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UPDATED: Victim identified in fire; smoke detectors helped children escape
Echo Press wins 17 awards in state newspaper contest
Law enforcement blotter: Thursday, Dec. 8
Local lawmakers want surplus used for health care, tax relief
Holiday Train to stop in Alexandria
Wrestling: Silverstreaks split at New London-Spicer Tri
Boys basketball: Lakers drop home opener in overtime loss
Boys basketball: Chargers roll to 2-0
Boys basketball: Turnovers haunt Ashby in home-opener
Gymnastics: Cardinals lose close one to Brainerd in home opener
Ernie Unruh Christian Service Award lunch rescheduled
Heaven's headlines are the ones that matter
Students test their knowledge in science fairs
Annual Jingle Bells Telethon is Dec. 10
Crockpot 'crocktails' on standby with or without alcohol
Births - Dec. 9, 2016
Butler and Joswiak
Wedding - Steinhagen and Sperl
Wedding - Cunningham and Thielke
Births - Nov. 25, 2016
Catching those early-ice walleyes
From the stand: A good way to end it
Applications open for spring turkey's first two seasons
Morken: Some "hunters" don't represent hunting
Bucks on the ground
Harriet M. Johnson
Christian "Christy" Lorsung
COMMENTARY: Take a look at how Minnesota turkeys are raised
LETTER: Fake news is form of terrorism
LETTER: Burden falling on younger generations
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IT'S OUR TURN: 'Don't forget to remember'
Winter grazing of cover crops is subject of workshop
2016 University of Minnesota Top 10 performing annuals
Weak farm economy adds twists to rental negotiations
Producers encouraged to consider FSA options
Applications available for Conservation Stewardship Program
Making a new home
Alex Carpet One supports Building for America's Bravest
Knute Nelson Hospice delivers veteran-centric care
ATCC, area businesses host annual tour days
Sixth Avenue Wine & Ale to close at year's end
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On The Street
November 16, 2016
Driver improvement program offered
The Minnesota Highway Safety Center will offer a four-hour refresher course on Tuesday, Nov. 29 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Grand Arbor, 4403 Pioneer Road SE, Alexandria. The cost is $22. It is open to the public. Pre-registration is required. A Minnesota Highway Safety and Research...
November 16, 2016 - 10:00am
September 3, 2014
Forty years and counting
Norm Salto of Alexandria got his chauffeur’s license when he was 18 years old. Come this November, he’ll have had his license for 58 years. For...
September 3, 2014 - 12:00am
January 9, 2013
55+ driver improvement course offered
The Minnesota Highway Safety Center will offer a 55+ four-hour refresher Driver Improvement Course on January 15 from 6 to 10 p.m. at Parkers Prairie High School, Parkers Prairie. The driver improvement course is open to the public. Pre-registration is requested.
January 9, 2013 - 12:00am
August 5, 2012
Snowbirds, students may renew driver's license early to keep it valid
Students leaving for out-of-state colleges and Minnesotans travelling south for the winter will want to check the expiration date on their driver's licenses before leaving the state. It may be best to renew early to be sure that the license status remains active, according to the...
August 5, 2012 - 9:08am
June 8, 2012
55+ driver improvement program offered
The Minnesota Highway Safety Center will offer a 55+ Driver Improvement course on the following days: June 11 and 12 (eight-hour first time course) from 6 to 10 p.m. Parkers Prairie High School, Highway 29, Parkers Prairie. June 12 and 13 (eight-hour first time course) from...
June 8, 2012 - 12:00am
October 12, 2011
What is the law regarding the number of passengers a 16-year-old driver can transport?
Question: My daughter is 16 and has been driving with her driver's license for three months. How many passengers can she transport? Does it make a difference if one of them is her brother or sister? Answer: For the first six months, your daughter is allowed only one passenger younger...
October 12, 2011 - 12:00am
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
October 15, 2010
Driver improvement course offered
The Minnesota Highway Safety Center will offer a 55+ Driver Improvement course the following days: Tuesday and Wednesday, October 19 and 20, eight-hour full course, from 6 to 10 p.m. at Parkers Prairie High School. Thursday, October 21, four-hour refresher course from 5 to...
October 15, 2010 - 12:00am
September 17, 2010
Driver improvement course offered
The Minnesota Highway Safety Center will offer a 55+ Driver Improvement course on Tuesday and Thursday, October 5 and 7, from 5 to 9 p.m. at Calvary Lutheran Church in Alexandria. The course is open to the public; pre-registration is requested. A Minnesota Safety and Research Center...
September 17, 2010 - 12:00am
September 5, 2010
'Don't remember me; remember my friends' says woman hit by drunk driver
Nearly three months after a driver fleeing a UND police officer struck her car at close to 100 mph, Katie Olson still needs crutches to get around. But the 22-year-old knows that despite her lingering injuries, she has two "guardian angels" watching over her as she goes back to school...
September 5, 2010 - 5:00pm
April 2, 2010
Driver improvement refresher course offered
The Minnesota Highway Safety Center will offer the following 55+ driver improvement four-hour refresher courses: Tuesday, April 13 - 6 to 10 p.m. at Parkers Prairie High School in Parkers Prairie. Thursday, April 15 - 5 to 9 p.m. at Calvary Lutheran Church, Alexandria. The...
April 2, 2010 - 12:00am
March 5, 2010
Driver improvement course set for March 11, 18
The Minnesota Highway Safety Center will offer a 55+ driver improvement course on Thursdays, March 11 and 18 (eight-hour full course) from 5 to 9 p.m. at Calvary Lutheran Church in Alexandria. The driver improvement course is open to the public; preregistration is required.
March 5, 2010 - 12:00am
February 21, 2010
LaVerne Rentz was early Wadena trucker
Big trucks and Wadena have always been synonymous. Between 1926 and 1994, some 71 semis did business in Wadena. The urge to get into trucking...
February 21, 2010 - 3:34pm
June 26, 2009
Driver safety classes offered for ages 50-plus
The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Driver Safety Program, the nation's largest classroom refresher for motorists age 50 and older, will offer the following classes at the Alexandria Senior Center: Eight-hour classes - Tuesday and Thursday, July 14 and 21, from...
June 26, 2009 - 12:00am
June 3, 2009
Driver improvement program offered
The Minnesota Highway Safety Center will be offering a 55+ Driver Improvement Course on the following days: June 16 and 17 - an eight-hour full course from 6 to 10 p.m. each night at Parkers Prairie High School, Room 113, Highway 29, Parkers Prairie. June 23 - a four-hour refresher...
June 3, 2009 - 12:00am