Itasca County News


04/25/2018 04:42 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Police Blotter - April 25 

Report at 11:30 p.m. Friday of a parked vehicle with people possibly consuming alcohol on Inglewood and Cherrywood drives. Vehicle drove off before officers arrived.


04/23/2018 06:35 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Adventure touring on a Border to Border OHV route 

Mary Straka , OHV program consultant with DNR Parks and Trails, describes one of the route maps to participants. Listening are Ron Danielson and Roger Clark, park system manager for Itasca County.


04/19/2018 08:39 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Educators Learn to Support Children Facing Adversity at Summit 

Teachers aren't necessarily trained in psychology. But increasingly, students are coming to class and bringing the tough issues they deal with at home.


04/16/2018 07:59 AM  ~~~Source~~~
'An awful secret': A Minnesota family's struggle to be heard 

Relatives found it odd that sisters Katye Stolp and Kendra Alfords slept in a bedroom closet when staying over at their uncle's home in the late 1980s. Both Stolp and Alfords had awoken to find their uncle standing silently next to the bed during past visits.


04/12/2018 12:07 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Former sheriff will challenge Layman for House seat 

Former Itasca County Sheriff Pat Medure announced today that he is a candidate for the District 5B seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives. House District 5B serves most of Itasca County and a portion of Cass County.


04/12/2018 12:07 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Former Itasca County Sheriff to Run for House Seat 

Former Itasca County Sheriff Pat Medure has announced his candidacy for the District 5B seat in the House of Representatives. The seat covers parts of Itasca and Cass counties.


04/09/2018 05:31 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Stakeholders set sights on Cross Range Expressway completion 

In Grand Rapids, Highway 169 crosses Highway 2 and continues northeast to terminate at Highway 53 in Virginia, touching many of the Range communities on the way. Dubbed the Cross Range Expressway, it has four lanes except for a nine mile stretch roughly between Scenic Highway 7 near Taconite and Highway 65 near Pengilly.


04/07/2018 12:44 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Grand Rapids nursing home worker charged with stealing narcotics Saturday, April 7 

Grand Rapids, MN - A Grand Rapids, Minnesota woman is facing felony charges for stealing prescription drugs from residents of a nursing home. The Itasca County Attorney's Office says 38-year-old Bobbi Jo Vandorn was charged Friday with seven counts of theft of a controlled substance.


03/27/2018 06:02 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Dog lover in northern Minnesota town admits cruelty to cats 

Olivia, Pam Dowell's 10-year-old cat, went missing last year. Her neighbor has pleaded guilty to animal cruelty in the cat's death.