December 2011

ALCOHOL-RELATED DEATHS, INJURIES ON THE DECLINE DURING NEW YEAR'S EVE DPS Officials Say Minnesotans More Aware of the Dangers of Drinking and Driving

New Year’s Eve has the potential to be a dangerous night on the roads, but the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office of Traffic Safety reports a significant drop in alcohol-related d

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Car fire at tribune building

New Superintendent Steve Westerberg

Marcella A. Schill

FIGHTING DESTRUCTIVE INSECTS. State plant health specialists Angie Ambourn, center, and Jennifer Dippel took part in a presentation on the emerald ash borer (EAB) in Elk River Monday morning. The state is partnering with the Sherburne Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) in an effort to slow the spread of the insects, which include a survey in which volunteers look for increased woodpecker activity and other natural signs that could indicate an EAB infestation. (Photos by David Hannula)

JODI AND BEN BROWN volunteered to man the Minnesota Grown booth at the state fair last year.