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A Grand Portage woman burned down her own home in an effort to “destroy a bad spirit,” according to charges filed Wednesday. Lori Jean Dahmen, 46, was arrested Tuesday evening after she reportedly used a cigarette lighter to set fire to a bed in the house at 71 Townsite Road. Authorities reported that she was intoxicated. Dahmen’s son, who was also home at the time, escaped without injury. The residence was considered a total loss.
VIRGINIA, Minn. — Sean Joseph Powers had been a close friend and roommate to Hibbing homicide victim Jaysen Greenwood. That fact weighed heavily on the minds of Greenwood's family members as they came to the St. Louis County Courthouse in Virginia on Monday to see Powers sent to prison — marking the end of a nearly yearlong saga that began with the discovery of Greenwood's burned body in an old mine pit in Mountain Iron.
Criminal charges filed Tuesday in State District Court also indicate that Phillip James Adkins, 34, and Kayla Marie Frank, 33, sent the teen a series of lewd photos, videos and messages through Facebook before arranging the meeting. Adkins and Frank, who live in Rice, Minn., were arrested at a West Duluth motel on Friday evening after Duluth Police Department investigators were alerted to the planned meeting. They allegedly admitted that they had traveled to Duluth with the purpose of having sex with the teen, who they knew to be 14.
A Minnesota Court of Appeals panel seemed to agree Thursday with a district court judge's assessment that Roger Weber was "rash" in his decision to saw his neighbor's garage in half after a long family dispute. But the three judges, hearing oral arguments at the St. Louis County Courthouse in Duluth, didn't appear inclined to award the significant monetary damages sought by Mark Besemann, the Iron man caught in the middle of the quarrel.
A judge on Friday rejected the defense of three men who were arrested during an anti-pipeline demonstration inside Enbridge Energy’s downtown Duluth offices in November. Scot Bol, 64, and Jesse...
The former chief justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court will play a key role in the overhaul of the Minnesota Sex Offender Program. A federal judge on Thursday appointed Eric...
HIBBING, Minn. -- An 18-year-old Hibbing man admitted to sexually assaulting a 3-year-old child in his care and distributing video of the incident online, according to criminal charges filed this week in State District Court. A juvenile delinquency petition alleges that Brian Dale Shain Jr. committed the offenses while baby sitting at the male victim's Hibbing home over a two-month period. Shain faces two counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, and one count each of use of a minor in a sexual performance and dissemination of child pornography.
DULUTH, Minn. -- Citing the threat of a lawsuit, the city of Duluth has declined to publicly release body camera footage of an August incident in which a Duluth police...
DULUTH, Minn. -- Bail was set at $10,000 Thursday for a Duluth man accused of leading police on a 20-minute chase that ended in gunfire early Tuesday in western Duluth and the man telling law officers that drones or satellites were following him. Jared Steven Haske , 43, faces four charges in the incident that ended with a state trooper firing several rounds at his vehicle outside a home on Becks Road. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension continues to investigate the shooting incident, which did not lead to any injuries.
DULUTH, Minn. -- The state of Minnesota will not impose temporary restrictions on public access to police body camera videos as requested by city of Duluth officials last week. The...