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Two people rescued from Lake Ida
Speed limits to increase on Highways 27, 114
One person injured in semi, SUV crash in Otter Tail County
Updated: Two people rescued from Lake Ida
Minnesota leaders look for ways to reduce health insurance premiums and 'reinsurance' may help
Boys basketball: Savageau's big day helps Osakis edge B-E
Basketball scores from Friday, Jan. 20
Wrestling: Braves get past Minnewaska in dual
Wrestling: Knights sweep three at KMS duals
Blizzard hockey: New Ulm rolls over Alex at the RCC
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
Hazel I. Kleven
Lisa M. Neubauer
Byron S. Gunderson
John Lawrence Davis
William "Bill" Bahe
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 20, 2017
LETTER: Need better service on CR82
To the editor: An open letter to the Douglas County Highway Department: Hi. Could you all devote more time and care into cleaning up County Road 82, please? Then just maybe we'll not have to read so many articles in this paper such as "Woman critical after two-car accident." Surely...
January 20, 2017 - 8:00am
August 17, 2016
State road fatalities reach 200
Minnesota has now reached 200 road fatalities in 2016, a sad reminder that motorists need to remember what is the most important task when behind the wheel. Preliminary numbers from the Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) show that Minnesota reached the...
August 17, 2016 - 12:00am
April 15, 2016
Delays bog 50th Avenue
Those traveling on Highway 29 South in Alexandria are experiencing delays and congestion because of a major road construction project. The Minnesota...
April 15, 2016 - 12:00am
March 9, 2016
LETTER: Speed limits should be lowered
To the editor: They talk about raising the speed limit to 60 mph on more trunk highways. I drive on those roads and they already have most of the people going 60-plus. I am going 55 or a little over and they fly by like I am standing still. I drive down Broadway in Alexandria, which...
March 9, 2016 - 12:00am
January 6, 2016
COMMENTARY: We all want good roads
By Bev Bales, Douglas County Commissioner, Carlos, MN Do we need good roads? Absolutely. Not only is it more comfortable driving and riding on good roads, it is definitely a safety factor. Maintaining older roads and the reconstruction of others will reduce accidents and also save...
January 6, 2016 - 12:00am
December 2, 2015
For small cities, road aid is little help
Minnesota lawmakers met last spring with big plans to fix the state’s roads and bridges. But with huge differences between Democrats and Republicans about how to pay for the work, almost nothing got passed. Almost nothing, that is, except several million dollars for Minnesota’s...
December 2, 2015 - 12:00am
October 16, 2015
Road reconstruction under way in Holmes City
A significant road reconstruction project is under way in Holmes City. While the project isn’t large in scope, it is significant due to the...
October 16, 2015 - 12:00am
August 8, 2014
Zero-death initiative falls short of goal
The 5,600 mile initiative referred to as the I-90/94 Challenge fell short of its zero death goal after one person died Monday afternoon in Montana. Since 2011, more than 524 crashes have been recorded on Interstates 90 and 94 that span from Massachusetts to Washington during the...
August 8, 2014 - 12:00am
August 2, 2013
Smoother ride coming soon to Highways 29, 27
One last patch. After that, Highway 29 between Alexandria and Parkers Prairie will be completely resurfaced in 2014, all the way from McKay Avenue to Highway 210. The Minnesota Department of Transportation distributed a news release on Tuesday about the project. Crews will be filling...
August 2, 2013 - 12:00am
May 31, 2013
Highway 78 bridge over I-94 closes; traffic detoured to Evansville, Dalton
The Highway 78 bridge over Interstate 94 closed on May 30 for reconstruction, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Motorists...
May 31, 2013 - 12:00am
May 1, 2013
VIDEO: Helicopter work planned along I-94
Motorists on Interstate 94 between Alexandria and Sauk Centre may notice crews in helicopters working near the interstate starting Thursday,...
May 1, 2013 - 12:00am
October 10, 2012
Political campaign signs not permitted on state highway rights of way
Placement of campaign signs and other unauthorized objects in state highway rights of way is prohibited under Minnesota State Statute 160.27, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT).
October 10, 2012 - 12:00am
September 26, 2012
Ask the Trooper: Are the 'rules of the road' different for mail carriers?
Question: Is a rural mail carrier required to wear a seat belt when delivering the mail? Infrequently, I act as a substitute mail carrier. The vehicle I drive is not a right-hand-drive vehicle.
September 26, 2012 - 12:00am
November 18, 2010
Eight traffic deaths on state roads in seven days
The Minnesota State Patrol reports eight traffic deaths in the last seven days, Nov. 11-17. The stretch of road deaths comes before the historically deadly Thanksgiving travel period. "This last week demonstrates how deadly Minnesota roads can be, and these tragedies reinforce how...
November 18, 2010 - 2:32pm
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