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Driver dies after semi leaves I-94, strikes trees
Surprise donation covers vet bill
Fishing for a Cure helps cancer fighters
Car hits ambulance in Pope County, five injured
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Gymnastics: Cards take third at sections, named academic champs
NA3HL: Breezy Point sweeps Blizzard with two shootout wins
Basketball scores from Friday, Feb. 17
Boys Basketball: Lakers lose close battle against Sauk Centre
How spiritual life begins
Knights speech team brings home five individual ribbons
Broaden reading horizons at magazine discussion group
Alexandria Covenant Church's GriefShare begins Feb. 21
Growing Through Our Grief provides emotional support, education
Births - Feb. 10, 2017
Wedding - Bursch and Hawthorne
Births - Feb. 3
Wedding - Holmquist and Haugdahl
Engaged - Becker and Klawitter
Fishing first timers
Mike Frisch: Think spring
Hunters voice their opinions at deer management meeting in Alexandria
UPDATED: Cross-country snowmobile race won't reach Alexandria
Free fishing: Ice angling program for vets, kids coming to Alexandria
Dorene R. Ost
Marcella Martha Brendle
Perry L. Butcher
Cody M. Larson
LETTER: Do some thinking and research
LETTER: Project was seriously flawed
COMMENTARY: Do we need a water czar?
OUR TURN: Trust, facts and bathroom doors
LETTER: Travel ban is personal
Corn and Soybean Growers to hold annual meeting
Outwintering Field Day includes tours of Morris dairy herd
Announcing extension intern positions
MDA encourages farmers to participate in nutrient initiative
Farm Storage Facility Loan program expands
Premiere Video closes its doors
REA holds district meeting
AAEDC leads initiatives for 2016 and into 2017
Edgewater Natural Family Medicine opens in Alexandria area
Alexandria Clinic recognized for quality laboratory services
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On The Street
January 16, 2013
Crashes continue; slow down, says trooper
Today's light dusting of snow on top of compacted roadways is making travel slippery and hazardous on roads throughout the region. Sergeant Jesse Grabow with the Minnesota State Patrol reported that as of 4:31 p.m., troopers in northwest and west central Minnesota responded to 33...
January 16, 2013 - 4:35pm
Drivers urged to slow down; dozens of vehicles slide into ditch
The Minnesota Department of Transportation and the Minnesota State Patrol advise drivers to slow down in west central Minnesota today. Wind and light snow are creating slippery spots. This morning the State Patrol has received reports of dozens of vehicles in the ditch along Interstate...
January 16, 2013 - 2:10pm
January 3, 2013
At least 300 arrested for DWI over New Year's Eve
At least 300 people were arrested for DWI in Minnesota on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day, according to preliminary DWI arrest information from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety. There was one fatality during the late afternoon on Dec. 31, north...
January 3, 2013 - 7:14am
December 19, 2012
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.
December 19, 2012 - 12:00am
December 7, 2012
Snow, strong winds expected this weekend on Minnesota roads
The Minnesota Department of Transportation urges motorists to check road conditions at www.511mn.org or call 511 before travelling this weekend. A series of systems are expected to bring snow and strong winds into parts of Minnesota. MnDOT crews are prepared to assist motorists through...
December 7, 2012 - 1:40pm
Cop Talk: Drivers must signal turns 100 feet in advance
Question: What do laws say about when vehicles have to signal their turns? Answer: That is a great question. Minnesota state statute addresses this issue and it is clear what a driver's responsibilities are. 169.19 TURNING, STARTING, AND SIGNALING. Subdivision 1. Turning at...
November 7, 2012 - 12:00am
October 26, 2012
Ask the Trooper: What are laws on tailgating?
Question: I have a question about people riding your bumper and tailing at unsafe distances. Driving back and forth from work every day, and even just cruising through town, I constantly get tailed by people. Not only is it annoying, but it's dangerous. What are the laws on safe following...
October 26, 2012 - 12:00am
October 16, 2012
Deer safety: Tips for avoiding an accident
Deer safety: Tips for avoiding an accident You're driving home from work when you sense movement in the ditch next to the highway; you pump your brakes in time to avoid the two eyes now flashing in the darkness that have moved onto the roadway. You sigh in relief as the deer scampers...
October 16, 2012 - 8:22am
October 12, 2012
Is roundabout coming to Highway 29?
A new way of flowing traffic in and around Highway 29 just south of the Interstate 94 interchange is being proposed - a "roundabout" intersection. The...
October 12, 2012 - 12:00am
October 5, 2012
Ask the Trooper: Questions about right turn lanes
Question: I have noticed that not all passing lanes are marked as such. I've also noticed there are combination right turn and passing lanes. As I understand, a right turn lane is not to be used as a passing lane. In fact, passing on the right is unlawful. Are there paint markings...
October 5, 2012 - 12:00am
September 8, 2012
Final Minnesota drunk driving report for 2011: 111 killed, 29,257 arrested for DWI
As a statewide DWI enforcement crackdown enters its final weekend, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office of Traffic Safety released final 2011 drunk driving data that is highlighted by 111 drunk driving deaths, marking a 40 percent reduction in such deaths from 185...
September 8, 2012 - 12:18pm
August 30, 2012
605 drunk driving arrests reported during statewide campaign
Minnesota law enforcement officers have arrested 605 drunk drivers two weekends into a statewide DWI enforcement campaign, according to Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office of Traffic Safety preliminary reports. The Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement campaign runs through...
August 30, 2012 - 9:35am
August 25, 2012
New tool helps older drivers assess sensitive question
The National Institutes of Health recently unveiled a new online resource for older drivers and families seeking information on an often sensitive topic: Is it still safe to drive? Developed by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) at NIH and the U.S. Department of Transportation's...
August 25, 2012 - 11:08am
August 22, 2012
Ask a Trooper - What do troopers do about misaligned headlights?
Question: Why does the car with the headlight out get pulled over and is given a fix-it ticket and cars with misaligned headlights (that shine right in your face and almost blind you)are not told correct that with a fix-it ticket? Personally, I would rather meet a one headlight car...
August 22, 2012 - 12:00am
August 19, 2012
Crackdown on drunk driving now under way
A statewide DWI enforcement campaign runs Aug. 17-Sept. 3, and its relevance is underscored by 2011 statistics showing 68 percent of deaths in drunk driving crashes involved drivers that had alcohol concentrations twice the 0.08 legal limit. The Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement...
August 19, 2012 - 1:03pm