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Lake County News Chronicle
Two Harbors family receives recognition
Lake County Sheriff's Report: Aug. 19
Two Harbors Police Report: Aug. 19
Silver Bay city offices to be closed Tuesday
Wayfinding signs go up after 6 years of work
Horseshoe Results: Aug. 1
Two Harbors Walleye Fishing League: Week 9
Two Harbors releases fall practice schedule
Horseshoe Results: July 25
Agates hope summer work pays dividends
baseball and softball
On Faith: He has not abandoned you
Ask a Trooper: How to correctly do the 'zipper merge'
Climate Column: A mindset that we must overcome
Home for the Summer: Always turning off to the right
Adventures in Early Childhood: Sharing our summer crops with the food shelf
BRUCE A. ESKOLA
MARY (CHAUNCY) OPSAHL
JAMES W. GRUVER
North Shore Library News: Aug. 19
Lake County Past: Aug. 19
Art festival was a success
Five things to do in Lake County this weekend
North Shore Bike Ride returns for 16th year
arts and entertainment
Minnesota wolf population stable
DNR Report: Aug. 19
DNR Report: Aug. 12
Minnesota's high school clay target state championship drew 7,000 shooters
DNR Report: Aug. 5
Legals: Aug. 19
Legals: Aug. 12
Legals: Aug. 5
Legals: July 29
Legals: July 22
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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
May 22, 2015
Ask a Trooper: Speed limit tolerance
Question: How fast can I drive before getting stopped? Is there a tolerance? Answer: The short answer is, "no." The reality is that there is no set allowance for speed by officers except the speed limit or to the conditions. I have been asked that question more than most other...
May 22, 2015 - 12:11pm
April 24, 2015
Ask a Trooper: April 24
This Ask a Trooper is from the archives. Question: There are way too many other drivers on their cell phones calling or texting. Why don't you enforce these laws? We never hear about it. Answer: I agree that there are too many drivers that are distracted while driving....
April 24, 2015 - 2:06pm
April 17, 2015
Ask a Trooper: MSP structure
Question: Could you please explain the state patrol ranks, from highest to lowest? Answer: The Minnesota State Patrol is comprised of persons designated by law, as the chief supervisor, chief assistant supervisor, assistant supervisors and troopers. To clarify, the colonel is...
April 17, 2015 - 2:07pm
April 10, 2015
Ask a Trooper: Quotas
Question: I was talking with a friend the other day and the topic of "quotas" came up. He told me that cops have to write a certain amount of tickets each month otherwise they get in trouble. He also said this is why you see so many more out on the streets and highways at the end...
April 10, 2015 - 11:47am