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International Eagles Auxiliary President visits Detroit Lakes
DL man injured in Otter Tail County crash
DL man allegedly caught on video setting his rental house on fire
Charges filed in old robbery, arson cases in Becker County
Cities honor Marquart, Eken with distinction award
Football: No. 2 Waubun rallies for OT victory
Football: Lefebvre scores four TDs in Mahnomen victory
Concordia switches Herzog from QB to fullback
Football: Cardinals end 39-game skid in victory over Hornets
Football: Lakers win in rout at Roseau
Monday Matters: Everyday Confident Love
Audubon native becomes Holmes Theatre's new marketing director
It's a boy!
DL's Herman receives MSUM scholarship
Friends & Neighbors
Lakeland Hospice Bike Ride stays strong
M State wins award for welding trailer
He built it, they came: Dion’s Dangerzone expands into new gym
EnVision Salon opens in Detroit Lakes
Getting your home ready to sell
John Kay, Steppenwolf coming to Shooting Star this Friday
Smart students use their local library
Deuces Wild at Fargo Theatre
'Bible Bingo' to be presented at Walker's Minnesota Folklore Theatre
Travel the Silk Road at Minnesota Renaissance Festival this weekend
Other Opinions: Don’t saddle next president with UND nickname issue
Other Opinions: Standing up for rural postal delivery
Other Opinions: Keep rural homes safe, efficient with USDA programs
Other Opinions: MN teens No. 1 on ACT but gaps persist
‘Trump Wall’ will also keep us in, not just others out
Recording of natural history can often lead to ‘discoveries’
Cool weather may mean early fall, transition period
Deer lottery application deadline is Sept. 10
You’ll never forget the first time you see a ruddy duck
Info meetings set for DNR’s northern pike proposal
Local artist creates one-of-a-kind public art sculpture for DL Library
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