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Staying safe and warm: Homelessness programs have a big impact in Becker County
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Goodhue stunned by North Woods
Flying south: Minnesota Flyers Optional Levels gymnasts to compete at state competition
Bluejays end Raiders’ season in consolation semis
Goodhue takes down Raiders for second straight year
James Amdal, 97, in attendance at state quarterfinal
Stewart named to dean's list at St. Mary's University
Kjos turns 90
Friday matters: Everyday reconciliation
Column: Experiencing Christianity abroad
Column: Drinking in the joy of life
Friends & Neighbors
And the Builder of the Year award goes to...
And the Shore-Master Dealer award goes to...
Reduce, reuse...repurpose: Local woman opens antique and thrift store in DL
Mistakes on Your Tax Return Could Lead to an Audit
Ryan Hanson Homes has new licensed realtor
Full WE Fest lineup announced
'Beauty and the Beast' debuts to magical $350M globally
Women on a roll: Female directors dominate at Fargo Film Festival
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Lorraine M. Fingalson
Martin E. Cox
Marjorie Ann Fraki
Are these people enduring age discrimination? You be the judge
DL student population is growing, school buildings need to keep up
Is the Minnesota Commerce Department Out of Control?
Lynn Hummel column: The top 15 lessons in the school of life
Letter: 'Extreme vetting' is a sham--we're already as safe as we can be
Signs of spring: The lark and pasque flowers
Brad Laabs column: There's still quality lake ice for fishing
Waiting for Woodie Camp: Young waterfowlers can attend free, weeklong summer camp
Blane Klemek column: Pileated woodpecker can hollow out trees like a buzzsaw
Brad Laabs column: Get your poop in a scoop and clean up the lake, anglers!
You've gotta have faith: Christian filmmakers start up business, teaching academy in rural Audubon
My Christmas in Denmark: Different traditions, same feel
Late arrival for New Year's baby: First birth of 2017 at Essentia Health-St. Mary's is Azyloh Roberts
DLHS named 'Safe Sports School'
A $10,000 drop in the bucket: Red Kettle campaign gets big boost from anonymous donor in DL
Pine to Palm
February 23, 2017
Ask A Trooper: Here's how to report a dangerous driver
Question: My husband was driving while I was a passenger and an elderly man ran a stop sign and cut in front of us. My husband honked his horn to alert the driver prior to him attempting to come into our lane. However, he did not appear to hear us. Fortunately, we were able to avoid...
February 23, 2017 - 12:00pm
December 22, 2016
Put your medical information on your smartphone in case of an accident
Question: With all these smart phones out there, I've heard about being able to get emergency information from them if you find someone in some...
December 22, 2016 - 5:00am
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