands-free law violation, fined $50.
  • Drew T. Gagnon, 19, Duluth, burglary, imposition stayed on two years probation with conditions, $50 fine and credit for six days local confinement.
  • Tasha J. Hoskins, 31, Duluth, shoplifting, fined $50 and two days local confinement; fugitive, extradition waived.
  • Kristy A. Hren, 58, Hermantown, illegal use of license plates not issued to that vehicle, continued for dismissal; driver's license driving restrictions violation, continued for dismissal.
  • Ryan M. Kolojeski, 24, Duluth, hands-free law violation, fined $50.
  • Casimir R. Krithers, 38, Duluth, threats of violence, fined $50 and 30 months in prison, prison time stayed on three years probation with conditions.
  • Brandon R. Larsen, 30, Superior, hands-free law violation, fined $50.
  • Charles E. Lattimore, 32, Superior, hands-free law violation, fined $50.
  • Dane B. Marcella-Doty, 28, Duluth, careless driving, fined $1,000 and 90 days local confinement, time stayed on one year probation with conditions.
  • Tammy S. Martin, 57, Cloquet, hands-free law violation, fined $50.
  • Benjamin J. Mattinen, 23, Brainerd, Minnesota, threats of violence, adjudication stayed on three years probation with conditions; test refusal, fined $300 and one year local confinement, 361 days stayed on two years probation with conditions, concurrent; assault, adjudication stayed on one year probation with conditions, credit for four days local confinement, concurrent.
  • Lance J. Mayberry, 38, Duluth, assault, adjudication stayed on one year probation with conditions, three days local confinement.
  • Giovanni J. Minotte, 19, Duluth, hands-free law violation, fined $50.
  • Trenton J. Moe, 27, Carlton, hands-free law violation, fined $50.
  • Edward E. Murray, 63, Superior, violation of a restraining order, adjudication stayed for one year.
  • Christine R. Nagle, 36, Duluth, inattentive driving, fined $50.
  • Blake T. Newton, 38, Mountain Iron, assault, fined $50 and 90 days local confinement, 87 days stayed on one year probation with conditions.
  • Breanne M. Pedersen, 27, Cloquet, theft, adjudication stayed on two years probation with conditions, pay $2,267 in restitution.
  • Andrew Perrin, 26, Duluth, assault, fined $50 and 90 days local confinement, time stayed on one year probation with conditions.
  • Jack I. Peru, 26, Phoenix, Arizona, assault, 30 days local confinement, time stayed on one year probation.
  • Alec K. Pesta, 21, Duluth, hands-free law violation, fined $50.
  • Karter L. Richison, 18, Duluth, hands-free law violation, fined $50.
  • Kaitlin R. Robison, 25, Duluth, operating a motor vehicle with a prohibited blood-alcohol content, fined $2,000 and one year local confinement, 364 days and $1,000 stayed on two years probation with conditions.
  • Jayden M. Rowe, 20, Poplar, driving 58 mph in a 30 mph zone, fined $100.
  • David J. Sabick, 35, Duluth, hands-free law violation, fined $50.
  • Tyler G. Siegler, 31, Duluth, two counts driving after revocation (offenses dated: 10/23/19, 2/4/21), fined $200 per each count.
  • Jesse A. Starstead, 35, Duluth, two counts driving after revocation (offenses dated: 12/18/18, 3/14/19), fined $200 per each count.
  • Joseph S. Thomas, 34, Duluth, possession of a controlled substance, adjudication stayed on three years probation with conditions; insurance fraud, imposition stayed on three years probation with conditions including 15 months in prison, stayed, concurrent.
  • Shannon F. Wolfname, 42, Minneapolis, violation of a no contact order, fined $50, 136 days local confinement and 21 months in prison, prison time stayed on three years probation with conditions.

Feb. 20

  • William T. Sworski, 25, Knife River, hands-free law violation, fined $50.
  • Nicole M. Wick, driving after revocation (offense dated: 12/2/16), fined $200.
  • Mark J. C. Williams, 29, Duluth, three counts driving after suspension (offenses dated: 10/14/17, 12/23/17, 10/18/18), fined $200 per each count.
  • Kolbie R. Wyland, 26, Duluth, driving 80 mph in a 55 mph zone, fined $70.

Feb. 21

  • Dawn M. Roppe, 46, Hibbing, hands-free law violation, fined $50.
  • Kyle S. Sirois, 29, Ely, three counts driving after revocation (offenses dated: 8/18/15, 2/27/17, 10/3/17), fined $200 per each count.

Feb. 22

  • Meagan E. Alanen, 29, Cloquet, criminal vehicular operation, imposition stayed on three years probation with conditions, $1,000 fine with $500 stayed, 2 days local confinement, 60 days electronic monitoring and pay $1,160 in restitution.
  • Timmothy Bowles, 32, Duluth, driving after revocation (offense dated: 2/16/19), fined $200.
  • Kyana D. Davies, 31, Duluth, test refusal, fined $2,000 and one year local confinement, 358 days and $1,950 stayed on two years probation with conditions.
  • Julia A. Brigan, 24, Duluth, hands-free law violation, fined $50.
  • Monica M. Fernandez, 34, Duluth, violation of a restraining order, continued for dismissal for one year.
  • Zachary A. Graceman, 21, Eden Prairie, Minnesota, violation of order for protection, adjudication stayed on one year probation with conditions, $50 fine.
  • Terry A. Gross, 50, Duluth, obstructing legal process, fined $50 and 30 days local confinement, 28 days stayed on one year probation with conditions.
  • Jeremy J. Hayward-Anderson, 25, Duluth, possession of a controlled substance, 296 days local confinement and 19 months in prison, prison time stayed on two years probation with conditions.
  • Andrew L. Hunter, 27, Duluth, assault, adjudication stayed on three years probation with conditions; operating a motor vehicle with a prohibited blood-alcohol content, fined $2,000 and one year local confinement, time and $1,500 stayed on two years probation with conditions.
  • Ross J. Jaeger, 35, Duluth, hands-free law violation, fined $50.
  • Paul T. Jugasek, 41, Duluth, interference with an emergency call, adjudication stayed on two years probation with conditions, $50 fine and credit for four days local confinement.
  • Mark E. Kaarto, 50, Superior, hands-free law violation, fined $50.
  • Ronald J. Omdahl, 36, Duluth, hands-free law violation, fined $50.
  • Alanna A. Pierre, 20, Ashland, operating a motor vehicle with a prohibited blood-alcohol content, fined $2,000 and one year local confinement, 362 days and $1,700 stayed on two years probation with conditions.
  • Jannie M. N. Ross, 24, Duluth, give false information to a peace officer and disturb the neighborhood, continued for dismissal for one year per each count, concurrent.
  • Tanaya L. Smith, 25, Cloquet, child passenger restraint violation, fined $50.
  • Louis E. M. St. Clair, 35, Duluth, domestic assault, fined $50 and one year local confinement, credit for 284 days served; possession of a controlled substance, one year local confinement, credit for 284 days served, concurrent; violation of no contact order, fined $50, one year local confinement and 24 months in prison, prison time stayed on three years probation with conditions, consecutive; felony domestic assault, fined $50, 284 days local confinement and 27 months in prison, prison time stayed on three years probation with conditions, consecutive.
  • Dion D. W. Taylor, 29, Duluth, domestic assault, fined $50 and one year local confinement, 362 days stayed on two years probation with conditions.
  • Michael H. Tobolaski, 41, Duluth, possess pornographic work on computer, fined $50 and 15 months in prison, time stayed on five years probation with conditions; second count possess pornographic work on computer, fined $50 and 20 months in prison, prison time stayed on five years probation with conditions, concurrent; third count possess pornographic work on computer, $50 fine and 25 months in prison, prison time stayed on five years probation with conditions, concurrent; four count possess pornographic work on computer, fined $50 and 25 months in prison, prison time stayed on five years probation with conditions, concurrent; fifth count possess pornographic work on computer, fined $50 and 25 months in prison, prison time stayed on five years probation with conditions, concurrent.
  • Sierra D. Warren, 19, Duluth, disorderly conduct, fined $50 and 90 days local confinement, 87 days stayed on one year probation with conditions.

Feb. 23

  • Kristin M. Bellanger, 32, Duluth, driving after revocation (offense dated: 2/15/16), fined $200.
  • Travonne S. Blackwell, 30, Le Sueur, Minnesota, move over law violation, fined $50.
  • Peter H. Dahl, 37, Duluth, indecent exposure, fined $100.
  • Zoe L. Hauswirth, 22, Duluth, criminal damage to property - tampering with a motor vehicle, fined $300 and 30 days local confinement, time and $150 stayed on one year probation with conditions.
  • Adam A. Hein, 36, Duluth, fugitive, extradition waived.
  • Jeffrey J. Hoff, 59, Duluth, driving after revocation, fined $200; hands-free law violation, fined $50.
  • Robert C. Holtz, 24, Duluth, hands-free law violation of paragraph 2a, fined $275.
  • Jennifer P. Johnson, 41, Chanhassen, Minnesota, hand-free law violation, fined $50.
  • Kenneth J. Kruse-Koivisto, 39, Duluth, driving after revocation (offense dated: 2/14/11), fined $200.
  • Maija R. McCloskey, 28, Duluth, driving after suspension, fined $200.
  • Gabriel C. Pederson, 44, Virginia, violation of no contact order, fined $50 and 60 days local confinement.
  • Joseph J. Picconatto, 55, Floodwood, burning violation of prohibited materials, fined $200.
  • Athena C. Smekofske, 31, Duluth, disorderly conduct, fined $1,000 and 60 days local confinement, time and $900 stayed on one year probation with conditions; shoplifting, continued for dismissal for one year, concurrent.
  • Jeremy D. Wilson, 32, Superior, hands-free law violation, fined $50.

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