Duluth News Tribune
Authorities are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a man in Isabella. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension said 29-year-old Travis James Butenhoff of Cloquet was found dead in a home at 9419 Holden Court last week. Lake County deputies found him after responding to a call for an unresponsive person shortly after 5:30 a.m. Nov. 28. Butenhoff was pronounced dead at the scene. His body was identified by the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office, which was still working Tuesday to identify a cause of death.
Hey, folks: If you are looking for a place to process your deer this season, look no further. The Duluth News Tribune has compiled a list of Northland venison processors just for you, in alphabetical order! • The Bear's Den, 5231 Highway 33, Saginaw. Complete processing (skinned, quartered, cut, ground, including vacuum-sealing). Call 218-729-6056 or 218-591-1677.
An infant and four others survived a rollover crash outside Wrenshall with minor injuries late Thursday. The 2000 Ford Explorer had rolled in a ditch in Wrenshall Township, said the Minnesota State Patrol. The vehicle was traveling south on a wet roadway on Carlton County Road 1. Approaching a T-intersection with Minnesota Highway 23, the driver failed to stop for the sign and overcorrected in an attempt to turn right.
Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa voters rejected Vanessa Northrup’s bid to return to her former role in tribal politics Oct. 2. Northrup finished tied for third in a 12-person special primary election to fill her old seat on the Reservation Business Committee, representing District 1 in Cloquet. Northrup had been one of five members of the tribal council until she was voted off this summer.
> The meeting, at 5577 Cromwell Park Drive, will provide an opportunity to view layouts, ask questions and learn more about the upcoming project. The $2 million project is scheduled to take place spring/summer 2020.
A Missouri company has developed a fishing system with a modular rod and reel and a tiny drone boat. Instead of casting, the drone carries the lure over the water and out to where you want it and drops it off.
Applications for Minnesota bear hunting licenses are being accepted through May 4. A total of 3,350 licenses — the same as 2017 — are available in 13 permit areas. Licenses cost $44 for residents and $230 for nonresidents; a $5 application fee is added. The season is open from Sept. 1 to Oct. 14. Notification to lottery winners will be made by June 1. The deadline to purchase licenses awarded by lottery will be Aug. 1. Any remaining unpurchased licenses will be available over the counter starting at noon Aug. 6.
USG Interiors, LLC will pay a $59,500 penalty to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and change its pollution testing procedures at its Cloquet ceiling tile plant after multiple air-quality permit violations at the facility. The MPCA said Wednesday that USG "self-reported" that it violated its air-quality permits for emissions exceedances or missed equipment testing 32 times between July 2014 and October 2016.
HILL CITY, Minn. -- A northeast Minn. school district closed school on Thursday, Feb. 22, in response to a threat against the school made on social media. The Aitkin County Sheriff’s Office reported the threat was specifically made toward Hill City Schools and some students. The Sheriff’s Office, Hill City Police Department and Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension are investigating the threat.
A man was arrested after robbing a woman in her Barnum home and forcing her to drive him to Pine County. The Carlton County Sheriff’s Office reported a woman returned home Monday to find an unknown man in her home. The man displayed a handgun, robbed her and forced her to drive him to a location in Pine County, where she left the scene unharmed after dropping him off, according to the sheriff’s office. The incident was reported to the sheriff’s office at 5:30 p.m. Monday.