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An Esko woman was arrested Monday morning in connection with a hit-and-run crash that seriously injured a bicyclist Sunday morning. The 69-year-old woman is being held in the Carlton County Jail on a charge of criminal vehicular operation with substantial bodily injury. The News Tribune typically does not name suspects until they are formally charged in court. According to the Carlton County Sheriff's Office, Michael Howard Norton, 43, of Duluth was injured when his bicycle was hit by a motor vehicle at the corner of county Highway 61 and Rolling Road near Esko about 11 a.m.
An Esko woman was arrested this morning in connection with a hit-and-run crash that injured a bicyclist Sunday morning. The 69-year-old woman is being held in the Carlton County Jail on a charge of criminal vehicular operation with substantial bodily injury. The News Tribune typically does not name suspects until they are formally charged in court. According the Carlton County Sheriff's Office, Michael Howard Norton, 43, of Duluth, was injured when his bicycle was hit by a motor vehicle at the corner of county Highway 61 and Rolling Road near Esko about 11 a.m.
Carlton County authorities are asking for the public's help in identifying the vehicle and driver involved in a hit-and-run collision with a bicyclist Sunday morning in Thomson Township. According to the Carlton County Sheriff's Office, the crash happened at about 11 a.m. Sunday at the corner of county Highway 61 and Rolling Road, near Esko. The vehicle did not stop after hitting the bicyclist and continued eastbound on Highway 61. The victim, a 43-year-old Minneapolis man, was transported by ambulance to St. Luke's hospital in Duluth.
More than 150 acres owned by nature photographer Craig Blacklock in Carlton County will be permanently protected from development through conservation easements announced today. The 157-acre parcel that includes rolling hills, hardwood and pine forest, wetlands and grasslands provide habitat for a variety of wildlife and plants, including bald eagles, sandhill cranes, wood turtles and sharp-tailed sparrows.
Former world heavyweight boxing champions Evander Holyfield and Larry Holmes are expected to appear at a professional boxing card on July 6 at Black Bear Casino in Carlton. Dubbed "Welcome to the Jungle 4: Patriotic Punchout," the card will feature Duluth boxers Gary "Stone Cold" Eyer and Al "Haitian Temptation" Sands. Eyer (11-2-1) will defend his North American Boxing Union lightweight belt against Robbie Cannon (12-8-2) of Festus, Mo., while Sands (9-1) against an opponent to be determined. Holyfield retired with a record of 44-10-2 while Holmes was 69-6-0.
Authorities believe alcohol was a factor in the rural Carlton County crash that killed a Cloquet woman and injured her husband Saturday. Kari Renee Luoma, 34, was killed and Jeremiah Luoma injured when their vehicle was hit by one driven by Megan Dana Dickenson, 25, of rural Esko. The Carlton County Sheriff's Office arrested Dickenson Monday afternoon. Formal charges of criminal vehicular operation are pending through the Carlton County Attorney's Office. Dickenson was under the influence of alcohol when she ran a stop sign, Carlton County Sheriff's Office Lt.
A 34-year-old woman was killed and two other people injured Saturday in a two-vehicle collision in rural Carlton County. The Carlton County Sheriff's Office reported that the crash happened at 5:42 p.m. the intersection of Canosia Road and North Cloquet Road in Thomson Township, about two miles north of Esko. A vehicle turned east onto North Cloquet Road and was struck by another vehicle traveling north on Canosia Road, the heriff's office reported. A 34-year-old woman who was a passenger in one of the vehicles was pronounced dead at the scene.
Severe thunderstorms are moving through parts of the Northland this afternoon. The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for the Twin Ports, the Interstate 35 corridor, Iron Range, North Shore and all of Northwestern Wisconsin until 10 p.m. Large hail, damaging winds and a few tornadoes are possible. As of 3 p.m., one line of strong storms was situated over the Interstate 35 corridor south of Cloquet, moving north. It had prompted a severe thunderstorm warning for Pine and southern Carlton counties until 3:15 p.m.
Northland residents contributed almost 130,000 pounds of food during the 21st annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, the United Way of Greater Duluth tells us. The exact amount collected by area postal carriers and volunteers in Cloquet, Duluth, Hermantown, Proctor, Silver Bay, Superior and Two Harbors on May 11 was 129,386 pounds -- that's nearly 65 tons.
An alleged member of the Native Mob dispassionately testified Tuesday that he hit a Floodwood woman in the head with a hammer and then strangled her because he was angry and snapped when he found some of his drugs were missing. Michael William Siewert, 23, of Duluth pleaded guilty in State District Court in Carlton to intentional second-degree murder in the slaying of Cristyna Leah Watson, 25, in September. Judge Dale Wolf asked Siewert if he had anything to say before being sentenced. With the victim's mother, sister and other relatives and friends looking on, Siewert said no.