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Clarification: Students won't make up snow day
Going on tour: Sebeka teen embarking on seven-nation European trip with clarinet
Police Scanner - March 15 Edition
Weekly crime report - March 15 edition
Cultural Center calls for essays for the Great American Think-off
WDC indoor track closed to public until further notice
Wolverines topped in double overtime
Justin Morneau is Tri-County Health Care's Men's Night Out keynote speaker
Trojans hand Wolverines 60-36 playoff loss
Erkenbrack defeated in opening match
Brian B. Eide
Paul Richard Montan
Tri-County, Lakewood staff take the plunge for Special Olympics Minnesota
New provider joins TCHC Wadena Clinic behavioral health
Fair Oaks Lodge coming under new management
Wadena County Public Health holds maternal and child health multiclinic
United Way announces new board leadership
Kind leads interactive show at First Congregational March 12
Wadena Area Concert Band performs March 18
Wadena Library to feature 'Minnesota's Wild and Woolly Prohibition Days'
Jan Smith as Amelia Bloomers at Wadena County Museum March 15
Celebrate National Poetry Month with the Wadena County Historical Society April 19
St. Huberts church hosting Harvest Festival Oct. 28
God may be an easy target, but he's a strong one
The cost of being a disciple
Faith briefs - Sept. 14 edition
Faith briefs - Sept. 14 edition
Quam column: An open letter to the kids who walked out of school Wednesday
Letter: It's good to see God back in America again
Letter: Fight to save Kirkbride important
Veterans: VA unveils claims submission option that promises to complete claims within 30 days
Ask A Trooper: Can active military personnel drive with expired licenses?
Why are good duck numbers not translating to good hunter numbers?
Count your blessings and your birds
Hunting, fishing have mysteries of their own
Knob Hill, MDHA sponsoring Forkhorn Field Day Oct. 1
DNR to modernize its electronic system for hunting and fishing licenses
Alivya Lou Ann Greer
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July 30, 2017
Can someone drive a semi barefoot?
Question: Can a person drive a semi barefoot? Answer: Yes, a person can drive a passenger vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle barefoot. I am asked this question fairly often. I have seen some footwear that could actually make it difficult for drivers to safely operate a vehicle...
July 30, 2017 - 12:08pm
July 23, 2017
Can you be charged for window tint for vehicle purchased at dealer?
Question: Can you be cited for illegal window tint if you recently purchased the vehicle through a dealer? Can the auto dealer can be charged with the violation? Answer: Citations can be issued to you and the dealer that sold you the vehicle with the illegal window tint. The law says...
July 23, 2017 - 10:18am
July 17, 2017
Do I need a front fender on my collector's car?
Question: I have a 1929 Ford "Model A" sedan. My question is, I have fenders on rear of the car but not on the front and I can't find any laws on it. Any help in the law or statute of this would help and I do have collector plates on it if that makes a difference. Answer: Every vehicle...
July 17, 2017 - 7:02pm
July 8, 2017
How do you use a zipper merge in construction zones?
Question: I was told that the speeding fine in a construction zone had gone up recently. Could you also explain the Zipper Merge for merging into construction zones in Minnesota? Answer: With a recent area work zone crash that left two people injured, this is a great time to talk...
July 8, 2017 - 9:20am
July 3, 2017
What do you do when you see another vehicle coming at you in your lane?
Question: With some recent wrong way head-on crashes in the area, can you provide some tips on what to do if you see another vehicle coming at you in your lane? Answer: When we receive a call that a vehicle is traveling the wrong way, we treat this as an emergency and respond to the...
July 3, 2017 - 5:01pm
June 24, 2017
What are the road rules for skaters and rollerbladers?
Question: I was skating the other day and wondering about how skaters/rollerbladers should behave on the roads. I am familiar with bike laws - a bicycle is treated like any other vehicle on the road with a few exceptions. What about inline skates? Especially if I'm training, skating...
June 24, 2017 - 6:54pm
June 19, 2017
Can you get a DWI while riding a horse?
Question: A friend of mine recently saw two people riding their horses at night near a bar. We suspect they were trying to avoid a DWI. Can you get a DWI while riding a horse? What about a bicycle? Answer: In Minnesota, it is a crime for any person to drive, operate, or be in physical...
June 19, 2017 - 4:40pm
June 12, 2017
What are the rules regarding transporting fuel cans?
Question: I see vehicles go by with extended carriers attached to their hitch with several full gas cans. We discuss what could happen if a driver was not paying attention and ran into one such vehicle. How safe can this be? Is there any laws in place that makes this unlawful? Answer:...
June 12, 2017 - 5:07pm
May 29, 2017
Looking for a summer camp? Try School Patrol Camp
Question: I was told that the Minnesota State Patrol is involved in teaching a school patrol camp in the summer. Can you provide me with some information about it? Answer: Legionville is a summer camp is where school patrol students are taught the fundamentals of school patrol, school...
May 29, 2017 - 3:32pm
May 21, 2017
What is a bumper height law and the law about tires that extend out past the fenders?
Question: I want to install a lift kit and put bigger tires on my pickup. I want to comply with all the state laws. What is a bumper height law and the law about tires that extend out past the fenders? Answer: Adding a lift kit and installing bigger tires and rims are very popular...
May 21, 2017 - 12:39pm
May 14, 2017
What are the most common vehicle equipment violations?
Question: What are the most common vehicle equipment violations you see? Answer: In my career as a Minnesota State Trooper, I have witnessed and investigated all kinds of common equipment violations. The most common violations I have seen are: • Window tint violations: No vehicle...
May 14, 2017 - 11:04am
May 8, 2017
What do I do with my old driver's license?
Question: So I lost my driver's license. Physically misplaced it and searched high and low and no luck and couldn't find it anywhere. I went to the DVS and applied for a new one. After a while I got it in the mail. Now, several months later I found my old one. So I now have two driver's...
May 8, 2017 - 4:40pm
May 1, 2017
How do I become a state trooper?
Question: I am interested in becoming a Minnesota State Trooper. Can you give me more information on joining the State Patrol? Answer: The Minnesota...
May 1, 2017 - 4:40pm
April 24, 2017
What are the 'best practices' for pedestrians?
Question: On most days I observe college students who are wearing dark jackets and hats, listening to "tunes" while walking, or walking in the same direction as motor traffic rather than facing that traffic. This street has no sidewalks so all the walking occurs close to the cars....
April 24, 2017 - 6:00pm
April 17, 2017
What are the laws concerning open bottles?
Question: Can you talk about the open bottle law in Minnesota? Can a person have an alcoholic beverage while operating a boat on a lake? How about if you are a passenger in the back of a motor home? Answer: A motorist cannot consume alcohol in any vehicle while on a public road. This...
April 17, 2017 - 3:00pm