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Light Up the Night!
House in Evansville catches fire
Osakis celebrates Christmas Downtown
Search for missing teen leads to three arrests in Alexandria
County board OKs refunding of hospital bonds
Boys basketball: Cards falter late in loss to section power Detroit Lakes
Sports roundup from Friday, December 19
Sports roundup from Thursday, December 18
Pushing for a new identity
Cards continue their climb
Extra warmth for the holidays
Music video shoot reset for Monday
Veterans associations assist food shelf
You're invited to Christmas dinner
A gift of love
Engaged - Owen and Krause
Births - Douglas County Hospital through December 15, 2014
Births - Douglas County Hospital through November 30, 2014
Engaged - Pachan and Konzen
Engaged - Boyle and Sartore
Pheasant summit: Habitat improvements needed on private land
Controlling the common carp
Pheasant summit: Focus on improving private land habitat
Spring turkey hunting applications being accepted
Recipe for success: A look a few favorite venison recipes
Mayme Hokanson, 96
Memorial Service - Carl Kremer, 67
Reanie Mrnak, 87
Melvin Paradis, 75
Donald Huwe, 82
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down: Views by the Echo Press
It's Our Turn: Holiday birthday myths debunked
Letter: Turn technology off for child’s development
Letter: The value of a quarter has risen
Letter: No one else can do it for you
Photo contest features birds for all seasons
More wildlife habitat approved
Last minute gifts for the constant gardener
Greater protection for specialty crop growers
Grant money available for agriculture teachers
Marine Corps League collects "Toys for Kids"
Solar Skies to close in Alexandria
Just a Jaunt’s $500 passport winner announced
Slumberland helps families during holidays
New building will house plumbing company
Hires and Promotions
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
July 2, 2009
Police crack down on speeders
Thinking about zipping through Alexandria a little faster to get to the lake over the Fourth of July holiday? Don't press your luck. Drivers will face a speed enforcement crackdown in Alexandria throughout July. Enhanced enforcement patrols will be in place as part of the "Safe...
July 2, 2009 - 12:05am