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Thursday Feb 4 | via NorthlandsNewscenter.com
Officer say the man handed the Republic Bank teller a note indicting he had a gun and then ran from the store. Comment?
Tuesday Feb 2 | via NorthlandsNewscenter.com
A heroin bust in Duluth last week was made through the combined efforts of the Duluth and Superior police departments working with the Lake Superior Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force. Comment?
Tuesday Feb 2 | via Tikkun Magazine
Her boyfriend, John, was arrested and faced felony domestic violence charges-it wasn't his first time. Sarah didn't want John to go to jail. Comment?
Wednesday Jan 27 | via WDIO
Duluth police have arrested and charged a man for first degree burglary in an incident that happened early Monday morning. Twenty-four-year-old Travis Michael Thompson was the suspect charged in the robbery that happened just before 2:30 a.m. Monday on 14th Avenue E. According to the Duluth Police Department, officers spoke to a victim who said noises woke her up and that there were signs someone was inside her home. Comment?
Wednesday Jan 27 | via News9 Oklahoma City
A day after the leaders of an armed anti-government group were arrested, authorities on Wednesday urged a handful of activists remaining at an Oregon wildlife refuge to abandon the site they have occupied for more... A day after eight members of an armed anti-government group were arrested, their jailed leader on Wednesday urged a handful of remaining militants to abandon the Oregon wildlife refuge they have occupied for more than... A rancher who was killed during a traffic stop while in Oregon for an armed standoff at a wildlife refuge recently vowed he would die before going to prison. Comment?
Wednesday Jan 27 | via WTHR-TV Indianapolis
A homeless man and woman were killed and three other people were wounded when a shooting erupted at a Seattle homeless encampment known as 'The Jungle,' authorities said. Friends and family of a Louisiana sheriff's deputy critically wounded in New Orleans while serving a warrant were praying for him as well-wishers rushed to give blood to help in his recovery. Comment?
Monday Jan 25 | via Mass Transit
Jan. 23--A man who allegedly broke into the new transportation center being built in downtown Duluth and did more than $60,000 in damage has been charged with three felonies. Wesley Andrew Kleveter, 18, of Duluth, has been charged in St. Louis County District Court with third-degree burglary, first-degree criminal damage to property and possession of a firearm by a felon. Comment?
Thursday Jan 21 | via TwinCities
An 18-year-old Duluth man charged Thursday with perpetrating a spree of vandalism and vehicle break-ins at the Duluth Transportation Center last weekend had finished serving a sentence for a prior criminal case less than two weeks earlier, according to court documents. Wesley Andrew Kleveter was arraigned in St. Louis County District Court in Duluth on charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm, first-degree criminal damage to property and third-degree burglary in connection with the Saturday night incident that caused more than $60,000 in damage at the soon-to-open downtown transit center. Comment?
Thursday Jan 21 | via WDIO
Since Wesley Andrew Kleveter was arrested on Saturday, Duluth police have pieced together eyewitness and officer accounts, security video and evidence at the scene to lay out a narrative of what happened during the four-hour crime spree. Court documents say Kleveter had been released from Arrowhead Juvenile Corrections center for a prior burglary offense just 11 days before he allegedly targeted the DTA construction site. Comment?
Tuesday Jan 19 | via NorthlandsNewscenter.com
We're learning more about how an 18-year-old, arrested for vandalizing the new downtown Duluth transit center, got inside to do the damage. The Duluth Transit Authority says the suspect caused about $50,000 worth, ranging from smashed security cameras and computers to a severed pipe that caused some flooding. Comment?
Thursday Jan 14 | via TwinCities
Customers of the Last Place on Earth are processed by the Duluth police during a raid of the Last Place on Earth, a downtown Duluth, Minn. head shop known for selling synthetic marijuana, Wednesday, July 25, 2012. Comment?
Jan 12, 2016 | via NorthlandsNewscenter.com
A Duluth police officer faces more charges in a second criminal court case to open against him in St. Louis County court. Todd Kuusisto, an 11-year veteran officer, was placed on administrative leave following his arrest on a domestic assault charge in November 2015. Comment?
Jan 11, 2016 | via NorthlandsNewscenter.com
Answer by Sgt. Neil Dickenson of the Minnesota State Patrol: If a driver is arrested for "driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs" and has a child in the vehicle it would enhance the violation. Comment?
Jan 6, 2016 | via The Atlantic
Ken Griffey Jr. and I have a lot in common. For one, we are both living American males. Comment?
Jan 4, 2016 | via Jerusalem Post
With regard to "Amiram Ben- Uliel and minor indicted in Duma attack" , the shootings, stabbings, injuries and murders continue, and it is clear that our government has failed in its first duty to protect the lives of citizens. It is in such situations that vigilantes flourish. Comment?
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