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The day Curt Felt died
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Arnie & Linda Beulke
Anika Dale Wolfe
Wrapping up a memorable turkey season
A shiner shortage: Why the popular walleye bait is hard to find
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Morken: Fishing by the numbers
Mike Frisch: Tips for the walleye opener
Laura Mae Toft
Delores (Flatebo) Ewing
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Extension schedules land rent meeting for farmers, landowners
Managing boxelder bugs as the cold sets in
Step away from that pruning saw!
Going far with 4-H horses
County crafting buffer compliance rules
Leadership program graduates 25
New Starbucks coming to Alexandria
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August 20, 2013
Can you get arrested after smoking marijuana and driving?
Editor's note: The following is an "Ask a Trooper" column provided by Sergeant Jesse Grabow. Question: What are the real facts on marijuana, and can you be arrested for driving after smoking it? How bad is it really? I know some people want to legalize it to tax it and for medicinal...
August 20, 2013 - 3:26pm
August 13, 2013
Is it legal to drive barefoot?
Editor's note: The following is an "Ask a Trooper" column provided by Sergeant Jesse Grabow of the Minnesota State Patrol. Question: Since it is summer time and I'm spending a lot of time at the beach with the kids I often jump in my car to go home and don't put my sandals back...
August 13, 2013 - 10:54am
August 5, 2013
Ask a Trooper: Can truck drivers use 911 to report crimes?
Editor's note: The following is an "Ask a Trooper" column from Sergeant Jesse Grabow of the Minnesota State Patrol. Question: First let me thank you for the service that you provide. We also appreciate the column in the newspaper that answers questions for citizens. My question...
August 5, 2013 - 12:39pm
July 29, 2013
What does it take to 'earn' a 'whiskey' license plate?
Editor's note: The following is an "Ask a Trooper" column written by Sergeant Jesse Grabow of the Minnesota State Patrol. Question: I am wondering about the "W" (whiskey) plates we see in Minnesota. What does it take to "earn" one? How long are they to be used? What are the...
July 29, 2013 - 9:02am
September 12, 2012
Ask a trooper: Warnings issued over large vans
Question: I've heard some information about the dangers of a 15-passenger van. I was surprised at some of the information and I believe it is very valuable, so can you please write about it? Some of these vehicles are still being driven. Answer: Yes, even the National Highway Traffic...
September 12, 2012 - 12:00am
September 5, 2012
Ask a Trooper - Can you make your coffee while driving to work each morning?
Question: Recently I saw an advertisement of a foreign car promoting that their vehicle is equipped with a coffee maker. With all the focus on distracted driving, what are your thoughts on this? Answer: I did some homework and found the automobile you are speaking of. After doing...
September 5, 2012 - 12:00am
August 29, 2012
Ask a Trooper - When to signal a turn
Question: How far ahead of time are you required to signal a turn and is there a time when drivers can legally turn left on a red light after stopping (like they do on right turns)? Answer: For the first question, Minnesota law requires you to signal at least 100 feet before a turn....
August 29, 2012 - 12:00am
August 24, 2012
Ask a Trooper - Where can campaign signs go?
Question: I've noticed some campaign signs alongside the road and very close to intersections. Is this legal? Answer: Placement of campaign signs and other unauthorized objects in state highway rights of way is prohibited under Minnesota State Statute 160.27. In addition, campaign...
August 24, 2012 - 12:00am
August 22, 2012
Ask a Trooper - What do troopers do about misaligned headlights?
Question: Why does the car with the headlight out get pulled over and is given a fix-it ticket and cars with misaligned headlights (that shine right in your face and almost blind you)are not told correct that with a fix-it ticket? Personally, I would rather meet a one headlight car...
August 22, 2012 - 12:00am
August 17, 2012
Ask a Trooper - Catalytic converters should not be removed
Question: What are the penalties in Minnesota for removing a catalytic converter on a vehicle if the sound level of the car is kept reasonable? Is there a specific law that prohibits the removal of the cat or are they more pertaining to the sound level that is produced form the process?...
August 17, 2012 - 12:00am
July 27, 2012
Ask a Trooper - How to legally transport fireams
Question: What is the recommended legal way to transport my 9mm handgun in my car as I drive from my home to my lake cabin? Should I have the ammunition clip locked in a separate container from the gun itself? What about the bullets? Answer: I can tell you what the law says and you...
July 27, 2012 - 12:00am
June 22, 2012
Ask a Trooper - Know the laws before customizing your vehicle
Question: I'd like to put some lights on the running boards of my pickup. Are there any laws on this? Answer: Yes, there is a law in reference to this. According to Minnesota State Statute (M.S.S.) 169.59 Subd. 2, "Any vehicle may be equipped with not more than one running board...
June 22, 2012 - 12:00am
June 1, 2012
Ask a Trooper - Canines are part of state patrol
Question: Does the State Patrol have dog handler units? If so, please tell me all about them as I am very interested. Answer: As a matter of fact, we do. I contacted Sgt. Robert Frisby, the canine coordinator in our Investigative Services section, and according to him, we have a...
June 1, 2012 - 12:00am
May 25, 2012
Ask a Trooper - Is it legal to ride a bike on sidewalks?
Question: I really enjoy your articles and read them every week. I am 13 years old and like riding my bike around town. I like to be safe so I wear a helmet and try to be very careful. I am wondering if it is legal to ride a bike on the sidewalks in town or should I try to stay on...
May 25, 2012 - 12:00am
March 24, 2012
Ask a Trooper - Is it illegal to drive with tailgate down?
Editor's note: The following is an "Ask a Trooper" column by Sergeant Jesse Grabow of the Minnesota State Patrol: Question: 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.
March 24, 2012 - 11:59am