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Update: Downpour causes flooding but minimal damage
UPDATE: Drowning victim was a boat mechanic with 'a huge heart'
Motorcycle run to raise awareness of mental illness
Law enforcement blotter: Friday, August 26 through Sunday, August 28
Man arrested after shots fired at Spicer Zorbaz
Girls tennis: Landmark wins fuel Cards' undefeated start
Viking Speedway: Thoennes holds off Zach Johnson as curfew ends things early
Volleyball: Osakis goes 2-2 at Albany Tournament
Sports schedule for Saturday, August 27
Girls tennis: Osakis ties for seventh at Delano tourney
Underwater Art: Decoys on display in Evansville
Robby Vee finishes out summer concert series
Harper's Chord comes to Carlos Creek Winery
Alpha Course teaches basics of faith
Strive to be a foundation for others
Births - Aug. 26, 2016
Engaged - Hanson and Lund
Births - through Aug. 12, 2016
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Births - Aug. 3-8, 2016
Youth Day draws a huge crowd again
DNR to close Mille Lacs walleye season next month
Morken: What the numbers say about declining hunters and anglers
Stringer full of walleyes
Work begins on statewide deer management plan
Myrtle Annette McKay
Carol J. Hansen
William 'Bill' Bretz
COMMENTARY: What they're fighting over
COMMENTARY: Clean Power Plan will penalize Minnesota
IT'S OUR TURN: Recalling the dawn of the digital age; facing its challenges
EDITORIAL: Long wait for mental health care must be fixed
IN THE KNOW: Leadership Alexandria is unique blend with strong return
Producers should consider available assistance
Monarchs, roadsides and the law
A century of family and faith
Kensington represented in Princess Kay of the Milky Way
Kalpin family recognized as 2016 U of M Farm Family
MMFCU concludes 60 Days of Giving campaign
Community solar program shining for REA
Chamber Ambassadors visit three local businesses
Celeste Edenloff returns to Echo Press
Dew Drop Inn changes ownership
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
December 31, 2010
Increased DWI enforcement will watch drivers tonight
As the ball drops on 2010, a statewide DWI enforcement campaign will drop the hammer on impaired drivers during New Year's Eve celebrations.
December 31, 2010 - 8:07am
November 24, 2010
13 'most dangerous' counties for impaired driving listed
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office of Traffic Safety recently named the state's 13 "most dangerous" counties for impaired driving that will be targeted with extra DWI patrols through September 2011.
November 24, 2010 - 8:54am
November 9, 2010
13,302 ticketed in October statewide for not wearing seat belts
An enhanced statewide seat belt enforcement campaign that ran October 8-28, resulted in 13,302 seat belt tickets. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office of Traffic Safety coordinated the effort among 400 law enforcement agencies to increase seat belt compliance. A...
November 9, 2010 - 5:32am
October 24, 2010
Douglas County listed as 'notable' in teen seat belt use study
Minnesota teens in the state's northwest and southern corners are less likely to travel buckled up compared to their peers in other parts of the state, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office of Traffic Safety. And while teen belt use in the seven-county...
October 24, 2010 - 2:51pm
October 23, 2010
More than 5,000 motorists ticketed midway through seat belt crack-down
Midway through a statewide increased seat belt enforcement campaign, participating law enforcement agencies have preliminary reported citing 5,196 motorists for seat belt violations. The increased enforcement runs through Oct. 28. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office...
October 23, 2010 - 10:35am
October 16, 2010
Minnesota seat belt use hits record level
Daytime seat belt compliance in Minnesota is at an all-time high of 92 percent, according to a new survey announced by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office of Traffic Safety. The DPS annual seat belt observational survey reports belt use during daytime hours increased...
October 16, 2010 - 12:17pm
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
August 23, 2010
End-of-summer crackdown on drunk drivers starts tonight
Increased DWI enforcement patrols start tonight 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...
August 23, 2010 - 7:58am
August 14, 2010
Motorcycle deaths reach 20 in state but still lower than last year
Motorcyclist fatalities have reached the 20-death mark for the year, according to the preliminary crash reports from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS). This figure is 35 percent lower than the 31 deaths at this time last year.
August 14, 2010 - 8:42am
August 13, 2010
Douglas County driver ticketed at 106 mph
A statewide, July-long extra enforcement of illegal and unsafe speed resulted in 27,638 motorists ticketed. The campaign was coordinated by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office of Traffic Safety. Each year, illegal and unsafe speeding factors in around 130 deaths...
August 13, 2010 - 12:00am
July 18, 2010
Speeding drivers on the radar for July enforcement
ST. PAUL -- To counter the trend of motorists increasing speeds during summer, Minnesota law enforcement agencies are stepping up speed patrols in July. The added speed enforcement is coordinated by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS), which reports illegal and unsafe...
July 18, 2010 - 12:29pm
February 19, 2010
Alcohol-related deaths decline but drinking and driving still accounts for one-third of fatalities
Alcohol-related deaths in Minnesota decreased to 163 in 2008, an all-time low. But that figure represents 36 percent of the 455 traffic deaths, matching historical trends. These are two of the key findings from the Minnesota Motor Vehicle Impaired Driving Facts 2008, the Department...
February 19, 2010 - 12:00am
January 8, 2010
Minnesota's annual traffic deaths drop again; 2009 figure projected to be lowest since 1944
While 2010 had a deadly start with four deaths the first weekend, Minnesota's 2009 preliminary traffic death count of 403 marks another significant drop in annual road fatalities, representing an 8 percent drop from the 455 deaths in 2008. The state projects a final death number...
January 8, 2010 - 12:00am
September 4, 2009
Be on the lookout for school bus 'danger zone'
The Department of Public Safety (DPS) is urging motorists to become familiar with the rules of the road when it comes to buses and pedestrians as the new school year gets under way. Officials stress motorists should be aware of crossing pedestrians around school buses, and at all...
September 4, 2009 - 12:00am