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Cook County Adds Ropes Rescue - Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Cook County Adds Ropes Rescue to Emergency Response Roster

Luten Fire Department Cook County Rope Rescue  Lake Superior News
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COOK COUNTY, MINNESOTA  - December 11, 2018  (LSN)  Cook County is pleased to announce the addition of a High Angle/Swift Current Ropes Rescue Team to its emergency response capacity. An initiative of the Lutsen Fire Department, Cook County Emergency Management and Cook County Search & Rescue, eight inaugural members were trained over the course of two full weekends at the end of October.

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The Civility Project Workshop - Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Cook County to Host Speak Your Peace:
The Civility Project Workshop

Cook County to Host Speak Your Peace  Lake Superior News
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COOK COUNTY, MINNESOTA  - December 5, 2018  (LSN)  Speak Your Peace: The Civility Project, an initiative of the Duluth Superior Community Foundation, believes the best way to determine what a community wants is to listen to what its people have to say – a fundamental principle of democracy.

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Rescued 35 people adrift on ice floe in Superior Bay - Saturday, December 1, 2018

Coast Guard St. Louis Fire Dept rescued 35 people
adrift on ice floe in Superior Bay

USCG Rescure 35 People Duluth   Lake Superior News
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DULUTH, MINNESOTA -  December 1, 2018  (LSN)  The Coast Guard and local partner agencies rescued 35 people from an adrift ice floe in Superior Bay near Duluth, Minnesota, Saturday.

 

A Coast Guard Station Duluth ice rescue team worked with the St. Louis Fire Department

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Cook Country Public Health Community Funds - Thursday, November 29, 2018

Cook County Public Health Community Funds
Granted to Local Organizations

Cook County Department of Public Health&Human Services  Lake Superior News
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COOK COUNTY, MINNESOTA  - November  29, 2018  (LSN)  Eight local community organizations have been selected to receive Public Health Community Fund grants in 2019 – a combined total of $130,000.  

“Our Advisory Committee serves the people of this community by providing a listening ear and citizen input to the Cook County Department of Public Health&Human Services

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Public Awareness Test Public - Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Public Awareness Test Public 
1:55 PM November 28, 2018

 Public Awareness Test Public Awareness Test  Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO -  November 28, 2018  (LSN)  On November 28th at 1:55 PM local time (2:55 PM local time in Quebec), a test of the Alert Ready system will be conducted. The test will be distributed on TV, radio and compatible wireless devices. Please note, not all mobile devices will receive the test message. For general device compatibility, you can refer to the Alert Ready website. We recommend that you contact your wireless service provider with specific inquiries regarding public alerting services and device compatibility. Your provider will be best able to answer specific compatibility questions.

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CBP and DoD Unite Operation Secure Line - Monday, November 26, 2018

Moving People and Materials: CBP and DoD Unite to Tackle Logistics of Operation Secure Line

CBP  San Ysidro, California  Lake Superior News
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SAN YSIDRO, Califorina  -  November 26, 2018   (LSN)   The images tell part of the story: thousands of American military troops joining hundreds of U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers and Border Patrol agents as they harden the ports of entry.

While the miles and miles of concertina wire and the tons of traffic barriers to funnel the possible crush of thousands of Central American migrants through the official crossing points

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CBP Temporarily Suspends Operations at the San Ysidro Port of Entry - Sunday, November 25, 2018

CBP Temporarily Suspends Operations
San Ysidro Port of Entry

US Customes and Border Protection  Lake Superior News
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SAN DIEGO, Califorina  -  November 25, 2018   (LSN)   U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials temporarily suspended all northbound and southbound crossings for both pedestrians and vehicles at the San Ysidro port of entry at about 11:30 a.m. Sunday morning.  As of 2 p.m., operations have not resumed.

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OPP FESTIVE RIDE CAMPAIGN - Thursday, November 22, 2018

FESTIVE RIDE CAMPAIGN AS MUCH ABOUT DRIVING
UNDER INFLUENCE OF DRUGS AS ALCOHOL

OPP Festive Ride Program  Lake Superior News
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ORILLIA, ONTARIO  -  November 22, 2018  (LSN)  OPP Launches Festive RIDE (Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere) Campaign (November 23 - January 2, 2019)

Heading into the first Festive RIDE campaign since the legalization of non-medical cannabis, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is reminding drivers that they are as prepared to deal with drug-impaired drivers over the holidays as those who are alcohol-impaired.

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CBP Works with Military to Harden Border Security - Sunday, November 11, 2018

CBP Works with Military to Harden Border Security Ahead of Caravan Arrival

Soldiers from Ft. Riley, Kansas, work alongside with U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers and Border Patrol agents at the Hidalgo, Texas, port of entry, to strengthen areas along the border   Lake Superior News
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HIDALGO, TEXAS -  November 11, 2018   (LSN)  More than 5,000 U.S. military troops are in the southwest border region to support CBP officers and Border Patrol agents as they prepare for the expected arrival of thousands of Central American immigrants. The close cooperation between CBP and the military is part of Operation Secure Line, which includes CBP deploying personnel and resources to the region.

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Community Safety Awards - Tuesday, November 6, 2018

2018 Mayor’s Community Safety Awards

2018 Mayor’s Community Safety Awards   Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, ONTAIRO - November 6, 2018  (LSN)  Three individuals and four community projects were recognized this evening during the Eighth Annual Mayor’s Community Safety Awards ceremony for their work to make Thunder Bay a safer community.

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Stop Fleeing Vehicle - Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Border Patrol Utilizes New Immobilization Device
to Stop Fleeing Vehicle

Border Patrol use ELC Grappler
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CALEXICO, Calif. – El Centro Sector November 6, 2018  (LSN)  Border Patrol agents assigned to the Calexico Station on Sunday were the first ever within the United States Border Patrol to use an innovated vehicle immobilization device to stop a smuggling vehicle.

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2018 fire season ends in Northwest Region - Sunday, November 4, 2018

2018 fire season ends in Northwest Region

MNR Fire Season Ends   Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  November 4, 2018  (LSN)  In a year marked by large, problematic forest fires burning relatively close to populations, properties and major travel corridors in the province’s Northeast Fire Region, a busy though less visible fire season unfolded in the more remote corners of the Northwest Region.

The Northwest Region claimed 839 of the provincial total of 1325 fires, easily outstripping the 10 year average for all fires across the province (756). The Northwest Region accounted for 213,695 hectares or 77 per cent of the total hectares affected by wildland fire in the province (276,356 hectares).

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Hauth was named as the Chief - Saturday, November 3, 2018

Hauth was named as the Chief Thunder Bay Police Service.

Sylvie Hauth Thunder Bay Police
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THUNDER BAY, ONTAIRO - November 1, 2018  (LSN)  The Thunder Bay Police Services Board (the Board) announced today that Sylvie G. Hauth has been appointed Chief of Police. This appointment follows both consultation with the community and an extensive national search.

Hauth is flanked by the three City Council appointies  Brian McKinnon, Jackie Dojack and Joe Virdiramo

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Sheriff’s Office Prescription Drug Take-Back Program - Friday, October 26, 2018

Sheriff’s Office Prescription Drug Take-Back Program

Cook County Fall Drug Sheriff;s office Take Back Probgram  Lake Superior News
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COOK COUNTY, MINNESOTA  - October 26, 2018  (LSN)  This Saturday, Cook County and Grand Portage residents are encouraged to participate in the Sheriff’s Office Prescription Drug Take-Back Program by dropping off unused or expired medications at either of two drop-off sites between 10 am and 2 pm:

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OPP MEMBERS Cannabis - Monday, October 15, 2018

OPP MEMBERS MUST REPORT FIT FOR DUTY
Cannabis

OPP   Cannabis  Lake Superior News
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ORILLIA, ONTARIO  -  October 15, 2018  (LSN)  The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is committed to the health, safety and wellness of our members and the communities we serve. Maintaining a drug and alcohol-free workplace is a crucial step to fulfilling that commitment.

As a safety-sensitive workplace, all OPP members must report to work fit for duty.

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Emergency Road Closure on the North Rd - Thursday, October 11, 2018

Emergency Road Closure on the North Rd
Hovland/

 Emergency Road Closure on the North Rd - Water Over Road  Lake Superior News
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COOK COUNTY, MINNESOTA  - October 11, 2018  (LSN)  Emergency road closure due to water over the road on North Road (County Rd 69)  in Hovland.  The closure is 1.5 miles north of Hwy 61, on the west end of North Rd, approximately 50 ft east of fire #4488.

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CBP Statement on Canada's Legalization of Marijuana - Saturday, September 22, 2018

CBP Statement on Canada's Legalization of Marijuana and Crossing the Border

CBP Statement on Canada's Legalization of Marijuana Lake Superior News
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WASHINGTON, D.C -  September 22, 2018   (LSN) U.S. Customs and Border Protection enforces the laws of the United States. Canada’s legalization of marijuana will not change CBP’s enforcement of United States laws regarding controlled substances. Requirements for international travelers wishing to enter the United States are governed by and conducted in accordance with U.S. federal law. Although medical and recreational marijuana may be legal in some U.S. states and Canada, the sale, possession, production and distribution of marijuana or the facilitation of the aforementioned remain illegal under U.S. federal law. Crossing the border or arriving at a U.S. port of entry in violation of this law may result in seizure, fines, and/or arrest and impact admissibility.

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Jail Study Master Plan - Friday, September 14, 2018

Jail Study Master Plan Main Focus of Upcoming Committee of the Whole

Cook Country  Minnesota  Lake Superior News
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COOK COUNTY, MINNESOTA - September 13, 2018 (LSN)  At the Sept 18 Cook County Committee of the Whole, the Jail Study Master Plan facilitated by Wold Architects will be the primary topic. 

 

The principle recommendation from the Study is to expand on the current jail and Law Enforcement Center site to accommodate a 12-month County Jail Program. This will include additional space for jail, program, Dispatch and Law Enforcement operations and Emergency Operations Center space. 

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September is National Emergency Preparedness Month - Monday, September 10, 2018

September is National Emergency Preparedness Month

Cook County National Emergency Preparedness Month  Lake Superior News
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September 10, 2018 Nationwide, the month of September is recognized as Emergency Preparedness Month. 

 

Cook County, Emergency Management and Public Health & Human Services, who lead the local Emergency Preparedness Committee, will have a display in the lobby of the Courthouse with helpful emergency preparedness information this week.

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Thunder Bay school busing changes - Monday, August 20, 2018

Thunder Bay school busing changes
Are they putting Children Safety First

Lakehead Board of Educaiton School Bus Changes   Lake Superior News
#LSN_PublicSafety   Changes in picking up children

THUNDER BAY, ONTAIRO - August 20, 2018  (LSN)  I had found out recently that my children who attend Vance Chapman school were not allowed to have school transportation this year, due to the changes that were made this year. According to the school transportation my children who are in grade 8 age 13 grade 6 age 11 and grade 4 age 9 did not qualify for busing. It was explained to me that children in grades 4 and up within 1.6 kms of the school would have to walk or find their own transportation to school. My issue is my 9 year old daughter who has always been in the bus now has to walk to school 

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Restricted Fire Zone Northwestern Ontario - Saturday, August 18, 2018

Restricted Fire Zone  Northwestern Ontario

Restricted Fire Zone  Northwestern Ontario  Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  - August 18, 2018  (LSN)  Bundaries of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry’s ongoing Restricted Fire Zone – which are a bit convoluted in the Thunder Bay area. Attached you find a PDF and a JPG version of a map that we hope your organization might share with your viewers/readers, as well as a link to our online mapping tool where the public can get a more detailed visual impression on which areas in the Thunder Bay District are included in the Restricted Fire Zone and which areas are not.

 

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Launched Search for New Police Chief - Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Thunder Bay Launched Search for New Police Chief

Thunder Bay Police Service Board   Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  –  August 7, 2018  (LSN)  The Thunder Bay Police Services Board (the Board) today formally launched the process to recruit a new Chief of Police. This follows the retirement of former Chief J.P. Levesque.

 

“In order to ensure that there is widespread input, the Board has launched a confidential survey that is open to all members of the community,” said Jackie Dojack, Chair of the Board. “The Board knows that in order to secure the best person for the job of Chief of Police, it is critical that we understand the views and thoughts of all who are served by the Thunder Bay Police Service.”

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Border Guards Searching your Mobile Device - Saturday, August 4, 2018

Border Guards wanting to Search your Mobile Device

Searching mobile Phones and Devices   Lake Superior News
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 THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  - August 4, 2018   (LSN)  Border guard has a lot of power when it comes to seizing and searching your phone, laptop, tablet and other electronic devices.

The Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) can search any "incoming goods to the country" — an umbrella term that definitely includes your personal devices. That permission extends to the files stored on your devices, too.

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Crime in Thunder Bay - Monday, July 30, 2018

TBay Police Assoc letter about Crime in Thunder Bay

Thu nder Bay Police Association  Lake Superior News

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO - July 30, 2018  (LSN)  THE Thunder Bay Police Association wishes to express its concern with the recent article regarding crime stats for the city of Thunder Bay and comments made by both the mayor and acting chief of the Thunder Bay Police Service.

We believe that if you ask any of our 300-plus members, or any random citizen of this great city, you would get a far different answer than “City getting safer.” Our members work diligently shift after shift trying to respond to the numerous calls made to our police on a daily basis.

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Enforcement measures increase against unlicensed mariners - Sunday, July 15, 2018

Enforcement measures increase against unlicensed mariners carrying passengers for hire in Northern Minnesota

US Coast Guard  Lake Superior New
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DULUTH, MINNESOTA —  July 15, 2018  (LSN) The Coast Guard is stepping up enforcement measures on boat operators illegally taking passengers for hire.

This summer the Coast Guard will conduct operations to stop illegal passenger vessel operators in Northern Minnesota and Western Lake Superior waters. A similar operation was conducted last summer in the vicinity of Chicago, and during those operations fifty percent of stopped vessels were found to be operating illegally on Lake Michigan.

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Legalized Marijuana in Canada Means Trouble - Sunday, July 15, 2018

Legalized Marijuana in Canada Means Trouble at the U.S. Border

Senator Denise Batters  Lake Superior News
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OTTAWA, ONTARIO  July 15, 2018   (LSN)  Earlier this month, Senator Denise Batters  went to Washington, D.C. with two Conservative Senate colleagues. We held meetings with American government officials to get some straight answers not forthcoming from the Trudeau government -- about how marijuana legalization will impact the Canada-U.S. border.

Canadians working in the cannabis industry are starting to run into big problems at the border, according to an immigration lawyer.

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Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan - Sunday, July 15, 2018

Public Feedback and Participation Invited for Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan Update

Cook County  Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan Lake Superior News
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COOK COUNTY,MINNESOTA – July 15, 2018  (LSN)  The Cook County Office of Emergency Management & Public Information is currently working with the University of Minnesota Duluth – Geospatial Analysis Center (GAC) to prepare an update of the County’s 2010 “Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan” (MHMP). The Plan is a requirement of the Federal Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (DMA 2000), and must now be updated every five years in order to maintain eligibility for federal hazard mitigation funding programs.

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Cook County Responders - Saturday, June 23, 2018

Cook County Responders Complete Three Challenging Rescues in Week

Cook County Sheriff
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COOK COUNTY,MINNESOTA – June 23, 2018  (LSN)  In that last week, Cook County’s emergency services (including Law Enforcement, Search & Rescue Units, Emergency Medical Services, Volunteer Fire Departments and 911 Dispatch) have completed three challenging rescue operations across the County. The emergency calls highlighted departments skills and dedication to those they serve, to extract victims from some of the County’s most difficult terrain.

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Coast Guard rescues 3 - Saturday, June 2, 2018

Coast Guard rescues 3 after vessel drifts into breakwall in Cleveland

US Coast Guard Rescues Person Cleveland  Lake Superior News

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OPP - TWO MOOSE COLLISONS - Monday, May 28, 2018

OPP - TWO MOOSE COLLISONS OVER WEEKEND IN ATIKOKAN AREA

OPP Moose on Highways   Lake Superior News
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ATIKOKAN, ONTARIO -  May 28, 2018  (LSN)  The Atikokan Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has responded to two moose collisions over the past weekend on Highway 11 East of Atikokan. The collisions took place during the dark evening hours. One of the vehicle occupants received minor injuries.

The Rainy River District OPP detachment would like to remind motorists that there are steps that you can take to help reduce the risk of a wildlife collision, especially at night:

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Crosswalk Enforcement - Thursday, May 24, 2018

Crosswalk Enforcement Events Yields Alarming Number of Violations

 

Crosswalk Enforcement Events    Lake Superior News
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COOK COUNTY, MINNESOTA - May 24, 2018  (LSN)  Crosswalk Enforcement Events, conducted by the Cook County Sheriff’s Office in conjunction with the Safe Routes to Schools Program, on May 15 and 17, saw an alarming number of violations. The two-day pedestrian safety enforcement operation focused on motorists who fail to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians at crosswalks.

The crosswalk detail on May 15, from 3:30—4:30 pm, at the intersection of 5th Street and 1st Ave W in the School Zone, resulted in 11 traffic stops. There were also several more violators that were not stopped due to Deputies already having vehicles pulled over. 

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OPP - FENTANYL WARNING - Wednesday, May 23, 2018

OPP - FENTANYL WARNING

OPP Removing Methamphetamine off Kenora Streets  Lake Superior News
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RED LAKE, ONTARIO - May 23, 2018 (LSN)  The Red Lake/Ear Falls Detachments of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are warning the public about the dangers of fentanyl and other opioids. We can confirm that fentanyl has been found in drugs locally and want to warn users that this combination can be deadly.

Although legal when prescribed by a doctor for chronic pain management, fentanyl is roughly 100 times more potent than morphine and about 40 times more potent than heroin. A lethal dose of pure fentanyl is as little as two milligrams. That's equivalent to 32 grains of table salt or seven poppy seeds.

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EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS ONLINE RESOURCE - Sunday, May 20, 2018

BOREAL COMMUNITY MEDIA LAUNCHES
NEW EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS ONLINE RESOURCE

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS ONLINE RESOURCE  Lake Superior News

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COOK COUNTY, MINNESOTA —  May 20, 2018  (LSN)  Boreal Community Media has received a major grant for development and launch of an on-line clearinghouse for emergency preparedness information, outdoor recreation safety tips, law enforcement alerts and other important information for residents and visitors of northeast Minnesota’s Arrowhead region.

The Boreal Emergency Preparedness Portal website was launched recently and will be accessed through the www.boreal-emergency.org domain address and from links from the www.boreal.org website.

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Cook County Over Night Phone Outage - Thursday, May 17, 2018

Cook County Brief Planned  Over Night Phone Outage

Cook County Minnesota Sheriff  Lake Superior News

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COOK COUNTY, MINNESOTA  -  May 17, 2018  (LSN) All Fire Halls in Cook County and Grand Portage will be staffed by Fire Departments during this outage. Deputies will be on patrol.

Fire Halls Staffed for 911 Connection During Brief Overnight Phone Outage

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Sheriff’s Office and Deputies Carry Narcan - Monday, May 7, 2018

Thanks to Donation Sheriff’s Office and Deputies Carry Narcan

Cook County Sheriff  Carry opioid antidote Narcan  Lake Superior News
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COOK COUNTY, MINNESOTA, May 7, 2018 (LSN)  The Cook County Sheriff’s Office and Deputies, including K-9 Deputy Eddy, are now equipped to carry the opioid antidote Narcan, thanks to a citizen donation through their 501(C)(3) charitable medical organization. The overdose reversal drug protects the public as well as the officers themselves.

 

“We are extremely grateful for this donation and for the Schloot family’s concern for our law enforcement officers’ and life safety in the community,” said Sheriff Pat Eliasen. “Unfortunately, these dangerous substances are out there and we are now protected should we be exposed.”

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Nexus Enrollment Workshop in Grand Portage a success - Friday, May 4, 2018

Canada Customs and U.S Border Protection
Nexus Enrollment Workshop in Grand Portage a success

 CBP and Canada Border Services Agency NEXUS  Lake Superior News
LSN_Crime   CBP and Canada Border Services Agency

GRAND PORTAGE, Minnesota – May 4, 2018  (LSN)   U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations held two Nexus enrollment workshops in the Pembina Area Port over the weekend.  The NEXUS Enrollment events were in Dunseith, North Dakota, and Grand Portage, Minnesota.  During these enrollment events, CBP and Canada Border Services Agency conducted interviews for conditionally approved Nexus applicants. 

 

NEXUS enrollment workshops were held in Grand Portage on April 27-29 and Dunseith April 27-28.  Grand Portage planned for a two-day workshop but, due to high demand, a third day was added.

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Scotlund Crompton charged with aggravated assault - Friday, May 4, 2018

Scotlund Crompton charged with aggravated assault of 82 year old Rockwood Avenue man

Scotlund Crompton  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Crime  Scotlund Crompton

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO - May 4, 2018  (LSN)  Scotlund Crompton arrested in aggravated assault of elderaly 82 year old men on Rockwood Ave.  19 year old Scotlund Crompton is appeared Frida morning  May 4,2018 via video from TBPS station.morning

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Moose Vs Car Highway 17 - Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Moose Vs Car Highway 17

Moose vs Car OPP  Lake Superior News
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MARATHON, ONTARIO  -  May 2, 2018  (LSN)  -Members of the Marathon and Manitouwadge Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) detachments responded to two separate motor vehicle collisions involving moose that occurred on Highway 17 and 614.  

Officers are reporting seeing lots of moose that have wandered out near and onto the roadways in the area over the past couple of weeks. Black bears have also been seen in the area as well and pose as much of a hazard as moose when on the roadways.

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Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Operation - Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Operation
May 15 & 17

Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Operation May 15 & 17  Lake Superior News
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COOK COUNTY, MINNESOTA - May 1, 2018   (LSN)  As part of the local Safe Routes to School program, and ongoing efforts to improve pedestrian safety in Cook County and Grand Portage, the Cook County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting a two-day pedestrian safety enforcement operation that will focus on motorists who fail to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians at crosswalks.

 

Recent events have highlighted the need for focus on the school zones and educating motorists and pedestrians on the crosswalk laws. The Sheriff’s Office and Safe Routes to School Committee are conducting this public awareness and enforcement program to educate and encourage members of the community to develop and maintain safe practices while driving, walking and bicycling throughout our county, especially as we enter the busy summer months.

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130 Pounds of Medication - Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Prescription Drug Take Back Nets
Over 130 Pounds of Medication

Cook County Collect 130 pounds of Medications   Lake Superior News
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COOK COUNTY, MINNESOTA - May 1, 2018   (LSN)  Over 130 p ounds of unwanted medication was collected in Cook County and Grand Portage through the Cook County Sheriff’s Office Prescription Drug Take Back program - an increase over the 125 pounds accounted for last year.

 

“We want to thank everyone who took the time to turn in unused medication,” said Chief Deputy Will Sandstrom. “Cleaning out medicine cabinets and ridding homes of unneeded medication greatly contributes to the prevention of pill abuse.

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82 year old male attacked - Saturday, April 28, 2018

82 year old male attacked
11 am  Rockwood Ave

Thunder Bay Police Crime   Lake Supeiror News
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO -  April 28, 2018  (LSN)  The Thunder Bay Police Service is currently investigating an assault that occurred on the 100 block of Rockwood Avenue yesterday morning.

An 82 year old male was out walking when he was approached at approximately 11:00 a.m. by two males and assaulted. The suspects fled the area and neighbours came out to assist the male and contact police. The male was taken to hospital by ambulance for medical attention.

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Thunder Bay Police Chief Retires - Thursday, April 26, 2018

Thunder Bay Police Chief Retires

Thunder Bay Police Chief Retires  Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO -April 27, 2018 -  (LSN)  J.P. Levesque, Chief of Police of the Thunder Bay Police Service, has announced his retirement after 31 years of service. Chief Levesque became the 8th Chief of Police for the service in 2011.

 

Thunder Bay Police Services Board Chair Jackie Dojack accepted Chief Levesque's retirement saying, "Chief Levesque has had an accomplished career which has been marked with distinction, leadership, and tremendous integrity in service to the community. We wish J.P. all the best as he enters a new chapter of his life."

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Attempted Armed Robbery Shuniah - Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Attempted Armed Robbery Shuniah

Attempted Armed Robbery Shuniah   Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO - April 25, 2018   (LSN)  - On April 24, 2018, at approximately 11:38pm, officers from the Thunder Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of an armed robbery at a business located on Highway 11/17 in the Municipality of Shuniah.

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three Day Nexus Enrollment - Thursday, April 19, 2018

Canada Customs and U.S Border Protection
three Day Nexus Enrollment
Workshop in Grand Portage

 CBP and Canada Border Services Agency NEXUS  Lake Superior News
LSN_Crime   CBP and Canada Border Services Agency

GRAND PORTAGE, Minnesota – April 19, 2018  (LSN)   U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations would like to announce a Nexus enrollment workshop in Grand Portage. During this enrollment event, CBP and Canada Border Services Agency will conduct interviews for conditionally approved Nexus applicants. April 27 to 29th

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Unwanted Prescription Drug Take Back - Monday, April 16, 2018

Sheriff’s Office Leads Unwanted Prescription Drug Take Back

Prescription Drug Take Back  Cook County Sheriff Lake Superior News
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April 16, 2018 – On Saturday, April 28, the Cook County Sheriff’s Office, in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), will be hosting an unwanted prescription drug round-up at two locations in the County.  

 

“This is an opportunity for the public to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused or unwanted prescription drugs,” said Chief Deputy Will Sandstrom. “This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that sit in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs.”

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Road Closed between Shabaqua and Sistonens Corners - Monday, April 9, 2018

Highway 11-17 Closed fatality

Highway 11 - 17 Closed Shabaqua to Sistonens Corners   Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO   -  April 9, 2018  (LSN) On Monday, April 9, 2018 at approximately 12:23pm, officers from the Thunder Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Superior North Emergency Medical Service (EMS) and Kaministiquia Volunteer Fire Department  responded to a report of a two vehicle collision on Highway 11/17, approximately two kilometres east of Finnmark Road. Closed between Shabaqua and Sistonens Corners 

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INVASION COUNTY BOULEVARD - Sunday, April 8, 2018

INVASION IN 500 BLOCK 
COUNTY BOULEVARD

Home Invasion  Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO - April 8, 2018  (LSN)  TWO SUSPECTS ARRESTED BY THUNDER BAY POLICE SERVICE ON SATURDAY.

A 31 year old ADAM JOHN GOODWIN & a 22 year old JASON ROBERT RITCHAT appeared separately by video in W.A.S.H. (Weekend And Statutory Holiday) Court today, Sunday April 8,2018 from the Thunder Bay Police Station. His Worship, Marcel Donio is presiding. Provincial Crown Adriana Nigro is here along with Duty Counsel Lianne Roberge.
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Border Wall Construction Underway - Sunday, April 1, 2018

Border Wall Construction Underway
in El Centro, San Diego, Santa Teresa, Rio Grande Valley

vitiello-briefs-media-status-wall  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Crime  U.S. Customs and Border Protection

WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA  April 1, 2018  (LSN) Construction of the border wall is underway, as several projects begin to take shape along the Southwest border. One project will begin within days, according to Ronald Vitiello, U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s acting deputy commissioner.

“We’re on track to replace 20 miles of primary vehicle barrier in Santa Teresa, New Mexico,” he told reporters during a Friday afternoon news conference in Washington, D.C. “Ground breaking is scheduled for early April.”

The projects span the Southwest border from San Diego to the Rio Grande Valley Sector in Texas.

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TBPS Seize Firearms and Drugs Seized  - Friday, March 30, 2018

Firearms and Drugs Seized 
By  Guns and Gangs unit 

Thunder Bay Police Service Seized Shoot Gun  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Crime Seized Shotgun 

THUNDER BAY, ONTAIRO  -  March 30, 2018  (LSN)  On the 29th of March, 2018 at approximately 11:15 am officers with the Guns and Gangs unit executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act Search Warrant at a multi-residential unit located on South Cumberland Street. 

 Monroe Robert Blackwood,  a 20 year old male,  and  Denny Habton  21 year old female from Toronto were arrested without incident. 

A loaded semi- automatic handgun and a sawed off shotgun with ammunition were seized. 
Officers also discovered $7000.00 in cash as well as $4000.00 worth of cocaine and crack cocaine.

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U.S. Border Patrol Detains 7 - Tuesday, March 27, 2018

U.S. Border Patrol Detains 7
Crossing Rainy Lake Illegally

U.S. Border Patrol agent   International Falls  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Crime  illegally entered by snowmobiles on Rainy Lake

INTERNATIONAL FALLS, MINESOTA  March 27, 2018  (LSN)  U.S. Border Patrol Agents assigned to the International Falls Station detained seven people after observing them enter the United States illegally on snowmobiles on Rainy Lake.

On March 24, 2018, agents observed five snowmobiles travel south from Canada and illegally enter the United States on Rainy Lake near Dryweed Island. Agents responded to investigate and encountered seven individuals at a local lodge.

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FEDERAL INMATE WANTED  - Friday, March 23, 2018

FEDERAL INMATE WANTED 
By OPP James HOULE

James HOULE  OPP FEDERAL INMATE WANTED  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Crime    known to frequent Thunder Bay

OTTAWA, ONTARIO,  March 23, 2018  (LSN)   The Repeat Offender Parole Enforcement (R.O.P.E.) Squad is requesting the public's assistance in locating a federal offender wanted on a Canada Wide Warrant as result of being Unlawfully at Large.  

James HOULE is described as an Caucasian male, 39 years of age, 6'2" (188 cms), 194 lbs (89kgs). He has a tattoo on his left shoulder of a tiger and Chinese lettering on his right shoulder and a snake tattoo on his left forearm.  

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CBP officers International Falls Port of Entry - Monday, March 19, 2018

CBP officers seize home theater systems at International Falls Port of Entry

home theater systems at International Falls Port of Entry  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Crime  

INTERNATIONAL FALLS, Minnesota  March 19, 2018  (LSN)  U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations officers working at the International Falls Port of Entry targeted a rail container destined to arrive in Ranier. In February, CBP officers inspected the rail container and discovered merchandise in violation of intellectual property rights (IPR) regulations.

The merchandise consisted of 480 home theater systems. Examination of the speaker systems revealed counterfeit markings. As a result, CBP seized those items. The counterfeit merchandise has an aggregate manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $1,388,640.

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HISTORIC DAY FOR FIRST NATIONS POLICING - Sunday, March 11, 2018

HISTORIC DAY FOR FIRST NATIONS POLICING AS
BILL 175 RECIVES ROYAL ASSENT

Nishnawbe Aski Police Service (NAPS)  Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO -  March 11, 2018  (LSN)  Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler and Nishnawbe Aski Police Service (NAPS) Board chairman, Mike Metatawabin, celebrated the passing of provincial legislation today that paves the way for the Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service (NAPS) to become a fully mandated police force.

“For the first time we are aware of, an Indigenous police service will be mandated with the rule of law. This is an incredible achievement, and we thank our leaders, our members and our officers for their perseverance in the face of overwhelming adversity. We have fought for years for a legislative base to mandate NAPS under the Police Services Act, and the days of First Nations policing being run as a program may soon be over.

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Thunder Bay Man charge - Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Thunder Bay Man charge by Cook County Sheriff's with 1st Degree Drug Possession

Cook County Sheriff   Lake Superior News
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COOK COUNTY, MINNESOTA, THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  -  March 7, 2018  (LSN)  On March 2, 2018, John Edward Heinonen, 60, of Thunder Bay, ON, was arrested by the Cook County Sheriff’s Office with assistance from the United States Border Patrol and charged with 1st Degree Drug Possession. The arrest was made after Heinonen picked up a package in Grand Portage, MN, that contained approximately 3,040 non-prescribed, narcotic pills.

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Casmey Arrested for murder of Joseph Pruys - Friday, March 2, 2018

Charles Casmey Arrested
for murder of Joseph Pruys

Charles Casmey Arrested
#LSN_Crime
THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  March 2, 2017  (LSN) A very extensive police investigation resulted in the arrest of 31 year old Charles Norman Casmey in relationship to a homicide of Joseph Pruys that occurred on February 26, 2018 on 500 block of McLaughlin

Members of various units with the TBPS worked in conjunction with resources supplied by the Ontario Provincial Police to contain and evacuate the 500 block of McTavish Street last night. Eventually Charles Casmey was taken into custody when he surrendered to police at approximately 9:25 p.m.

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Nexus Enrollment Workshop - Thursday, February 15, 2018

U.S. Customs and Border Protection to hold Nexus Enrollment Workshop in Grand Portage

Director Jason Schmelz U.S. Customs and Border Protection
LSN_Crime  U.S. Customs and Border Protection  Director Jason Schmelz

GRAND PORTAGE, Minnesota – February 15, 2018  (LSN)  U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations is holding a Nexus enrollment workshop in Grand Portage on April 27 and 28. During this enrollment event, CBP and Canada Border Services Agency will conduct interviews for conditionally approved Nexus applicants.

Nexus is a voluntary expedited clearance initiative for pre-approved low-risk international travelers. The Nexus program will allow pre-screened travelers expedited processing when entering the United States and Canada. Program members use dedicated processing lanes at designated northern border ports of entry, Nexus kiosks when entering Canada by air and Global Entry kiosks when entering the United States via Canadian Preclearance airports. Nexus members also receive expedited processing at marine reporting locations.

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APS OPP NAPS working together - Saturday, February 3, 2018

8 MALES AND 1 FEMALE ARRESTED IN DRUG INVESTIGATION 

OPP APS NAPS   Drug Arrests   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Crime    APS  OPP  NAPS working together 

MARATHON, ONTARIO -   February  3, 2018   (LSN)  On February 1, 2018, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau (OCEB) with the assistance of the Provincial Operations Intelligence Bureau (POIB), the Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU), Emergency Response Team (ERT), K-9 Unit, members of the Marathon OPP Detachment, Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service (NAPS), and Anishinabek Police Service (APS) have charged 9 individuals with 57 drug related offences.

Officers executed Controlled Drugs and Substances Act search warrants on 6 homes in the Marathon and Pic River First Nation area. 8 males and 1 female have been arrested and face various charges.

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Cook County new K-9 Deputy - Friday, February 2, 2018

Cook County Sheriff’s Office Welcomes:
​ K-9 Deputy Eddy

Cook County  Deputy Paul Spry  with K-9 Deputy Eddy  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Crime  Cook County Deputy Paul Spry  K-9 Deputy Eddy

COOK COUNTY, MINNESOTA  - February 2, 2018  (LSN) The newest member of the Cook County Sheriff’s Office arrived at the Law Enforcement Center this week. One-year-old Canine Deputy Eddy, a German Shepherd bred in Slovakia was secured through Performance Kennels Inc in Buffalo, MN, who specializes in top-quality law enforcement working dogs. Eddy will continue training and will now begin an intensive 14-week training with handler Deputy Paul Spry in narcotics detection, tracking and patrol.

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Mushkegowuk state of emergency - Thursday, February 1, 2018

Mushkegowuk Tribal Council declared a state of emergency

Mushkegowuk Tribal Council declared a state of emergency  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Crime    Stop flow of illegal drugs and alcohol OPP RESPONSE TO STATE OF EMERGENCY

ORILLIA, ONTARIO February 1, 2018  (LSN)  - The Mushkegowuk Tribal Council declared a state of emergency in response to the flow of illegal drugs and alcohol (including prescription drugs) into their communities. As a result, the public may experience increased police presence in their communities in order to stem the tide of illicit drugs.

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OPP Removing Meth off the streets - Monday, January 29, 2018

OPP Removing Methamphetamine off the streets of Kenora 

OPP Removing Methamphetamine off Kenora Streets  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Crime    Kenora Meth 

KENORA, ONTARIO  - January 29, 2018   (LSN) Members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP)-Kenora Community Street Crime Unit with assistance from the Organized Crime and Enforcement Bureau (OCEB) have charged a Kenora man with drug related charges following an ongoing investigation into drug trafficking in the City of Kenora.

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OPP Phone COMMUNITY SURVEY - Tuesday, January 2, 2018

OPP Phone COMMUNITY SATISFACTION SURVEY
Northwest Region 

OPP Northwest Region
#LSN_Crime    OPP ASSESS SERVICE

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO -  January 2, 2018   (LSN)  Community Satisfaction Surveys are scheduled to start in January 2018 in North West Region to solicit public opinions about the services the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) detachments deliver to communities throughout the region. 

The Community Satisfaction Survey is a telephone survey that randomly selects members of the public (16 years or older) who live in Ontario. The survey takes about five to seven minutes to complete and is strictly voluntary. 

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Be Cautious Sharing Images - Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Be Cautious With Images You Choose to Send 

Photo Sharing be Careful   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Crime   Your intimate images can  appear various sites

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO   December 20, 2017  (LSN)  The Thunder Bay Police Service would like to remind individuals that any time they send a nude image of themselves that there is the potential for it to be uploaded to file sharing and/or social media sites without their consent.

In November, the TBPS received four reports from complainants that had become aware of intimate images of themselves on various sites. Each of the complainants had previously sent images to another person.

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FEDERAL INMATE WANTED  - Wednesday, December 6, 2017

FEDERAL INMATE WANTED 
OPP

OPP ouglas ARCHER    Lake Superior News
#LSN_Crime    known to frequent Thunder Bay

(TORONTO, ON) - The Repeat Offender Parole Enforcement (R.O.P.E.) Squad is requesting the public's assistance in locating a federal offender wanted on a Canada Wide Warrant as a result of his breach of parole.  

Douglas ARCHER is a 65 year old Caucasian male, 173cm (5'8"), 109 kg (241 LBS) with white/blond hair, grey beard and blue eyes.  

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Dog Calendar - Monday, November 27, 2017

OPP K9 Unit Calendar

OPP K9 Calendar    Lake Superior News
#LSN_Crime  Jeff Poperechny and his four-legged partner, Cinch are in the Calendar

(KENORA, ON)  November 27, 2017  (LSN)  The Ontario Provincial Police have released a 2018 calendar featuring some of the members of OPP K9 Units from across the province, including the Kenora OPP K9 team of Provincial Constable Jeff Poperechny and his four-legged partner, Cinch. Cinch is a single-purpose Ground Search and Rescue Dog who searches for missing, lost or despondent people. P/C Poperechny is also the handler for Jax, a General Purpose K9 dog. 

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CBP seizes speaker systems - Tuesday, November 14, 2017

CBP seizes speaker systems with counterfeit markings

CBP seizes speaker systems  in Ranier  Lake Superior News
#LSN_News   a rail container destined to arrive in Ranier

INTERNATIONAL FALLS, Minn. —   November 14, 2017   (LSN)   U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations officers working at the International Falls Port of Entry recently targeted a rail container destined to arrive in Ranier. In October, CBP officers inspected the rail container and discovered merchandise in violation of intellectual property rights (IPR) regulations.

The merchandise consisted of 355 home theater speaker systems. Examination of the speaker systems revealed counterfeit markings. As a result, CBP seized those items. The counterfeit merchandise has an aggregate manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $990,415.

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Information on Threatening Letters Sought by Sheriff - Saturday, November 11, 2017

Threats to Zoar Lutheran Church in Tofte

Zoar Lutheran Church in Tofte  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Crime   A Beacon Of Hope on the Northshore

TOFTE, COOK COUNTY,  MINNESOTA -    November 11.  2017 (LSN)   The Zoar Lutheran Church in Tofte, has received several threatening letters. The Cook County Sheriff’s Office is actively investigating due to the nature of the threats. 

Daren Blanck Pastor, of Zoar Lutheran Church in Tofte, never thought his church would be a target  for Threatening Letters.  But multiple threatening letters were sent to his church in Tofte, Minnesota.  

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Human Trafficking Arrest  - Thursday, November 9, 2017

Human Trafficking Arrest 

Thunder Bay Police
#LSN_Crime  Lindsey Ontario man is facing human trafficking charges 

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO,  Novembert 9, 2017  ((LSN) A 20-year-old Lindsey Ontario man is facing human trafficking charges following an investigation by the TBPS Criminal Investigations Branch which began on October 24, 2017.

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69 Pounds of Khat Minnesota-Bound - Thursday, November 2, 2017

CBP Seizes 69 Pounds of Khat
Minnesopolis - Bound

CBP Seizes 69 Pounds of Khat  Lake Superior Newsime   CBP Seized Khat

PHILADELPHIA – November 2, 2017  (LSN)  U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized nearly 69 pounds of khat in four express international parcels in Philadelphia October 25.

The parcels were shipped from Frankfurt, Germany and destined to address in Minneapolis, Minn.  Khat is a green, leafy plant typically grown in the Arabian Peninsula and chewed for its stimulant effect. The World Health Organization classified khat as a drug of abuse in 1980.

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Expansion of Global Entry Eligibility - Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Passport Holders and the Expansion of Taiwan’s e-Gate Program to U.S. Citizen Trusted Travelers 

Global Entry  Taiwan  Lake Superior News
#LSN_News

November 1, 2017   (LSN)   CBP Announces the Expansion of Global Entry Eligibility to Taiwan Passport Holders and the Expansion of Taiwan’s e-Gate Program to U.S. Citizen Trusted Travelers | U.S. Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced today the expansion of Global Entry eligibility to Taiwan passport holders and the expansion of Taiwan’s trusted traveler program, e-Gate, to U.S. citizens enrolled in a CBP Trusted Traveler Program. Global Entry and e-Gate allow expedited clearance for pre-approved, low-risk travelers. Taiwan passport holders can apply for Global Entry beginning on November 1.

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Roseau, Lancaster, Public Meeting - Thursday, October 26, 2017

CBP hosting town hall meetings to discuss adjusted hours of operation at ports of Roseau and Lancaster

Roseau, Lancaster, Minnesota  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Crime   Roseau, and  Lancaster, Minnesota Pulbic Meeting 

ROSEAU, Minn. — October 26, 2017  (LSN)   U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will hold informational town hall meeting on Nov. 2 in Roseau and on Nov. 6 in Lancaster, Minnesota, to discuss an adjustment to the hours of operation at both the Roseau and Lancaster Ports of Entry (POEs).   CBP will be adjusting the hours of operation at the Roseau and Lancaster POEs effective Jan. 7, 2018. 

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federal offender wanted on a Canada Wide Warrant - Friday, October 20, 2017

Dallas Solomon, federal offender wanted on a Canada Wide Warrant

Dallas SOLOMON   Canada Wide Warrant   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Crime   Solomon know to frequent the Greater Toronto Area, Sault Ste Marie and Thunder Bay.

(TORONTO, ON) - October 20, 2017  (LSN) The Repeat Offender Parole Enforcement (R.O.P.E.) Squad is requesting the public's assistance in locating a federal offender wanted on a Canada Wide Warrant as a result of his breach of parole.

Dallas SOLOMON is described as an Indiginous male, 23 years of age, 5'6" (173cm), 164 lbs (74kg) with brown eyes and black hair.

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ENTANYL. COCAINE,  AND MONEY SEIZED - Friday, October 20, 2017

FENTANYL. COCAINE,  AND MONEY SEIZED

Drug Raid Thunder Bay Police   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Crime  $123,000 in Canadian cash Seized 

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Agent Assists in Lifesaving Resuscitation - Saturday, October 14, 2017

Border Patrol Agent Assists in Lifesaving Resuscitation

Border Patrol Agent Assists in Lifesaving Resuscitation    Lake Superior News
#LSN_Crime  EMT-certified agent

SAULT STE MARIE, Mich. —  October 14, 2017   (LSN)   A Border Patrol agent assigned to the Sault Sainte Marie Station assisted in reviving a Bruce Township man.

On October 12, 2017, at around 9 p.m., Chippewa County Central Dispatch received an emergency call request for an unresponsive subject who was not breathing.

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Warroad remembers fallen Inspectors - Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Warroad Port of Entry remembers fallen Immigration Inspectors


August 24, 1930, U.S. Immigration Inspectors, Laurence E. Doten and Lawrence C. Jones, were brutally murdered,  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Crime  In the early morning hours of Sunday, August 24, 1930, U.S. Immigration Inspectors, Laurence E. Doten and Lawrence C. Jones, were brutally murdered, while in performance of their duties in Emo, Ontario, Canada.

WARROAD, MINNESOTA  - October 10, 2017   (LSN)  U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Office of Field Operations honored Immigration Inspectors Laurence E. Doten and Lawrence C. Jones who were killed in the line of duty 87 years ago on Aug. 24, 1930. Laurence E. Doten and Lawrence C. Jones were shot and killed as they traveled on the Canadian National train between Fort Frances, Ontario, and Warroad, Minnesota, while clearing passengers entering the United States.

“Today we memorialize these men who sacrificed their lives for this great nation,” said Port Director Jared Olafson. “The ultimate sacrifice made by these men exemplifies the highest core values of our agency — vigilance, service to country, and integrity.”

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Edmonton terrorist attack. - Sunday, October 1, 2017

Terror Attack In Edmonton: Officer Stabbed, Pedestrians Run Down, ISIS Flag Seized

Edmonton has been hit by a terrorist attack.  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Crime    Edmonton has been hit by a terrorist attack.

EDMON, ALBERTA - October 1,   2017   (LSN)  “There were people flying and everything. I’m shocked — I just see people flying.” –  Witness

Edmonton has been hit by a terrorist attack.

A 30-year-old suspect is in custody after running over a police officer, stabbing the officer numerous times, and deliberately targeting pedestrians while fleeing police.

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CBP officers seize counterfeit - Thursday, September 28, 2017

CBP officers seize counterfeit Barbie dolls multimedia players

 

CBP International Falls
#LSN_Crime     CBP officers seize counterfeit goods at International Falls Port of Entry

INTERNATIONAL FALLS, Minn. —  August 28, 2017   (LSN) U.S. CusCBP officers at the International Falls Port of Entry in Minnesota recently seized a shipment of counterfeit Barbie dolls.  Lake Superior Newstoms and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations officers working at the International Falls Port of Entry (POE) recently targeted a rail container destined to arrive at the Ranier POE. In August, CBP officers inspected the rail container and discovered merchandise that violated multiple laws and regulations.

The merchandise consisted of 3,004 fashion dolls. Examination of the merchandise revealed piratical copies of Mattel’s CEO Barbie. As a result, CBP seized those items. The counterfeit merchandise had an aggregate manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $85,824.

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OPP MADE MASSIVE BUST OF PURE COCAINE - Tuesday, August 29, 2017

OPP MADE MASSIVE BUST OF PURE COCAINE

Project Hope OPP  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Crime     Project Hope $250 million. Streee Value Cocaine

(ORILLIA, ON) -  August  29, 2017    (LSN)  The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has concluded an intercontinental investigation that has netted 1,062 kilograms of pure cocaine - the largest single drug seizure in OPP history.

At a news conference at OPP General Headquarters in Orillia, Commissioner J.V.N. (Vince) HAWKES, Deputy Commissioner Rick BARNUM and representatives from the project's partner agencies unveiled details of the investigation and the stack of the evidence seized. The wholesale value of this seizure is estimated to

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CBSA seize firearm and stun gun - Thursday, August 17, 2017

CBSA Seize hand gun Pigeon River
##Crime CBSA  seize firearm and stun gun Pigeon River

THUNDER BAY, PIGEON RIVER, ONTARIO  August 17, 2017  (LSN)  On August 8, 2017, two individuals seeking entry to Canada were referred for secondary examination.

During examination of the vehicle, border services officers found a list of things to pack, which included an item “pistol/shells.” Upon questioning, the driver admitted to having a concealed loaded handgun in the camper.

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Kubota mini excavator stolen in Shuniah - Wednesday, August 16, 2017

 Kubota mini excavator Shuniah Stolen
#LSN_Crime    Kubota mini excavator stolen in Shuniah

THUNDER BAY, ON - August 16, 2017  (LSN)  Officers from the Thunder Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are investigating a theft that occurred in the Municipality of Shuniah.

The item stolen is a Kubota mini excavator. The theft occurred at the parking lot of the Shuniah Volunteer Fire Hall on Lakeshore Drive sometime between August 10 and August 14, 2017.

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MNR Nipigon Seeks Public’s Help Identifying those Responsible for Forest Fire - Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Nipigon MNR Fire
#LSN_Crime  MNR Nipigon  Seeks Public’s Help Identifying those Responsible for Forest Fire 

NIPIGON, ONTARIO  Auguest 9, 2017  (LSN)  The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is seeking the public’s help in identifying the individual or individuals responsible for starting a forest fire on the evening of August 2, 2017, at Bald Spot Lookout overlooking the Town of Nipigon.

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CBP officers seize counterfeit goods at Ranier Rail Facility - Monday, August 7, 2017

CBP International Falls
#LSN_Crime     CBP officers seize counterfeit goods at Ranier Rail Facility

INTERNATIONAL FALLS, Minn. —  August 7, 2017   (LSN)  U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations officers working at the International Falls Port of Entry (POE) recently targeted a rail container destined for the Ranier POE. In early August, CBP officers inspected the container and discovered merchandise that violated multiple laws and regulations.

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SIGNIFICANT INCREASE IN FATAL MOTOR VEHICLE COLLISIONS IN NORTH WEST REGION - Saturday, August 5, 2017

OPP Northwest Region
#LSN_Crime  SIGNIFICANT INCREASE IN FATAL MOTOR VEHICLE COLLISIONS IN NORTH WEST REGION

(THUNDER BAY, ON) -  August 5, 2017  (LSN)  The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) in North West Region has investigated 11 fatal motor vehicle collisions between January 1, 2017 and July 31, 2017. This is a significant increase form the same time period in 2016 where 4 fatal motor vehicle collisions occurred.

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