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Living history: Wadena County population shrinks
Property Transfers, Marriages - Aug. 18 edition
Wadena County wanted - Aug. 18 edition
Courts - Aug. 19 edition
Police scanner - Aug. 18 edition
Wadena State Bank golf team triumphs
Wolverines have veteran talent in tennis ranks
Senior baseball state tournament coming to area
Does the NFL really need pre-season games?
Riewer fans 18 but Blazers fall in state tournament bid
Joan N. (Asselin) Marquardt
Leonard Lowers, Sr.
Karvonen Funeral Home adding cremation services
Henning woman accepts new NJPA position
New coffee, boutique shop to open on Highway 10
Jennie-O Turkey Store announces new hire
Tri-County Health Care scores well in national wellness initiative
50-year marriage focus of Long Lake Theater's musical
Madhatters to perform 'Twelve Angry Men' this weekend
Bluffton Hometown Days kicks off Thursday night
Old Wadena Rendezvous folklife festival returns this weekend
Country singer to perform at Staples Music in the Park
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
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
Your letters - Aug. 11 edition
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
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May 2, 2016
What information is released to public after a crash?
Question: When there is a vehicle mishap, it is reported to the public that alcohol did or did not play a part. What about a cell phone? Also, there is never any mention that drugs did or did not play a part in the mishap. With the known wide-spread availability/use of drugs, shouldn't...
May 2, 2016 - 12:10am
April 24, 2016
What are the rules regarding hands-free phone call systems?
Question: With all this attention to distracted driving recently, I know that a person can "talk" on a cell phone while driving if they are 18 years old or older. I understand that it is illegal for anyone under that age to be "on a cell phone." Does that apply to a "hands free" device...
April 24, 2016 - 8:15am
April 18, 2016
What are the requirements for RV triple towing in Minnesota?
Question: What are the requirements for RV triple towing in Minnesota? Answer: With warmer weather around the corner, we are sure to see more RVs and boat trailers on the roads being towed. A recreational vehicle combination may be operated without an over-length type permit if: (1)...
April 18, 2016 - 12:08am
April 11, 2016
Are there window tint requirements with a prescription?
Question: If a person has a medical exception to a specified window tint level (per medical prescription by medical provider), do you have to register that exception/prescription with the state? Or register the car that has the applied tint?
April 11, 2016 - 8:15am
April 4, 2016
Can you use fog lights even when it's not foggy?
Question: I would like to know if it is legal to have your fog lights on with your headlights at night when it is not foggy out. I have noticed a lot of vehicles with all four lights on while driving at night. These extra two lights do make it much more difficult to see when they...
April 4, 2016 - 8:15am
March 29, 2016
Can you drive with a broken leg?
Question: I recently broke my foot and have it in a cast. Am I still allowed to drive? Does it matter which foot it is? Answer: There are not any blanket restrictions, but a physician may restrict a patient "for a temporary condition" on a case-by-case basis. A physician who diagnoses...
March 29, 2016 - 8:15am
March 19, 2016
What are the rules regarding extended loads?
Question: I just purchased a kayak and had it delivered to my house. I did not think ahead about the length of it for transporting it. I was wondering if a kayak extender is legal in Minnesota? Answer: A kayak extender could be legal if you meet the following requirements. Here is...
March 19, 2016 - 8:15am
March 12, 2016
What is the history of squad car changes?
Question: I've noticed that the Minnesota State Patrol squad cars have a white front car door. I recall some years back that they did not. But I also recall from my childhood that they had white doors then also. Could you help me remember when these changes occurred? Thanks!
March 12, 2016 - 8:15am
March 7, 2016
What documents must be shown in a commercial vehicle when pulled over?
Question: If driving a commercial vehicle and stopped, what documents are needed to present to the trooper. Also what do they look for if a truck is weighed? Answer: I will list what is covered in a "Level 1" inspection, done along with weight enforcement.
March 7, 2016 - 8:15am
February 28, 2016
Is it illegal to leave your unattended car running with the keys in the ignition
Question: Is it illegal to leave your unattended car running with the keys in the ignition? Answer: There are some cities that have local ordinances against it, but there is no state statute that prohibits it. So check your local ordinances in reference to this rule.
February 28, 2016 - 12:08am
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 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 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
January 25, 2016
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