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DULUTH, Minn.—The Minnesota Court of Appeals has upheld the case of a Hermantown man who was convicted of luring a victim to rural Rice Lake and stabbing him a dozen times. A St. Louis County jury in November 2015 found Andre Verlin Anderson guilty of felony charges of attempted second-degree murder, first-degree assault and theft of a motor vehicle. A co-defendant testified that Anderson was recovering from a heroin overdose when he launched an unprovoked attack on 22-year-old Chad Johnson, whom he had just met, along remote Hicken Road in August 2014.
Two Minnesota men allegedly spent a night partying — one of them admitting to drinking more than a dozen beers and having several shots — before they were involved in an Itasca County rollover crash that killed a friend earlier this month. Prosecutors on Wednesday charged 39-year-old Tomas Charles Cuellar of La Prairie and 48-year-old Bradley Gene Doree in connection with the March 11 crash along U.S. Highway 169 that killed Michael Joseph Washburn, 48, of Hill City.
DULUTH — The Diocese of Duluth has been granted an extension to deliver its plan to emerge from bankruptcy protection. The Catholic diocese, which has been under Chapter 11 protection since December 2015, was scheduled to file a reorganization plan by Friday, but U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Robert Kressel this week granted a motion to extend that deadline as the diocese continues to seek coverage of sexual abuse claims from its insurers.
DULUTH, Minn.—The three remaining suspects in the fatal shooting of a University of Minnesota Duluth student have been charged with murder. Deandre Demetrius Davenport, 21; Noah Anthony Charles King, 18; and Noah Duane Baker, 19, were formally charged Tuesday morning, March 7, in the death of 22-year-old William Andrew Grahek. Each is charged with aiding and abetting intentional second-degree murder and first-degree aggravated robbery. They are scheduled to be arraigned in State District Court in Duluth later today.
DULUTH, Minn. -- Two of the five people arrested in connection with the February shooting death of a University of Minnesota Duluth student were formally charged Monday. Tara Rai Baker, 22, of Duluth is charged with second-degree murder and first-degree aggravated robbery, and Xavier Alfred Haywood, 26, of Duluth is charged with a felony count of aiding an offender to avoid arrest.
DULUTH, Minn. -- A third and final defendant has admitted to his role in connection with the slaying of a 20-year-old Hibbing man whose burned remains were found in an old mine pit in May. Sean Joseph Powers, 19, pleaded guilty Monday to a felony charge of aiding an offender after the fact in the death of Jaysen Greenwood.
ELY, Minn.—A former Ely police sergeant will serve two years of supervised probation after admitting that he had a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old girl. Jason Allen Carlson, 38, was sentenced Monday in State District Court in Virginia after pleading guilty last month to a gross misdemeanor count of misconduct of a public officer. Carlson, who was described as an acquaintance of the victim's parents, admitted at a plea hearing that he carried out a relationship with the teen during late 2014 and early 2015.
Gunfire between two moving vehicles on Interstate 35 in Duluth earlier this month was precipitated by a robbery that stemmed from a botched drug deal, according to charges filed Monday. Three men have been arrested and formally charged in the shooting, which left a 19-year-old man with non-life-threatening injuries after he was struck by a single bullet on Feb. 5.
A Hibbing teen has been placed on probation after admitting that she witnessed the murder of her roommate, traveled with the killer to dispose of the body and lied in several interviews with police. Julianna Christine Sala, 17, received an extended juvenile jurisdiction sentence Thursday in connection with the death of 20-year-old Jaysen Greenwood, whose burned remains were found in an abandoned mine pit in Mountain Iron in May.
DULUTH — Facing a nearly $5 million jury verdict and numerous pending lawsuits over child sexual abuse committed by priests, the Diocese of Duluth turned to bankruptcy protection Monday. The...