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Douglas County Hospital gets 'blue ribbon' for vaccination effort
Speaker: Officers are 'not normal; you're special'
Law enforcement blotter: Tuesday, August 23
Almost 1,000 gather in memory of slain 5-year-old Watkins girl
New effort tries to draw more people into area
99 holes to celebrate 99 years
Fun meets a potential future in stock cars for many young go-kart drivers
Tweaks for progress: Shifted backfield, young line highlight B-E football
Following its headline year: Christensen steps in for Minnewaska football
WISSOTA racing returns to Douglas County Fair
Put the fun back in parenting
Walk raises awareness of congenital heart defects
AAHS students, alumni kick off Project 1440
Discovery Middle School hosts orientations, open house
Cunninghams win wing sauce contest
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DNR to close Mille Lacs walleye season next month
Stringer full of walleyes
Morken: What the numbers say about declining hunters and anglers
Work begins on statewide deer management plan
A big bass for Beau
Clara "Clair" A. Gustafson
Bernard "Bernie" V. Dulski
Arland E. Hirman
Roy A. Johnson
Gladys M. Hogan
IN THE KNOW: Leadership Alexandria is unique blend with strong return
LETTER: All are born in spiritual darkness
From the archives - 1966: Six boxes of contest butter to be auctioned off at county fair
EDITORIAL: Small towns can have big problems
LETTER: The same old arguments against Christianity
Producers should consider available assistance
Monarchs, roadsides and the law
A century of family and faith
Kensington represented in Princess Kay of the Milky Way
Kalpin family recognized as 2016 U of M Farm Family
Chamber Ambassadors visit three local businesses
Celeste Edenloff returns to Echo Press
Dew Drop Inn changes ownership
Beach named editor of Echo Press
New rules implemented for telemarketers
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
March 11, 2011
Cop Talk - The 'new' seat belt law
People are talking about the "new" seat belt law and car seat law and want to know if these are really new laws, or have they just been updated. Many times, the changes made to the seat belt law and car seat law are referred to as new laws. Having said that, these really aren't new...
March 11, 2011 - 12:00am
Are county workers healthy?
With a little hesitation, all five county commissioners approved a wellness survey that will be distributed to all Douglas County employees. Questions about tobacco use, exercise and nutrition can be found in the online survey, which employees can fill out anonymously.
June 11, 2010 - 12:00am
June 5, 2009
Buckle up for new state law: It takes effect today, June 9
For some people, next Tuesday will be like any other ordinary day. They will go about their business like nothing has changed. Others will have to make a conscious effort to do one small little task or face the consequences - being pulled over by law enforcement and paying a fine. On...
June 5, 2009 - 12:05am
35 drivers pay for not wearing seat belt
In a recent two-week stretch, Alexandria police officers and Douglas County sheriff deputies stopped 201 motorists and cited 85 of them for various offenses. Among them were 35 unbelted motorists during the statewide Department of Public Safety (DPS) Safe and Sober - Click It or...
June 5, 2009 - 12:05am
June 3, 2009
Editorial - New seat belt law makes sense
A new law will take effect June 9 that will save lives but at the same time cause some grumbles and complaints. It's Minnesota's new seat belt law. It makes not wearing a seat belt a "primary offense," meaning that law enforcement officers can now stop a driver for not wearing a...
June 3, 2009 - 12:00am
May 20, 2009
Lawmakers pass tougher seat belt law
Minnesota may soon have a tougher seat belt law. In the waning moments of the session Monday night, the House passed 73-60, with the Senate following 47-19, a bill that would allow law enforcement officers to pull motorists over when someone in the vehicle is not wearing a seat belt. Under...
May 20, 2009 - 12:05am
January 28, 2009
Seat belt law passes committee
ST. PAUL - The Minnesota Senate Transportation Committee passed a familiar bill January 13 - to allow police to stop a driver who is not wearing a seat belt. "Plain and simple - this law works," said Senator Steve Murphy, DFL-Red Wing, who for years has pushed the legislation. "Wearing...
January 28, 2009 - 12:00am
January 17, 2009
Seat belt law passes committee -- again
ST. PAUL - The Minnesota Senate Transportation Committee passed a familiar bill Tuesday - to allow police to stop a driver who is not wearing a seat belt. "Plain and simple - this law works," said Senator Steve Murphy, DFL-Red Wing, who for years has pushed the legislation. "Wearing...
January 17, 2009 - 12:00am
November 5, 2008
Alexandria police issue 50 citations to motorists during 'buckle-up' crackdown
Alexandria police officers stopped a total of 95 motorists and cited 50 for various traffic-related offenses during a statewide Safe and Sober seat belt enforcement campaign October 10-19. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety coordinated the efforts of more than 400 agencies...
November 5, 2008 - 12:00am
October 29, 2008
Eighty-seven percent of Minnesota motorists buckle up
The state's overall seat belt use compliance is now 87 percent, comparable to the record-high 88 percent use rate recorded in 2007. That's according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS), which conducted a two-week motorist observational survey in August of more than...
October 29, 2008 - 12:00am
October 8, 2008
Buckle up or beware: Major seat belt enforcement begins soon
While Minnesota motorists are buckling up more than ever, unbelted motorists still account for nearly half of all traffic deaths. To prevent unbelted traffic deaths, Alexandria police officers will conduct enhanced patrols October 10-19 during a statewide Safe and Sober "Click It...
October 8, 2008 - 12:00am
October 1, 2008
Car seat passenger training course offered
The Alexandria Technical College will offer a three-hour car seat passenger safety training course on October 9 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the technical college. Minnesota legislation requires that all foster care and child care providers who transport children younger than the age of 9...
October 1, 2008 - 12:00am
September 19, 2008
Legislative survey shows split results on seat belt law
The Minnesota State Fair has closed its gates for the season, but not before thousands of visitors participated in a nonpartisan poll conducted by House Public Information Services. The poll is an informal, unscientific survey addressing some of today's biggest discussion topics. Here's...
September 19, 2008 - 12:00am
July 1, 2008
Course offers car seat training
The Alexandria Technical College will offer a course in car seat passenger training designed for those who are child care or foster care providers and transport children younger than age 9. Others interested in the latest information regarding the use of car seats with children are...
July 1, 2008 - 12:00am
June 18, 2008
Saved by the belt
Seat belts save lives. It may be a strong statement that some disagree with, but one family from Garfield agrees with it wholeheartedly. On June 9, Paul Amundson and his three children - Rieice, 7; Brennan, 6; and Quinn, 3 - were traveling south on County Road 6 near Leaf Valley...
June 18, 2008 - 12:00am