GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. — A new report alleges that a fired Itasca County sheriff’s deputy who is running to unseat his former boss misused a county-issued cellphone to download pornography and send sexually charged text messages. The six-page report, prepared by an independent investigator, states that a computer forensics firm recovered hundreds of explicit images, videos and messages on the phone that was used by former deputy Bryan Johnson.
DULUTH — A Grand Rapids man charged in a 2017 Hibbing homicide case "knowingly, willingly and voluntarily" provided a confession to law enforcement, a judge said. Judge Mark Starr on Friday denied a motion to suppress statements made by Benjamin David Lundquist in the investigation of the stabbing and beating death of 54-year-old Joel Dean Gangness.
DULUTH — Vying to fill one of Minnesota's U.S. Senate seats for the remaining two years of President Donald Trump's first term in office, both major party candidates said they aren't afraid to challenge the president on immigration. That comes as little surprise from Sen. Tina Smith, the Democrat appointed to the seat in January, who has joined a chorus of critics, particularly on the administration's policy of separating children from their parents at the Mexican border.
APOSTLE ISLANDS NATIONAL LAKESHORE --A mother is the sole survivor after her husband and their three children died when their kayak capsized late Thursday off Lake Superior’s Apostle Islands, authorities said. The family of five was touring the islands, located about 100 miles east of Duluth off the northern tip of Wisconsin in Lake Superior, by lake when their watercraft overturned about a mile from Michigan Island before 8:30 p.m., authorities said Friday.