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News briefs - March 23 edition
Wadena County wanted - March 23 edition
Woods returning as WDC boys' hockey coach
WDC students hold blood drive for American Red Cross
County Commission approves support of assistance program
Seniors set to lead Raiders into track season
Wolverines have positions open for new fastpitch talent
Wolverines have five state qualifiers back for 2017
Sports briefs - March 23 edition
Tigers hold Pirates at bay in 41-37 subsection tilt
Marjorie Ann Fraki
Assisted living facility construction moving along quickly
Tri-County Health Care offering new acid reflux procedure
Tri-County Health Care earns ACR accreditation
Minnesota Valley Irrigation celebrates 25 years
Wadena Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors present awards
'A Band Called Honalee' to perform timeless music of the '60s
Author Mary Casanova packs 'em in at Book Ends event
Entertainment briefs - March 16 edition
Gallery exhibit honors women's artwork and advocacy
Young country music star to perform in Wadena
Birth announcements - March 16 edition
The seasons of dating and marriage
Area students named to NDSU dean's list
Humbly listen to God and one another
Your letters - March 16 edition
Phillips: 'Neighbors' columnist gets well-deserved kindness
Are colored well lights against the law?
Minding our Elders: Can weather and lunar activity affect people living with dementia?
Diseases associated with exposure to contaminants in the water supply at Camp Lejeune
Lack of snow means burning restrictions will happen soon
Tulibee dominate catch in Brainerd Jaycees Extravaganza
Annual Menahga Family Fishing Derby is Jan. 21
Shout-out for Pout: New Minnesota state eelpout record is on the books
Chronic Wasting Disease found in two farm-raised deer
ask a trooper
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
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