The former St. Louis County Jail in Duluth may be on its way to a new future as an apartment building. Developer Grant Carlson, a principal partner in Jail Holding LLC, which owns the building at 521 W. Second St., is turning away from original plans to market the property as commercial/office space after analyzing the local market.
The St. Louis County Attorney’s Office on Thursday dismissed murder charges “in the interest of justice” against one of two defendants accused of taking part in the murder of a Duluth man in the Francis Skinner Apartments in April.
A man with Twin Cities and Iron Range connections reported missing by friends four months ago was found dead in a vehicle along a logging road in northern St. Louis County on Tuesday. Foul play is not suspected, officials said.
Minnesota health officials are reporting the state's first confirmed case of West Nile virus for 2012. Officials say a St. Louis County man became ill in late May after traveling to south-central Minnesota. He was hospitalized and is recovering.
A man accused of sexually assaulting and fatally stabbing a woman in St. Louis County 12 years ago has been formally charged. A criminal complaint says 41-year-old Joseph Couture assaulted and stabbed Trina Langenbrunner and left her along a road in Brookston in September 2000.
St. Louis County authorities say speed and inattentive driving likely caused the crash that killed two Hibbing High School classmates last month. Lindsey Gonzalez and Kelsey Perkins, both 17, died in the one-car crash April 28 near Toivola.
A mental health exam has been ordered for a man accused of stabbing a toddler in St. Louis County. Derek Nathan Klingfus appeared in court Monday. His public defender, Bruce Williams, requested the evaluation.
Sheriff's officials in northeastern Minnesota say an aerial and ground search for a missing 7-year-old boy have failed to turn up any new leads on his disappearance. Authorities believe Wyatt Nordrum is with his father, who lost custody of the boy.
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