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Property transfers, marriages - July 21 edition
Living history: Primary needed in WDC School Board election
Wadena County wanted - July 21 edition
Goeden graduates from U of M College of Pharmacy
Wadena County youth attends 4-H Shooting Sports Championships
WDC Babe Ruth club will meet DGF or Litchfield in state opener
Speer hired as GM, publisher of Northland Outdoors
Pirates capture 7 on 7 title at Nevis
Senior Babe Ruth crew qualifies for district baseball tourney
Sure Vikes look good on paper, but so do some others
Michael Charles Brakefield
Betty L. (Powell) Shiflett
William "Cookie" Helmbrecht
Jennie-O Turkey Store announces new hire
Tri-County Health Care scores well in national wellness initiative
Gray Horse Quilt Shop opening in Wadena
Larry's Family Pizza finishing extensive remodel
Star Tribune names NJPA a 2016 Top 150 Workplace
'Annie Get Your Gun' performance coming up in Park Rapids
Alan Godage & Sundown to perform at Staples Music in the Park
Entertainment briefs - July 21 edition
Monroe Crossing to perform Friday at Spirit Lake
Interdisciplinary landscape artist to speak Friday
Church briefs - July 21 edition
Birth announcements - July 21 edition
Grilled Wonton Chicken Salad
Perez graduates from Rochester Community and Technical College
Living Faith: A full house beats a good flush, I always say
Your letters - July 21 edition
Must vehicles have hoods?
AgeOptions partners with AmeriCorps for in-home care for vets
Be alert, it's election season
Letters - July 14 edition
Wadena grad wins fishing contest on Otter Tail
Ruffie drumming counts up in Minnesota
Northland Outdoors Television to debut on Fox Sports North across Upper Midwest
AgweekTV: Bringing Up Bison
Signs all point to a good fishing opener in area
February 21, 2016
How does someone get a roadkill permit?
Question: I am an art major currently in college. For my senior art thesis I would like to use bones as a canvas, however I am unsure how to obtain the quantity of bones I need. I am interested in obtaining a permit to pick up roadkill, for art, not food or taxidermy during this next...
February 21, 2016 - 12:08am
February 15, 2016
VA Announces New Rules Regarding Service Animals in VA Facilities
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that it has revised its regulation regarding the presence of animals on VA property. The updated regulation will ensure VA practices remain consistent with applicable federal law. It will also assist individuals entering VA facilities...
February 15, 2016 - 12:08am
February 13, 2016
Should you drive with a disability tag hanging?
Question: What is the law about a disability parking certificate/tag that hangs from your rearview mirror? The instruction sheet that is mailed out by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety states, "Driving with the hang tag on your mirror could result in a ticket for obstructed...
February 13, 2016 - 12:08am
February 8, 2016
Are DUI's indicated on driver's licenses?
Question: Is there anything on a driver's license that tells a merchant/business whether someone has a DUI or on probation for a drinking violation?...
February 8, 2016 - 12:08am
February 7, 2016
Marcella Arnold scholarship deadline April 1
The primary purpose of this scholarship is to honor Marcella Arnold who was a loyal and dedicated volunteer VAVS Representative at VAMC Minneapolis for over 28 years. Arnold passed away Aug. 8, 1980. The 1981 Department of Minnesota Ladies Auxiliary passed a resolution establishing...
February 7, 2016 - 12:10am
February 3, 2016
What happens when drinking and driving with minor in the vehicle?
Question: What the legal ramifications are if someone is stopped for drinking with a child in a vehicle. Answer: If a driver is arrested for "driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs" and has a child in the vehicle it would enhance the violation. Child endangerment is less...
February 3, 2016 - 8:15am
February 2, 2016
ID card expiration date action required if INDEF
In 2011, officials began replacing the Social Security Account Number, or SSAN, with a 10-digit number unique to the Department of Defense on all ID cards. Retirees, their family members and survivors with an "INDEF" expiration date may not have replaced their ID card before and may...
February 2, 2016 - 12:08am
January 25, 2016
Questions about military and Social Security answered
Here are some Q/A's about military service and Social Security. Q: Can I receive both Social Security and military retirement? A: Yes. Active duty military service has been Social Security covered employment since 1957. Generally, there is no reduction of your Social Security benefits...
January 25, 2016 - 12:10am
Where do you stop at a stop sign?
Question: My husband and I are arguing about the proper way to stop at a stop sign. He insists if you are 20 feet away from the sign and stop, because a car in front of you may have stopped and then pulled halfway out into the intersection and stopped again, your stop 20 feet back...
January 25, 2016 - 12:08am
January 18, 2016
Commentary: The world outlook for 2016
For the past 8 years, the Council on Foreign Relations' Center for Preventative Action has conducted a Preventive Priorities Survey. The annual documents provide U.S. policymakers a list of likely situations that will occur in the upcoming year, and ranks them by potential impact...
January 18, 2016 - 12:10am
January 17, 2016
US war casualty report released
The Congressional Research Service released a report (American War and Military Operations Casualties: Lists and Statistics) that provides U.S. war casualty statistics. It includes data tables containing the number of casualties among American military personnel who served in principal...
January 17, 2016 - 12:08am
What are the rules surrounding foreign licenses?
Question: I have a former foreign exchange student coming to visit us here in Minnesota. He wanted to know what the requirements are for driving in our state and using his foreign driver's license. Answer: This is a good question and can depend on a few things. Foreign Tourists
January 17, 2016 - 12:08am
January 10, 2016
Are flashing lights allowed on private snow plows?
Question: I read your response in the paper about flashing lights on funeral vehicles and I have a related question. We live in the country and the end of our driveway is a U.S. Highway. Can I mount a flashing warning light of some kind on my pickup that I use to plow snow? I need...
January 10, 2016 - 12:08am
December 29, 2015
Is coasting in neutral illegal?
Question: I have a stick shift vehicle. Is it illegal to coast in neutral? Answer: This is a good question. It is not illegal. However, it was at one point. The 1937 law stated: "Coasting - The driver of any motor vehicle when traveling upon a down grade shall not coast with the gears...
December 29, 2015 - 12:08am
December 27, 2015
No COLA adjustment for veterans, dependents in 2016
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released the September inflation figure and confirmed what most retirees already knew. There won't be a cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) in 2016 for people collecting military retired pay, Social Security, VA compensation or survivor benefits....
December 27, 2015 - 12:10am