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Law Enforcement Blotter: Monday, June 26
To vape or not to vape
Why doesn't Alexandria have a veterans memorial?
Council acts on barrier request during concerts
Law Enforcement Blotter: Friday, June 23 through Sunday, June 25
Baseball: Area baseball players earn All-Pheasant Conference honors
Softball: Okerlund wins Pheasant Conference MVP, McNamara COY
Rose wins MGA Senior Players Championship
Ending with a bang: Knight, Nohre lead local shooters at state
Sladek takes second at Pepsi Little People's Golf Tournament
Ralph Covert plays family concert at Evansville Art Center
Lincoln students compete at global Destination Imagination competition
Golfer Tom Lehman speaks at July 7 faith lunch
Osakis church holds community supper
Engaged - Strater and Lambert
Engaged - Bruzik and Johnson
Engaged - Fogelson and Gibbons
Engaged - Teichert and Kelly
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
Courrier lands nice bass
Big fish highlight third Douglas County Bowfishing Challenge
Mike Frisch: Finding June walleyes
Walleye bite picks up on some area lakes
Osakis walleye tourney set for this weekend
Janice "Jan" Larsen
Lorraine G. Van Santen
Mary Anna Louise Swenson
Wanda Jean Tramm
THUMBS UP/THUMBS DOWN: Views by the Echo Press Editorial Board
It's Our Turn: A life without my mom
Commentary: Water wells are safe
Editorial: Newspapers still top choice for news
In the Know: Help available for businesses
4-H announces K-3 summer camps
Master gardener shares cold-hardy plant information
Many options for shade plants
Extension service helps with pressure canning
What's going on with the evergreens??
On the Street
A race to get people in the door of downtown businesses
Chamber holds 26th annual golf tournament
Tolkkinen joins Echo Press staff
JCI Minnesota looking for outstanding young Minnesotans
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