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Law Enforcement Blotter: Thursday, April 27
'I can still see his face:' Man recalls Exercise Tiger, a tragic rehearsal for D-Day.
B-E pushing for August vote on school building
Gays, lesbians rally at Capitol; Alexandria event on May 4
Trap shooting: Burgess, Knight, Roers lead Alexandria in opening week
Snowmen look to round out roster for inaugural season
Local curling team records rare eight-ender
Sports schedule for Friday, April 28
Free pitch, hit and run competition in Alexandria Sunday
Randy Knuth to be installed at First Presbyterian Church
LYRA ensemble to perform at Calvary Lutheran
Story of 1900s seamstress to be performed at ATCC
Alexandria's Beth Hill publishes first novel
Ring of Kerry brings Irish influence to Central Square
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
Engaged - Harstad and Engebretson
Wedding - Von Bank and Hoelscher
Wedding - Skudlarek and Oestreich
Births - March 31, 2017
Mike Frisch: Catch bigger fish
Morken: No better time than now for turkey hunting in Minnesota
Worth the drive: Wyoming produces on opening morning
Mike Frisch: Which jig is the right jig for walleyes?
A walk in the woods is always worth it
Robert Joseph Schlosser
Jarrin "Jerry" Stark
Letter: Science and climate change
Letter: Protect public access to the outdoors
Letter: Tax bill omits county aid change
Letter: Helping future generations of hunters
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down: Views by the Echo Press Editorial Board
Robin Trott: Five steps to conserving water in your garden
Steve Frericks: Ask for help in tough times
Extension to offer low-tunnel strawberry workshop
Minnesota Farmers Union to host rural issues discussion
Agriculture going strong in Douglas County
Chamber introduces new networking event
ATCC Foundation holds scholarship recognition event
Carlos Creek Winery honored at Progress Minnesota event
Tech company sprouts from the ground up
A restaurant revival
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