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DL School Board finalizes plans
Dayton may call special session if Mille Lacs lake walleye season closes
Suspended Pelican Rapids doctor admits stealing prescription drugs
New Minnesota laws take effect Saturday
Welle returning to defend Pine to Palm championship
Oakwood hosting Pine to Palm qualifier
25th Laddies Loppet bike races Sept. 5-6
DLHS fall sports parents' meeting Aug. 11
BCSC Trap league results
Thursday Matters: Everyday Needy
Street tacos can be prepared in a variety of ways
If separated but still married, widow will get survivor benefits
Wednesday Matters: Everyday I’m Done
Essentia Health-St. Mary’s births
Friends & Neighbors
J&F Stables opens outside of Detroit Lakes
New family physician joins Essentia, DL
Doele joins Action as broker associate
Director of tourism hired in Otter Tail
Summer savings made easy
'Southpaw' goes south
‘Samson’s Gift’ exhibit at NYM Cultural Center
Leech Lake Art League show, sale set for July 31-Aug. 1 at high school in Walker
Tim Mahoney performing Sunday at Zorbaz
Taste of Dorset food fest is Sunday
George Knudsen III
Lets do more to more to stop falls
‘Life is short, have dessert first’
For safety, arm our military
Letter: DL Jaycees put on fantastic Water Carnival
Where the presidency is headed
Clues, but not cures, for deadly white-nose syndrome
Otter Tail Lakes Country Fishing Report
Bat study hones-in on nesting trees
Northwest MN Fishing Report
Practicing catch, photo, release benefits a fishery
Lake & Home Real Estate - August 2015
WE Fest 2015
2015 Becker County Fair
4-Hers from all over the county unite, compete
4-Her sews up her final year
What is your top food pick from the Minnesota State Fair?
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