Skip to main content
'Oh I wish I were an Oscar Mayer wiener ...'
UPDATE: Motorcycle rider injured in Alexandria crash
Out and About in Douglas County
Thousands of motorists cited for not buckling up
Court of Appeals rules government can enter renters' homes
VFW baseball: 15s salvage split after late rally falls just short in opener
Hare Scramble returns to Andes
Aerial attack: Alex football players get a confidence boost after 7-on-7 win at Winter Park
Lehman no fan of Hazeltine changes
Panthers embrace heightened expectations after runner-up finish
EVERYDAY GOURMET: Meals on the grill maximize taste, minimize cleanup
Driver improvement program offered
Independence Day travel numbers to break records
Parades, fireworks, celebrations round out the Fourth
Italian touches enhance humble flank steak
Kristin Rose Elmer of Duluth and Nathaniel Thomas Vetter of Prior Lake announce their engagement.
Births - June 17, 2016
Engaged - Shimota and Holm
Engaged - Doty and Johnson
Births - June 10, 2016
Mike Frisch: Planer boards for more fish this summer
A final shot at state
Alex's John and Drake Herd pull out top prize at Lake Osakis Walleye Tournament
One for the wall
Walgrave's big day
David Steve Edmunds
Ruth Augusta Wenner
DuWayne Allen Averill
Sandra Rae Hinderschied
LETTER: Beware of barbecued bugs
LETTER: We should be forever grateful
COMMENTARY: A constitutional response to gun violence
FROM THE ARCHIVES - 1966: Oscar Lake Church in Farwell to celebrate 100th anniversary
EDITORIAL: Beware of business 'vanity awards'
GARDENING TIPS: Plant a Patriotic Centerpiece for the Fourth of July
FSA county committee nomination period is open
Producers should file crop certification report
Value added producer grants available
How to plant a tree
Golfers raise $17,000 in support of United Way
First Security Bank awards student scholarships
Better Business Bureau hopes to mute speaker scam
Servpro opens doors to local area
K-LAKES Radio hits the airwaves
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
April 17, 2013
Spring months bad for unbelted teen deaths
With April, May and June combining for the highest percentage of unbelted teen deaths during the past three years, the Minnesota Department of Safety (DPS) Office of Traffic Safety is urging parents of teens to reinforce safe driving habits. There were 30 teen motor vehicle occupant...
News / state
April 17, 2013 - 12:00am
March 15, 2013
Local teens urged to enter safe driving contest
Teens in Douglas County are encouraged to enter the 2013 poster and video contest to encourage their peers to buckle up or learn the dangers...
March 15, 2013 - 12:00am
January 29, 2013
Minnesota teens urged to create safe driving TV spots to win $1,000
As TV spots featuring Clydesdales, cars, talking babies and colas cue up for Super Bowl Sunday, Minnesota teenagers are creating their own TV commercials to promote traffic safety. Students in grades 9-12 are invited to produce a 30-second TV public service announcement about the...
January 29, 2013 - 12:26pm
December 15, 2012
Health of Minnesota teens improves, says study
Collectively, Minnesota's teens are doing better today on key health measures than they were in the 1990s, according to a recent analysis by the Minnesota Department of Health.
December 15, 2012 - 9:23am
May 25, 2012
Dnt txt n drv - Student/parent event focuses on distracted driving
Twenty teenagers and their parents learned how to help make Minnesota roadways safer by attending the Teen Distracted Driving Event Monday evening. The...
May 25, 2012 - 12:00am
May 18, 2012
Distracted teen driving is focus of Alexandria event
Here's a pop quiz: What is the number one threat to teenagers? Hint: It's not drugs or crime. The answer is traffic crashes. Another fact: Teens who text while driving increase their risk of crashing by more than 20 times. An event in Alexandria will take place Monday, May 21...
May 18, 2012 - 12:00am
October 22, 2011
Contest offers $1,000 prize to teens promoting seat belt use
Fasten your seat belts - and grab your cameras. Students have a chance to win $1,000 by creating a TV public service announcement promoting seat belt use. Entries for the statewide "Buckle Up, Teens!" TV contest are due April 16. Remember, unbelted drivers and passengers can...
October 22, 2011 - 4:28pm
May 15, 2011
Teen workers: What teens, parents, employers should know about child labor laws
The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) estimates Minnesota workplaces will employ more than 65,000 teenagers this summer, some of them for the first time.
May 15, 2011 - 9:47am
November 5, 2010
New support group forms for parents struggling with teens
Are you struggling with your teenager? Do you need to talk and need some support? Parents, you are not alone. A new support group for parents with teenagers will begin Monday, November 8. The group will meet at 7 p.m. every Monday night in November at Caribou north in Alexandria....
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...
News / state
November 3, 2010 - 12:00am
April 26, 2010
Ten Minnesotans, including seven teens, killed in three separate crashes over weekend
Ten Minnesotans, including seven teenagers, were killed in three separate crashes this weekend in Cambridge, Winona County and Onamia. In addition, two teenagers remain hospitalized as a result of those crashes, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Cambridge ...
News / region
April 26, 2010 - 9:37am
February 19, 2010
A secret too harmful to keep: dating violence
Editor's note: The following information was provided by Someplace Safe as part of Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month. This month aims to bring attention to the pervasiveness of teen dating violence. Dating, domestic and sexual violence affect citizens regardless...
February 19, 2010 - 12:05am
February 13, 2010
Teens called on to create TV commercials to discourage texting while driving
Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) and AAA Minnesota/Iowa is calling on Minnesota's teenagers to do "thumbthing" about the dangers of texting and driving by participating in the Don't Text and Drive, Teens! TV Commercial Challenge. Minnesota teens in grades 9-12 are eligible...
February 13, 2010 - 12:42pm
January 29, 2010
Cities, counties taking one more step to keep teens safe
Nearly everyone knows that it is against the law in Minnesota for young people under age 21 to drink alcohol. But you may not be aware that some city and county governments across the state are taking one more step to keep teens safe and prevent underage drinking. As of January 20,...
January 29, 2010 - 12:00am
November 24, 2009
OMG! Teens can win big in 'Don't Text and Drive' TV commercial challenge
Minnesota teens can give the thumbs down to texting while driving through the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) and AAA Minnesota/Iowa Don't Text and Drive, Teens!
News / state
November 24, 2009 - 12:00am