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Celebrating Civil War’s end
Man gets 12 years on sex, robbery charges
Man accused of violating no-contact order 3 times
Man sentenced after being caught with meth
Cities that border Dakotas want continued state support
Big expectations for Laker softball
Chippewa Triathlon accepting registrants
Track teams fifth and sixth at Bemidji
Jernberg, Smith headed to USAG Regionals
DL wrestlers qualify for NYWA state tournament
Pushing the boundaries of her time
Turning back the pages
Grilled lamb chops provide quick, flavorful meal
Earnings limits apply to widow’s benefits
Friends & Neighbors
MN legislature talks Sunday liquor sales
Gas prices take big dip in Minnesota
Microsoft Dynamics Lunch ‘n Learn set
The Lodge receives Chairman’s Award
Good named partner at Pemberton Law
Crisis Center to hold annual banquet
MSUM hosting trio of authors at on-campus events April 13
Watch out for April Fool’s Day at library
Egg decorating class Tuesday at NYM center
Long Lake Theater season starts June 10
Question was a deal-breaker
Help for problem gamblers
Letter: Big Tobacco continues to target kids with cigars, smokeless tobacco
State taxes hit rich and poor alike
Guest editorial: Health bills make sense
Six of top 10 most popular state parks located in northern Minnesota
Signs of spring are all around: From migration to sugaring
Last week to ice fish
Comments sought on proposed deer goals
Governor’s budget would help maintain vitality of Minnesota state parks
Murder mystery at the Holmes
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