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Property transfers, marriages - July 21 edition
Living history: Primary needed in WDC School Board election
Wadena County wanted - July 21 edition
Goeden graduates from U of M College of Pharmacy
Wadena County youth attends 4-H Shooting Sports Championships
WDC Babe Ruth club will meet DGF or Litchfield in state opener
Speer hired as GM, publisher of Northland Outdoors
Pirates capture 7 on 7 title at Nevis
Senior Babe Ruth crew qualifies for district baseball tourney
Sure Vikes look good on paper, but so do some others
Michael Charles Brakefield
Jennie-O Turkey Store announces new hire
Tri-County Health Care scores well in national wellness initiative
Gray Horse Quilt Shop opening in Wadena
Larry's Family Pizza finishing extensive remodel
Star Tribune names NJPA a 2016 Top 150 Workplace
'Annie Get Your Gun' performance coming up in Park Rapids
Alan Godage & Sundown to perform at Staples Music in the Park
Entertainment briefs - July 21 edition
Monroe Crossing to perform Friday at Spirit Lake
Interdisciplinary landscape artist to speak Friday
Church briefs - July 21 edition
Birth announcements - July 21 edition
Grilled Wonton Chicken Salad
Perez graduates from Rochester Community and Technical College
Living Faith: A full house beats a good flush, I always say
Your letters - July 21 edition
Must vehicles have hoods?
AgeOptions partners with AmeriCorps for in-home care for vets
Be alert, it's election season
Letters - July 14 edition
Wadena grad wins fishing contest on Otter Tail
Ruffie drumming counts up in Minnesota
Northland Outdoors Television to debut on Fox Sports North across Upper Midwest
AgweekTV: Bringing Up Bison
Signs all point to a good fishing opener in area
ask a trooper
August 23, 2015
What is the penalty for driving around a "road closed" barrier?
Question: What is the penalty for driving around a barricade when a road is closed? Answer: Minnesota State Statute 160.2715 says; "It shall be unlawful to drive over, through, or around any barricade, fence or obstruction erected for the purpose of preventing traffic from passing...
August 23, 2015 - 12:10am
August 17, 2015
Why the increase in fine for texting and driving?
Question: Can you talk about the new increased fine if cited for texting and driving? Answer: Drivers who repeatedly choose texting over safety while behind the wheel risk a higher fine for violating the law. Under the new enhanced law, drivers face a $225 fine for second and subsequent...
August 17, 2015 - 12:08am
August 10, 2015
Is it legal to leave pet in running vehicle?
Question: Is it "legal" to leave your dog in a car (summertime) with a/c and car running but locked? We occasionally will do this while grabbing a quick bite to eat or running a fast errand. Answer: Minnesota State Statute 346.57 says, "A person may not leave a dog or a cat unattended...
August 10, 2015 - 12:08am
August 3, 2015
Can passengers ride in moving campers?
Question: Is it legal to carry passengers in a camper or fifth-wheel on the highway? Answer: Although it appears unsafe, it is legal for people to ride in campers pulled behind trucks in Minnesota. This is not the case in all states, so you need to check with each state you are...
August 3, 2015 - 8:15am
July 26, 2015
What endorsement is needed to drive three-wheel motorcycle?
Question: What type of license endorsement would I need to operate the new Can-Am Spyder three wheel motorcycle/vehicle in Minnesota? Answer: They are classified as a motorcycle in Minnesota and you must have a standard driver's license with either a motorcycle instruction permit,...
July 26, 2015 - 12:10am
July 20, 2015
Can ball hitches be installed without pulling a trailer?
Question: I was wondering if it is illegal to have the ball hitch in the receiver of my truck if I am not pulling any trailers at that time? Also is it illegal to have more than one ball on my bumper? Answer: No, it is not illegal to have a ball hitch in the receiver of a truck...
July 20, 2015 - 12:10am
July 13, 2015
Ask a Trooper: How close is too close?
Question: What is the correct following distance? Everyone seems to be way too close behind each other. What can I do as a driver having someone...
July 13, 2015 - 12:08am
July 1, 2015
Why are license plates replaced every seven years?
Question: I read your last article on rear license plate lamps and the display of license plates and this got me wondering as I went to renew my registration the other day. They gave me new license plates and said they do this every seven years. Why is that? Answer: Good question....
July 1, 2015 - 12:08am
June 21, 2015
Must the back license plate be illuminated?
Question: I've noticed there appears to be two light bulbs/lamps near the rear license plate. Is it required to have both lights on your license plate working or is it alright if only one light is working? Is it illegal if your license plate light or lights are out? Answer: Most...
June 21, 2015 - 12:10am
June 15, 2015
Can mechanics test drive semis?
Question: I am wondering how to interpret a law for mechanics that have a "Class D" driver's license. Would they be able to "test drive" a semi or bring it to another shop for repairs without penalty? Another question I have pertains to electronic logbooks. My understanding is that...
June 15, 2015 - 12:10am
June 8, 2015
Should vehicle titles be kept in cars?
Question: Should I carry my vehicle's title in my vehicle? If so, will a copy suffice? I worry about having the original stolen if someone breaks into my car. Also, what is a vehicle registration? Is it the same as my title? If not, where would I find my registration? Thank you for...
June 8, 2015 - 8:15am
June 1, 2015
How many cars can someone sell at the end of the driveway without having a "dealer" license?
Question: How many cars can someone try to sell at the end of the driveway without having a "dealer" license? Answer: The law pertaining to a "dealer license" talks about the limit of vehicles a person can sell without needing that license. Minnesota State Statute 168.27 sub. 8...
June 1, 2015 - 12:10am
May 25, 2015
Memorial Day time to honor troopers killed in WWII
With Memorial Day around the corner, I wanted to take time to remember and honor troopers who had lost their lives in World War II while serving with the Minnesota State Patrol. Clinton Quinlen died in World War II. Quinlen was a member of the 194th Tank Battalion from Brainerd.
May 25, 2015 - 12:08am
May 17, 2015
Can you transport a shotgun over state lines?
Question: I plan on travelling to Iowa in about a month to visit a friend. There is a possibility of going trap shooting while I am down there and I was thinking of bringing a shotgun down with me. Are there any laws against transporting a shotgun that I should be aware of, and what...
May 17, 2015 - 12:08am
May 10, 2015
What happens when an auto dealer doesn't transfer the title of a car?
Question: What happens when an auto dealer doesn't transfer the title of a car or pay the taxes? Answer: Here is what Minnesota State Statute (M.S.S.) says regarding dealer transferring titles: M.S.S. 168A.11 Sub.1 says that the dealer shall mail or deliver the certificate to...
May 10, 2015 - 12:10am