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By the Echo Press Editorial Board
Michael David Johnson allegedly said he "wasn't going back to jail" and approached officers with two knives in April.
Data from the Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training show the number of law enforcement agencies in Minnesota declined from 501 in 2000, to 420 in 2020.
The homeowner said the officer then told the intoxicated man to get up off the couch, and when the man didn’t comply, the officer talked about tasing him, which motivated the man to his feet. She said the officer then brought the man to his patrol car and her husband followed them outside.
As of Tuesday, July 5, Alexandria Police Chief Scott Kent replaced the chief of police of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Tribal Police Department, Sara Rice, on the Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training.
The arrests took place in the first six hours of his 12-hour shift.

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Individual was found in 10 feet of water.
We collaborated with the Alexandria College Law Enforcement program on the best ways to bring college students interested or enrolled in law enforcement to our agency and provide non-police services to our community.
City officials declined to be interviewed about the future of the building at 3000 Minnehaha Ave. In a statement, the city said it’s being maintained and is monitored regularly, but that there was limited information to share as it examines options.

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