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Winter weather blows into area; events canceled
Alexandria man sentenced in gun case
Law enforcement blotter: Monday, Dec. 5
Law enforcement blotter: Friday, Dec. 2 through Sunday, Dec. 4
Osakis man accused of attempted stabbing at Alexandria bar
Sports schedule for Tuesday, Dec. 6 (Updated with postponements)
Cardinals wrestling starts season with tourneys
Cards run past Moorhead in opener
Girls basketball: Cards drop first game against state-ranked Centennial
Sports roundup from Saturday, Dec. 3
Event restores hope during the holidays
Empty Chair Gala to benefit REACH program
50 gigs in 50 states
Search for Miss Teen Douglas County announced
Sensitive Santa is safe place for special needs children
Wedding - Steinhagen and Sperl
Wedding - Cunningham and Thielke
Births - Nov. 25, 2016
Wedding - Carlson and Klohn
Births - Nov. 18, 2016
From the stand: A good way to end it
Applications open for spring turkey's first two seasons
Morken: Some "hunters" don't represent hunting
Bucks on the ground
Morken: Run in circles by a giant
Christian "Christy" Lorsung
Ann C. Ebsen
LETTER: Collin Peterson is a class act Democrat
EDITORIAL: Don't ditch local businesses this Christmas
COMMENTARY: Cheap wages should anger Alexandrians
COMMENTARY: MNsure can make the best of a difficult situation for consumers
OUR TURN: Some protests are more effective than others
2016 University of Minnesota Top 10 performing annuals
Weak farm economy adds twists to rental negotiations
Producers encouraged to consider FSA options
Applications available for Conservation Stewardship Program
Tips for container-grown succulents
Making a new home
Alex Carpet One supports Building for America's Bravest
Knute Nelson Hospice delivers veteran-centric care
ATCC, area businesses host annual tour days
Sixth Avenue Wine & Ale to close at year's end
hires and promotions
On The Street
August 31, 2016
Changes improve child support services
Child support is a lifeline for more than 250,000 Minnesota children and their families. Gov. Mark Dayton has declared August Child Support Awareness Month in Minnesota to highlight the importance of child support and recent changes to make the system work better for families. Minnesota...
August 31, 2016 - 12:00am
January 15, 2016
YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS: Beware of intimidation scams
Some criminals will say almost anything to try to scam people, including threatening arrest, lawsuits, imprisonment, or even physical harm. While the scams take several different forms, the goal is the same – to pressure people to pay money or reveal personal or financial information....
January 15, 2016 - 12:00am
August 7, 2015
Burglary charge dismissed
Devon M.J. Pearson, 24, of Alexandria was fined and sentenced July 22 for his involvement in a July 3 burglary. Pearson was arrested and charged with second-degree burglary after police found him inside a foreclosed house on the 700 block of Seventh Avenue East in Alexandria. In...
August 7, 2015 - 12:00am
August 13, 2014
Cop Talk: Is it legal to drive barefoot in Minnesota?
Is it legal to drive barefoot in Minnesota? This is a question that gets asked often. When looking at Minnesota State Statutes, there is no provision that prohibits a person from driving barefoot. As a result, the short and simple answer is that it is not illegal to drive barefoot. But...
August 13, 2014 - 12:00am
June 19, 2013
How to assert your legal rights as a consumer
Most companies understand that it is usually beneficial to try to find a solution to a consumer's concerns. Companies don't want unhappy consumers to complain and use a competitor's service or product. Keep in mind the following points when filing a complaint about a product or service...
June 19, 2013 - 12:00am
April 20, 2013
Free legal clinics offered for veterans in region
The St. Cloud Veterans Affairs (VA) and several community partners have teamed together to provide free legal consultation services for veterans. Legal consultations are available for a wide variety of topics, including housing, consumer affairs, child support, employment, and...
April 20, 2013 - 12:15pm
March 24, 2013
Your Legal Rights: Don't throw retirement savings down drain
From the Office of Attorney General Lori Swanson: Financial regulators throughout the United States report an uptick in investment fraud against middle-income Americans who are looking for creative ways to earn interest on their money. An elderly woman withdrew money from her bank...
March 24, 2013 - 11:44am
February 23, 2013
Your Legal Rights: Study shows 1 in 5 have credit report errors
Editor's note: The following is a "Your Legal Rights" column provided by the Office of Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson. One out of five people have errors on their credit report, according to a new study released on February 11, 2013 by the Federal Trade Commission. Even...
February 23, 2013 - 9:50am
January 20, 2013
Your Legal Rights: When in doubt, don't give it out
Editor's note: The following is a "Your Legal Rights" column provided by the Minnesota Office of Attorney General Lori Swanson. Scams and crooked deals are everywhere today, often where we least expect it. When you're home answering the phone, browsing the Internet, checking the...
January 20, 2013 - 2:44pm
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
Ask a trooper: Warnings issued over large vans
Question: I've heard some information about the dangers of a 15-passenger van. I was surprised at some of the information and I believe it is very valuable, so can you please write about it? Some of these vehicles are still being driven. Answer: Yes, even the National Highway Traffic...
September 12, 2012 - 12:00am
September 5, 2012
Ask a Trooper - Can you make your coffee while driving to work each morning?
Question: Recently I saw an advertisement of a foreign car promoting that their vehicle is equipped with a coffee maker. With all the focus on distracted driving, what are your thoughts on this? Answer: I did some homework and found the automobile you are speaking of. After doing...
September 5, 2012 - 12:00am
August 29, 2012
Ask a Trooper - When to signal a turn
Question: How far ahead of time are you required to signal a turn and is there a time when drivers can legally turn left on a red light after stopping (like they do on right turns)? Answer: For the first question, Minnesota law requires you to signal at least 100 feet before a turn....
August 29, 2012 - 12:00am
August 24, 2012
Ask a Trooper - Where can campaign signs go?
Question: I've noticed some campaign signs alongside the road and very close to intersections. Is this legal? Answer: Placement of campaign signs and other unauthorized objects in state highway rights of way is prohibited under Minnesota State Statute 160.27. In addition, campaign...
August 24, 2012 - 12:00am
August 22, 2012
Ask a Trooper - What do troopers do about misaligned headlights?
Question: Why does the car with the headlight out get pulled over and is given a fix-it ticket and cars with misaligned headlights (that shine right in your face and almost blind you)are not told correct that with a fix-it ticket? Personally, I would rather meet a one headlight car...
August 22, 2012 - 12:00am