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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
Sports schedule for Saturday, Dec. 10
Sports schedule for Saturday, Dec. 10
Wrestling: Silverstreaks split at New London-Spicer Tri
Boys basketball: Lakers drop home opener in overtime loss
Boys basketball: Chargers roll to 2-0
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
October 11, 2016
Highway 29 detour in Parkers Prairie begins week of Oct. 10
Motorists on Highway 29 on the south side of Parkers Prairie will encounter a short detour beginning the week of Oct. 10. Crews will replace a large center line culvert near Lake Adley. Vehicles will be directed to the frontage road on the east side of Highway 29. The work will...
October 11, 2016 - 1:09pm
June 4, 2014
Letter: Behind every statistic is a person
To the editor: Chances are you have noticed extra law enforcement on our roads and “Click It or Ticket” messages on TV and radio. The effort and the messages certainly raise awareness about seat belts and their use, but there is a deeper reason for the campaign. Quite simply,...
June 4, 2014 - 12:00am
August 14, 2013
July enforcement campaign nets 17,415 speeding motorists
Law enforcement cited 17,415 motorists for driving at illegal and unsafe speeds during a statewide speed enforcement campaign, July 6-21, according to preliminary reports from 328 law enforcement agencies. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office of Traffic Safety coordinated...
August 14, 2013 - 12:00am
Tickets for motorists not buckling up
There are about 120 unbelted traffic deaths each year in Minnesota. That statistic has motivated statewide efforts to beef up seat belt enforcement. The latest effort, "Click It or Ticket" seat belt enforcement campaign held May 20-June 2, netted 10,342 motorists who were cited...
June 14, 2013 - 12:00am
April 17, 2013
Motorists urged to watch for crews
The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) reminds motorists to slow down and use caution when encountering crews doing maintenance and road repairs on area highways. Pothole patching and crack sealing are necessary each spring during the freeze-thaw cycle. Motorists need...
April 17, 2013 - 12:00am
September 26, 2012
Motorists, farm equipment operators should share roads
Motorists traveling on Minnesota highways this fall need to be aware of large farm equipment transporting crops to markets, grain elevators and processing plants, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT). This message comes following two recent crashes, including...
September 26, 2012 - 12:00am
September 7, 2012
Buses, pedestrians serve as safety test for motorists
As the first school bell rings, Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) officials are urging motorists to be ready to stop for school buses and be watchful for children exiting school buses and crossing streets. In the last five years, crashes involving school buses resulted...
September 7, 2012 - 12:00am
January 21, 2011
State Patrol urges motorists to move over following injury to trooper
The Minnesota State Patrol's message to motorists is: move over. Troopers are underscoring the importance of the law following a January 17 crash in which the squad of a state trooper was struck while the trooper was assisting a motorist on the shoulder of I-35W near Forest Lake....
January 21, 2011 - 12:00am
January 19, 2011
Treacherous roads challenge county crews
It's been a tough winter - not just for motorists, but also for those who are trying their best to keep the hundreds of miles of roads around...
January 19, 2011 - 12:00am
January 12, 2011
MnDOT asks motorists to be patient as snow clearing efforts continue
The Minnesota Department of Transportation urges motorists in northwestern Minnesota to be patient and continue driving with extreme caution as crews continue to clear ice patches from the most recent storm. MnDOT crews will be out sanding problem areas and removing and hauling snow...
January 12, 2011 - 12:00am
November 19, 2010
13,302 ticketed in October statewide for not buckling up
An enhanced statewide seat belt enforcement campaign that ran October 8-28, resulted in 13,302 seat belt tickets. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office of Traffic Safety coordinated the effort among 400 law enforcement agencies to increase seat belt compliance. A...
November 19, 2010 - 12:00am
November 17, 2010
Don't veer for deer
"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...
November 17, 2010 - 12:00am
November 5, 2010
Click It or Ticket enforcement effort cites 43 unbelted Douglas County motorists
During the October statewide Click It or Ticket enforcement effort, out of more than 100 vehicle stops, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office and Alexandria Police Department issued 43 seat belt and two child restraint citations. Around 400 law enforcement agencies statewide participated...
November 5, 2010 - 12:00am
Record-low number of alcohol-related deaths in 2009 highlights annual impaired driving facts report
Minnesota alcohol-related crashes in 2009 resulted in a record low 141 deaths - a 13 percent drop from the 163 deaths in 2008. Despite the drop in deaths, the death figure represented 34 percent of the 421 traffic deaths, matching historical trends. The Minnesota Department of Public...
November 5, 2010 - 12:00am
November 3, 2010
201 teens die on state roads in five years
Minnesota teens in the state's northwest and southern corners are less likely to travel buckled up compared to their peers in other parts of the state, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office of Traffic Safety. And while teen belt use in the seven-county...
November 3, 2010 - 12:00am