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Out and About in Douglas County
Thousands of motorists cited for not buckling up
Court of Appeals rules government can enter renters' homes
Alexandria School Board approves District Policy revisions
RibFest turnout may have been best ever
Hare Scramble returns to Andes
Aerial attack: Alex football players get a confidence boost after 7-on-7 win at Winter Park
Lehman no fan of Hazeltine changes
Panthers embrace heightened expectations after runner-up finish
Legion baseball: New-look Post 188 squad outlasted by undefeated Glenwood-Lowry
EVERYDAY GOURMET: Meals on the grill maximize taste, minimize cleanup
Driver improvement program offered
Independence Day travel numbers to break records
Parades, fireworks, celebrations round out the Fourth
Italian touches enhance humble flank steak
Kristin Rose Elmer of Duluth and Nathaniel Thomas Vetter of Prior Lake announce their engagement.
Births - June 17, 2016
Engaged - Shimota and Holm
Engaged - Doty and Johnson
Births - June 10, 2016
Mike Frisch: Planer boards for more fish this summer
A final shot at state
Alex's John and Drake Herd pull out top prize at Lake Osakis Walleye Tournament
One for the wall
Walgrave's big day
DuWayne Allen Averill
Sandra Rae Hinderschied
Inez Trueman (Gandrud)
LETTER: Beware of barbecued bugs
LETTER: We should be forever grateful
COMMENTARY: A constitutional response to gun violence
FROM THE ARCHIVES - 1966: Oscar Lake Church in Farwell to celebrate 100th anniversary
EDITORIAL: Beware of business 'vanity awards'
GARDENING TIPS: Plant a Patriotic Centerpiece for the Fourth of July
FSA county committee nomination period is open
Producers should file crop certification report
Value added producer grants available
How to plant a tree
Golfers raise $17,000 in support of United Way
First Security Bank awards student scholarships
Better Business Bureau hopes to mute speaker scam
Servpro opens doors to local area
K-LAKES Radio hits the airwaves
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
April 1, 2010
Two injured in crash near Detroit Lakes
Two people were injured in a two-vehicle accident Wednesday night on Highway 34 east of Detroit Lakes. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Phyllis Winters, 64, Ponsford, was driving a Toyota Rav4 eastbound on Highway 34. Kelly Newton, 35, Perham, was driving a Jeep Grand Cherokee...
News / region
April 1, 2010 - 12:32pm
March 26, 2010
Survey shows scope of distracted driving problem
Do you ever eat, drink or smoke while you are driving? Do you ever talk on a cell phone while you're driving? How about sending or reading...
March 26, 2010 - 12:05am
March 25, 2010
Last 11 days have been deadly on state roads
ST. PAUL -- According to a Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) report, at least 10 people died in motor vehicle crashes during an 11-day period between March 14-24, making it the deadliest period of the year since January 12-22 when eight people were killed. The fatalities...
March 25, 2010 - 11:42am
February 18, 2010
One airlifted following crash outside of Nevis; two others injured
One person was airlifted to an unknown hospital Thursday following a two-vehicle accident outside of Nevis. Two others were taken by ground...
February 18, 2010 - 4:56pm
October 16, 2009
2009 pedestrian deaths to-date eclipse 2008 total
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) reported last week that pedestrian deaths are surging. The 26 Minnesota pedestrian road deaths for 2009 are already more than the 25 fatalities for 2008. At this time in 2008, 17 pedestrians were killed. DPS is calling for increased...
News / state
October 16, 2009 - 12:00am
October 2, 2009
Minnesota traffic deaths hit 300 for the year
Minnesota's year-to-date traffic fatalities topped 300 over the weekend of September 19-20, putting the state on pace to have fewer traffic deaths than 2008, which had the lowest death count since 1945. As of September 21, the state has recorded 302 traffic deaths, compared to 307...
News / state
October 2, 2009 - 12:00am
July 17, 2009
Truck-involved traffic fatalities declined 12 percent last year
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports there were nearly 600 fewer truck-involved fatalities in 2008 than 2007. The number of truck-involved traffic fatalities in the United States declined 12 percent in 2008, dropping from 4,822 in 2007 to 4,229, the National...
News / state
July 17, 2009 - 12:00am
May 29, 2009
Deadly holiday weekend prompts call for safe driving
The deadliest Minnesota Memorial Day weekend since 1996 is an urgent reminder for motorists to focus on the importance of safe driving as the state rolls into the summer driving season, according to officials from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS). DPS preliminary reports...
News / state
May 29, 2009 - 12:00am
May 4, 2009
Traffic deaths in state top 100 mark for 2009
More than 100 people have been killed on Minnesota roads in 2009, according to preliminary Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) data. Minnesota's year-to-date traffic fatalities stands at 104 following eight motorist traffic deaths in April, five of which were not wearing...
May 4, 2009 - 2:19pm
January 5, 2009
Traffic deaths in state at lowest mark since 1944
A preliminary 2008 state traffic death count of 424 represents a dramatic 16 percent decrease in deaths from 2007, and the lowest fatality mark since 1944 when 356 motorists were killed. The 2008 death tally will rise as more fatal reports are received by the Minnesota Department...
January 5, 2009 - 12:00am
December 30, 2008
Ice causes havoc on roads
Old Man Winter wreaked havoc on area roads this past weekend, sending more than a couple dozen vehicles slipping and sliding, and into the ditch. Brad...
December 30, 2008 - 12:00am
October 8, 2008
Editorial - These mistakes could take a child's life.
When it comes to child car seats, parents aren't getting it. Three out of every four child restraints are used incorrectly, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS), which issued a news release about the problem last week in conjunction with National Child Passenger...
October 8, 2008 - 12:00am
Buckle up or beware: Major seat belt enforcement begins soon
While Minnesota motorists are buckling up more than ever, unbelted motorists still account for nearly half of all traffic deaths. To prevent unbelted traffic deaths, Alexandria police officers will conduct enhanced patrols October 10-19 during a statewide Safe and Sober "Click It...
October 8, 2008 - 12:00am
April 25, 2008
Head-on collision claims two lives
A head-on collision claimed the lives of two Douglas County residents Friday afternoon. Kenneth Klug, 62, of Garfield and Julian Kvanbek, 73, of Evansville were killed in a head-on crash on County Road 82, just east of Brophy Park. When deputies arrived on scene around 1:30 p.m....
April 25, 2008 - 12:00am