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Shovels and sleds replace bats and gloves
Teenager suffers minor injuries in two-vehicle crash
Community in shock over mother, son victims in Perham's double homicide
Update: Suspect identified in double homicide outside of Perham
Double homicide: Police find two victims in rural Perham home early this morning
Summit to address football concerns in Minnesota
Gopher Road Trip coming to Perham
Morneau dazzles fans at Men’s Night Out
Wadena-DC boys take first in Bemidji
MSHSL to permit shorter regular-season baseball, softball games
Stephen "Steve" Papillon
Charlotte L. Robbins
Detroit Lakes couple forced to spend extra $2,000 on flights home after being stranded in Mexico by Sun Country
Sebeka Fire and Rescue receives TCHC Foundation grant
Wadena SWCD establishes priorities for 2018
Wadena County DAC day program faces seven percent cut
Farmers, ag suppliers bracing for busy planting season
Kathleen Novak to visit Wadena for Book Ends
Northern Lights Chorale concerts coming soon
Minnesota poets to read at Wadena County Historical Society April 19
Entertainment briefs - April 5 edition
Entertainment briefs - March 29 edition
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
Veterans: 3K-5k National Personnel Records Center military records restored weekly
Ask A Trooper: What is the length limit for loads off the rear of a pick-up?
Letter: Thankful for Good Samaritan
Letter: Gun violence crisis runs much deeper than mass shootings
Veterans: 3 tips for transitioning service members from former VA secretary
Public comment sought on Minnesota’s first deer plan
Time to call in those longbeards is coming soon
Return of cold weather doesn’t mean ice is safe
Why are good duck numbers not translating to good hunter numbers?
Count your blessings and your birds
Maddison Caroline Hendershot
Ethan James Johnson
Ellie Marie Karlson
Josiah Alvin Barnes
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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
April 10, 2017
What do the words on the squad car mean?
Question: What do those words on the door of your squad car "L'ETOILE DU NORD" mean? Answer: Our squad car door badge contains the Seal of Minnesota...
April 10, 2017 - 2:00pm
April 3, 2017
What do service bars mean?
Question: I noticed a white and blue pin on a highway patrolman's uniform where a nametag might usually be, what would that stand for? Answer: What you saw was most likely a blue and white service bar that a Trooper received for a life-saving award. This recognition is awarded to...
April 3, 2017 - 3:00pm
March 26, 2017
Can police make traffic stops in unmarked vehicles?
Question: Is it legal for local police or highway patrol to make regular traffic stops with an unmarked vehicle (no markings at all) or does the vehicle have to have some kind of markings? Answer: The Minnesota State Patrol has 15 unmarked squad cars operated by troopers whose primary...
March 26, 2017 - 10:18am
March 20, 2017
Are colored well lights against the law?
Question: I have a legal question for you. I have installed a light located in the wheel well to cast a glow onto the tire and rim. Mine are a purple color. You cannot see the LED light, just the glow. Is it legal for me to drive on the road with this? Thanks! Answer: That color of...
March 20, 2017 - 12:26pm
March 12, 2017
Can you explain the duty to drive with due care law?
Question: Why do officers assume someone was speeding when a driver hits ice and loses control? That can happen to the most experienced drivers. Using 169.14.1 to give a person a ticket because he hit some ice and went off the side of the highway seems like that officer has very little...
March 12, 2017 - 10:18am
February 26, 2017
How to report unsafe drivers?
Question: My husband was driving while I was a passenger and an elderly man driving ran a stop sign and cut in front of us. My husband honked his horn to alert the driver prior to him attempting to come into our lane. However, he did not appear to hear us. Fortunately, we were able...
February 26, 2017 - 10:18am
February 20, 2017
Who do I report illegal snowblowing to?
Question: What should I do about my neighbor who snow blows the snow from his driveway into the street? I do not know who to report this to. This morning I nearly had an accident sliding down our street. Answer: There is a law that covers this issue. The state statute says that it...
February 20, 2017 - 4:30pm
February 13, 2017
Is there a requirement to remove the snow/ice prior to traveling with the trailer?
Question: Recently I have noticed quite a few semi-trucks on the freeway with snow and ice blowing off the top of the trailers, sometimes in sheets. I can only imagine what would happen if a sheet came off and struck an unsuspecting vehicle while traveling on the roadway. Is there...
February 13, 2017 - 2:00pm
February 5, 2017
Are U-turns legal anywhere?
Question: I have a question about U Turns. I looked it up so I believe I know the answer, but many people, including my friend, seem to think they are illegal. As I recall, a U Turn is legal as long as it is not specifically prohibited or is obviously dangerous.
February 5, 2017 - 10:18am
January 30, 2017
Who goes first at an intersection on a four-lane highway?
Question: You are at an intersection on a four-lane highway where you cross over the two lanes and you are in the median crossover at a yield sign and wanting to turn left. There is a vehicle across from you at a stop sign wanting to go straight, are you supposed to yield to that...
January 30, 2017 - 2:00pm
January 23, 2017
Will a CDL driver lose both license endorsements with a DWI?
Question: If a person with a CDL (Commercial Driver's License) gets a DWI in a private, personal vehicle and takes a breath test and the test level that applies is .08 or more will he lose his regular driver's license but not the CDL?
January 23, 2017 - 2:00pm