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The 300-mile race will begin in Duluth on Sunday and end in Grand Portage on Tuesday.
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Duluth woman pleads not guilty in Lake Superior dismemberment case; investigation ongoing
With forensic test results awaited, and new charges filed in Wisconsin, a judge gave the parties until April to determine next steps in the court process.
The person who died was between ages 75 and 79.
Under pre-evacuation, residents ready sprinkler systems installed after past wildfires.
Jacob Colt Johnson, 35, of Superior, Wisconsin, was charged Monday, Aug. 16, in Cook County District Court with second-degree murder-with intent, not premeditated in the death of Richard Balsimo. Johnson is being held in a jail in Douglas County, Wisconsin, on unrelated charges.
While court documents name a suspect who allegedly shot Richard Balsimo, formal charges at this point have only been filed against two people who allegedly disposed of the body.

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The remains of a St. Paul man, missing since June 19, were found in Lake Superior near Grand Portage.
Raised in Eveleth, the 63-year-old hockey recluse had been undergoing mental health treatment and was facing criminal charges related to the alleged 2019 assault of a Lutsen neighbor.
A "protective sweep search" and warrant were reasonable after the "Miracle on Ice" hockey star was reported to have struck his fishing companion with a metal pipe, the judge said.

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