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Echo Press photo by Celeste Beam Members of local law enforcement, including (left to right) Osakis Police Chief Mark Gilson, Sergeant Brad Brejcha, Sheriff Troy Wolbersen, Chief Deputy Brad Lake, and Alexandria Police Sergeant Larry Dailey took part in a "Click It or Ticket" news conference last Friday.

A mother's plea: 'It's so simple - just click it'

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Between 2006 and 2008 in Douglas County, 21 motorists were killed.

Of those 21, five were not wearing their seat belts. And another eight, who were also unbelted, were seriously injured.

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Statewide, over the last three years, data shows that 1,096 motorists were killed in crashes on Minnesota roads. Nearly half of those motorists - 518 - did not have their seat belts buckled. Additionally, another 1,151 unbelted motorists were seriously injured.

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