AURORA, Minn. — For Rita Licari, early October is a painful reminder of the tragic and still-unknown circumstances of her son's death. It was a year ago that her son, 24-year-old Scott "Scotty" Christensen, was found dead in the middle of County Highway 100 near Palo, about 12 miles south of Aurora. The St. Louis County Sheriff's Office determined that his death appeared to be consistent with a vehicle-pedestrian crash, but the driver has never been located. "It's hard to move forward when you can't get any answers or closure," Licari, of Biwabik, said recently.
DULUTH, Minn. — Three defendants were arraigned Tuesday, Aug. 29, on first-degree murder charges in the February shooting death of Duluth college student William Grahek. Deandre Demetrius Davenport, 21; Noah Duane Baker, 20; and Noah Anthony Charles King, 19, all made initial appearances before Judge Mark Munger in State District Court in Duluth.