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VIkingland Band Festival takes over Broadway
Vintage Car Club show draws big crowd
Here's a taste of State Fair's new foods
RibFest helps bring the lakes back to life
History Live! under way at Runestone Museum
Legion baseball: Alexandria puts school season behind it to focus on a fifth run to Legion state
Legion baseball: Seven late runs lead Glenwood past Osakis
SUPing off the beaten path
A chance to ride
Bursting onto the scene: Alex eighth-grader finishes off impressive trap season with big final shoot
Italian touches enhance humble flank steak
Mikkelson to host citywide prayer gathering
First Lutheran welcomes new pastor
#ProsperityHabit brings color to art exhibit
The Jolly Zuks bring polka to concert on the lawn
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
Alex's John and Drake Herd pull out top prize at Lake Osakis Walleye Tournament
One for the wall
Walgrave's big day
Mickelson's big pike
Reducing some rough fish
Sandra Rae Hinderschied
Inez Trueman (Gandrud)
Duane A. Wagner
David Steve Edmunds
COMMENTARY: What the new SAT really means for teachers and parents
COMMENTARY: Safe at Home can help victims of domestic violence
LETTER: Can constitutional government survive?
COMMENTARY: What it takes to be an effective citizen
LETTER: Let’s be Douglas County nice
Value added producer grants available
How to plant a tree
Producers should file crop certification report
Local work meeting scheduled in Douglas County
Gardening tips: Add sparkle to your landscape
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
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...
opinion / editorials
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...
opinion / commentaries
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...
crime / News
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