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Girl identified who died in apparent drowning in central Minnesota
From an A to 'Incomplete': How N.D., Minn. political leaders grade Trump's first 100 days
Minnesota sees 'alarming' rise in STDs, drug-related infections
Showing them a way to stay
News briefs - April 27 edition
WDC clay target shooters have found strong support
Wolverines stop Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale rally in seventh
Late rally falls short as B-H/V holds off Wolverines
Late runs lift Pillager past W-DC
Parkers Prairie spoils W-DC home opener
Edward DaWaine Sawyer
Mary Ann A. Paavola
United Way of Todd and Wadena Counties welcomes new board members
M State ranked No. five by LearnHowToBecome.org
Todd-Wadena Electric Cooperative annual meeting slated for April 20
Assisted living facility construction moving along quickly
Tri-County Health Care offering new acid reflux procedure
'A Night in New York' brought to WDC Prom Saturday night
Entertainment briefs - April 27 edition
Entertainment briefs - April 27 edition
Jorgenson draws a crowd April 8
'Fate of the Furious" reaches new heights in action
Birth announcements - April 20 edition
Widows and orphans
Widows and orphans
Black appointed as the new Director of the St. Cloud VA Health Care System
What are the 'best practices' for pedestrians?
Your letters - April 13 edition
VA Presumptive AO Diseases Pending Decisions for 2017
What are the laws concerning open bottles?
Sports briefs - April 27 edition
Chalk up a pair for the Grants
Minnesota should see another good turkey hunting season
Lack of snow means burning restrictions will happen soon
Tulibee dominate catch in Brainerd Jaycees Extravaganza
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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
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