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Winter is back with a vengeance
Law enforcement blotter: March 2, 2015
I-94 lanes close near Clearwater, Hasty; multiple crashes reported
Pet of the Week: Spud
News Briefs: Options for rural ambulance approved
Class A State Wrestling: Prairie Valley's Nibbe, WCA-A-B-E's Nohre both take second
Alexandria girls basketball: Section 8AAA opener postponed to Wednesday
Sports roundup from Saturday, February 28: Section swim, subsection basketball
State wrestling: Coyers place fifth, Hagen sixth
State wrestling: Alex wrestlers' seasons end in consolation round
Music makes us whole
Peterson seeking entries for Congressional Art Competition
Super Bowl champ to perform worship concert
Strangers no longer
Photography exhibit to open in Evansville
Engaged - Barlage and Lukas
Births - Douglas County Hospital through February 15, 2015
Engaged - Koep and Highdale
Engaged - Wilson and Ostendorf
Engaged - Reed and Patterson
Wildlife of Douglas County: Pileated woodpecker
Giant crappie through the ice
DNR survey shows Minnesota’s moose population remains low
Nohre named MDHA region director
Aiming for success
William Bjerkness, 45
Robert Sinotte, 71
Sylvia Haabala, 90
Wilbur Nelson, 93
Shirley Eaton, 79
It's Our Turn: Hockey fights are pointless
State should not tax business property and family cabins
Food shelf ‘match’ is a myth
Echo Press Editorial Board: Keep public notices public
Border-to-border high-speed Internet isn’t nice, it’s necessary
Corn and soybean growers feature on-farm water use
Area farmers invited to sign on to lawsuit
Let’s Get Growing workshop set
Local turkey farmers attend conference at State Capitol
Column: Using natives in your garden
Douglas County DAC gives honors
Alexandria Clinic receives diabetes recognition
A new way to get your replacement SSA-1099 online
Library offers free copies of tax forms
Kraus-Anderson recognized for work on high school
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On The Street
August 9, 2013
Local law enforcement tallies 45 speeding tickets
Driving at unsafe and illegal speeds is a leading crash death factor and accounts for around 80 traffic deaths annually in Minnesota. Across the state, July 6-21, 328 law enforcement agencies took part in speed enforcement efforts, citing 17,415 motorists for driving at illegal or...
news / state
August 9, 2013 - 12:00am
June 14, 2013
Tickets for motorists not buckling up
There are about 120 unbelted traffic deaths each year in Minnesota. That statistic has motivated statewide efforts to beef up seat belt enforcement. The latest effort, "Click It or Ticket" seat belt enforcement campaign held May 20-June 2, netted 10,342 motorists who were cited...
June 14, 2013 - 12:00am
May 22, 2013
Click It or Ticket: Seat belt patrols increase
Motorists and passengers are reminded to buckle up this spring as extra Click It or Ticket seat belt patrols take to the roads statewide until June 2. Nearly 400 Minnesota agencies increased patrols to encourage motorists to buckle up during the campaign, which is being coordinated...
May 22, 2013 - 12:00am
March 21, 2012
Students don't want lawmakers to 'get out of jail free'
ST. PAUL - Legislators who drink and drive should face the same consequences as everyone else, a group of college students argues. In Minnesota, legislators get what some deem a "get out of jail free" card protecting them from arrest for certain crimes. Some students from Concordia...
March 21, 2012 - 12:00am
February 13, 2011
Five ways to avoid getting ripped off buying sports and concert tickets
Whether you're trying to snag tickets to the big game or the hottest concert, the Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) warns that you run the risk of getting ripped off if you decide to gamble on a less than reputable ticket source. Fake tickets aren't just...
February 13, 2011 - 9:25am
December 17, 2010
Paying fines is easier now
If you receive a ticket from the State Patrol, Department of Natural Resources or any local law enforcement agency anywhere in Minnesota, paying your fine just got easier. Tickets, as long as they don't require a court appearance, can now be paid online or by phone - 24 hours a day,...
December 17, 2010 - 12:00am
July 9, 2010
June DWI arrests: 125 busted in state's 13 deadliest counties for impaired driving
State patrol troopers, county deputies and city officers partnered to arrest 125 impaired drivers in June during enhanced DWI patrols in the state's 13 counties with the most alcohol-related deaths and serious injuries, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS). During...
crime / news / state
July 9, 2010 - 12:00am
July 2, 2010
Obey signs or pay the fines
Alexandria and Douglas County motorists will face enhanced speed enforcement patrols throughout July as part of a statewide campaign administrated...
July 2, 2010 - 12:00am
October 30, 2009
Drivers cited for not using seat belts
During a statewide Click it or Ticket enforcement effort, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office and the Alexandria Police Department, together, generated 47 seat belt citations. The enforcement period began on October 9 and ended on October 22. More than 400 law enforcement agencies...
October 30, 2009 - 12:05am
August 12, 2009
Officers cite 56 drivers during July speed enforcement campaign
Throughout July, officers from the Alexandria Police Department conducted enhanced speed patrols and cited 56 motorists traveling at illegal speeds during a statewide Safe and Sober effort. "Every time you get behind the wheel, put safety first - travel at the posted speed limit...
crime / news
August 12, 2009 - 12:00am