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Garfield man seriously injured in northern Minnesota snowmobile crash
Osakis plans new ideas for trail
Law enforcement blotter: Tuesday, Jan. 17
Learning to lead: Police captain attends FBI Academy
Meet the new Pet of the Week: Garby (w/video)
Girls Hockey: Ellingson scores four in win at Detroit Lakes
Boys hockey: Cards shut out River Lakes to keep cruising
Boys basketball: Osakis runs past Bears to 8-2
Boys basketball: Defense guides WCA past Sebeka
Boys basketball: Defense guides WCA past Sebeka
Roast with the most
COMMUNITY ED: Secure your memories in photographs
An artist's touch
COMMUNITY ED: Zumba combines fitness and dance
Area students encouraged to apply for artist mentor scholarship
Births - Jan. 13, 2017
Wedding - Hanson and Lund
Wedding - Prescott and Harberts
Births - Jan. 6, 2017
Engaged - Wood and Netter
Morken: Step up and take part in deer management
Perch: A top winter attraction
Locals catch big bull redfish near South Padre Island
Morken: One final lesson as another season slips away
PF release: New Continuous CRP SAFE acres started Jan. 1
Elizabeth "Liz" Gillen
Benjamin Harvey Meyers
Noy Veronica Wagner
Roger E. Larson
EDITORIAL: When bad weather and fast drivers collide
LETTER: Use caution during Minnesota winters
FROM THE ARCHIVES - 1992: New Villard elementary school opens
LETTER: Restoring water quality on lakes is up to citizens
IN THE KNOW: FBI National Academy reinforced core beliefs
Farmland rental rates dropping overall
Selecting seed for your garden
Cow/Calf Days Seminar Tour coming to the area
Irrigation Clinic to be held in Parkers Prairie
Winter Garden College: Tools to tackle yard and garden problems
Osakis distillery plans cocktail room
Viking Savings Bank to rebrand with move to new location
2017 Alexandria Lakes Area Visitors Guide is now available
Stallman named WCI interim president
A fresh start for Alex Tailoring
hires and promotions
On The Street
May 25, 2016
972 drivers cited in state for texting while driving
Officers from law enforcement agencies across Minnesota handed out 972 citations for texting while driving during an extra enforcement campaign from April 11-17. The number of citations during this year’s seven-day effort compares to 909 in a six-day campaign last year. “Multi-tasking...
May 25, 2016 - 12:00am
April 28, 2016
Minnesota authorities hand out nearly 1,000 texting-while-driving violations
By Forum News Service Officers from law enforcement agencies across Minnesota handed out 972 citations for texting while driving during an extra-enforcement campaign earlier this month. Police officers and sheriff's deputies from more than 300 agencies, along with Minnesota State...
April 28, 2016 - 12:22pm
November 13, 2015
Patrol adds unmarked cars to fight distracted driving
Distracted drivers attract the full attention of the Minnesota State Patrol. Five new unmarked cars were added to the patrol fleet Monday so troopers can better find distracted drivers, such as those using mobile telephones and not paying as much attention to the roads as they...
November 13, 2015 - 12:00am
October 23, 2015
EDITORIAL: Five words for teens that can save lives
Attention teens (and parents): Please put away the cell phone for just a few minutes and read this. It could save your life or spare you from a lifetime of regret that you caused harm to another person by doing something stupid. Although this may take you a couple of minutes...
October 23, 2015 - 12:00am
August 8, 2014
Commentary: No text is worth dying for
By U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and U.S. Senator John Hoeven (R-ND) Whether it is sending a text, reading an email, or changing stations on the radio, it only takes a moment of distraction to cause a tragedy. In fact, research shows if a driver takes their eyes off the road...
August 8, 2014 - 12:00am
May 17, 2013
Driving home a tragic lesson
Although the crash, the blood and the screams were all fake, the lesson they delivered was all too real. Don't send text messages when you are...
May 17, 2013 - 12:00am
May 15, 2013
What happens when you text and drive?
Douglas County Safe Communities Coalition, along with Casey's Amusement Park and Dilley Zimny Insurance, will provide an opportunity for teens to test their ability to drive while distracted under safe, controlled conditions. Teens ages 14-17, accompanied by at least one parent,...
May 15, 2013 - 12:00am
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
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
April 20, 2012
Discovery student's texting warning wins contest
Distracted driving poses a serious safety risk to drivers of all ages, and particularly to relatively inexperienced teen drivers. One Discovery...
April 20, 2012 - 12:00am
February 9, 2011
Driver accused of texting before fatal crash in Parkers
An 18-year-old driver in a head-on crash that killed Lucille Vogt, 77, of Parkers Prairie last September is accused of sending text messages...
February 9, 2011 - 12:00am
June 12, 2010
Bills improve vehicle safety, call for nationwide ban on texting while driving
The Senate Commerce Committee passed legislation Wednesday co-sponsored by U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar that's designed to make American roads safer by improving vehicle safety standards and encouraging bans on texting while driving. The Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 2010 would improve...
June 12, 2010 - 3:57pm
May 26, 2010
A lesson that will linger: Staged crash teaches life lessons
A two-car crash on Friday afternoon left one Alexandria teen dead and an Alexandria mother severely injured. Four other teenagers and a 4th...
May 26, 2010 - 12:00am
Survey shows scope of distracted driving problem
Do you ever eat, drink or smoke while you are driving? Do you ever talk on a cell phone while you're driving? How about sending or reading...
March 26, 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