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Light Up the Night!
Osakis celebrates Christmas Downtown
Search for missing teen leads to three arrests in Alexandria
County board OKs refunding of hospital bonds
Alex is sweet spot for young families
Pushing for a new identity
Sports roundup from Friday, December 19
Sports roundup from Thursday, December 18
Cards continue their climb
Third period goals give Cards win
Extra warmth for the holidays
Music video shoot reset for Monday
Veterans associations assist food shelf
You're invited to Christmas dinner
A gift of love
Engaged - Owen and Krause
Births - Douglas County Hospital through December 15, 2014
Births - Douglas County Hospital through November 30, 2014
Engaged - Pachan and Konzen
Engaged - Boyle and Sartore
Controlling the common carp
Pheasant summit: Habitat improvements needed on private land
Pheasant summit: Focus on improving private land habitat
Spring turkey hunting applications being accepted
Recipe for success: A look a few favorite venison recipes
Mayme Hokanson, 96
Reanie Mrnak, 87
Melvin Paradis, 75
Donald Huwe, 82
Memorial Service - Carl Kremer, 67
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down: Views by the Echo Press
It's Our Turn: Holiday birthday myths debunked
Letter: Turn technology off for child’s development
Letter: The value of a quarter has risen
Letter: No one else can do it for you
Grant money available for agriculture teachers
Photo contest features birds for all seasons
More wildlife habitat approved
Last minute gifts for the constant gardener
Greater protection for specialty crop growers
Marine Corps League collects "Toys for Kids"
Solar Skies to close in Alexandria
Just a Jaunt’s $500 passport winner announced
Slumberland helps families during holidays
New building will house plumbing company
Hires and Promotions
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
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
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
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