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Lake County News Chronicle
30-year sentence in Duluth murder; victim's family questions how serial abuser was left free to kill
Cornhole tournament scores big for food shelf
Silver Bay looks to raise 2017 levy
Silver Bay adopts driver diversion program
County bike route resolution dies
Agates keep rolling
Two Harbors crushes International Falls
Agates top Cloquet-Esko-Carlton
Volleyball teams both win
Bayside Chatter: Mariners fall to Ely
baseball and softball
Ask a Trooper: Selling a vehicle without a visible VIN
On Faith: Have no fear, little flock
Radio Activity: Transcending tales told
Climate Column: Climate is directly connected to poverty
Legal Learning: An eye for an eye? Not in Minnesota
DAVID JOHN MICKELSON
SYLVIA E. KUCHTA
ROBERT A. JOHNSON
BARBARA ANN "Barb" KARDA
Robert "Pete" Douglas Dempster
An enticing moon
North Shore Library News: Sept. 23
Lake County Past: Sept. 23
Brush with Kindness projects come to Silver Bay
Lake County Past: Sept. 16
arts and entertainment
DNR Report: Sept. 23
Learn to prune trees, shrubs
DNR Report: Sept. 16
An 'opportunity of a lifetime'
Trip planning tools reveal the best places for fall color
Legals: Sept. 23
Legals: Sept. 16
Legals: Sept. 2
Legals: Aug. 26
Legals: Aug. 19
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October 9, 2015
Ask a Trooper: Rules about passing a parked emergency vehicle
Question: What is the rule about passing a parked emergency vehicle? In this week's Matters of Record, six drivers were fined $50 for passing a parked emergency vehicle with two lanes in same direction. Perhaps we all need a reminder as to what the law is regarding passing or getting...
October 9, 2015 - 3:21pm
October 2, 2015
Ask a Trooper: What do I have to do after selling a vehicle?
Question: What does the State of Minnesota require the seller of a vehicle licensed in Minnesota to do or report when a vehicle is sold through a private party sale? Answer: When you sell a vehicle, you (owner/seller) are responsible to file the "Notice of Sale" within 10 days...
October 2, 2015 - 12:47pm
September 25, 2015
Ask a Trooper: Bicyclists, motorists equally responsible for safety on road
Question: Does traffic have to wait for someone on a bicycle trying to cross at an intersection? Answer: Bicyclists and motorists are equally responsible for safety on the road. The number one contributing factor to bicycle-vehicle collisions is failure to yield the right-of-way...
September 25, 2015 - 5:00am
September 18, 2015
Ask a Trooper: Is it safe for passengers to put feet on dash?
Question: I spend a fair amount of time on the highway and often see passengers in vehicles with their feet on the dash. How can their seat belts be in the proper location to do their job? What would happen in the case of an air bag deployment? Answer: Great question. There is...
September 18, 2015 - 1:26am
August 21, 2015
Ask a Trooper: Driving around a barricade
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 21, 2015 - 9:21am
August 17, 2015
Ask A Trooper: Increased 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 - 11:46am
August 7, 2015
Ask A Trooper: Never leave pets unattended in car during hot days
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.
August 7, 2015 - 1:15pm
July 31, 2015
Ask a Trooper: Can passengers legally ride in campers on highway?
Question: Is it legal to carry passengers in camper or 5th 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 traveling...
July 31, 2015 - 1:15pm
July 24, 2015
Ask a Trooper: Getting a ticket for driving too slow
Question: Can a person get a ticket for driving too slow? Answer: Yes. Freeways in Minnesota have an actual posted minimum speed limit.
July 24, 2015 - 12:32pm
July 17, 2015
Ask a Trooper: Follow motorcycle license requirements for 3-wheel vehicles
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 17, 2015 - 1:48pm
July 10, 2015
Ask a Trooper: Is it illegal to have a ball hitch if I'm not pulling anything?
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 10, 2015 - 12:38pm
June 26, 2015
Ask a Trooper: What are the rules for pulling a boat trailer?
Question: I pull a camper with my pickup and was wondering if I can pull a boat trailer. What is the total length and other restrictions? Answer: Minnesota State Statute (M.S.S.) basically says in reference to lengths and combinations for pulling campers: M.S.S. 169.81 Subdivision...
June 26, 2015 - 1:21pm
June 19, 2015
Ask a Trooper: Electronic Proof of Insurance
Question: I have a question regarding electronic proof of auto insurance. I no longer receive a paper printout of my proof of auto insurance, is this acceptable if a person is required to show it on a traffic stop or crash?
June 19, 2015 - 1:20am
June 12, 2015
Ask a trooper: Headphones while driving
Question: I've increasingly seen more drivers wearing earphones, and especially full-fledged over the ear headphones while driving lately. And more motorcycle riders too. I thought it was against the law to wear them, and I don't recall seeing any statute changes to the contrary....
June 12, 2015 - 11:24am
May 29, 2015
Ask a Trooper: DUIs and going to Canada
Question: I want to take my nephew to Canada fishing. He got a DUI about three to five years ago, so what are the current rules/regulations of crossing the border into Canada if you have a DUI? Answer: This is a good question but does not apply to the Minnesota State Patrol.
May 29, 2015 - 11:02am