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Officer cleared in West Duluth shooting

September 15, 2010 in Duluth News Tribune

An independent review has determined that Jeffrey Keast was justified in using deadly force to stop 17-year-old Joey Carl on Aug. 5. Continue Reading

Blocked culvert floods Duluth zoo

August 18, 2010 in Duluth News Tribune

Kingsbury Creek backed up across the street from the blocked culvert into the zoo, resulting in a washed-out bridge and the flooding of the Polar Shores exhibit’s underground area and the playground. Continue Reading

A Cop’s Eye View: Deadly force: A difficult, sometimes necessary, decision

August 6, 2010 in Duluth News Tribune

Police officers are equipped with firearms because our society can be a dangerous place, and those sworn to protect and serve sometimes have to kill to protect themselves or innocents. While we recognize that we must empower police to kill, we want them to use that awesome power sparingly. Thus, whenever a police officer fires his or her gun at a citizen, especially when the gunfire takes a citizen’s life as happened in Duluth late Thursday we wonder whether it was the proper thing to do.
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Duluth chief: Officer shot as boy smashed car windows

August 6, 2010 in Duluth News Tribune

UPDATE: During a news conference this morning at City Hall, Duluth Police Chief Gordon Ramsay said that police responded to the 400 block of 79th Avenue West at 11:40 p.m. to a report of a 17-year-old inside the home breaking a TV and smashing windows. Continue Reading

Police investigate: Breaking glass and gunshot in western Duluth

August 5, 2010 in Duluth News Tribune

Duluth police have cordoned off several blocks in the vicinity of 79th Avenue West where neighbors say they heard a gunshot about 11:25 p.m. Thursday.
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City appraisers set to start inspecting residences

July 9, 2010 in Duluth News Tribune

The city of Duluth announced today that its appraisers would begin the yearly cycle of inspecting certain parcels within the city to determine property values. Continue Reading

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