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Search and rescue effort underway on Lake Le Homme Dieu
Minnesota wolf population stable
5-year-old Henning girl injured in farm accident
At funeral of Watkins girl, mourners try to cope with 'evil act'
Body found in Park Rapids lake; crash victim identified
Volleyball: Osakis goes 2-2 at Albany Tournament
Sports schedule for Saturday, August 27
Girls tennis: Osakis ties for seventh at Delano tourney
Girls soccer: Tie tests Alex to begin season
Hobie's new toy: Released in April, the Eclipse paddleboard draws intrigue
Underwater Art: Decoys on display in Evansville
Robby Vee finishes out summer concert series
Harper's Chord comes to Carlos Creek Winery
Alpha Course teaches basics of faith
Strive to be a foundation for others
Births - Aug. 26, 2016
Engaged - Hanson and Lund
Births - through Aug. 12, 2016
Engaged - Dokken-McFann and Gran
Births - Aug. 3-8, 2016
DNR to close Mille Lacs walleye season next month
Morken: What the numbers say about declining hunters and anglers
Stringer full of walleyes
Work begins on statewide deer management plan
A big bass for Beau
Carol J. Hansen
William 'Bill' Bretz
Clara "Clair" A. Gustafson
Bernard "Bernie" V. Dulski
Arland E. Hirman
COMMENTARY: What they're fighting over
COMMENTARY: Clean Power Plan will penalize Minnesota
IT'S OUR TURN: Recalling the dawn of the digital age; facing its challenges
EDITORIAL: Long wait for mental health care must be fixed
IN THE KNOW: Leadership Alexandria is unique blend with strong return
Producers should consider available assistance
Monarchs, roadsides and the law
A century of family and faith
Kensington represented in Princess Kay of the Milky Way
Kalpin family recognized as 2016 U of M Farm Family
MMFCU concludes 60 Days of Giving campaign
Community solar program shining for REA
Chamber Ambassadors visit three local businesses
Celeste Edenloff returns to Echo Press
Dew Drop Inn changes ownership
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
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
September 7, 2012
Strand appointed Tenth Judicial District Court judge
Governor Mark Dayton has announced the appointment of Elizabeth H. Strand as a district court judge. This seat will be chambered in Buffalo in Wright County in Minnesota's Tenth Judicial District. Strand serves as the Buffalo and Annandale prosecuting attorney, where she is the sole...
September 7, 2012 - 12:00am