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Crime report - June 22 edition
Ross crowned Miss Wadena 2017
Whooping it up in Wadena
Minnesota briefs - June 22 edition
Wadena Legion takes second at Perham Tournament
Senior Woods finishes WDC golf career with unlikely trip to state
Late rally lifts Bluffton to victory
Local teams prep for wood bat tournament
Miron reaches the podium, W-DC boys advance
Mark Joseph Kern
Operation Roundup grants awarded to local non-profits
Tri-County Health Care Auxiliary elects new leaders
Tri-County Health Care president/CEO to rappel off high rise for fundraiser
West Central Telephone membership elects two new directors
Redig joins Tri-County Health Care as emergency specialist
Entertainment briefs - June 22 edition
Wadena County Fair draws a crowd
Z and Greg will perform June 15 at the library
Entertainment briefs - June 15 edition
New York Mills author releases memoir
Ridgewater College announces spring semester 2017 dean's list
Local students named to MSU- Moorhead's Dean's List
UND releases honors lists
Blowers Chapel 'Operation Arctic' VBS grades K-6 June 18-22
Your letters - June 15 edition
CBO proposes to eliminate seven VA compensable disabilities
Can you get a DWI while riding a horse?
Beware of people with political shovels trying to deepen the divide
Your letters - June 8 edition
Fly fishing class slated for May 24, 31 and June 7
Time to drop the lines
Sports briefs - April 27 edition
Chalk up a pair for the Grants
Minnesota should see another good turkey hunting season
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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
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