Itasca County Sheriff’s Office

440 1st Avenue NE

Grand Rapids, MN 55744

Phone (218) 326-3477

Fax (218) 326-4663

Press Release

Contact: Investigator/Supervisor

Dean Scherf

Phone: 218-326-3477


December 10, 2012

The Itasca County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a, 68 year old, Nashwauk Man.

On Friday night, December 7th, the Itasca County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call of a building and vehicle on fire in Balsam Township on County Road 8.

Balsam Township Fire Department responded to the scene along with Sheriff’s Deputies and discovered a body in the vehicle driver’s seat when the fire was put out. The body was identified as, 68 year old, Louis Stewart of Nashwauk.

The Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the Minnesota State Patrol and is coordinating the investigation with the Minnesota State Fire Marshal’s Office.

The case is still under investigation and no foul play is suspected.

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