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Former Duluth Police Chief Gordon Ramsay, now chief of the police department in Wichita, Kan., has received an invitation to visit the White House after reports on a community cookout organized by police, Black Lives Matter activists and other members of the community went viral on social media.
A 36-year-old Wisconsin man faces a felony charge after allegedly being caught in Duluth with 81 individually-wrapped packages of heroin, totaling 43 grams. Mario Terrell Jackson of Appleton appeared Thursday in State District Court in Duluth on one count of felony first-degree controlled substance crime. If convicted, he faces up to 30 years in prison and a $1 million fine. According to the criminal complaint:
A Grand Forks woman linked to a drug overdose death has pleaded not guilty to delivery of heroin. Kiesha Storm Lytle, 24, waived her preliminary hearing Wednesday in Grand Forks District Court, where she appeared on the Class A felony charge, which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and a $20,000 fine. Her next court appearance is Sept. 29.
ST. PAUL – Minnesota employers added 7,300 jobs in June, according to seasonally adjusted figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. Those gains, however, were largely offset by figures from May that were revised from 1,900 jobs lost to 8,400 jobs lost. During the past 12 months, the state has added 34,246 jobs, a gain of 1.2 percent. U.S. jobs were up 1.8 percent during that period.
Authorities on Wednesday identified a woman who died Monday after driving past barricades on a flood-damaged highway in Bayfield County and plunging about 50 feet into a washout. The Bayfield County Sheriff's Office reported that Kathryn Anderson, 74, of the town of Namekagon near Cable, died in the crash that happened at about 9:30 a.m. Monday on U.S. Highway 63 just north of Grand View.
DULUTH, Minn. -- The Norwegian viking ship that’s taking its Great Lakes tour of tall ships festivals one stop at a time as it closely monitors an ability to fund its trip left Bay City, Mich., on Wednesday bound for Chicago. The Draken Harald Hårfagre (or Fairhair) is scheduled to be in Duluth for the tall ships festival on Aug. 18-21.
MOORHEAD – A woman here was stabbed during an altercation late Tuesday night, July 19, and was hospitalized with injuries that were not life-threatening. Police have not detained a suspect and believe there is no threat to the public, said police Sgt. Clinton Stephenson. Police declined to identify the woman Wednesday, July 20, and could not provide more details on her condition. Around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, officers were called to an apartment building at 1605 20th St. S. in Moorhead, where they found the woman injured.
FERGUS FALLS, Minn.— The 12-year-old girl who fell off an inner tube and was hit by a passing boat on Clitherall lake Sunday, July 17, has been identified by the Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office. Faith Hodge, of Fargo was being pulled on the tube by a boat around 1:30 p.m. Sunday when she fell off and was struck by a boat driven by David Thorson, 62, of Fargo. Hodge was taken to Lake Region Hospital in Fergus Falls to be treated for her injuries. Her condition Wednesday, July 20, was not available.
ST. PAUL -- A Minnesota Department of Natural Resources conservation officer has been awarded a lifesaving award as he and other emergency responders in central Minnesota saved a man from drowning after he went through the ice with his ATV on Platte Lake and was stranded on an island of ice. James Pattock, 69, of Foley was still in the water in the March 13 incident when conservation officer Paul Kuske of Pierz notified the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office he was responding to the incident near Pierz about 30 miles south of Brainerd..
The brother of a woman suspected of being an accomplice in the beheading of an Iron Range man has been charged with witness tampering. Joeseph Allen Greniger, 20, of Grand Rapids was charged Tuesday in State District Court in Grand Rapids with one count of felony first-degree tampering with a witness. The charge stems from alleged multiple attempts made by Greniger to threaten a witness, saying the witness “snitched” on his sister.