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Christmas service held at historic Spruce Hill Church
Unique memorial honors vet: Flag disposal box set up in Lowry
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MNsure allows longer for people to enroll for health insurance
Woman dies after ATV goes through ice near Bemidji
Sports scores from Saturday, Dec. 16
Basketball scores from Friday, Dec. 15
Boys basketball: Lakers run winning streak to five games
Blizzard hockey: Alexandria runs December winning streak to five games
Girls basketball: Second half propels Knights past Hancock
A space for young learners: Library exhibit combines science and art
One page at a time: Library can help you through the holidays
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
Donors can swap books for wine
A family affair: Three generations of women keep salon growing
Serving up 'real food'
Helping African firefighters
From the stand: Adjusting to late season
New northern pike regulations coming in 2018
Extremely rare Canada lynx spotted in Minnesota's Chippewa National Forest
Mike Frisch: Icing winter walleyes
Local hunters keep an eye on CWD developments
Lou B. Geris
Luella "Lou" Geris
Barbara Ellen Merreighn Lommen
Monica Mary Baltes
Kenneth "Fritz" Roy Dahlke
OUR TURN: Why is America getting less happy?
LETTER: Christmas spirit shines on through the night
LETTER: Selective TV remains a good value
LETTER: Community works together to help those in need
LETTER: An onslaught against Christian values
Extension schedules land rent meeting for farmers, landowners
Managing boxelder bugs as the cold sets in
Step away from that pruning saw!
Going far with 4-H horses
County crafting buffer compliance rules
Pelican Lake wind turbine canceled by power co-op
Seeking top young professionals
ATCC Foundation honors 2017 philanthropists
On The Street
Bello Cucina abruptly closes doors for good
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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
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
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
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.
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