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Murder charges reinstated in 2013 stabbing
Law Enforcement Blotter: Tuesday, September 19
Storm knocks out power in some parts of county
Big hills to climb: Group takes on Mount Everest, cure for debilitating disease
UPDATE: Boyfriend with a record arrested in crash that killed University of St. Thomas student
Cross country: Chargers see progress in Melrose
Cross Country: WCA sets records and takes first in Melrose
Tennis: Lakers sweep Melrose, 7-0
Volleyball: Knights surrender to Frazee in three sets
Volleyball: Lakers lose conference game to Melrose
Community Education classes available
Events promote talking about suicide
Ecumen gives look at daytime senior care
New musicians invited to Open Mic Night
Habitat for Humanity dedicates home, seeks more clients
Don & Betty Kuelbs
Gary & Molly Buse
Gary & Molly Buse
DNR release: Optimistic about Saturday's duck opener
Posted, but done properly? Rules, prosecuting case can be complicated
Mike Frisch: Cover more water
A whirlwind of a win: Alexandria anglers take big payday in first pro tournament
DNR roadside survey: Pheasant index down 26 percent
Betty Ruth Berry
Sharon L. Thoennes
Barbara J. Lee
In the Know: Armor - an unfortunate necessity
Observations from the Archives: 1992: Minnesotans pitch in after Hurricane Andrew hits
It's Our Turn: A whole lot of living to do
Observations from the Archives: 1967: Corn silk bandit robs Holmes City co-op
Letter: Bike helmets prevent brain injuries
Dairy council seeks candidates
Tomato tasting at the library
What's wrong with my tomato plant?
There's still time to plant veggies
Haying and grazing OK on some Conservation Reserve land
On The Street
Feds allow more time for comment on Internet access
Alexandria ReStore remains open, plans expansion
Glenwood resort receives Century Resort designation
Minnesota adds 7,700 jobs in July; unemployment rate unchanged
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Murder charges reinstated in 2013 stabbing
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
August 12, 2009
Officers cite 56 drivers during July speed enforcement campaign
Throughout July, officers from the Alexandria Police Department conducted enhanced speed patrols and cited 56 motorists traveling at illegal speeds during a statewide Safe and Sober effort. "Every time you get behind the wheel, put safety first - travel at the posted speed limit...
August 12, 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...
July 17, 2009 - 12:00am
February 20, 2009
Stop signs go in at Carlos Corners
Motorists should notice something different - something red and flashing - while driving on Highway 29 North today. The intersection known as...
February 20, 2009 - 12:00am