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Experience to lean on: Cards welcome back plenty of talent on the gridiron
Boys soccer must replace top offensive threats
Filling in the gaps: Girls soccer adjusting offense from middle up
Talented volleyball returnees has B-E looking up
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The search is on for Mrs. Douglas County
Aging Mastery Program offered
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Hospice serves more than cancer patients
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Youth Day draws a huge crowd again
DNR to close Mille Lacs walleye season next month
Morken: What the numbers say about declining hunters and anglers
Stringer full of walleyes
Work begins on statewide deer management plan
Brandon D. Randt
Myrtle Annette McKay
IN THE KNOW: Opioids carry serious risk of harm
From the Archives - 1991: Location decided for new library
EDITORIAL: Here's information that landlords, tenants should know
LETTER: Promote healthy foods in schools
LETTER: We need some backbone
What's wrong with my tomato plant?
Women invited to quarterly agriculture seminar
Producers should consider available assistance
Monarchs, roadsides and the law
Kensington represented in Princess Kay of the Milky Way
MMFCU concludes 60 Days of Giving campaign
Community solar program shining for REA
Chamber Ambassadors visit three local businesses
Celeste Edenloff returns to Echo Press
Dew Drop Inn changes ownership
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On The Street
June 2, 2013
Ejected: Half of unbelted traffic deaths thrown from vehicle
More than half of the state's unbelted traffic deaths are ejected from the vehicle, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office of Traffic Safety. Officials say the high ejection rate is another reason to belt up as motorists drive into the final weekend of...
June 2, 2013 - 3:02pm
May 17, 2013
Local motorcycle group reminds drivers to watch for bikers
Warm weather is here and American Bikers for Awareness, Training, and Education (ABATE) of Minnesota would like to remind motorists that motorcycle riders are back on the roads. With gas prices hovering around $4 per gallon, fuel efficient motorcycles have become a favorite means...
May 17, 2013 - 12:00am
Driving home a tragic lesson
Although the crash, the blood and the screams were all fake, the lesson they delivered was all too real. Don't send text messages when you are...
May 17, 2013 - 12:00am
Spring months bad for unbelted teen deaths
With April, May and June combining for the highest percentage of unbelted teen deaths during the past three years, the Minnesota Department of Safety (DPS) Office of Traffic Safety is urging parents of teens to reinforce safe driving habits. There were 30 teen motor vehicle occupant...
April 17, 2013 - 12:00am
March 7, 2013
Eleven killed in 10 days on Minnesota roads
At least 11 people were killed in the past 10 days on Minnesota roads, according to preliminary traffic crash reports submitted to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office of Traffic Safety. To-date for the year there have been 47 traffic deaths, down from 57 at this...
March 7, 2013 - 6:08am
February 22, 2013
One year ago: deadliest day on state roads
On February 20, 2012, eight people were killed on Minnesota roads, making it the deadliest day of the year. Among those killed were four female North Dakota State University students who crashed on I-94 near Alexandria. According to the preliminary fatal crash reports, there were...
February 22, 2013 - 12:00am
November 16, 2012
Unbelted deaths: October deadliest month
October was the deadliest month for unbelted traffic deaths in 2012, according to preliminary reports from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office of Traffic Safety. To date for the year, 87 motorists killed in crashes were not buckled up, of which 15 were in October. All...
November 16, 2012 - 12:00am
October 10, 2012
Recent rail-related incidents prompt urgent safety warnings
In the wake of two recent rail-related incidents, the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) reminds motorists, bicyclists, pedestrians and railroad passengers to always use caution and observe the law when they are near or crossing railroad tracks. The two recent incidents...
October 10, 2012 - 12:00am
September 12, 2012
A dangerous time for motorcyclists
Motorcycle crashes are taking a heavy toll in Minnesota this year. Through the month of August, the number of motorcycle drivers killed in the...
September 12, 2012 - 12:00am
February 7, 2012
13 of 18 motorists killed in January not buckled up
For the second consecutive month, lack of seat belt use factored in a majority of Minnesota traffic deaths. In January, 13 of the 18 motorists killed were not buckled up, according to preliminary Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office of Traffic Safety crash data. In December, only...
February 7, 2012 - 9:19am
January 19, 2012
First 10 road deaths of 2012: Eight weren't buckled up
ST. PAUL -- Eight of Minnesota's first 10 motorist deaths in 2012 were not buckled up, according to preliminary reports from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office of Traffic Safety. DPS also reports a poor belt use period in December 2011. Preliminary reports from...
January 19, 2012 - 6:23am
August 25, 2011
First weekend of DWI crackdown: At least 232 arrested
ST. PAUL - At least 232 motorists were arrested for DWI, August 19-21, the first weekend of a statewide crackdown running through Labor Day, according to preliminary reports from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office of Traffic Safety. The number of arrests was reported...
August 25, 2011 - 9:11am
August 8, 2011
Last week was a deadly one on Minnesota roads
Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) officials say last week (Aug. 1-7) was the third deadliest week of 2011 on Minnesota roads. Since August 1, 13 people have been killed on state roads, according to preliminary reports from the DPS Office of Traffic Safety. Other deadly...
August 8, 2011 - 4:53pm
August 1, 2011
Two injured in motorcycle-deer crash in Becker County
Two Dassel motorcyclists were taken to the Detroit Lakes hospital after they collided with a deer in Becker County Monday noon. According to the Becker County Sheriff's Department, the unnamed man and woman struck the deer on Becker County 39, about two miles north of Highway 34...
August 1, 2011 - 3:22pm
July 6, 2011
Officers render 'essential' CPR services Saturday night, saving man's life on lake
Two officers proved how essential they were when a Fish Hook Lake resident suffered a heart attack Saturday evening in the water. State Trooper Nick Tabbert and Park Rapids police officer Justin Frette performed CPR on the man, saving his life. He was identified as 79-year-old Walter...
July 6, 2011 - 1:00pm