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Alexandria Area Community Calendar
Donors can swap books for wine
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Serving up 'real food'
Helping African firefighters
Cross-country bicyclist to stop in Alexandria
From the stand: Adjusting to late season
New northern pike regulations coming in 2018
Extremely rare Canada lynx spotted in Minnesota's Chippewa National Forest
Mike Frisch: Icing winter walleyes
Local hunters keep an eye on CWD developments
Kenneth "Fritz" Roy Dahlke
Herbert Nicholas Botzet
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Extension schedules land rent meeting for farmers, landowners
Managing boxelder bugs as the cold sets in
Step away from that pruning saw!
Going far with 4-H horses
County crafting buffer compliance rules
Seeking top young professionals
ATCC Foundation honors 2017 philanthropists
On The Street
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May 11, 2013
Schools get grants to help kids bike, walk to school
The Minnesota Department of Transportation today announced the recipients of $3.8 million in federal grants for Safe Routes to School. The grants will support Safe Routes to School at 105 schools in 61 communities. "These projects will help communities increase opportunities for...
May 11, 2013 - 11:50am
May 10, 2013
Word of the day: safety
The phrase "Safety First" wasn't just a saying for 471 5th graders from Douglas County and West Central Area schools last Thursday. They learned...
May 10, 2013 - 12:00am
May 8, 2013
Driver safety classes offered for seniors
The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) will offer driver safety classes for those 55 or older at the Alexandria Senior Center, 414 Hawthorne Street. Several 8-hour first-time courses and 4-hour refresher courses will be offered. The cost is $16 for AARP members and $18...
May 8, 2013 - 12:00am
May 3, 2013
Kids invited to Bicycle Safety Rodeo
The Alexandria Police Department will host its Bicycle Safety Rodeo on Saturday, May 11 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
May 3, 2013 - 12:00am
April 22, 2013
Electricity, spring thaw don't mix, warns power company
Even though this spring's thaw has been slow in coming, Otter Tail Power Company reminds its customers and neighbors that electricity and water don't mix. Remember that the spring thaw can cause high water levels that can reduce line clearances, and that increases the potential...
April 22, 2013 - 2:48pm
April 15, 2013
Are you obeying road work zone laws?
ST. PAUL, Minn.-- Despite the wintry weather Minnesota is experiencing, the Minnesota Department of Transportation is kicking off Work Zone Awareness Week April 15 with a new public education campaign. The campaign reminds motorists to slow down and pay attention in construction zones. ...
April 15, 2013 - 12:49pm
April 11, 2013
After snow and ice hit, remember your natural gas meter
Snow or ice formations on or near the natural gas meter can cause potentially dangerous conditions. Accumulation of snow and ice can affect proper operation or ventilation of the regulator, which could cause over-pressurization. Natural gas regulators are designed to maintain a constant...
April 11, 2013 - 10:35am
April 9, 2013
Now is dangerous time for teen drivers
With April, May and June combining for the highest percentage of unbelted teen deaths during the past three years, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office of Traffic Safety is urging parents of to reinforce safe driving habits for their children during prom season and...
April 9, 2013 - 2:55pm
March 27, 2013
Editorial - Prepare for motorcycle riding now
Even though spring still seems to be a mirage off in the distance, it will eventually get here. That means motorcyclists will finally be able to get their bikes out on the road. And that leads to danger. Last year, 53 riders were killed in Minnesota, a 26 percent increase from...
March 27, 2013 - 12:00am
February 26, 2013
Program provides car seats to families in need
A state program administered by the Minnesota Department of Public (DPS) Safety Office of Traffic Safety has provided 4,591 car seats during the last two years to families in need. The Child Passenger Restraint and Education Account addresses the needs of low-income families to transport...
February 26, 2013 - 11:00am
February 18, 2013
New snow prompts electrical warning
This winter's weather conditions are making rooftop snow and ice removal and other activities near power lines potentially hazardous, warns Otter Tail Power Company's Safety Services Manager Eric Hamm. "We remind everyone to exercise good judgment and to respect anything powered by...
February 18, 2013 - 9:53am
February 17, 2013
Group seeks laws to protect kids from toxic chemicals in toys
Healthy Legacy, a Minnesota-based public health coalition, recently announced its intent to pursue legislation that will protect children from toxic chemicals in consumer products. The legislative package, which contains three bills, seeks to eliminate toxic chemicals from products...
February 17, 2013 - 2:27pm
January 31, 2013
Snowmobilers urged to use caution near railroad tracks
The Minnesota Department of Transportation reminds snowmobilers and motorists to always use caution and observe the law when near or crossing railroad tracks. Preliminary 2012 data shows 12 fatalities involving pedestrians trespassing on railroad property and four fatalities at...
January 31, 2013 - 2:53pm
January 20, 2013
Courses offer information on avoiding dairy farm accidents
Agriculture ranks third in the total number of fatal work injuries behind construction and transportation/warehousing. It ranks first in the rate of non-fatal injuries per thousand workers and in this category it is more than double the rate of the next two industries, mining and...
January 20, 2013 - 10:50am
January 16, 2013
Dairy farm safety courses offered
Agriculture ranks third in the total number of fatal work injuries behind construction and transportation/warehousing.
January 16, 2013 - 12:00am