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Thursday Feb 16 | via WDIO
Shootings have dominated local news in Duluth lately. There have been six in the past month; the last one was fatal. Comment?
Thursday Feb 16 | via Valley News Live
Duluth Police have identified the victim of a fatal shooting in the East Hillside neighborhood Tuesday afternoon as a young man who grew up in the Twin Cities. Police say 22-year-old William Grahek of Duluth died at a hospital from a gunshot wound to the chest. Comment?
Thursday Feb 16 | via CBS Local
The shooting happened at about 2 p.m. inside a residence on the 500 block of East 11th Street, according to police. Officers arrived to find a 22-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the chest. Comment?
Wednesday Feb 15 | via WDIO
On a report of a shooting around 2 p.m., the Duluth Police Department responded to address in the 500 block of East 11th Street. The 22 year-old was a student at UMD, enrolled in both the Swenson College of Science and Engineering and the College of Liberal Arts. Comment?
Tuesday Feb 14 | via Pequot Lakes Echo
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. Comment?
Monday Feb 13 | via WDIO
Joseph Lamerand and Nicholas Lamerand face charges in connection with a shooting on I-35 in Duluth. A third man was arrested Monday. Comment?
Friday Feb 10 | via Stars and Stripes
When Scott Klund fired 24 rounds with an assault rifle through his bathroom door last spring, he was trying to "neutralize a threat," he said. On the other side of the door was a homeless man with a knife who had come back to Klund's Lowertown apartment along with a woman in the early morning hours of May 7. The former U.S. Marine had just met the two about 15 minutes earlier outside a SuperAmerica, where he had stopped to grab chips after closing down the Bulldog bar in St. Paul. Comment?
Monday Feb 6 | via WDIO
The shooting tally in Duluth has risen to five over a 16-day period from Jan. 21 to Feb. 5. The latest shooting happened between two moving vehicles on I-35 southbound. Duluth Police Chief Mike Tusken said he is concerned about continued violent crimes in Duluth, but he maintained that he doesn't think it is a continuing pattern. Comment?
Wednesday Feb 1 | via Pequot Lakes Echo
A couple allegedly drove to Duluth from the St. Cloud area on Friday with the intention of having sexual intercourse with a 14-year-old girl they had met online. Comment?
Tuesday Jan 24 | via WDIO
Darius Handy has been charged with assault in the second degree. According to the criminal complaint, Handy was one of the three males a Duluth police officer noticed fleeing the scene in a vehicle. Comment?
Monday Jan 23 | via WDIO
Police are not identifying a man who was shot Saturday night near the Lake Superior Bottle Shop in downtown Duluth. Duluth police say they are not releasing the information because of concerns about the victim's safety if they do. Comment?
Monday Jan 23 | via Pequot Lakes Echo
Two men are in jail and a 28-year-old victim remained in a Duluth hospital Sunday after a Saturday night shooting downtown, the Duluth Police Department said in a news release. Comment?
Sunday Jan 22 | via CBS Local
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Jan 18, 2017 | via WDIO
Cindy Jo Libby, a Duluth woman, has been charged with 1st degree burglary and 1st degree aggravated robbery in connection with an arson last week. The 48-year-old allegedly got upset after a woman invited her over but then told her to go away. Comment?
Jan 17, 2017 | via WDIO
The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension has released new information on an officer-involved shooting in Hibbing on Friday that left one man injured. According to the BCA, the man who was shot was a 24-year-old from Rochester. Comment?
Jan 17, 2017 | via FindLaw
Considered and decided by Connolly, Presiding Judge; Bjorkman, Judge; and Reilly, Judge.Lori Swanson, Attorney General, Edwin W. Stockmeyer, Assistant Attorney General, St. Paul, Minnesota; and Mark S. Rubin, St. Louis County Attorney, Duluth, Minnesota Cathryn Middlebrook, Chief Appellate Public Defender, Jodi Proulx, Assistant Public Defender, St. Paul, Minnesota After a jury convicted appellant on charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm and of first-degree aggravated robbery, he was given an enhanced sentence of 180 months. He challenges his conviction and his sentence. Comment?
Jan 11, 2017 | via Star Tribune
An ex-convict from Minnesota has been charged with a firearms crime in connection with the shooting death of a man in an alley behind a bar in Superior, Wis., and the wounding of the victim's brother in the first hours of 2017. Jamar M. Smith, 25, of Duluth, was charged in Douglas County District Court this week with being a felon in possession of a firearm, a felony, and misdemeanor bail jumping. Comment?
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