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Law enforcement blotter: Wednesday, Jan. 18
Three students struck before boarding school bus in Minn.
UPDATE: Full recovery expected for Garfield man seriously injured in northern Minnesota snowmobile crash
Osakis plans new ideas for trail
Law enforcement blotter: Tuesday, Jan. 17
Sports schedule for Thursday, Jan. 19
NA3HL: Blizzard slides into second place with OT win over Breezy Point
Girls Hockey: Ellingson scores four in win at Detroit Lakes
Boys hockey: Cards shut out River Lakes to keep cruising
Boys basketball: Osakis runs past Bears to 8-2
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
Roast with the most
COMMUNITY ED: Secure your memories in photographs
An artist's touch
COMMUNITY ED: Zumba combines fitness and dance
Births - Jan. 13, 2017
Wedding - Hanson and Lund
Wedding - Prescott and Harberts
Births - Jan. 6, 2017
Engaged - Wood and Netter
Morken: Step up and take part in deer management
Perch: A top winter attraction
Locals catch big bull redfish near South Padre Island
Morken: One final lesson as another season slips away
PF release: New Continuous CRP SAFE acres started Jan. 1
William "Bill" Bahe
RLou M. Olson
Elizabeth "Liz" Gillen
Roger E. Larson
EDITORIAL: When bad weather and fast drivers collide
LETTER: Use caution during Minnesota winters
FROM THE ARCHIVES - 1992: New Villard elementary school opens
LETTER: Restoring water quality on lakes is up to citizens
IN THE KNOW: FBI National Academy reinforced core beliefs
Farmland rental rates dropping overall
Selecting seed for your garden
Cow/Calf Days Seminar Tour coming to the area
Irrigation Clinic to be held in Parkers Prairie
Winter Garden College: Tools to tackle yard and garden problems
Osakis distillery plans cocktail room
Viking Savings Bank to rebrand with move to new location
2017 Alexandria Lakes Area Visitors Guide is now available
Stallman named WCI interim president
A fresh start for Alex Tailoring
hires and promotions
On The Street
June 2, 2016
UCLA shooter linked to Minnesota death
By St. Paul Pioneer Press LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles police chief says the St. Paul man who carried out a murder-suicide at UCLA left a “kill list” at his Minnesota home that led authorities to find a woman’s dead body. Speaking to a Los Angeles TV station, Chief Charlie...
June 2, 2016 - 11:57am
May 18, 2016
Bank robber linked to another heist
Authorities say it’s likely that a suspect who robbed US Bank in Alexandria on May 9 also robbed a bank in Laramie, Wyoming two days later....
May 18, 2016 - 12:00am
May 16, 2016
Alexandria man charged after assault at St. Cloud Hospital
An Alexandria man has been charged with second-degree assault after a mental health worker at St. Cloud Hospital was attacked on May 8 and left...
May 16, 2016 - 12:09pm
May 11, 2016
Farwell man sentenced for using gun recklessly
A 55-year-old Farwell man was sentenced to 30 days in jail and placed on supervised probation for three years for reckless discharge of a firearm,...
May 11, 2016 - 4:29pm
UPDATE: Armed man taken into custody at Fergus Falls area rest stop
By Forum News Service The Hansel Lake Rest Area on Interstate 94 near Dalton was closed for about an hour Wednesday afternoon, May 11, after the Minnesota State Patrol and the Otter Tail County Special Response Team responded to a report of a man with a gun at the rest area. According...
May 11, 2016 - 4:20pm
Caswell sentenced in local meth bust
A local man has been convicted and sentenced after his role in a meth bust on Cherry Lane in Alexandria in July of 2015. Justin Michael Caswell, 34, of Brandon, was initially charged with four felonies related to the bust — two meth possession charges, meth storage in a child's...
May 11, 2016 - 12:00am
May 4, 2016
Alexandria man charged with criminal sexual conduct
An Alexandria man was charged with two counts of felony-level criminal sexual conduct in the Kandiyohi County District Court on Wednesday, April 27. Michael Benham faces the charges after an incident involving nonconsensual sexual conduct that occurred on Dec. 21, 2015.
May 4, 2016 - 12:00am
April 5, 2016
News Briefs: Minneapolis police fatally shoot man during stabbing
The following is a collection of news briefs from Forum Communication Company newspapers in Minnesota and media partners. Minneapolis police fatally shoot man during stabbing MINNEAPOLIS -- Minneapolis police say they shot and killed a man after seeing him stab another man early Monday...
April 5, 2016 - 8:15am
March 30, 2016
'Laura's Law' would strengthen penalties for concealing a dead body
New legislation has been introduced to stiffen the penalties for anyone found guilty of crimes similar to those involving the disappearance and death of 18-year-old Laura Schwendemann of Starbuck. Schwendemann’s body was found in a corn field near Osakis on October 26, 2015, 11...
March 30, 2016 - 12:00am
March 25, 2016
Man sentenced for assaulting officer
An Alexandria man was sentenced last week for assaulting a police officer. Last year, Quintin Isaiah Bianco, 25, punched an Alexandria police officer in the face during a welfare check at his home. In December, he pleaded guilty to a fourth-degree assault-of-an-officer charge, which...
March 25, 2016 - 12:00am
March 24, 2016
Bank robbery reported in Sunburg
By Forum News Service A bank robbery at the Lake Region Bank in Sunburg in west-central Minnesota was reported late Thursday morning. According to an initial report from the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office, the robbery was first reported at 11:53 a.m. at the bank at 219 Front St.,...
March 24, 2016 - 3:34pm
March 23, 2016
Charges may be filed for pipe bomb found near Brandon
Charges may be filed in connection with explosive materials that were found in a rural area of Douglas County on Friday, March 11. When contacted by the Echo Press last Wednesday, Douglas County Sheriff Troy Wolbersen provided more information about the incident, including details...
March 23, 2016 - 12:00am
Copper theft penalty under debate
The penalty for stealing copper from an electric substation or similar facility would be five years in prison under a bill that stalled in a Senate committee March 17. While most Judiciary Committee members indicated general support, many said the legislation’s language was too...
March 23, 2016 - 12:00am
March 7, 2016
UPDATE: Woman charged with felony after stabbing
The Alexandria Police Department responded to a domestic disturbance on 34th Avenue East shortly after noon on Saturday. The victim of the assault called a relative to report that he had been stabbed by his wife. The relative contacted law enforcement and police were able to gain...
March 7, 2016 - 2:51pm
March 4, 2016
More pot plants found in Glenwood
Authorities found a marijuana growing operation in Glenwood on Feb. 26 that’s connected to a Feb. 24 pot bust in Garfield that led to the arrest...
March 4, 2016 - 12:00am