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Meet the new Pets of the Week: Hans, Finn and Poe (w/video)
Law enforcement blotter: Wednesday, Oct. 26
Judge dismisses lawsuit challenging Minnesota teachers union protections
Much agreement among county commissioner candidates
School board candidates debate issues
Sports schedule for Thursday, Oct. 27
8-3A volleyball: Bemidji ends Cards' season again
5AA football: Bulldogs' big third finishes Minnewaska season
Class A state tennis: Lakers fall in two matches
5AA football: Quick start sends Osakis to section semis past Benson
Otterness takes top honors in national field competition
Ecumen Bethany Community offers free memory screenings
Anishinaabe-Ojibwe storyteller to present at EAC
Hope and healing after abortion
Carlos to host youth Halloween party
Births - Oct. 21, 2016
Births - Oct. 14, 2016
Engaged - Schwab and Ronning
Engaged - Schmitz and Volesky
The rush of the flush
From the stand: Bucks starting to move
DNR Report: Drawdown underway on Pope County lake
A memorable moose in Alaska
DNR Release: Lake Carlos State Park to offer snowshoe-lacing workshop
Delores E. Johnson
Floretta A. Ziegelmann
Melissa Heen Peterson
Paul John Dalluge
LETTER: Thank you to VA clinics
LETTER: Odell fully understands issues
LETTER: Time clocks are good business practice
LETTER: Keep Westrom working for students
FARGO FORUM EDITORIAL: This time for president, none of the above
Top 10 fall garden chores
AgCountry Farm Credit Services to award scholarships
ASK A TROOPER: Do farm vehicles need pilot cars?
FSA is committed to assisting producers
Find out what is a fair farm rental agreement at meeting
LAPW announces 2016 Employers of the Year
Alexandria among cheapest cities for car insurance
FAST adds large robotic welder to Glenwood facility
Alexandria credit unions team up to volunteer
Chamber Ambassadors visit three businesses
hires and promotions
On The Street
November 4, 2015
'Person of interest' named in Wetterling case
Just a block from Annandale Middle School, in a neighborhood full of children, stands the home of Dan Heinrich, who was charged October 29 in federal court with possession of child pornography. Heinrich has been named a person of interest in the Jacob Wetterling abduction case. The...
November 4, 2015 - 12:00am
October 30, 2015
Former Ashby teacher pleads guilty to third-degree sexual conduct
A former Ashby baseball coach and physical education teacher pleaded guilty October 22 to having a sexual relationship with a female student from 2010 to 2012. Chad Jeffrey Akerson, 35, of Willmar, pleaded guilty in Kandiyohi County District Court to third-degree criminal sexual...
October 30, 2015 - 12:00am
October 23, 2015
Caswell pleads not guilty after meth bust
An Alexandria man entered a not guilty plea last week related to a meth bust that happened in July. Justin Michael Caswell, 33, is charged with two counts of meth possession, one count of storage of meth paraphernalia in a child's residence and one count of possession of a short-barreled...
October 23, 2015 - 12:00am
October 21, 2015
Assault-chase suspect pleads guilty to two charges
A 27-year-old Alexandria man pleaded guilty to two of the seven charges filed against him that stemmed from an alleged assault and high-speed chase in Alexandria on August 24. Alton Antonio Howard entered the pleas on October 8 in Douglas County District Court, admitting that he...
October 21, 2015 - 12:00am
October 17, 2015
Stolen vehicle suspect arrested in Douglas County after high-speed chase in neighboring counties
A juvenile male was apprehended in Douglas County after leading officers from several law enforcement agencies on a chase that spanned several hours. The Starbuck Police Department received a report of a stolen vehicle at approximately 3:30 a.m. Saturday, October 17. A Starbuck...
October 17, 2015 - 2:49pm
October 14, 2015
Charges dismissed in black-powder gun case
A terroristic threat charge filed against a 72-year-old Alexandria man last May will be dismissed if he stays out of trouble. Denny Lavon Brookins pleaded not guilty to the felony terroristic threat charge and a misdemeanor fifth degree assault charge in July. Judge Ann Carrott...
October 14, 2015 - 12:00am
October 9, 2015
Morrow pleads guilty to felony possession
An Alexandria man charged with five felony counts for possession of stolen firearms pleaded guilty on Thursday, October 1. Kenneth Freeland...
October 9, 2015 - 12:00am
October 8, 2015
Law enforcement blotter for October 6, 2015
DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE* October 6 Sexual assault reported from April 2014, Miltona. Caller reporting they paid a person from Craigslist more than $10,000 for concrete work and no work was completed, Alex. Caller stating a group of men hired to take down a...
October 8, 2015 - 12:00am
October 7, 2015
Charge dismissed in animal cruelty case
Judge determines lack of probable cause
October 7, 2015 - 12:00am
October 6, 2015
Law enforcement blotter for October 5, 2015
DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE* October 5 Theft of farm equipment, last seen in field Friday night, Alex. Attempted phone scam, Osakis. Report of employer refusing to pay person for 70+ hours of work, advised a civil issue, Alex. Restraining order violation, Osakis. Suspicious...
October 6, 2015 - 11:26am
October 1, 2015
BCA investigating officer involved shooting in Mora
By Forum News Service MORA, Minn. -- One man is dead after an officer involved shooting Wednesday night in Mora, about an hour north of Minneapolis. Shortly before 9 p.m., a Kanabec County sheriff's deputy responded to a report from a man who said he was going to kill someone...
October 1, 2015 - 2:26pm
September 28, 2015
Law enforcement blotter for September 25-27, 2015
DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE* September 25 Assault reported, female pushed down caller, admitted to pushing, report sent to county attorney, Carlos. Church door found open, cleared area, nothing missing or out of place, Carlos. Caller requesting help retrieving...
September 28, 2015 - 3:17pm
September 24, 2015
Law enforcement blotter for September 23, 2015
DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE* September 23 Crash, Glenwood. Vehicle fire, Alex. Scam, caller received message from suspect claiming to be IRS, similar calls in Osakis, Carlos. Caller checking on location for owner, door kicked in, Ashby. Crash, Alex. Juvenile...
September 24, 2015 - 11:09am
September 23, 2015
Law enforcement blotter for September 22, 2015
DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE* September 22 Report of child abuse/neglect, possible drug use in home, Carlos. Report of paintball mark on front porch, Alex. Jail incident, Alex. Welfare check, school reporting student out a week, unable to get a hold of...
September 23, 2015 - 4:11pm
Kensington city office burglarized
The Kensington city office and community center were burglarized last week. According to Douglas County Sheriff's Office (DCSO), the forced-entry burglary happened sometime during the overnight hours on September 15 to September 16. Multiple offices in the building were entered...
September 23, 2015 - 12:00am