Archive | January 11, 2013

Cristina Jean Larson of Flensburg was convicted of felony fifth degree possession of drugs Jan. 2, and was sentenced to 15 months in prison, stayed for 10 years. During that 10 years, Larson, 32, will be on supervised probation. Larson was originally charged with felony fourth degree sale of a controlled substance. Larson was arrested [...]

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Connie Lynn Jackson of Little Falls was convicted Jan. 2, for felony fourth degree assault of a peace officer and misdemeanor DWI. Jackson, 43, who lived in Isle in March 2012, was arrested after being stopped by a Minnesota State Highway trooper, because she was driving with no headlights on, but had marker lights and [...]

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One felony count of domestic assault by strangulation was dismissed against Matthew Grant Kennedy II of Little Falls, Monday. Kennedy, 31, was convicted of the misdemeanor domestic assault charge against him, stemming from an incident Oct. 31, 2012, when Kennedy’s girlfriend reported a domestic assault and had a bloody lip and a mark on her [...]

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Lonnie Joseph Bellcourt, Onamia, was convicted of a felony Jan. 4, for fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle. In October 2012, Bellcourt, 46, was arrested after being chased by the Minnesota State Patrol and law enforcement officers from two counties. A Crow Wing County deputy was assisting in the attempt to find Bellcourt, [...]

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Jerry Alan Cochran, Little Falls, was convicted of a felony for fifth degree drug possession charges and second degree gross misdemeanor DWI, and was sentenced to 120 days in jail, with credit given for 51 days already served. Cochran, 31, was arrested March 6, 2012. It was reported he was found slumped over the steering [...]

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By Judge Frank Kundrat, Guest Columnist 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 [...]

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Corinne Lentner, of Foley passed away Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 14, at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Gilman. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Friends and relatives may call from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. Sunday the Funeral Home in [...]

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We have things to work on, but Minnesota’s school improvement efforts do not deserve a “D.” That’s my reaction to a new national report by StudentsFirst (SF) on improving education that gives Minnesota a “D” for our education laws and policies. StudentsFirst is a new organization founded by former Washington, D.C., Superintendent of Schools Michelle [...]

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