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Brooks sentenced to 35 years in Osakis murder

June 12, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press

Jeffery Allen Brooks, 53, of Alexandria was sentenced to 35 years in prison today for murdering Diane Fortenberry of Osakis in May 2011. Continue Reading

Oklahoma hospital must pay $1M to Garth Brooks

January 25, 2012 in West Central Tribune

An Oklahoma hospital that failed to build a women’s health center in honor of Garth Brooks’ late mother must pay the country singer $1 million, a jury has ruled.
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Parenting Perspectives: Winter memory etched in snow

January 17, 2011 in INFORUM

It seems our family’s favorite outdoor memories come from times when someone’s left some skin on the ground, a sacrifice to Mother Nature who likes to remind us that we can enjoy her woods, her rivers and lakes and even her snow-covered hills, but we should never get too comfortable. Continue Reading

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Parenting Perspectives: Backyard discovery’s off the wall

October 4, 2010 in INFORUM

On Sunday, I discovered that I have a climbing wall in my backyard. Well, OK, a section of a climbing wall a big section. Continue Reading