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Law Enforcement Blotter: Monday, July 24
Council votes to censure Batesole
Dancing ordinance is on the way out
Legislators honored at council meeting
Minnesota gains 4,400 jobs in June
Moorhead wins Substate 14 title over Bemidji
Viking Speedway: Zach Johnson moves from ninth to first in Modified feature
Legion Baseball: Alex season ends with loss to Bemidji
Snowmen run over Bismarck into semis
Legion Baseball: Alexandria falls to Moorhead, survives through Saturday
Loose Change to deliver free concert
Alexandria chaplain serves those in military service
VFW Auxiliary to host salad luncheon
Engaged - Friedrichs and Werk
Engaged - Batcher and Janssen
Engaged - Berglin and Kolden
Engaged - Gearman and Whiting
Wedding - Karthikeyan and Freborg
Should have got a bigger net: Eight-year old lands 50-incher on Miltona
Mike Frisch: Froggin' for big bass
Plenty of panfish for annual Senior Fishing Day
A booming bass bite: Local tournament circuit finds success on area lakes
Morken: Summer deer-hunting work will pay off in the fall
David "Dave" A. Dittberner
Charles S. "Chuck" Harris
Clifford W. Wunderlich
Commentary Sandcastles and trespassing on Lake Ida
It's Our Turn: Dare to do a random act of kindness
Letter: Welcome sign needs attention
Views by the Echo Press Editorial Board: Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
Letter: State's budget process is concerning
Millerville gets hands-on with butter
Tractors to parade down 36 mile memory lane
Douglas County 4-H campers
Cattlemen invite public to July 11 get-together
4-H announces K-3 summer camps
Aagard expands to pull all workers into one building
A new place for ink opens in Alexandria
Author Faith Sullivan to sign books in Alexandria
Knute Nelson partners with Centrex Rehab, adds memory care unit
Glenwood State Bank joins top workplace list
hires and promotions
On The Street
June 21, 2016
Alexandria man sentenced in money laundering scheme
A 46-year-old Alexandria man was sentenced June 15 for his involvement in a money laundering scheme of more than $2 million. Kenneth Landgaard, who pleaded guilty to the felony charge this past January, was sentenced in federal court in Brooklyn, New York, to 27 months in custody,...
June 21, 2016 - 11:56am
June 10, 2016
UPDATE: Two-vehicle crash causes injuries near Garfield (w/video)
Three people were taken to the hospital after two vehicles crashed and rolled near Garfield Friday night. The crash happened at the intersection...
June 10, 2016 - 10:18pm
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