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UPDATE: Man faces charges after lengthy search near Finland
Sunday liquor sales approved by Minn. Senate
Two Harbors Council to discuss assessment policy
Lake County Sheriff's Report: Feb. 24
Authorities search for armed man near Finland
Bayside Chatter: Storm boys wrap up regular season
Mariners top Wrens in thriller
Agates battling for playoff position
Bayside Chatter: Storm girls wrap up season
Lemke sets single game scoring record
baseball and softball
Starwatch: Venus makes way for Mercury
Live Well Lake County: Be a leader on chronic conditions, fall preventions
Legal Learning: Bill could repeal seat belt gag rule
On Faith: The potter and the clay
On Faith: Let your little light shine
John W Frikken III
JACK B. RAY
Irene "Blanche" Westermeyer
North Shore Library News: Feb. 24
Lake County Past: Feb. 24
Winter fun in Two Harbors
Lake County Past: Feb 17
Cabin Fever Reliever ticket presale begins
arts and entertainment
DNR Report: Feb. 24
DNR Report: Feb. 17
DNR Report: Feb. 10
Voyageur Club helps out a great cause
DNR Report: Feb. 3
Legals: Feb. 17
Legals: Feb. 10
Legals: Feb. 3
Legals: Jan. 27
Legals: Jan. 20
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September 30, 2016
Ask a Trooper: Use of center turn lane
Q: As a bus driver, I have witnessed several drivers using the center turn lanes on two and four lane roads as merge lanes. While entering the roadway the driver will get across the closest lane of traffic and then travel down the center turn lane until merging into traffic in the...
September 30, 2016 - 4:00am
September 23, 2016
Ask a Trooper: Selling a vehicle without a visible VIN
Q: I am looking to sell a 1955 Ford truck. I noticed the other day that the vehicle identification number plate is missing from the glovebox door (the rivet holes are still there). It must have been lost by the body shop that painted the truck about 15 years ago and is now out of...
September 23, 2016 - 4:00am
September 9, 2016
Ask a Trooper: Safety tips for back to school
This article will be about the safety of the most precious cargo in the world -- our children. With the start of a new school year, we will see an increase in the number of school buses, pedestrians and bicyclists. I will go over some safety tips for drivers and pedestrians in an...
September 9, 2016 - 4:00am
September 2, 2016
Ask a Trooper: History of the state patrol
Q: Can you talk about the history of the Minnesota State Patrol? A: I was educated about the history of the Minnesota State Patrol while I was a cadet at the training academy. Listed below are some of the important changes and a timeline on when they occurred. In 1929, the Minnesota...
September 2, 2016 - 4:00am
August 26, 2016
Ask a Trooper: Minimum size for a steering wheel
Q: Is there a minimum size that a steering wheel in a vehicle has to be? I noticed a car that had a very small aftermarket steering wheel and was curious what the law says about that. What about the law of having a steering wheel knob attached to the steering wheel?
August 26, 2016 - 4:00am
August 19, 2016
Ask a Trooper: How to correctly do the 'zipper merge'
Q: Could you explain the "zipper merge" for merging into construction zones in Minnesota? I have tried using the zipper merge many times and it seems that hardly anyone else on the road knows about how it is supposed to work. If another driver intentionally blocks a lane, isn't that...
August 19, 2016 - 4:00am
August 12, 2016
Ask a Trooper: How to handle inoperative traffic lights
Q: What are the rules when a traffic light is out, because of a power outage for example? I treat them as a four-way stop, which I believe is correct. It seems, however, that not everybody at the intersection agreed with me. My daughter nearly got hit in the intersection, from a driver...
August 12, 2016 - 4:00am
August 5, 2016
Ask a Trooper: How to handle road rage
Q: I recently read about a study by the AAA Foundation for traffic safety that found 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 patrol...
August 5, 2016 - 4:00am
July 29, 2016
Ask a Trooper: Passing vehicles in Minnesota
Q: I have a question about the number of vehicles a person is allowed to pass at one time? Am I allowed to go over the posted speed limit when I pass a vehicle? A: Minnesota does not list a certain number of vehicles that a driver can pass at one time. Minnesota law allows a driver...
July 29, 2016 - 4:00am
July 22, 2016
Ask a Trooper: Law regarding railroad crossings
Q: Can you talk about railroad crossing safety and the laws that cover it?
July 22, 2016 - 4:00am
July 15, 2016
Ask a Trooper: License plates in Minnesota
Q: 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? Can you talk about the law that pertains to license plates in Minnesota?
July 15, 2016 - 4:00am
July 8, 2016
Ask a Trooper: At stop signs, treat bicyclists as you would auto traffic
Q: 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 and...
July 8, 2016 - 4:00am
July 1, 2016
Ask a Trooper: Laws regarding hoods, fenders and wheels
Q: 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? A: There is nothing in Minnesota law requiring a hood on a motor vehicle while in transport.
July 1, 2016 - 4:00am
June 24, 2016
Ask a Trooper: Hit-and-run statistics in Minnesota
Q: 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? A: As a State Patrol public...
June 24, 2016 - 4:00am
June 17, 2016
Ask a Trooper: Seat belt exemptions
Q: What are the seat belt law exemptions in Minnesota? A: Law enforcement is focused on educating the public on the dangers of not wearing a seat belt in a motor vehicle. Working as a state trooper, I have seen the tragic outcome as a result of not wearing a seat belt. I encourage...
June 17, 2016 - 4:00am