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2008 amendment offers buffet of outdoors, arts funds
Wednesday Afternoon/Evening Forecast Discussion
Seifert casts wide net in primary campaign
Minn. to N.D.: Don’t wait to work out details of outdoors amendment
Perham to host walking tour July 31
Legion Post 15 loses 3 in Water Carnival; head into Sub-State
Kluwe’s quest for justice turns in different direction
Ulen man excels in truck racing
HI-10 League Playoffs: Angels swoop into Regions
Thielen enters training camp fighting for WR spot
In the Zone
Light and heavenly: Zabaglione is the perfect summer dessert
Social Security: Age 60 is earliest spouse can claim age-based SSA survivor’s benefits
Area students on dean’s list at NCTC
Area students on Northwestern dean’s list
Area students graduate at UM-Morris
Friends & Neighbors
WE Fest 2014
79th Annual Northwest Water Carnival
Garden-grown delights: Union Central residents enjoying fresh veggies this summer
Kings of the kitchen
Assumption Catholic Church ‘blessed’ with parish center
Garfield company making its mark in the archery field
Mussels on Green Lake?
Brad Laabs: High water can cause dramatic changes on area lakes
Blane Klemek: Adaptable kestrels probably the most observed raptor
Now is the time to take a hunter safety course
Gasoline experts say ‘shop around’ for dips
Plain language award celebrated in MN
Norby traveling to D.C. for retail conference
DL woman opens up pet sitting business
Summer day care means tax credit
Letter: Politicians shouldn’t expect Israel to give up land
Letter: Poor decision by county to re-surface Frazee Main St.
‘Survey shows’ is a good trend in itself
Jeff Van Wychen: Price of government to hit all time low
The race for campaign cash
Artist creating painted keepsakes for lakes area residents
Creedence, revisited: Band to play at Shooting Star Casino this Friday
Frazee Turkey Days is next weekend
Minnesota author to hold book signing in Detroit Lakes Saturday
Northwest Water Carnival continues through this weekend in Detroit Lakes
August 26, 2009
Integrated blinkersystem legal for motorcycles, not recommended
Question: Are integrated blinker/tail lights legal in Minnesota for motorcycles. (Left half of brake light blinks when left blinker is on and vice versa for right side, eliminating separate blinkers.) Answer: I am not aware of any MN law would prohibit such a system. I will, however,...
August 26, 2009 - 1:20pm
February 18, 2009
Same laws apply to handicapped scooters as pedestrians
Question: Could you please write an article explaining the proper procedure for riding a handicap scooter on the road?
February 18, 2009 - 3:06pm
June 1, 2008
Ask A Trooper column: Electric scooters not for sidewalks
Question: I was wondering what the law is on scooters in Fergus Falls. We had an electric scooter a couple of years ago and were told by an officer that we couldn't drive them on the streets or sidewalks.
June 1, 2008 - 12:00am
May 24, 2008
Ask a trooper: Designated driver only in trouble for traffic violation
Question: I have a 19-year-old son, all-in-all a good kid. He doesn't like to drink but some of his adult but underage friends do. They ask him to be the designated driver, which he gladly does. I know underage drinking is flat out illegal, I don't condone it, he knows that. My question...
May 24, 2008 - 12:00am
May 22, 2008
Heavy trailers need brakes
Question: I have purchased a 3,000 pound tractor in Canada and will haul it home on a trailer that has a gross weight of 12,000 pounds using my suburban. I do not have wiring for trailer brakes on this suburban (non-heavy-duty). Is there a guideline for this or will I have trouble...
May 22, 2008 - 12:00am
May 11, 2008
Native son is Trooper of the Year
For 21 years now, Minnesota State Patrol Trooper Malachy McCarthy, a Detroit Lakes native, has been keeping the highways and byways of the Rochester district safe for motorists. In 2007 alone, McCarthy stopped 5,354 motorists and issued 837 citations, 601 for speeding, according...
May 11, 2008 - 12:00am
April 26, 2008
Hauling? Yes, DOT number is needed
Question: My husband recently got a ticket for not having a DOT number. He was hauling a load of sheep in our stock trailer from West Fargo to our farm near XXX, MN. The statute violation was 168.165. Our question is are we required to have a DOT number since we only haul livestock...
April 26, 2008 - 12:00am
April 13, 2008
Keep card after purchasing license tabs to stick in car as proof of registration
Question: What proof of registration am I required to carry in my vehicle? I understand needing proof of insurance, but can't a trooper access registration information via computer if needed? Does the vehicle weight have anything to do with what documentation is needed? Answer:...
April 13, 2008 - 12:00am
March 24, 2008
Though not illegal, feet on dash is dangerous
Question: I see a lot of young girls riding in vehicles with their feet up on the dash. If there is an air bag in the dash isn't this illegal? I have been told that people can get hurt if there is an air bag there and you get in a crash. Answer: While this may not be illegal per...
March 24, 2008 - 12:00am