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April 18, 2018
EDITORIAL: New help for those in mental crisis
April 18, 2018 - 1:44pm
April 14, 2018
EDITORIAL: Drivers need to focus or pay the price
April 14, 2018 - 10:30am
March 16, 2018
Buffers of grass that filter crop land pollutants and soil out of water are required by Minnesota law. Submitted photo / Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Capitol Chatter: Buffer-related lawsuit fails
March 16, 2018 - 2:05pm
May 25, 2016
972 drivers cited in state for texting while driving
May 25, 2016 - 12:00am
April 28, 2016
Minnesota authorities hand out nearly 1,000 texting-while-driving violations
April 28, 2016 - 12:22pm
November 13, 2015
Patrol adds unmarked cars to fight distracted driving
November 13, 2015 - 12:00am
October 23, 2015
EDITORIAL: Five words for teens that can save lives
October 23, 2015 - 12:00am
August 8, 2014
Commentary: No text is worth dying for
August 8, 2014 - 12:00am
May 17, 2013
Tenth grade students at Jefferson High School in Alexandria watched as the dangers of distracted driving were portrayed during the mock car crash on Wednesday morning. (Photo by Lowell Anderson)
Driving home a tragic lesson
May 17, 2013 - 12:00am
May 15, 2013
What happens when you text and drive?
May 15, 2013 - 12:00am
Micaela Swenson, who created the poster "Pocket the Phone or Pocket the Ticket," was the winner of the first local safe driving contest in 2012. Teens in Douglas County are now encouraged to enter the 2013 safe driving poster and video contest by creating a poster or 30-second video. (Contributed photo)
Local teens urged to enter safe driving contest
March 15, 2013 - 12:00am
May 25, 2012
Sara Moore of Brandon tried to maneuver her go-kart through traffic around a course, while texting with her mom, who was watching from nearby. The activity showed teens how texting distracted them from paying attention to what was happening on the roadway. (Photo by Tara Bitzan)
Dnt txt n drv - Student/parent event focuses on distracted driving
May 25, 2012 - 12:00am
April 20, 2012
Micaela Swenson was chosen as the winner of the 2012 Teen Distracted Driving Campaign Contest. Members from the Douglas County Safe Communities Coalition are pictured with the teen and her school principal (left to right): Matt Aker - Discovery Middle School Principal, Ron Boyden - Douglas County Sheriff's Office, Swenson, Crystal Hoepner - Douglas County Public Health, Jim Gripne - Alexandria Police Department.

Contributed photo.
Discovery student's texting warning wins contest
April 20, 2012 - 12:00am
February 9, 2011
Echo Press file photo
On September 15, 2010, Kayla Carry's Cavalier (above) crossed the centerline on Highway 29 just south of Parkers Prairie and struck Lucille Vogt's Taurus head on, according to the State Patrol.
Driver accused of texting before fatal crash in Parkers
February 9, 2011 - 12:00am
June 12, 2010
Bills improve vehicle safety, call for nationwide ban on texting while driving
June 12, 2010 - 3:57pm
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