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Rock legend Bobby Vee dies
Meet the new Pet of the Week: Cirkus (w/video)
Searcher finds missing 9-year-old: 'The look on her face was priceless'
Beautiful day for Applefest
Area volleyball: Section play getting under way
Blizzard hockey: Steel run past Alex
Blizzard hockey: Alex routs Rochester 8-0
8-5A Football: Cards to face winner of Spuds, Lumberjacks
5AA football: Osakis to face Benson in section quarterfinals
In Pursuit of a Dream is performed across the area
The Bible: More reliable than any story in history
Celebrate the harvest with Applefest
Births - Oct. 21, 2016
Births - Oct. 14, 2016
Engaged - Schwab and Ronning
Engaged - Schmitz and Volesky
A memorable moose in Alaska
DNR Release: Lake Carlos State Park to offer snowshoe-lacing workshop
From the stand: Doe tagged on a perfect evening
Mike Frisch: Find the fish first
Lake Miltona hosting pro musky world championship
Gayle J. Gondek
Daniel Curtis Larson
Lorraine M. Essler
LETTER: Kulp shows strength, determination
LETTER: Sen. Westrom listens to constituents
LETTER: Westrom willing to 'go to the mat'
LETTER: Vote for growth and opportunity
IT'S OUR TURN: What does asthma feel like?
How to manage box elder bugs
2017 Minnesota Gardening calendars are now available
Wheat council seeks candidates for board of directors
Five ways to protect your garden from deer
Crops benefit from proper application of livestock manure
LAPW announces 2016 Employers of the Year
Alexandria among cheapest cities for car insurance
FAST adds large robotic welder to Glenwood facility
Alexandria credit unions team up to volunteer
Chamber Ambassadors visit three businesses
hires and promotions
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