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Second Duluth Stolen Vehicle Turns up in Floodwood this Week

Floodwood Police Apprehend Suspect

On October 22, 2014, at approximately 11:10 a.m., the Floodwood Police Department received a request for an attempt to locate on a 2011 black Cadillac CTS which had been reported stolen from the Duluth K-Mart store.  At approximately 11:21 a.m., Floodwood Police located the vehicle at the Floodwood Little Store and apprehended the suspect, Devin Brody Haglund, a 23 year old Duluth man.  Haglund was transported to the St. Louis County Jail.   Haglund also had an outstanding warrant from Mahnomen County for tampering with a motor vehicle.  Floodwood Police were assisted by the St. Louis County Sheriff's Office and the Minnesota State Patrol.  This is the second time in three days that a Duluth stolen vehicle has been located in Floodwood, and the motor vehicle theft suspect apprehended by Floodwood Police. 

October 22, 2014


On October 20th 2014, at approximately 7:39 a.m., the Floodwood Police Department responded to a report of a car in the ditch just north of the intersection of Hwy. 73 and First Avenue in Floodwood.  The vehicle, a 2002 Bonneville had been reported stolen from the City of Duluth on October 19th, 2014. The driver of the vehicle had fled the scene.   Police received several reports of a suspicious man knocking on doors asking for assistance to leave the area.  Police then received a call of a stolen ATV from a garage in the City of Floodwood.  Floodwood Police, with assistance from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, St. Louis County Sheriff's Office, and Minnesota State Patrol apprehended the suspect, a 38 year old Solon Springs, Wisconsin man who was taken into custody on an ATV trail after a short pursuit in Ness Township.  The matter has been referred to the St. Louis County Attorney's Office.  Formal charges are expected today October 22, 2014.

Items found in the vehicle are believed to be linked to a burglary that occurred in Van Buren Township. 

The Floodwood Police notified Floodwood School Administration on Monday of the incident.  As a result, Administration placed the school in a soft lock-down as a precautionary measure.


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Parcel Tax Information Lookup (St. Louis County)

A shameful past: Indian insane asylum [Tom Floodwood]

The Floodwood City Hall now has a drop box where residents can safely and anonymously dispose of any form of medication, both prescription and over-the-counter. The City Hall is located at 111 8th Avenue W and is open 8 a.m. to 4:30, M-F.

What makes Floodwood Unique?

The number one reason Floodwood is a great place to live is the sense of community.  No matter how long you've been away, you can visit your hometown and find old friends.  Individuals who grew up in a large or mid-sized city will never have this...nor understand the feeling it gives you.  In a small town you have a name, a history, and a legacy.

Floodwood offers a lot more in a small town than almost any other.  With a population of about 550, Floodwood has two financial institutions, the Floodwood Credit Union and Northview Bank.  It has three gas stations, Larry's Bait & Service, Little Store, and SuperAmerica.  Floodwood has a grocery stop, The Grocery Store, as well as a Hardware Store.  Two newspapers operate from Floodwood, the long-term home established Floodwood Forum and the newer Portage News.  To top it off, it has a larger modern school with some of the best teacher to student ratios anywhere.  Your security is established by a local police department and volunteer fire department.

Mat Inc., the local peat plant in Floodwood, is among its largest employers, and the brainchild of the late and great Joe Karpik.  Joe took what used to be the old Ford plant that closed down, and converted it into an enterprise that is now a strong cornerstone of the community.

Floodwood, unlike most small communities, has a medical clinic (Scenic Rivers Health Clinic) and dentistry (Scenic Rivers Dental).

The arts thrive in the Floodwood region, as evidenced by Grandma's Treasure Chest and the Hingeley Quilt Shop.  There are numerous artists and writers in the area.

If you need a place to eat, you've got many choices:  Subway, Burger House, Bridgeman's, Main Line Station, and Savanna Portage.

Floodwood started as a logging and farming community, but has evolved into a larger service sector.  Roughly 38% of those employed work out of town in the areas of Hibbing, Grand Rapids, Cloquet, and Duluth.  Several contractors reside in Floodwood and ready to serve its local citizens.  Lindquist Lumber is the local lumberyard meeting the communities building supplies needs.

The city of Floodwood is simply unmatched in terms of size for its services, school, and sense of community.

For Sale: Motorcycle

1987 honda GL1200 motorcycle in perfect condition for a good rider due to sudden accident. Contact: fredmanjames1@gmail.com

Floodwood Real Estate


$200 in proceeds from each sale go to the Floodwood School Lunch ProgramLinda Hansen - Floodwood Realtor

Linda Hansen
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1515 London Rd
Duluth, MN 55812

(218) 728-7788
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