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The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Arnie & Linda Beulke
Anika Dale Wolfe
Wrapping up a memorable turkey season
A shiner shortage: Why the popular walleye bait is hard to find
Updated: Cool water temps make for a tough walleye bite on opener
Morken: Fishing by the numbers
Mike Frisch: Tips for the walleye opener
Laura Mae Toft
Delores (Flatebo) Ewing
Delores "Dee" Annethe Mrzena Holstad
Geraldine "Gerrie" May Russell (Hundley)
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Extension schedules land rent meeting for farmers, landowners
Managing boxelder bugs as the cold sets in
Step away from that pruning saw!
Going far with 4-H horses
County crafting buffer compliance rules
New Starbucks coming to Alexandria
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Chamber Ambassadors recognize two local businesses
Economist: U.S. well positioned
Most on board with new hospital name
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January 3, 2011
Ice, snow causes chaos over weekend; 621 vehicles slide off road
Minnesota State Troopers have been very busy throughout the New Years Eve weekend. From the time the winter storms started on Thursday, December 30, 2010 until today, Monday, January 3, 2011, troopers in the west central and northwest regions responded to approximately 621 vehicles...
January 3, 2011 - 10:01am
December 21, 2010
Snowy roads keep Troopers busy
For a 24 hour period starting Monday at 7 a.m. to and continuing to 7 a.m. today, the Minnesota State Patrol responded to several calls for service as a winter storm hit the Red River Valley. During this period, troopers responded to 80 vehicles that had slid off the road, some receiving...
December 21, 2010 - 3:15pm
November 17, 2010
Don't veer for deer
"Don't veer for deer" is the message to Minnesota motorists as the state's deer population becomes more active during mating season - at a time...
November 17, 2010 - 12:00am
September 30, 2010
State hits 300 road deaths for year
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office of Traffic Safety reports the state's year-to-date traffic fatalities topped 300 this week. As of September 29, the state's preliminary traffic death count is 303, compared to 313 at this time last year. Minnesota...
September 30, 2010 - 10:52am
September 4, 2010
Enhanced DWI enforcement to continue through Labor Day
Increased DWI enforcement across Minnesota and the nation and will continue through Labor Day. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office of Traffic Safety reports the last two weekends in August and Labor Day weekend have been in the top 11 deadliest weekends for alcohol-related...
September 4, 2010 - 6:57am
July 26, 2010
Minnesota trucking related fatalities at lowest number in 10 years
Continuing a downward trend, cars and trucks collided less often in Minnesota during the past year than any year in the last decade. According to statistics reported in the latest edition of Minnesota Motor Vehicle Crash Facts, published by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety,...
July 26, 2010 - 10:12am
May 1, 2010
Motorcycle deaths dropped last year
Preliminary data from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) show motorcycle deaths dropped significantly last year. There were 52 motorcycle fatalities in Minnesota in 2009, a 28 percent decrease from a 24-year high of 72 deaths in 2008. Officials are calling on motorists...
May 1, 2010 - 8:18am
April 29, 2010
State hits 101 road deaths for the year
ST. PAUL -- The recent rash of traffic deaths -- unofficially 16 since Friday, April 23 -- has pushed Minnesota above the 100-death mark for the year, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS). To-date, preliminary reports indicate 101 deaths. This figure is ahead...
April 29, 2010 - 12:05pm
April 26, 2010
Ten Minnesotans, including seven teens, killed in three separate crashes over weekend
Ten Minnesotans, including seven teenagers, were killed in three separate crashes this weekend in Cambridge, Winona County and Onamia. In addition, two teenagers remain hospitalized as a result of those crashes, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Cambridge ...
April 26, 2010 - 9:37am
April 20, 2010
Deadly weekend puts focus on motorcycle safety
FARGO, N.D. -- North Dakota Highway Patrol Lt. Jody Skogen said Monday he couldn't recall a more deadly weekend for motorcyclists than the one just past. At least four people died in motorcycle or minibike crashes in eastern North Dakota. One person died in Minnesota's Otter Tail...
April 20, 2010 - 12:10pm
April 11, 2010
172 arrested for DWI in state's 'deadliest' counties
Enhanced DWI patrols conducted in the state's counties with the most alcohol-related deaths and serious injuries resulted in 172 DWI arrests in March. Participating officers in the overtime patrols stopped 3,908 vehicles and issued 1,212 citations for traffic- and equipment-related...
April 11, 2010 - 6:41am
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
December 31, 2009
2009: A year for perils and progress
Some may look back at 2009 and say, "Good riddance!" The year brought a variety of perils for Douglas County - an economic downturn, job cuts,...
December 31, 2009 - 12:05am
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...
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...
October 2, 2009 - 12:00am