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August 18, 2016
Itasca County man sentenced to 15 years in death of infant son
GRAND RAPIDS -- An Itasca County man who pled guilty to a manslaughter charge last month was sentenced to 15 years in prison. Emery James Jenkins, 39, of rural Deer River, received the maximum sentence for first-degree manslaughter Wednesday after entering an Alford plea in July to...
August 18, 2016 - 9:22am
June 30, 2016
UPDATE: Charges: Itasca County homicide victim was beheaded, stabbed
HIBBING, Minn. -- A sexual assault allegation led to the beheading of a 20-year-old Hibbing man last week in rural Itasca County, according to...
June 30, 2016 - 9:20am
April 7, 2016
Itasca County man sent to prison for crash that killed two
A rural Deer River man was sentenced Wednesday to more than four years in prison for an alcohol-fueled crash that killed two acquaintances in...
April 7, 2016 - 8:52am
October 28, 2015
Deer River woman seriously injured in Highway 2 crash
A 20-year-old Deer River woman was taken to Essentia Health-St. Mary's Medical Center on Tuesday following a single-vehicle injury crash along U.S. Highway 2. The woman is in serious condition as of Wednesday morning, the hospital reported. The Minnesota State Patrol, in its...
October 28, 2015 - 11:50am
September 10, 2015
Deer River man charged in double-fatal collision
BEMIDJI—A 29-year-old Deer River man has been charged in the deaths of two people in a two-vehicle crash Tuesday morning in Itasca County. Derrick Lee Cloud has been charged with two felony counts of criminal vehicular homicide in the deaths of Cory J. Jones, 27, of Cass...
September 10, 2015 - 3:46pm
September 8, 2015
Two dead in two-vehicle crash in Itasca County
DEER RIVER -- A 27-year-old Cass Lake man and 21-year-old Deer River woman were killed in a two-vehicle collision early Tuesday morning in Itasca County. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, a 1994 Chevrolet Camaro was southbound on State Highway 46 at County Road...
September 8, 2015 - 6:17pm
January 24, 2015
Itasca County man indicted on murder charges in infant son's death
DEER RIVER, Minn. -- An Itasca County man has been indicted on murder charges in the October death of his infant son. A grand jury indicted 38-year-old Emery James Jenkins of Deer River on Friday on two counts of murder in the first degree and one count of murder in the second...
January 24, 2015 - 1:23pm
December 8, 2014
Two dead, three injured in northern Minnesota fire
DEER RIVER, Minn. -- Two people died in a fire early Saturday at a home in northeastern Cass County, authorities reported Sunday. Three other people escaped with minor injuries from the rural Deer River residence, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office reported. According to the...
December 8, 2014 - 10:41am
July 30, 2014
Pedestrian struck on Highway 2 in Itasca County
A woman was struck by a car while walking down the middle of U.S. Highway 2 in Itasca County early Tuesday. Tracy Peterson, 46, of Deer River, was walking in the middle of the roadway about 1 a.m., the Minnesota State Patrol reported, when she was struck by a car driven...
July 30, 2014 - 9:39am
May 13, 2014
Public can comment on Highway 2 project from Cass Lake to Deer River
BEMIDJI -- The public is invited to comment on the draft Environmental Assessment Worksheet for the U.S. Highway 2 passing lane project from Cass Lake to Deer River. The project involves constructing improvements at 16 locations to provide four-lane passing sections, a bypass lane...
May 13, 2014 - 9:58am
July 30, 2013
Deer River man charged in death of girlfriend
BEMIDJI -- A Deer River man is being held without bail after being charged with the murder of his girlfriend. Eugene Nason, 50, shared a home at 508 5th Street South with 43-year-old Sonya Ann Smith. While the criminal complaint released Tuesday evening by the Itasca County Sheriff's...
July 30, 2013 - 6:46pm
June 3, 2013
Spottail shiner shortage frustrates anglers, bait dealers
By Sam Cook Forum News Service DEER RIVER, Minn. — Standing in waders, hip-deep in a lake near Deer River, Bill Powell flipped two...
June 3, 2013 - 9:42am
March 6, 2013
Former Itasca Co. sheriff's deputy faces charge of using cellphone to record girl, 17, in shower
ST. PAUL – A former Itasca County Sheriff’s Office Deputy was charged Wednesday with a felony for allegedly attempting to capture video of a juvenile in a bathroom. Aaron Edward Apitz, 45, of Deer River faces a felony charge of interference with privacy against a minor under 18....
March 6, 2013 - 3:48pm
December 18, 2012
Man, who swindled nearly $300K from wild rice company, ordered to jail time, probation
DEER RIVER – A Colorado man must spend 20 years on probation for swindling nearly $300,000 from a wild rice company. At a court hearing Monday at the Itasca County Courthouse in Grand Rapids, a judge stayed a 21-month prison sentence for Frederick Bradley Kellogg, 60, of Aurora,...
December 18, 2012 - 6:08pm
March 20, 2012
Deer River woman pleads guilty to stealing vehicle titles, fees
A 51-year-old Deer River woman pleaded guilty Monday to theft of more than $100,000 in public funds. Sheila Marie Jerry entered the plea in Itasca County District Court and paid $112,734 in restitution.
March 20, 2012 - 9:16am