Weather Forecast


Scattered slippery spots reported in west central Minnesota

The Minnesota Department of Transportation advises drivers to slow down and turn off their cruise control in west central Minnesota. While roads are generally in fair to good condition, the warmer temperatures combined with blowing snow are creating scattered slippery spots.

MnDOT crews are out working to improve road conditions.

Motorists should remember to:

--Drive slowly on bridges, overpasses and tunnels.

--Use a safe speed for winter driving conditions, regardless of the posted speed limit.

--Keep a safe stopping distance from the vehicle in front of you.

--Keep both hands on the steering wheel, eyes on the road and attention on your driving.


For additional tips on safe winter driving, go to

For updated information on road conditions, visit or call 511.

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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