Fairgrounds fight leads to stabbing in Superior

One juvenile required stitches; another taken into custody


A fight between two juvenile males at the Head of the Lakes Fairgrounds on Tuesday, July 16, led to one person being stabbed.

The stabbing reportedly took place by the ferris wheel at 6:25 p.m. The incident involved two Douglas County males, ages 15 and 16.

The victim was taken to the Essentia Health-Superior emergency room, where he was treated for a fairly deep stab wound to his shoulder that required stitches, according to the Superior police log. He was treated and released.

One person was taken into custody and referred to juvenile intake.

According to Superior police reports, one of the juveniles challenged the other via text message to a fight in the fairgrounds parking lot. One of the males had a knife during the fight and cut the other teen in the shoulder. The fight was captured with a cellphone, which Officer Russ Milroy reviewed.


Officer Jeff Harriman and his K9 partner, Lacka, searched for the knife used in the incident, which was reportedly thrown away in a grassy area behind the Rihm Kenworth Truck Center near the Menards store, but were unable to find it.

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