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Shot fired at Black Bear Casino, one deceased


March 12, 2020

On March 9, 2020, Carlton County Communications received a 911 call reporting a person with a hand gun followed by a report of a shot being fired inside the Seven Fires Steakhouse at the Black Bear Casino in Carlton. Law Enforcement Officers from several agencies responded to the report.

Carlton County Deputies arrived and found a male deceased, by self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, in the Seven Fires Steakhouse. There were no other injuries and the incident was isolated to the Steakhouse.

The investigation is ongoing. The male was identified as a 52 year old male from Mahtomedi Minnesota, and the name will not be released until notification of next of kin. The public is not in danger as this was an isolated incident.

The male and this incident have no involvement with the double homicide on the Fond du Lac Reservation from over the weekend.

Agencies that responded to this call were the Carlton County Sheriff’s Office, Fond du Lac Police Department, Cloquet Police Department, and Minnesota State Patrol.


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