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Lake County News Chronicle
2 dead after trees fall on Quetico campsite in storm
Chalk.a.Lot brings the kid out in everyone
Blood donors needed in Two Harbors
Lake County Past: July 22
Summer girls basketball league works through successful season
Rivals top Proctor, fall to Ely
Bay to Bay 10K crowns winner
Two Harbors soccer girls head to Schwan's Cup
Two Harbors Walleye Fishing League: Week 7
Rivals take win over West Duluth
baseball and softball
Legal Learning: Gun laws and ducks
Home for the Summer: Little critters make themselves at home
Climate Column: The debate is heating up
Ask a Trooper: Law regarding railroad crossings
Ask a Trooper: License plates in Minnesota
RAYMOND JOSEPH WIDEN
JEREMY TODD STEVENS
EVE L. THOMPSON
BARBARA ANNE "BOBBY" SMITH
MICHAEL "BONSIE" GROSSKURTH
Lake County Past: July 15
Bay Days celebration takes over Silver Bay
Something for everyone at Heritage Days
Two Harbors City Band program: July 21
Annual Chalk.a.Lot Festival returns for fifth year
arts and entertainment
DNR Report: July 22
DNR Report: July 15
DNR Report: July 8
DNR Report: July 1
Legals: July 22
Legals: July 15
Legals: July 8
Legals: July 1
Legals: June 24
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 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 3, 2016
Sonju gives away 'Wheels for A's'
Davey Keranen (left) receives keys to his new car from Keith McKinzie from Sonju. Keranen was the winner of the two-year lease from Sonju through...
June 3, 2016 - 4:00am
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 27, 2016
Ask a Trooper: How long do tickets stay on record?
Q: How long does a speeding ticket and written warning ticket stay on your record? A: A written warning does not go on your driving record, but it is recorded in our computer system. As for citations for speed, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety's Driver and Vehicle...
May 27, 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
May 13, 2016
Hibbing man charged with vehicular homicide ordered not to drive
A Hibbing man facing a charge of criminal vehicular homicide for a crash that killed a Silver Bay man last fall won't be allowed to drive under bail conditions set Friday in State District Court in Two Harbors.
May 13, 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 12, 2016
Camaro clocked at 171 mph on Highway 61
What is it about the Duluth-Two Harbors expressway? In February it was a Nissan Sentra doing 137 mph. And on Friday night a jet-black 2016 Chevrolet Camaro 1SS was clocked at 171 mph on that stretch of Minnesota Highway 61. Hermantown Police Department Deputy Chief Shawn Padden was...
April 12, 2016 - 11:00am
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
March 26, 2016
Two injured in head-on crash on Highway 61
Two people were injured late Friday in a head-on crash involving a wrong-way driver on Minnesota Highway 61 between Duluth and Two Harbors. The...
March 26, 2016 - 8:50am
March 25, 2016
Ask a Trooper: Is it legal to use fog lights when it isn't foggy?
Q: I would like to know if it is legal to have your fog lights on with your headlights at night when it is not foggy out. I have noticed a lot of vehicles with all four lights on while driving at night. These extra two lights do make it much more difficult to see when they are coming...
March 25, 2016 - 4:00am
March 18, 2016
Ask a Trooper: Medical exception to a specified window tint level
Q: If a person has a medical exception to a specified window tint level (per medical prescription by medical provider), do you have to register that exception/prescription with the state or register the car that has the applied tint?
March 18, 2016 - 4:00am