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Meet the new Pet of the Week: Cecil (w/video)
Law enforcement blotter: Wednesday, Feb. 22
More than 8,000 turkeys die in fire
Mouse to blame for truck fire
County awards construction bid for Kensington Rune Stone Park
State hockey: Ellingson's OT goal wins a thriller
NA3HL: Blizzard gains cushion heading into weekend series
State hockey: Cards put a scare in the Bears before falling short (w/video)
Girls Basketball: Streaks outrun Parkers Prairie
Boys basketball: Kannegiesser torches WCA with 45 points
Education presentation to cover topics of Islam, Muslims
Grove is a 2017 ExCEL Award Recipient
Kensington Area Heritage Society hosts open house
WCA Speech Team brings home multiple awards
Marking a century
Births - Feb. 10, 2017
Wedding - Bursch and Hawthorne
Births - Feb. 3
Wedding - Holmquist and Haugdahl
Engaged - Becker and Klawitter
Developing a deer plan: A Q-and-A with big game program leader Adam Murkowski
Warm weather forcing houses off the ice
Fishing first timers
Mike Frisch: Think spring
Steven James Velde
Mary A. L. Swenson
Laurel A. Jensen Falconer
Vernet "Jackie" Schroeder
LETTER: Pollinators are essential for crops
IN THE KNOW: City Charter needs updating
FROM THE ARCHIVES - 1967: Hospital room rate rises to $25 a day
EDITORIAL: Young people show their potential
LETTER: Do some thinking and research
Minnesota lawmakers lobby on ag issues
Save the date: garden education opportunities available
Century Farm applications due by April 3
It's fruit tree pruning time
Corn and Soybean Growers to hold annual meeting
Premiere Video closes its doors
REA holds district meeting
AAEDC leads initiatives for 2016 and into 2017
Edgewater Natural Family Medicine opens in Alexandria area
Alexandria Clinic recognized for quality laboratory services
hires and promotions
On The Street
January 4, 2017
Cases closed: Judge Battey looks back on his career
David Battey's last day as a judge was Jan. 3, but he didn't go out with a bang of the gavel. In fact, he never used the gavel during his 22...
January 4, 2017 - 6:00am
December 23, 2016
Judge named to replace Battey
Timothy M. Churchwell has been appointed as a judge in Minnesota's Seventh Judicial District. Churchwell will replace David R. Battey, and will...
December 23, 2016 - 11:50am
October 26, 2016
Judge dismisses lawsuit challenging Minnesota teachers union protections
ST. PAUL—A lawsuit from four Minnesota parents that claimed the state's teachers union rules protect bad teachers and perpetuate the state's...
October 26, 2016 - 9:47pm
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