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ATV safety training offered to youth
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After seizure scare, family grateful for diagnosis
From Oman to Alex: Walker steps in as head swim coach
Experience to lean on: Cards welcome back plenty of talent on the gridiron
Boys soccer must replace top offensive threats
Filling in the gaps: Girls soccer adjusting offense from middle up
Talented volleyball returnees has B-E looking up
EVERYDAY GOURMET: Take care of extra zucchini by making noodle dishes
The search is on for Mrs. Douglas County
Aging Mastery Program offered
Class reunions scheduled
Hospice serves more than cancer patients
Births - Aug. 26, 2016
Engaged - Hanson and Lund
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Engaged - Dokken-McFann and Gran
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
Brandon D. Randt
Myrtle Annette McKay
IN THE KNOW: Opioids carry serious risk of harm
From the Archives - 1991: Location decided for new library
EDITORIAL: Here's information that landlords, tenants should know
LETTER: Promote healthy foods in schools
LETTER: We need some backbone
What's wrong with my tomato plant?
Women invited to quarterly agriculture seminar
Producers should consider available assistance
Monarchs, roadsides and the law
Kensington represented in Princess Kay of the Milky Way
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
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On The Street
December 5, 2012
55+ driver improvement course offered
The Minnesota Highway Safety Center will offer a 55+ four-hour refresher Driver Improvement Course on January 3 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Grand Arbor Senior Residence, 4403 Pioneer Road Southeast, Alexandria. The driver improvement course is open to the public. Pre-registration is...
December 5, 2012 - 12:00am
October 31, 2012
55+ driver improvement programs offered
The Minnesota Highway Safety Center will offer a 55+ eight-hour first-time Driver Improvement Course on November 7-8 from 6 to 10 p.m. at Parkers Prairie High School. It will also offer a four-hour refresher Driver Improvement Course on November 15 from 6 to 10 p.m. at Parkers Prairie...
October 31, 2012 - 12:00am
September 14, 2012
55+ driver improvement program offered
The Minnesota Highway Safety Center will offer a 55+ four-hour refresher Driver Improvement Course on October 11 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Grand Arbor Senior Residence, 4403 Pioneer Road Southeast, Alexandria. The Driver Improvement course is open to the public. Pre-registration is...
September 14, 2012 - 12:00am
May 23, 2012
Driver improvement program offered
The Minnesota Highway Safety Center will be offering a 55+ Driver Improvement eight-hour course on Monday and Tuesday, June 11 and 12 from 6 to 10 p.m. at Parkers Prairie High School. The Driver Improvement course is open to the public; pre-registration is requested. A Minnesota...
May 23, 2012 - 12:00am
March 30, 2012
Driver improvement program offered
The Minnesota Highway Safety Center will be offering a 55+ Driver Improvement four-hour refresher course on Thursday, April 12 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Grand Arbor Senior Residence, located at 4403 Pioneer Road SE in Alexandria. The Driver Improvement course is open to the public;...
March 30, 2012 - 12:00am
February 3, 2012
Fog, ice lead to 92 crashes in 24 hours
Drivers beware: Over the last 24 hours, many regions of Minnesota have been experiencing very foggy weather along with icy roads. Minnesota State Troopers have responded to 92 crashes all over the state during this period. Fourteen of those resulted in injuries; three of those were...
February 3, 2012 - 10:26am
January 6, 2011
It's still slick out there; troopers respond to 9 crashes in Alexandria region
Recent calls for service and crashes that Minnesota State Troopers responded to proved that despite the passing of the recent blizzards and opened roadways, motorists still need to exercise extra caution. On Wednesday, January 5, troopers in the west central and northwest regions...
January 6, 2011 - 3:17pm
November 14, 2010
Don't veer for the deer
ST. PAUL -- "Don't veer for deer" is the message to Minnesota motorists as the state's deer population becomes more active during mating season - at a time when deer-vehicle crashes historically spike. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) and the Department of Natural...
November 14, 2010 - 9:41am
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
July 17, 2010
Community events to delay traffic on state highways this summer
ST. PAUL, Minn. - As summer progresses and communities around Minnesota gear up for festival season, state highway officials say motorists need to be aware of various events that will close highways and cause delays, including: --Barbeque Days - July 16-18, on Highway 25 in Belle...
July 17, 2010 - 9:13am
June 6, 2010
MnDOT urges keeping event signs, items for sale away from highway right of way
The Minnesota Department of Transportation reminds citizens that placing unauthorized signs and other objects on state highway right of way is illegal and can distract drivers and obstruct their vision. "With summer here, we are already seeing an increase in advertising signs and...
June 6, 2010 - 11:15am
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
March 25, 2009
Drivers safety course offered in Parkers Prairie
The Minnesota Highway Safety Center will be offering a 55+ Driver Improvement Course on the following day: April 14: four-hour refresher course from 6 to 10 p.m. at Parkers Prairie High School, Room 113, Highway 29, Parkers Prairie. The Driver Improvement course is open to the public;...
March 25, 2009 - 12:00am
March 21, 2009
Can GPS units be illegal in cars?
By Trooper Andy Schmidt of the Minnesota State Patrol Question: I see a lot of people with GPS units on their dash or hanging from the windshield blocking their view. Would you please settle the debate at our house and tell us whether this is legal or not? I am betting it is illegal. Answer:...
March 21, 2009 - 10:24am
March 4, 2009
Editorial - Comments about bad drivers worth weighing
Is Alexandria one of the worst places around for bad driving? The newspaper posed that question in Friday's Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down and received a lot of feedback online and through e-mails. Many of the comments are worth sharing - and pondering. While nobody likes to admit that their...
March 4, 2009 - 12:00am