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Sue Jung honored with statewide General Manager of the Year award
Sen. Klobuchar honors Roers Family Bakery
Warm spell closes ice rinks at Noonan Park
One injured in I-94 truck crash
Grant to help car program keep rolling
Sports schedule for Saturday, Jan. 21
Orgeman-Crumb honored again as coach of the year
Boys basketball: Sabres edge Alexandria in CLC play
Wrestling: Knights take two more
Wrestling: Minnewaska tops B.O.L.D. by criteria
Fathers and daughters invited to Big Ole – Little Lena Ball
Zion Lutheran School celebrates National Lutheran Schools Week
Faith Column: The Sunday after and the days ahead
Compassion Center to host GriefShare
A peach of a show
Engaged - Christopherson and Dalluge
Engaged - Freier and Christopherson
Births - Jan. 13, 2017
Engaged - Fischer and Teague
Morken: Step up and take part in deer management
Perch: A top winter attraction
Locals catch big bull redfish near South Padre Island
Morken: One final lesson as another season slips away
PF release: New Continuous CRP SAFE acres started Jan. 1
Lisa M. Neubauer
Byron S. Gunderson
William "Bill" Bahe
RLou M. Olson
IT'S OUR TURN: Tough choices on sex abuse story
LETTER: Need better service on CR82
LETTER: Give Trump a chance
LETTER: Rare, unique opportunity
LETTER: Douglas County's child abuse rate is double statewide rate
Farmland rental rates dropping overall
Selecting seed for your garden
Cow/Calf Days Seminar Tour coming to the area
Irrigation Clinic to be held in Parkers Prairie
Winter Garden College: Tools to tackle yard and garden problems
KOOL-TV adds local weekend show
New specialty-trained orthopedic surgeon available in Alexandria
Operation Round Up grants awarded to 14 organizations
Osakis distillery plans cocktail room
Viking Savings Bank to rebrand with move to new location
hires and promotions
On The Street
January 18, 2017
EDITORIAL: When bad weather and fast drivers collide
Readers may remember the “thumbs up” the newspaper gave to smart drivers for their safe, careful actions after the first snowstorm of the...
January 18, 2017 - 8:00am
December 21, 2016
LETTER: Slow down and use headlights
To the editor: "Tis the season to drive safely, Fa la la, la la la ..." Last week I was involved in a two-vehicle collision in which my car was rear-ended while I sat at the stoplight at Third and Broadway in Alexandria. I believe the young man who hit me incorrectly estimated his...
December 21, 2016 - 7:00am
July 22, 2016
Ask a Trooper: When should drivers stop for bicyclists?
Question: When I come to a stop sign on my bike and the crossing traffic does not have the same, many drivers will stop and attempt to wave me across. I will wave the polite crossing driver to move along. My thought is I’m riding in a lane of traffic and want to be treated the same...
July 22, 2016 - 12:00am
June 10, 2016
Ask the Trooper: What is protocol for encountering funeral processions?
Question: I encountered a funeral procession along a two-lane highway and the lead funeral home vehicle had a light bar on the dash flashing an alternating red and blue light. Everyone on the highway going opposite the procession pulled over to the shoulder, thinking it was a police...
June 10, 2016 - 12:00am
June 8, 2016
Ask a trooper: Is it illegal to coast in neutral?
Question: I have a stick shift vehicle. Is it illegal to coast in neutral? Answer: This is a good question. It is not illegal. However, it was at one point. The 1937 law stated: “Coasting. – The driver of any motor vehicle when traveling upon a down grade shall not coast with...
June 8, 2016 - 12:00am
June 3, 2016
Ask a Trooper: Can you get ticketed for driving too slow?
Question: Can a person get a ticket for driving too slow? Answer: Yes. Freeways in Minnesota have an actual posted minimum speed limit. A driver must use due care in operating a vehicle, so there are times when traveling under that limit would be legal and encouraged because of weather...
June 3, 2016 - 12:00am
June 1, 2016
Teen driving risks, laws focus of awareness event
Teen and parents headed out to Casey's Amusement Park in Alexandria on May 25 for a Distracted Driving and Parent Awareness Program. The purpose...
June 1, 2016 - 12:00am
May 25, 2016
972 drivers cited in state for texting while driving
Officers from law enforcement agencies across Minnesota handed out 972 citations for texting while driving during an extra enforcement campaign from April 11-17. The number of citations during this year’s seven-day effort compares to 909 in a six-day campaign last year. “Multi-tasking...
May 25, 2016 - 12:00am
April 28, 2016
Minnesota authorities hand out nearly 1,000 texting-while-driving violations
By Forum News Service Officers from law enforcement agencies across Minnesota handed out 972 citations for texting while driving during an extra-enforcement campaign earlier this month. Police officers and sheriff's deputies from more than 300 agencies, along with Minnesota State...
April 28, 2016 - 12:22pm
November 13, 2015
Patrol adds unmarked cars to fight distracted driving
Distracted drivers attract the full attention of the Minnesota State Patrol. Five new unmarked cars were added to the patrol fleet Monday so troopers can better find distracted drivers, such as those using mobile telephones and not paying as much attention to the roads as they...
November 13, 2015 - 12:00am
October 30, 2015
Class offers tips for roundabouts
Alexandria’s first roundabout will soon be ready for use just south of Interstate-94 and Highway 29. If you are uncomfortable driving in one or would like to learn more about roundabouts, attend a class at the Alexandria Senior Center on Wednesday, Nov. 4 from 12:30 to 1 p.m. or...
October 30, 2015 - 12:00am
October 23, 2015
EDITORIAL: Five words for teens that can save lives
Attention teens (and parents): Please put away the cell phone for just a few minutes and read this. It could save your life or spare you from a lifetime of regret that you caused harm to another person by doing something stupid. Although this may take you a couple of minutes...
October 23, 2015 - 12:00am
August 19, 2015
Letter: Illegal passing is dangerous
To the editor: We’ve witnessed an increasing number of motorists, both in this area and throughout the state, passing in no-passing-zones, and without regard for oncoming traffic; much too close for a safe pass. Both oncoming drivers and vehicles being passed have had to swerve...
August 19, 2015 - 12:00am
November 23, 2014
Aaron's Weather Talk: Road Conditions
With the holidays coming up, road conditions are of great importance. It does not take much for roads to become slippery. In fact, more accidents occur during minor events than bigger ones because there are usually more drivers on the road. One useful tool to use when travelling...
November 23, 2014 - 2:58pm
August 13, 2014
Cop Talk: Is it legal to drive barefoot in Minnesota?
Is it legal to drive barefoot in Minnesota? This is a question that gets asked often. When looking at Minnesota State Statutes, there is no provision that prohibits a person from driving barefoot. As a result, the short and simple answer is that it is not illegal to drive barefoot. But...
August 13, 2014 - 12:00am