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Living history: Council cuts Maas bill
Freshwater students donate blankets to Someplace Safe
Minn. woman accused of keeping heroin in bra to change plea
WDC students learn to play cribbage
Man found dead in rural Motley home fire
Phillips rules Section 6A with six-goal performance
Bob Tubandt Invitational set Jan. 28
Bowling-January 12 Edition
Zimmer: No timetable on Vikings QB Bridgewater's return
Thursday Scorecard 1/12
Martha "Marty" J. Kohlmeyer
Terry Lynn Peterson
Mildred Irene Hessling
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
Area students earn honors at Central Lakes College
Harrison makes Dean's List at South Dakota State University
Birth announcements - Jan. 5 edition
Clergy view: Will you be ready?
Big laws need bipartisan support
What should go in car emergency kit?
Salonen: 'Hacksaw Ridge' foxhole scene brings hope
Minding Our Elders: Restructuring life after caregiving ends
President signs Walz-led measure to honor guard-reserve retirees into law
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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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
May 28, 2016
How many people wear a seatbelt?
Question: I have heard a lot about "click it or ticket" recently, I thought seatbelt use was at an all-time high? Answer: The 2015 Minnesota Seat Belt Survey shows 94 percent compliance for front seat occupants. In 1987, there were 4,176 vehicle occupants who suffered severe injuries...
May 28, 2016 - 12:08am
May 25, 2016
Where can ATVs be driven?
Question: Can you talk about what is legal when it comes to ATV operation and where they can be operated? Answer: When it comes to all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) laws and regulations it all depends on what type of ATV you have and where it will be operated. There are two classes of...
May 25, 2016 - 8:15am
May 18, 2016
What is Legionville School Patrol Camp?
Question: My son is involved in school patrol at his school and I would like to know more about Legionville School Patrol Camp. Answer: There is a lot of information about Legionville School Patrol Training Camp. The Camp is where school patrol students are taught the fundamentals...
May 18, 2016 - 12:10am
May 8, 2016
Do towable concrete mixers need to be registered?
Question: I am trying to figure out if it is required to register a towable concrete mixer in the state of Minnesota? Please see the attached...
May 8, 2016 - 8:15am
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