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Man accused of fleeing police, knocking over fence, DWI
Law enforcement blotter: Thursday, Oct. 20 through Sunday, Oct. 23
Rock legend Bobby Vee dies
Meet the new Pet of the Week: Cirkus (w/video)
Searcher finds missing 9-year-old: 'The look on her face was priceless'
Area volleyball: Section play getting under way
Blizzard hockey: Steel run past Alex
Blizzard hockey: Alex routs Rochester 8-0
8-5A Football: Cards to face winner of Spuds, Lumberjacks
5AA football: Osakis to face Benson in section quarterfinals
In Pursuit of a Dream is performed across the area
The Bible: More reliable than any story in history
Celebrate the harvest with Applefest
Births - Oct. 21, 2016
Births - Oct. 14, 2016
Engaged - Schwab and Ronning
Engaged - Schmitz and Volesky
A memorable moose in Alaska
DNR Release: Lake Carlos State Park to offer snowshoe-lacing workshop
From the stand: Doe tagged on a perfect evening
Mike Frisch: Find the fish first
Lake Miltona hosting pro musky world championship
Gayle J. Gondek
Daniel Curtis Larson
Lorraine M. Essler
LETTER: Kulp shows strength, determination
LETTER: Sen. Westrom listens to constituents
LETTER: Westrom willing to 'go to the mat'
LETTER: Vote for growth and opportunity
IT'S OUR TURN: What does asthma feel like?
How to manage box elder bugs
2017 Minnesota Gardening calendars are now available
Wheat council seeks candidates for board of directors
Five ways to protect your garden from deer
Crops benefit from proper application of livestock manure
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
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On The Street
September 27, 2016
Judge Battey to retire; vacancy process begins
Long-time Judge David R. Battey of Alexandria is retiring. The Commission on Judicial Selection announced the vacancy in Minnesota’s Seventh...
September 27, 2016 - 3:21pm
April 1, 2016
Three finalists named for judgeship
The Commission on Judicial Selection announced Thursday, March 17 it is recommending three candidates to Gov. Mark Dayton for consideration to fill a current vacancy in Minnesota’s Seventh Judicial District. This vacancy was created by the upcoming retirement of Judge Conrad I....
April 1, 2016 - 12:00am
Vacancy to occur in Seventh Judicial District
The Commission on Judicial Selection announced that a judgeship vacancy is occurring in Minnesota's Seventh Judicial District Court. This vacancy will occur upon the retirement of the Honorable Joseph Evans and will be chambered at Detroit Lakes in Becker County. The application process...
April 1, 2016 - 12:00am
January 29, 2016
From the Bench: Judges use state guidelines for sentencing
I always talk to jurors after they render their verdict in a case. In criminal cases, jurors often have questions about sentencing: Who will sentence the defendant? What kind of sentence will he or she get? While there are a few states that allow for jury sentencing, in Minnesota,...
January 29, 2016 - 12:00am
January 8, 2016
FROM THE BENCH: What do court reporters do?
If you have ever been in a courtroom, the person to the side of the judge typing on a small machine is the court reporter. He or she is highly skilled and has the ethical obligation to take down every word uttered in the courtroom during hearings or trials – verbatim. What a daunting...
January 8, 2016 - 12:00am
October 23, 2013
Two judge positions open in 7th District
The Commission on Judicial Selection announced this week that two judgeship vacancies are occurring in Minnesota’s 7th Judicial District Court. These vacancies were created upon the retirement of the Honorable Peter Irvine and the resignation of the Honorable Lisa Borgen. Irvine’s...
October 23, 2013 - 8:51am
September 3, 2013
From the bench: Search warrants for blood alcohol tests
"Judge, is it true that all drunk driving convictions are now invalid?" I was recently asked this question, which was prompted by a recent decision of the United States Supreme Court that got media attention.
September 3, 2013 - 11:08am
August 14, 2013
Who are you to judge?
Douglas County kids work on projects all summer and, come county fair time, it's time to face the judges. Who are the people that decide a blue...
August 14, 2013 - 12:00am
June 19, 2013
From the Bench: Domestic violence calls for a community-wide response
Domestic violence affects everyone in our communities. According to one study, one in four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime. Another study indicated that one in 14 men has been physically assaulted by a current or former spouse, partner, boyfriend/girlfriend,...
June 19, 2013 - 12:00am
April 5, 2013
Seventh Judicial Court candidates recommended
The Commission on Judicial Selection recommended three candidates to Governor Mark Dayton for consideration to fill the vacancy in Minnesota's Seventh Judicial Court. This vacancy was created upon the retirement of the Honorable James Hoolihan.
April 5, 2013 - 12:00am
March 13, 2013
From the Bench: Dissolution (divorce) in Minnesota
I have dealt with divorce as a former family law attorney and now as a judge. It can be a painful and complex process. Emotionally, people need to rely on family, friends, and clergy to navigate through the process. Legally, people should consult with experienced family law attorneys...
March 13, 2013 - 12:00am
February 8, 2013
Ann Carrott reappointed
On January 10, Chief Justice Lorie Gildea reappointed Ann Carrott to the Board of Law Examiners for an additional three-year term expiring on December 31, 2015. The Board of Law Examiners is a board under the supervision of the Minnesota Supreme Court. Its task is to ensure that...
February 8, 2013 - 12:00am
January 9, 2013
From the Bench: Role of juvenile court in our communities
One facet of the court system in this state that doesn't get a lot of public media coverage is the Juvenile Court. Much of that has to do with the confidentiality of most of the court hearings. The public is restricted from many Juvenile Court proceedings to protect the juvenile and...
January 9, 2013 - 12:00am
December 12, 2012
From the Bench: Probable cause to stop a motorist
I have often been asked, both when I was a practicing attorney and since being appointed to the bench, what facts justify an officer pulling over a motorist in Minnesota. There are many cases that have addressed this issue, and as you would expect, those cases are very fact specific. In...
December 12, 2012 - 12:00am
October 24, 2012
From the Bench: The small-town lawyer
I'm often asked what I like about my relatively new role as a District Court judge or what surprises I've had during the past two years. The most pleasant surprise has been a new-found and significant respect for the small-town lawyers who appear before me. The small-town lawyers...
October 24, 2012 - 12:00am