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Congratulations Mr. D: Duwenhoegger named Minnesota Principal of the Year
Tons of trash turned to energy
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Erickson wins bronze at World Cup
Super Bowl billboard campaign seeks acceptance for gay players
SB XLIX: Carroll, Belichick face off
Boys basketball: Alex erases deficit with dominant second-half run in win over Apollo
Winter Spectacular: Snowmobile races return this weekend after successful first year
Those who learn together
Prairie Lakes Audubon Chapter holds meeting
One Community, One Book
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‘Precious Bane’ to be presented Friday
Engaged - Wilts and Hedstrom
Births - Douglas County Hospital through January 12, 2015
Births - Douglas County Hospital through January 3, 2015
Engaged - Pavek and Jossart
Wildlife of Douglas County: Snowy Owl
DNR postpones AIS training and trailer decal program
DNR studies shed light on local fisheries
Dayton proposes expanded buffer zones along Minnesota waters
Wildlife of Douglas County: Fisher
Eva Jane, 93
Beverly Rolfsrud, 94
Enida Siirila, 85
Grace Nelson, 82
Letter: ‘Local heroes’ tackle community’s needs
Letter: Accountability needed for gas tax
Commentary: Put governing over gridlock in 2015
It's Our Turn: Social media is often riddled with rumors, untruths
Guest Editorial: Time for Legislature to step up for Greater Minnesota
Ten tips to successful seed starting
Farming community invited to sustainable farming conference
Livestock disaster aid deadline nears
Potato growers invited to hearing on check-off fees January 23
Winter garden college planned
Kiwanis announces board members
Douglas Machine holds poster contest
Manufacturing strength expected to continue in 2015
New medical executive committee leadership elected
Operation Round Up grants announced
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On The Street
March 11, 2011
Cop Talk - The 'new' seat belt law
People are talking about the "new" seat belt law and car seat law and want to know if these are really new laws, or have they just been updated. Many times, the changes made to the seat belt law and car seat law are referred to as new laws. Having said that, these really aren't new...
March 11, 2011 - 12:00am
Are county workers healthy?
With a little hesitation, all five county commissioners approved a wellness survey that will be distributed to all Douglas County employees. Questions about tobacco use, exercise and nutrition can be found in the online survey, which employees can fill out anonymously.
June 11, 2010 - 12:00am
June 5, 2009
Buckle up for new state law: It takes effect today, June 9
For some people, next Tuesday will be like any other ordinary day. They will go about their business like nothing has changed. Others will have to make a conscious effort to do one small little task or face the consequences - being pulled over by law enforcement and paying a fine. On...
government / news / state
June 5, 2009 - 12:05am
35 drivers pay for not wearing seat belt
In a recent two-week stretch, Alexandria police officers and Douglas County sheriff deputies stopped 201 motorists and cited 85 of them for various offenses. Among them were 35 unbelted motorists during the statewide Department of Public Safety (DPS) Safe and Sober - Click It or...
June 5, 2009 - 12:05am
June 3, 2009
Editorial - New seat belt law makes sense
A new law will take effect June 9 that will save lives but at the same time cause some grumbles and complaints. It's Minnesota's new seat belt law. It makes not wearing a seat belt a "primary offense," meaning that law enforcement officers can now stop a driver for not wearing a...
editorials / opinion
June 3, 2009 - 12:00am
May 20, 2009
Lawmakers pass tougher seat belt law
Minnesota may soon have a tougher seat belt law. In the waning moments of the session Monday night, the House passed 73-60, with the Senate following 47-19, a bill that would allow law enforcement officers to pull motorists over when someone in the vehicle is not wearing a seat belt. Under...
government / news
May 20, 2009 - 12:05am
January 28, 2009
Seat belt law passes committee
ST. PAUL - The Minnesota Senate Transportation Committee passed a familiar bill January 13 - to allow police to stop a driver who is not wearing a seat belt. "Plain and simple - this law works," said Senator Steve Murphy, DFL-Red Wing, who for years has pushed the legislation. "Wearing...
January 28, 2009 - 12:00am
January 17, 2009
Seat belt law passes committee -- again
ST. PAUL - The Minnesota Senate Transportation Committee passed a familiar bill Tuesday - to allow police to stop a driver who is not wearing a seat belt. "Plain and simple - this law works," said Senator Steve Murphy, DFL-Red Wing, who for years has pushed the legislation. "Wearing...
January 17, 2009 - 12:00am
November 5, 2008
Alexandria police issue 50 citations to motorists during 'buckle-up' crackdown
Alexandria police officers stopped a total of 95 motorists and cited 50 for various traffic-related offenses during a statewide Safe and Sober seat belt enforcement campaign October 10-19. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety coordinated the efforts of more than 400 agencies...
November 5, 2008 - 12:00am
October 29, 2008
Eighty-seven percent of Minnesota motorists buckle up
The state's overall seat belt use compliance is now 87 percent, comparable to the record-high 88 percent use rate recorded in 2007. That's according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS), which conducted a two-week motorist observational survey in August of more than...
October 29, 2008 - 12:00am
September 19, 2008
Legislative survey shows split results on seat belt law
The Minnesota State Fair has closed its gates for the season, but not before thousands of visitors participated in a nonpartisan poll conducted by House Public Information Services. The poll is an informal, unscientific survey addressing some of today's biggest discussion topics. Here's...
September 19, 2008 - 12:00am
June 18, 2008
Saved by the belt
Seat belts save lives. It may be a strong statement that some disagree with, but one family from Garfield agrees with it wholeheartedly. On June 9, Paul Amundson and his three children - Rieice, 7; Brennan, 6; and Quinn, 3 - were traveling south on County Road 6 near Leaf Valley...
June 18, 2008 - 12:00am
June 11, 2008
Seat belts prevent serious injuries
A two-vehicle accident Monday afternoon hurt four people but the injuries were only minor and authorities credited seat belts for saving the day. The crash happened at the intersection of County Road 6 and Mums Road in Leaf Valley Township. Shelby Swanson of Parkers Prairie was...
June 11, 2008 - 12:00am