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Courts - Aug. 25 edition
3rd annual Never.Give.Up. Suicide Awareness 5K is Saturday
Make-A-Wish recipients thankful for Kruzin 4 Kidz support
First time educational summit brings 23 districts together
Miller named Pioneer Journal publisher
WDC volleyers out to improve on 2015 finish
PRC teams can expect more trouble with Pirates
WDC harriers hunting for personal bests
Twins should have sights set on 2017
Wadena State Bank golf team triumphs
Joan Gertrude Wagner
William 'Bill' Bretz
Joan N. (Asselin) Marquardt
Cyber Cafe offers safe space for teens
Lunde Auto Sales opens in Wadena
Karvonen Funeral Home adding cremation services
Henning woman accepts new NJPA position
New coffee, boutique shop to open on Highway 10
Entertainment briefs - Aug. 25 edition
Step back in time at Finn Creek Folk Festival
Railroad Days celebration is this weekend in Staples
England Prairie Show Days return this weekend
50-year marriage focus of Long Lake Theater's musical
Garlic Parmesan Chicken
Birth announcements - Aug. 18 edition
Perkins graduates from Northwest Technical
Extraordinary encounter with stranger enlivens parish pilgrimage
Area students graduate from Bemidji State
State legislature frozen in dysfunction
Your letters - Aug. 18 edition
Bad ideas to improve VA services
Can a vehicle be sold without a VIN plate?
It's here: The coming workforce squeeze
State waterfowl season to begin Sept. 24
Anglers exceed Mille Lacs walleye quota, season continues anyway
DNR offers tips to private forest owners dealing with storm damage
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
Wadena grad wins fishing contest on Otter Tail
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
December 22, 2015
IRS Could Fine 450,000 Households for Missing DEERS SSN's
About 430,000 military households that are missing Social Security numbers in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System could be forced to pay fines to the Internal Revenue Service if they don't update their information by January. Troops were notified about the missing...
December 22, 2015 - 8:15am
December 21, 2015
Can lead funeral car have flashing lights?
Question: I encountered a funeral procession along a two-lane highway (no roads entering this section of highway) and the lead funeral home vehicle had a light bar on the dash flashing an alternating red and blue light. Everyone on the highway going opposite the procession pulled...
December 21, 2015 - 8:15am
December 15, 2015
When did trooper hat style change?
Question: I follow you on Twitter and really enjoy the information you post. One of my favorites is the "Throw Back Thursdays" (#TBT) where you share pictures of the State Patrol from many years back. I've noticed that Troopers in some photos from way back are wearing a different...
December 15, 2015 - 12:10am
December 14, 2015
Military funeral honors now available
Upon the family's request, Public Law 106-65 requires that every eligible veteran receive a military funeral honors ceremony, to include folding and presenting the United States burial flag and the playing of Taps. The law defines a military funeral honors detail as consisting of...
December 14, 2015 - 12:10am
December 5, 2015
Do many patrol cars get struck in winter?
Question: How many of your patrol cars have been struck while at a crash scene? Answer: Winter driving can be and is dangerous for all of us when the weather and road conditions become poor. The majority of the parked squads that are struck are in the winter season. I can speak...
December 5, 2015 - 8:15am
November 30, 2015
If third brake light goes out, is it a violation?
Question: My vehicle is equipped with a third brake light on the rear dash in my rear window.
November 30, 2015 - 12:10am