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Derek L. Nelis, 43, was charged Friday in Douglas County Circuit Court with vehicular homicide in the Aug. 16 death of Gabrielle Bresette in the town of Maple.
On Wednesday, it was the 43-year-old Phillips that was dressed in an orange jumpsuit, appearing via video feed for a bail hearing. She is the sixth person to be arrested in connection with the Sept. 30 death of 20-year-old Garth Velin, who police said was shot during a botched robbery attempt at his East Superior home.
A Superior man has been charged with criminal vehicular homicide, more than three years after a car crash that killed his co-worker along U.S. Highway 53 in St. Louis County. James Duane Voltzke, 39, was charged by summons last week in State District Court with two counts of criminal vehicular homicide.
MINNEAPOLIS -- When the prosecution and defense made opening statements in the Last Place on Earth drug trial Tuesday, it became clear that jurors are going to get a refresher course in high school chemistry. At issue is what the downtown Duluth head shop sold, when it sold it and what the three defendants knew about the legality of the chemical compounds in their most popular products, known as "incense" or synthetic drugs. The case is being tried in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis. Once the 12 jurors and two alternates were selected Tuesday afternoon, Judge David S.
Some community leaders are expressing concern about drug users congregating in downtown Duluth, but the focus this time isn't the Last Place on Earth. Instead, the attention has turned one block west, where a needle-exchange program is set to open in early September. The program will provide free needles and syringes in exchange for dirty ones, with a goal of stopping the spread of HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C and other blood-borne diseases.
As Bob Strand zipped around the parking lot Thursday on his gas-powered bar stool, people couldn't help but wave and say hello to "Barstool Bob." After all, he's like a cousin they only see once a year at a family reunion. Like dozens of other out-of-towners and locals who flock to the Bayfront Blues Festival, Strand can be found in the makeshift campground at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center in early August every year. "The festival always brings out good people, and we become friends," Strand said.