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Arctic Apples will test appetite for genetically modified produce
Students make 1st quarter honor roll at WDC
Police Scanner-Jan.12 Edition
Man shot by Hibbing, Minn., police officers
Adult Survivors of Suicide Loss support Group slated for Jan. 17
Thursday Scorecard 1/12
Saturday Scorecard 1/14
Friday Scorecard 1/13
Scoreless tie was first in 29-year history for Wolverines
Four WDC wrestlers tied with 10 mat wins
Steven M. Hoyhtya
Terry Lynn Peterson
Mildred Irene Hessling
Cecelia "Ceil" Schultz
Over 100 attend NJPA's workforce conference
Tri-County Auxiliary raises record amount at annual holiday auction
Three new providers have joined Tri-County Health Care
Wadena Insurance opens in downtown Wadena
Tri-County Health Care recognized as CALS hospital
Acts of Solace Project seeking performers in Wadena
Author Lois Greiman visiting Wadena Saturday
'Hidden Figures' an Oscar-worthy film
Giving Tree program garners over $2,000
Folk Landscapes presented by Lakes Area Music Festival
Harrison makes Dean's List at South Dakota State University
Birth announcements - Jan. 5 edition
Clergy view: Will you be ready?
Black Bean Breakfast Bowl
Birth announcements - Dec. 29 edition
Minding Our Elders: Restructuring life after caregiving ends
President signs Walz-led measure to honor guard-reserve retirees into law
Minding Our Elders: Recognizing elder's life legacy strategy to cope with loved one's decline
Salonen: Silver anniversary hopes dashed --EMDASH-- sort of
Veeder: Diary of a Christmas blizzard
Shout-out for Pout: New Minnesota state eelpout record is on the books
Chronic Wasting Disease found in two farm-raised deer
Cougar pair spotted fighting in northern Minnesota
Deer harvest could reach 185,000
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September 18, 2016
What are the license requirements for three-wheeled motorcycles?
Question: What are the driver's license requirements and equipment laws for the new three-wheel type motorcycle vehicles? Answer: The law changed on this Aug. 1. An auto cycle is a motorcycle that: • has three wheels in contact with the ground; • is designed with seating that...
September 18, 2016 - 12:10am
September 13, 2016
Can bee boxes be in highway right of ways?
Question: I drive truck for a living and was talking with some folks the other day and was wondering if there is any regulation to these bee boxes in proximity to the highway. I travel all over and see a lot of them. I've noticed when I pass by these areas I find quite a few bees...
September 13, 2016 - 12:08am
September 7, 2016
What is the history of the Minnesota State Patrol?
Question: Can you talk about the history of the Minnesota State Patrol? Answer: I was educated about the history of the Minnesota State Patrol while I was a cadet at the training academy. Listed below are some of the important changes and a timeline on when they occurred. In 1929,...
September 7, 2016 - 12:08am
August 29, 2016
What are the rules regarding collector plates?
Question: I read your article from 2014 concerning collector plates. I have a related question. I have a 20-year-old car that would qualify for collector plates. Collector plates are usually a single plate if I'm not mistaken. I currently have regular passenger car plates on the vehicle....
August 29, 2016 - 8:15am
August 22, 2016
Can a vehicle be sold without a VIN plate?
Question: I've been helping my neighbor prep for sale a 1955 Ford pickup that has been in her family since new. I noticed the other day that the VIN plate is missing from the glove box door (the rivet holes are still there). It must have been lost by the body shop that painted the...
August 22, 2016 - 12:10am
August 16, 2016
What are the rules regarding uncontrolled intersections?
Question: I just wanted to suggest a topic for your Ask a Trooper column in the paper. What are the rules when a traffic light is out, because of a power outage for example? I treat them as a four-way stop, which I believe is correct. It seems, however, that not everybody that was...
August 16, 2016 - 12:10am
August 7, 2016
How many "road rage" incidents are reported to the State Patrol?
Question: I read about a recent study by the AAA Foundation for traffic safety, found that nearly 80 percent of drivers expressed significant anger, aggression or road rage behind the wheel at least once in the previous year. How many "road rage" incidents are reported to the State...
August 7, 2016 - 12:08am
August 1, 2016
What laws cover railroad safety?
Question: Can you talk about railroad crossing safety and the laws that cover it? Answer: In my career, I had responded and investigated train/vehicle crashes where the majority of them resulted with a fatality or a serious injury to the vehicle occupants. Collisions with trains are...
August 1, 2016 - 12:10am
July 26, 2016
Must vehicles have hoods?
Question: I have two questions for you. Do I need a hood on my car to operate it legally? What is the law regarding vehicle fenders and tires sticking out beyond the sides of a vehicle? Answer: There is nothing in Minnesota law requiring a hood on a motor vehicle while in transport....
July 26, 2016 - 12:10am
July 18, 2016
What are the rules regarding cyclists?
Question: I frequently encounter a traffic situation while riding my bicycle. I ride with traffic and adhere to the same rules as when I'm behind the wheel of my own vehicle. When I come to a stop sign on my bike and the crossing traffic does not have the same, many drivers will stop...
July 18, 2016 - 12:10am
July 4, 2016
How many hit and runs happen in Minnesota?
Question: There was a story in the news about a recent hit and run fatal crash where the State Patrol was looking for the public's help in locating the vehicle that fled. How many hit and run incidents are there in Minnesota and what is the law that covers this? Answer: As a State...
July 4, 2016 - 12:08am
June 27, 2016
What are the seat belt law exemptions in Minnesota?
Question: What are the seat belt law exemptions in Minnesota? Answer: Law enforcement is focused on educating the public on the dangers of not wearing a seatbelt in a motor vehicle. Working as a state trooper for the last 18 years, I have seen the tragic outcomes that result all too...
June 27, 2016 - 12:10am
June 18, 2016
Do trucks hauling loose loads need to be covered?
Question: Isn't it a state law that trucks that haul loose loads such as gravel and granite pieces must have their loads covered? I have lived at my current address for 40 years now and I have seen very few of these kinds of loads covered. With the winds that we have combined with...
June 18, 2016 - 12:10am
June 13, 2016
Five different colors used for license registration
Question: I've noticed that the tabs on our license plates change color every year. Who decides what color the Minnesota registration tabs on license plates should be? Answer: The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Driver and Vehicle Services (DVS) use five colors for registration...
June 13, 2016 - 12:10am
June 7, 2016
Is it illegal to drive with tailgate down?
Question: I like to drive with my tailgate down on my pickup for better gas mileage. The other day, a friend told me this was illegal. Is that true?
June 7, 2016 - 12:10am