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Senate slows drive for tougher penalties for genital mutilation
Outdoor fee hikes approved by Minn. lawmakers
Demands fall, final budget nears
Student in BHS yearbook: 'It is not what I said'
Work quietly proceeds on Minnesota state budget
Boys Tennis: Alex tops DL in regular season finale
Softball: Panthers' DeBoer hits walk-off over B-E
True Team: Streaks make believers of themselves after Class A title
Rain can't melt Snowmen in home opener
Baseball: Drew makes his pitching debut as Cards win two more
Discovery Middle School partners with church to stock food shelf
Walk, open house for mental health awareness
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
Engaged - Harstad and Engebretson
Wedding - Von Bank and Hoelscher
Wedding - Skudlarek and Oestreich
Births - March 31, 2017
Fee increases added to final environment bill
Morken: Still time to fill that tag as toms continue to sound off
Minnesota opener: Slow going on Reno Saturday morning
Mike Frisch: Tips for opening-day walleyes
An officer shortage: DNR enters opener down 25 COs statewide
Scott Allen Bakke
Phyllis Ann Collins
United States District Judge Richard H. Battey
Dennis Douglas Pearson
Marion G. Bauer
It's Our Turn: An astonishing blur of technology
Echo Press editorial: Who will pay for clean water?
Observations from the Archives: 2007: Freedom to Breathe Act bans public indoor smoking
Guest editorial: More urban-rural unity needed
Letter: Putting God in a box
4-H trains youth as camp counselors
4-H'ers take the stage
Master gardeners plant sale coming up
Crabgrass prevention in your home lawn
Gardening Brown Bag series offered
Groundbreaking next week on mental health facility
On the Street
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Chamber introduces new networking event
ATCC Foundation holds scholarship recognition event
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On The Street
Ask a Trooper: When should drivers stop for bicyclists?
Question: When I come to a stop sign on my bike and the crossing traffic does not have the same, many drivers will stop and attempt to wave me across. I will wave the polite crossing driver to move along. My thought is I’m riding in a lane of traffic and want to be treated the same...
July 22, 2016 - 12:00am
Trooper wraps up case of the injured eagle
A Minnesota State Patrol trooper used his coat to cover and carry away a bald eagle that he found injured Sunday at Interstate 494 and Pilot...
March 22, 2016 - 9:32am
January 20, 2016
Ask a Trooper: What is the history of the trooper hat?
Question: I’ve noticed that troopers in some photos from way back are wearing a different style hat than the Smokey Bear style your organization wears now. When did that change occur? Answer: Good observation. The original style hat that Minnesota troopers started wearing in 1929,...
January 20, 2016 - 12:00am
October 16, 2015
State trooper Grabow returns to work
Minnesota State Patrol Sergeant Jesse Grabow returned to his role as Public Information Officer (PIO) on October 11. Grabow was removed from his PIO duties on June 24 during an internal investigation into a driving complaint involving excessive speed. Grabow was pulled over...
October 16, 2015 - 12:00am
December 17, 2013
Trooper hit by driver while responding to crash
By Forum News Service MELROSE, Minn. – A Minnesota state trooper is headed to the hospital after his squad car was hit by a driver while...
December 17, 2013 - 4:48pm
August 28, 2013
Ask a Trooper: Can police officers patrol outside their jurisdictions
Question: I see a lot of city police officers out of their jurisdictions. Are they allowed to patrol outside the city and stop vehicles? Answer: Being that I am not familiar with which municipal police department you are referring and their policy and procedures, I will explain this...
August 28, 2013 - 8:58am
August 21, 2013
Ask a trooper: What are the E's in traffic safety?
Question: I keep hearing you talking about four "E's" when it comes to traffic safety issues, and I have even heard you talk about a fifth "E." What are they? Answer: The Four E's are critical components to traffic safety: education, enforcement, EMS and engineering.
August 21, 2013 - 12:00am
July 6, 2013
State Patrol tries to fill more than 40 positions
There is more than one road to becoming a Minnesota State Patrol trooper, including a route that requires no prior law enforcement experience or education. The State Patrol is accepting applications to fill more than 40 trooper positions, July 1-12. Interested candidates may apply...
July 6, 2013 - 12:44pm
January 9, 2013
Ask a trooper: avoiding a head-on collision
Question: I am wondering what the best procedure is when you find an on-coming car coming right for you. If you steer to the left and have a passenger, you are probably putting them at great risk. If you steer right, you're probably the goner. Is it best to just slam on the brakes...
January 9, 2013 - 12:00am
September 12, 2012
Ask a trooper: Warnings issued over large vans
Question: I've heard some information about the dangers of a 15-passenger van. I was surprised at some of the information and I believe it is very valuable, so can you please write about it? Some of these vehicles are still being driven. Answer: Yes, even the National Highway Traffic...
September 12, 2012 - 12:00am
September 5, 2012
Ask a Trooper - Can you make your coffee while driving to work each morning?
Question: Recently I saw an advertisement of a foreign car promoting that their vehicle is equipped with a coffee maker. With all the focus on distracted driving, what are your thoughts on this? Answer: I did some homework and found the automobile you are speaking of. After doing...
September 5, 2012 - 12:00am
August 29, 2012
Ask a Trooper - When to signal a turn
Question: How far ahead of time are you required to signal a turn and is there a time when drivers can legally turn left on a red light after stopping (like they do on right turns)? Answer: For the first question, Minnesota law requires you to signal at least 100 feet before a turn....
August 29, 2012 - 12:00am
August 24, 2012
Ask a Trooper - Where can campaign signs go?
Question: I've noticed some campaign signs alongside the road and very close to intersections. Is this legal? Answer: Placement of campaign signs and other unauthorized objects in state highway rights of way is prohibited under Minnesota State Statute 160.27. In addition, campaign...
August 24, 2012 - 12:00am
August 22, 2012
Ask a Trooper - What do troopers do about misaligned headlights?
Question: Why does the car with the headlight out get pulled over and is given a fix-it ticket and cars with misaligned headlights (that shine right in your face and almost blind you)are not told correct that with a fix-it ticket? Personally, I would rather meet a one headlight car...
August 22, 2012 - 12:00am
August 17, 2012
Ask a Trooper - Catalytic converters should not be removed
Question: What are the penalties in Minnesota for removing a catalytic converter on a vehicle if the sound level of the car is kept reasonable? Is there a specific law that prohibits the removal of the cat or are they more pertaining to the sound level that is produced form the process?...
August 17, 2012 - 12:00am