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Death toll from crashes rises in Douglas County

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For the first time in five years, the number of traffic deaths increased in Minnesota.

Crashes killed 378 people in the state in 2012, according to preliminary reports from the Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office of Traffic Safety.

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In 2011, 368 people died in crashes on Minnesota roads.

2012 was also a deadly year for crashes in Douglas County. Seven people were killed - the most in four years.

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Al Edenloff
Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  
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