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Silver Bay Council revisits fire truck
Home repair loans, grants available
Sisters compete for spelling crown
Council swears in new members, reimburses CN
Fire department equipment damaged during fire
Bayside Chatter: Storm teams suffer a loss each
Injuries mounting for undefeated Two Harbors girls
Agates pressure too much for Vikings
Two Harbors falls in tournament finals
Agates race at Proctor-Hermantown Invitational
baseball and softball
Editorial: County passes on chance to show fiscal responsibility
Climate Column: Produce and plastics and what they have in common
Judge's View: Follow common sense rules when behind the wheel
On Faith: The modern day widows of Nain
Belief Matters: The meaning of words
ROGER A. BJORK
JOHN E. HARJU
Violence prevention training offered
Humane society donation
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DNR Report: Jan. 13
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DNR Report: Dec. 30
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DNR Report: Dec. 9
Legals: Dec. 30
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December 30, 2016
Ask a Trooper: Passing more than one vehicle at a time
Q: On Highway 210 we came upon a line of three cars all going 55 mph. There was a long stretch of open road for several miles so I passed all three without returning to my lane. My friend questioned the legality. Is it legal to pass more than one vehicle at a time? A: I am assuming...
December 30, 2016 - 4:00am
December 23, 2016
Ask a Trooper: Can a commercial vehicle have tinted windows?
Q: What's the law on commercial vehicles having window tint? I drive a dump truck and was wondering if window tint is allowed as long as it's the 50 percent that is allowed in passenger vehicles, or if it is illegal for dump trucks/semis to have any window tint. Any advice or a link...
December 23, 2016 - 4:00am
December 16, 2016
Ask a Trooper: What do roadway lines mean?
Q: I enjoy reading your column. I have been driving for a number of years but still get confused as to what all the white road markings mean. I know what the white dashes on a road/highway mean — OK to pass. But what do solid white lines mean, particularly if they are on a three-lane...
December 16, 2016 - 4:00am
December 9, 2016
Ask a Trooper: Are u-turns legal?
Q: I have a question about u-turns. I looked it up so I believe I know the answer, but many people, including my friend, seem to think they are illegal. As I recall, a u-turn is legal as long as it is not specifically prohibited or is obviously dangerous.
December 9, 2016 - 4:00am
December 2, 2016
Ask a Trooper: Drive with clean windows this winter
Q: I noticed a car the other day with the windows so frosted up that the driver had to roll down a window to check for cars coming from the side. What is the law on frosted windows and snow on a vehicle when it is being driven? A: There is a law in Minnesota that says no person shall...
December 2, 2016 - 4:00am
November 25, 2016
Ask a Trooper: Why no law requiring headlights on always
Q: Often I have noticed cars that can't be seen because they do not have lights turned on making them invisible. It is my understanding that when over 40 years ago Sweden made it illegal to have a car's motor running without the lights on, car accidents dropped by 30 percent. If something...
November 25, 2016 - 4:00am
November 18, 2016
Ask a Trooper: I hit a deer. Now what?
Q: What is the procedure if I hit a deer with my vehicle. Am I allowed to keep it?
November 18, 2016 - 4:00am
November 10, 2016
Ask a Trooper: Difference between careless and reckless driving
Q: What is the difference between careless or reckless driving? What about "exhibition driving?" A: In general, the difference between reckless and careless is that "reckless" is generally "intentional" or the driver "should know" that the driving behavior could injure or kill someone....
November 10, 2016 - 4:00am
November 2, 2016
Rescuer from Highway 61 accident 20 years ago identified
Marc Davey knew the accident was coming before it happened. "When she came into that corner I was coming straight at her, and I could see she...
November 2, 2016 - 5:55pm
October 31, 2016
Twenty years after North Shore crash, woman hopes to say thanks to mystery good Samaritan
Twenty years after a passer-by pulled her out of her mangled car, Judith Hazen hopes for a chance to thank him. “We want to get the word out...
October 31, 2016 - 1:06pm
October 28, 2016
Ask a Trooper: Pedestrians crossing the street
Q: Is a pedestrian standing curbside considered a "crossing pedestrian" if they are giving all indications they are planning to cross? Are motorists required to stop for such a curbside pedestrian if they can do safely? A: Motorists and pedestrians should watch out for one another....
October 28, 2016 - 4:00am
October 25, 2016
Semitrailer strikes overpass, loses load in Cook County
A semi hauling an excavator on a flatbed trailer struck a railroad bridge overpass on State Highway 61 in Cook County on Monday, causing the excavator to break away and slide across the roadway into the opposite ditch. A Jeep heading north swerved to avoid the southbound wreck and...
October 25, 2016 - 1:16pm
October 21, 2016
Van rolls in ditch along Highway 61 Expressway
No one was injured when a large passenger van drove into a ditch along the Highway 61 Expressway between Duluth and Two Harbors and rolled over...
October 21, 2016 - 7:43pm
Ask a Trooper: Do I need both side mirrors on my vehicle?
Q: Do I need to have a mirror on the outside passenger side of the door on my pickup truck? It has one on the driver's side and a rear view on the windshield.
October 21, 2016 - 4:00am
October 14, 2016
Ask a Trooper: Funeral procession protocol
Q: What is the law concerning funeral processions? What am I supposed to do when I encounter one?
October 14, 2016 - 9:57am