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Law Enforcement Blotter: Monday, May 22
1 killed, another injured after van collides with semi
Dayton, GOP cut last-minute budget deal to set up special session Tuesday
Bumpy drive over tracks to get smoother
Five things to know from city council
Boys tennis: Cards' season ends after loss to Warriors
Baseball: Panthers knock off B-E for 14th straight win
Sports schedule for Tuesday, May 23
Boys Golf: Alexandria wins CLC title at AGC
Osakis High School celebrates state title
Christian singer returns to Alex area
Car Care Program names volunteer of the year
Dance benefits shoeless Ugandan children
Outdoor religious drama ends May 25
Discovery Middle School partners with church to stock food shelf
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
Engaged - Harstad and Engebretson
Wedding - Von Bank and Hoelscher
Wedding - Skudlarek and Oestreich
Births - March 31, 2017
Fee increases added to final environment bill
Morken: Still time to fill that tag as toms continue to sound off
Minnesota opener: Slow going on Reno Saturday morning
Mike Frisch: Tips for opening-day walleyes
An officer shortage: DNR enters opener down 25 COs statewide
Lee Howard Urness
Gilbert G. Poepping
Frances L. Lesuer
Scott Allen Bakke
Phyllis Ann Collins
It's Our Turn: An astonishing blur of technology
Echo Press editorial: Who will pay for clean water?
Observations from the Archives: 2007: Freedom to Breathe Act bans public indoor smoking
Guest editorial: More urban-rural unity needed
Letter: Putting God in a box
4-H trains youth as camp counselors
4-H'ers take the stage
Master gardeners plant sale coming up
Crabgrass prevention in your home lawn
Gardening Brown Bag series offered
Groundbreaking next week on mental health facility
On the Street
New Aagard program provides tool cabinets for employees
Chamber introduces new networking event
ATCC Foundation holds scholarship recognition event
hires and promotions
On The Street
June 8, 2016
Motorcycle driver charged after chase
A 46-year-old Kensington man was charged on June 1 with fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle, a felony. Scott Dennis Armstrong also faces...
June 8, 2016 - 4:05pm
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
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
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
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