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Sentenced to 35 years in prison

Brooks sentenced to 35 years in Osakis murder

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Jeffery Allen Brooks, 53, of Alexandria was sentenced to 35 years in prison today for murdering Diane Fortenberry of Osakis in May 2011.

Todd County District Court Judge Jay Carlson sentenced Brooks, who pleaded guilty to second degree murder, later tried to change the plea and was denied.

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Al Edenloff
Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  
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