Northeast Minnesota man dead after alleged altercation

The suspect, 28, reported the altercation to the Cook County Sheriff's Office and was known to the victim, 78.

Police Lights 1.jpg

GRAND MARAIS, Minn. — A 78-year-old Grand Marais man reportedly died after an altercation with a man known to him Wednesday.

At approximately 4:48 p.m., deputies responded to 1109 E. Fifth St. and found the victim, who was suffering head trauma, according to a news release from the Cook County Sheriff's Office. The man later died.

The suspect, 28, reported the altercation to the sheriff's office and is lodged in the Cook County Jail, the news release said.

The victim's identity has been withheld pending official confirmation and notification of next-of-kin.

The News Tribune generally does not name criminal suspects until they have been formally charged.


The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension has been called to investigate.

Janelle Johnson has been sentenced to 343 months in prison for the second-degree murder of Jesse Farris, who was fatally shot outside his Bemidji home in December 2020.
William Edward Schindler, 26, entered the plea for shooting one of three officers executing search warrant at a residence in Granite Falls on April 10.
The man was found outside his home Monday evening, May 29, 2023. The fire marshal is investigating the incident.
Inmates in-custody in the Itasca County jail in Grand Rapids, Minnesota
Inmates in-custody in the Hubbard County jail in Park Rapids, Minnesota
Inmates in-custody in the Morrison County jail in Little Falls, Minnesota
Inmates in-custody in the Mille Lacs County jail in Milaca, Minnesota
A look at police reports in the northern Brainerd lakes area - Cass and Crow Wing counties.
Algene Vossen, 81, who was arrested in Sioux Falls, had previously been found incompetent to stand trial for the 1974 killing of Mae Herman in her Willmar home.
Jarquez Javon Bedford, 28, faces life in prison in the stabbing death of Andrea Rae Cottew, 52, on Feb. 5. Bedford remains in custody on $4 million unconditional bail.

Our newsroom occasionally reports stories under a byline of "staff." Often, the "staff" byline is used when rewriting basic news briefs that originate from official sources, such as a city press release about a road closure, and which require little or no reporting. At times, this byline is used when a news story includes numerous authors or when the story is formed by aggregating previously reported news from various sources. If outside sources are used, it is noted within the story.
What To Read Next
Get Local