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Senate slows drive for tougher penalties for genital mutilation
Outdoor fee hikes approved by Minn. lawmakers
Demands fall, final budget nears
Student in BHS yearbook: 'It is not what I said'
Work quietly proceeds on Minnesota state budget
Softball: Panthers' DeBoer hits walk-off over B-E
True Team: Streaks make believers of themselves after Class A title
Rain can't melt Snowmen in home opener
Baseball: Drew makes his pitching debut as Cards win two more
Softball: Cards wrap up regular season at 12-7
Discovery Middle School partners with church to stock food shelf
Walk, open house for mental health awareness
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
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Wedding - Von Bank and Hoelscher
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Births - March 31, 2017
Fee increases added to final environment bill
Morken: Still time to fill that tag as toms continue to sound off
Minnesota opener: Slow going on Reno Saturday morning
Mike Frisch: Tips for opening-day walleyes
An officer shortage: DNR enters opener down 25 COs statewide
Scott Allen Bakke
Phyllis Ann Collins
United States District Judge Richard H. Battey
Dennis Douglas Pearson
Marion G. Bauer
It's Our Turn: An astonishing blur of technology
Echo Press editorial: Who will pay for clean water?
Observations from the Archives: 2007: Freedom to Breathe Act bans public indoor smoking
Guest editorial: More urban-rural unity needed
Letter: Putting God in a box
4-H trains youth as camp counselors
4-H'ers take the stage
Master gardeners plant sale coming up
Crabgrass prevention in your home lawn
Gardening Brown Bag series offered
Groundbreaking next week on mental health facility
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Chamber introduces new networking event
ATCC Foundation holds scholarship recognition event
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On The Street
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
January 21, 2009
Five fatal crashes in last 10 years at Carlos Corners
Although there are no apparent visibility problems at the Carlos Corners intersection and it contains flat stretches of road in all directions, it has been the scene of more than a few serious crashes and fatalities over the years. Six people - five of them in their teens - have...
January 21, 2009 - 12:00am