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Track and Field: Minnewaska top two again at Benson
Track and field: Ashby-Brandon-Evansville showing improvement
Adapted Bowling: Alexandria competes with Cambridge-Isanti
Girls golf: Young Cards second at AGC, Lakers try to start a new streak
On The Clock: Who the Vikings could be picking when the NFL Draft begins Thursday
Friends for a century: Two women, who are almost 101, form unique bond
Running down a dream: Osakis mom overcomes pain, finished marathon
Visiting the wall: Four area vets join Rolling Thunder protest and rally in D.C.
A big heart: Forada firefighter loved helping everyone
Fred & Rose Julig
Mike Frisch: A look back before looking ahead
Kensington’s Troy Helget piles up more honors for his carvings
McFeely: Lincoln angler breaks N.D. state walleye record, but doesn't think it'll last long
Minnesota DNR commissioner talks budget priorities
Release: CWD positive Crow Wing County deer farm depopulated
Nancy Kay Norling
Vernon "Vern" Strehlow
Vernon "Vern" Strehlow
Ardis B. Oswald
Letter to the Editor: Cell phone bill will save lives
1919: Plans start for pickle factory
Letter to the Editor: Mistake made at 50th Avenue and Highway 29
Letter to the Editor: Those opposing Laughing Buddha aren't monsters
In the Know: Diligence goes into hiring officers
4-H holds county competition
Extension schedules land rent meeting for farmers, landowners
Managing boxelder bugs as the cold sets in
Step away from that pruning saw!
Going far with 4-H horses
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April 12, 2019
Local legislators differ on cell phone bills
Legislators who represent parts of Douglas County agree that driving while using a cell phone is a problem. However, they differ on what kind of legislation is best for addressing it. Rep. Mary Franson, R-Alexandria, said she's a strong supporter of eliminating distracted driving...
April 12, 2019 - 10:59am
Put down that phone: Hands-free cell phone bill poised to become law
Distracted driving behaviors such as texting, posting on Facebook, checking scores of the latest baseball game and Googling an address are all...
April 12, 2019 - 6:43am
March 25, 2019
Distracted driving bill clears Minnesota Senate with change to allow phone under hijab
ST. PAUL -- A proposal to ban holding a cell phone while driving in Minnesota remains on track to become law. The Minnesota Senate on Monday,...
March 25, 2019 - 2:58pm
April 14, 2018
EDITORIAL: Drivers need to focus or pay the price
If you've ever texted, used a cell phone, munched on a burger and fries or applied makeup — all while driving — you're lucky to be alive. And so are the other drivers who you dangerously shared the road with. It's time for distracted drivers to focus — or pay the...
April 14, 2018 - 10:30am
May 19, 2017
Distracted driving course offered for teens, parents
Teens and their parents can learn about distracted driving on Monday evening at Casey’s Amusement Park, 1305 N. Nokomis NE in Alexandria.. Each year in Minnesota, distracted or inattentive driving is a factor in one in four crashes, resulting in at least 70 deaths and 350 serious...
May 19, 2017 - 3:34pm
May 17, 2017
Drawing attention to distractions (w/video)
The message Wednesday morning came across loud and clear: Put down your phone when you drive. Alexandria Area High School was once again the...
May 17, 2017 - 6:14pm
August 12, 2016
LETTER: People need to pay more attention to emergency vehicles
To the editor: I am from Boy Scout Troop 418. I am writing this letter for one of my merit badges. I am writing about a local topic that puts a lot of people in danger. Last week I was near the intersection of Third and Broadway and an ambulance came speeding down the road, going...
August 12, 2016 - 12:00am
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
May 20, 2016
Be aware of distracted driving
Parents and their teens ages 14-18 are invited to attend a free distracted driving and parent awareness program on Wednesday, May 25 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Casey's Amusement Park in Alexandria. The objectives of the event include: • Assist teen drivers to make better decisions behind...
May 20, 2016 - 12:00am
June 6, 2012
Students conduct 'Don't Drive Distracted' campaign
During the week of May 14-18, a group of students at Jefferson High School ran a "Don't Drive Distracted" campaign. They scheduled the campaign...
June 6, 2012 - 12:00am
May 18, 2012
Distracted teen driving is focus of Alexandria event
Here's a pop quiz: What is the number one threat to teenagers? Hint: It's not drugs or crime. The answer is traffic crashes. Another fact: Teens who text while driving increase their risk of crashing by more than 20 times. An event in Alexandria will take place Monday, May 21...
May 18, 2012 - 12:00am
August 4, 2010
Sheriff's office, police department to focus on distracted driving
Attention, drivers! The Douglas County Sheriff's Office and the Alexandria Police Department are conducting an educational push coupled with a targeted enforcement effort on distracted drivers on August 5. Driver distraction is a leading factor in crashes in Minnesota, accounting...
August 4, 2010 - 12:00am
March 26, 2010
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