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Law Enforcement Blotter: Monday, June 26
To vape or not to vape
Why doesn't Alexandria have a veterans memorial?
Council acts on barrier request during concerts
Law Enforcement Blotter: Friday, June 23 through Sunday, June 25
Baseball: Alex Junior Legion Black team takes Perham title
Baseball: Area baseball players earn All-Pheasant Conference honors
Softball: Okerlund wins Pheasant Conference MVP, McNamara COY
Rose wins MGA Senior Players Championship
Ending with a bang: Knight, Nohre lead local shooters at state
Ralph Covert plays family concert at Evansville Art Center
Lincoln students compete at global Destination Imagination competition
Golfer Tom Lehman speaks at July 7 faith lunch
Osakis church holds community supper
Engaged - Strater and Lambert
Engaged - Bruzik and Johnson
Engaged - Fogelson and Gibbons
Engaged - Teichert and Kelly
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
Courrier lands nice bass
Big fish highlight third Douglas County Bowfishing Challenge
Mike Frisch: Finding June walleyes
Walleye bite picks up on some area lakes
Osakis walleye tourney set for this weekend
Janice "Jan" Larsen
Lorraine G. Van Santen
Mary Anna Louise Swenson
Wanda Jean Tramm
THUMBS UP/THUMBS DOWN: Views by the Echo Press Editorial Board
It's Our Turn: A life without my mom
Commentary: Water wells are safe
Editorial: Newspapers still top choice for news
In the Know: Help available for businesses
4-H announces K-3 summer camps
Master gardener shares cold-hardy plant information
Many options for shade plants
Extension service helps with pressure canning
What's going on with the evergreens??
On the Street
A race to get people in the door of downtown businesses
Chamber holds 26th annual golf tournament
Tolkkinen joins Echo Press staff
JCI Minnesota looking for outstanding young Minnesotans
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