Author Archives: Crystal Hoepner

Drinking Coffee Could Save Your Life

More than half of American adults drink coffee every day. According to the latest research, two cups of coffee a day may actually save your life. Results from a 2013 study performed by the Harvard School of Public Health, finds … Continue reading

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Get Your Car Seat Checked

The car seat clinic is open to the public, no appointment needed. Thursday, June 6th 2-4pm Alexandria Fire Department 302 Fillmore Street (west side of the fire hall) Did you know… Seven out of 10 child safety seats are used … Continue reading

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Teen-Parent Distracted Driving Event

The #1 threat to teenagers isn’t drugs or crime…its traffic crashes. Douglas County Safe Communities Coalition, in partnership with Casey’s Amusement Park and Dilley Zimny Insurance, would like to invite teens ages 14-17, accompanied by at least one parent or … Continue reading

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TEEN POSTER AND VIDEO CONTEST

Buckle Up and Pay Attention Teens! Traffic crashes are the leading killer of Minnesota teens — and distracted driving and low seat belt use are major factors for these tragedies. Now, teens can do something about this — come up … Continue reading

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Be Mine, Booster Seat Valentine!

Give kids a lift of love with Booster Seats – It’s the Law! Use Booster Seat Valentine Cards for K-2nd grade students to color and give to parents and caregivers. The valentines remind caregivers that boosters are for children from … Continue reading

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Ho-Ho-Tini

Having a ho-ho-tini or two for the holidays? Then have a plan for a sober ride. Extra DWI patrols are on the roads in December. Click on the image to play the NEW Holiday DWI enforcement video. The Consequences of … Continue reading

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DOUGLAS COUNTY GOES STREET SMART

Ever run a red light, jaywalk, or speed through a school zone? Some of us have. But none of us should. In our every day travels, we make decisions that affect the safety of those around us.  Douglas County has … Continue reading

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POCKET the PHONE…or POCKET the TICKET

Teen Distracted Driving Campaign Contest Winner Congratulations to Micaela Swenson from Discovery Middle School for being selected as the 2012 contest winner with her contest entry, POCKET the PHONE…or POCKET the TICKET. Micaela received a $100 Visa Gift Card and … Continue reading

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Contest hopes to curb distracted driving among teens

Teens 9-12 grade Make it. Record it. Submit it. WIN $100! High School students in Douglas County can lend their talent for a local safety campaign aimed at discouraging distracted drivers. Douglas County Safe Communities Coalition invites 9th-12th grade students … Continue reading

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Give Me a Boost!

After your child outgrows their forward-facing seat (around 40 pounds and age 4), give them a boost with a booster seat. Under Minnesota law, kids must ride in a booster until they are age 8 or 4 feet 9 inches … Continue reading

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