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Lake County News Chronicle
Historic Lutsen resort up for sale
Two Harbors to purchase land for $210K for new municipal liquor store
Lake County Sheriff's Report: June 23
Two Harbors Police Report: June 23
Volunteers work to reroute Superior Hiking Trail
Rivals 'take some lumps' in the opening games
Bayside Chatter: Polar League All Star games, the last for me
Track: Johnson surges to 3rd place at state
Bayside Chatter: Mariners hand out end of season awards
Agate relay team poised for state title run
baseball and softball
Home for the Summer: Parting ways in Illinois
Belief Matters: Jesus drinking a brew with a ragtag group
On Faith: Fulfilling your Christian calling
Intern Column: An Affair with Language
Consumers Column: Be aware of the signs of 'skimmers'
Mary Maxine Iverson
Jeffrey A Voeltz
David C. Anderson
Lois Mae Vontin
Joyce Evenna Sanford
Torch run ignites Two Harbors
Talk to explore history of skiing in Minnesota
Lake County Past: June 23
Two Harbors City Band Concert: June 29
Program makes homes more accessible
arts and entertainment
DNR Report: June 23
DNR Report: June 16
Pow Wow Trail reopens after 6 years
DNR Report: June 9
DNR Report: June 2
Legals: June 23
Legals: June 16
Legals: June 9
Legals: June 2
Legals: May 26
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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
June 10, 2016
Ask a Trooper: Does a load of loose material need to be covered?
Q: 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 the fast...
June 10, 2016 - 4:00am
June 3, 2016
Ask a Trooper: Why is there so much focus on seatbelt use?
Q: I see a lot of media attention on the importance of seat belt use. I thought seat belt use was at an all-time high? A: 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...
June 3, 2016 - 4:00am
May 20, 2016
Ask a Trooper: Rules for using the shoulder of the road
Q: Is it legal to pull up to your mailbox on the shoulder to get your mail? The road has a shoulder, but traffic still has to move over the centerline. It looks very unsafe. What is the rule of the road in this case? I know it would be a lot safer if they just pulled into their driveway...
May 20, 2016 - 4:00am
April 29, 2016
Ask a Trooper: Is driving with tailgate down illegal?
Q: 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? A: According to Minnesota State Statute (M.S.S.) 169.43 (b) "No truck shall be driven or parked on any highway with tailgate or tailboard...
April 29, 2016 - 4:00am
April 22, 2016
Ask a Trooper: Can minors use hands free cellphones while driving?
Q: With all this attention to distracted driving recently, I know that a person can talk on a cellphone 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 cellphone. Does that apply to a hands-free device such as...
April 22, 2016 - 4:00am
April 15, 2016
Ask a Trooper: How many snowplow crashes are there each year?
Q: How many snowplow crashes are there in Minnesota each year? A: I was able to find statistics from 2010-2014.
April 15, 2016 - 4:00am
April 8, 2016
Ask a Trooper: RV triple towing requirements
Q: What are the requirements for RV triple towing in Minnesota? A: 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) the combination...
April 8, 2016 - 4:00am
April 1, 2016
Ask a Trooper: What contributing factors are provided to public after crashes?
Q: 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 this...
April 1, 2016 - 4:00am