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Taking the plunge for Special Olympics (w/video)
Warmup On The Way
Law enforcement blotter: February 26, 2015
News Briefs: Fish house removal deadlines near
Translating the marks on our landscape
Class A State Wrestling: Prairie Valley's Nibbe, WCA-A-B-E's Nohre both take second
Sports roundup from Saturday, February 28: Section swim, subsection basketball
State wrestling: Coyers place fifth, Hagen sixth
State wrestling: Alex wrestlers' seasons end in consolation round
Girls basketball: Focus shifts to playoffs after Cards wrap up share of CLC title
Music makes us whole
Peterson seeking entries for Congressional Art Competition
Super Bowl champ to perform worship concert
Strangers no longer
Photography exhibit to open in Evansville
Engaged - Barlage and Lukas
Births - Douglas County Hospital through February 15, 2015
Engaged - Koep and Highdale
Engaged - Wilson and Ostendorf
Engaged - Reed and Patterson
Wildlife of Douglas County: Pileated woodpecker
Giant crappie through the ice
DNR survey shows Minnesota’s moose population remains low
Nohre named MDHA region director
Aiming for success
LaVerne Weisgram, 93
Marvin Wolbersen, 76
Funeral - Wilbur Nelson, 93
Funeral - Margie Kleven, 59
Funeral - William Bjerkness, 45
It's Our Turn: Hockey fights are pointless
State should not tax business property and family cabins
Food shelf ‘match’ is a myth
Echo Press Editorial Board: Keep public notices public
Border-to-border high-speed Internet isn’t nice, it’s necessary
Corn and soybean growers feature on-farm water use
Area farmers invited to sign on to lawsuit
Let’s Get Growing workshop set
Local turkey farmers attend conference at State Capitol
Column: Using natives in your garden
Douglas County DAC gives honors
Alexandria Clinic receives diabetes recognition
A new way to get your replacement SSA-1099 online
Library offers free copies of tax forms
Kraus-Anderson recognized for work on high school
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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...
government / news / state
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...
editorials / opinion
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...
government / news
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