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STURGEON LAKE

Deputies called in additional resources from the Pine County investigators and the Minnesota State Fire Marshal's Office to determine the cause of the fire.
The driver, Shawn Zelazny, 47, of Sturgeon Lake, made his first appearance Monday during a virtual court session in Duluth.
The couple, from Sturgeon Lake and Aitkin, was arrested in 2019 and charged in federal and state courts as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat child sexual abuse.
Authorities said they have identified two victims as the investigation continues.

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ON STURGEON LAKE -- Ron Riegger opened a clear plastic tackle tray, pulled out one of dozens of soft plastic lures from inside and handed it to me. Suddenly, my enthusiasm for a morning of fishing sank just a bit.
After numerous vehicles ended up in the ditch during Tuesday's winter weather, authorities closed a section of northbound Interstate 35 near Sturgeon Lake just after noon.
A Sturgeon Lake man faces 11 felony charges after he reportedly beat his girlfriend, the dog and then tried to kick down the door at her parents' home and threatened harm while carrying several guns.

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