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A glimpse into an expanded RCC
State jails overflowing with women
Photo of the Week - Frosty weather
You asked: Age, mobility hinder snow removal duties
Chickens and beehives tossed out of city limits
Cardinal skaters off to strong start
Gymnastics team leans on youth
Card dance team filled with underclassmen
Alex boys have to replace lost talent
A missing puzzle piece
Historical society bake sale, open house set
Local author releases debut children’s book
On the table… tradition
Santa is coming to Miltona
Engaged - Boesl and Noetzelman
Births - Douglas County Hospital through November 17, 2014
Births - Douglas County Hospital through November 10, 2014
Births - Douglas County Hospital through October 27, 2014
Wedding - Huwe and Stromberg
Chasing pheasants with friends
Total deer harvest down 32,500 through second weekend
Friends in the field
Initial deer registration numbers drop from 2013 season
First buck is a big one for Moen
Memorial Service - Jayne Nyhammer, 56
Service - Rachel Ruter, 62
Memorial Service - Jim McCarthy, 84
Funeral - Kenneth Gross, 84
Funeral - Pat Brechbiel, 88
Letter: The song wants to be sung
Letter: Board of Regents seeks candidates
Need knows no season
It's Our Turn: Turnaround under Kill nothing short of amazing
In the Know: Hospital is participant in hospital presumptive eligibility
Successfully grow holiday plants
Bitter winter has impact on gypsy moth
Answers to your gardening questions
Sign-up extended for Margin Protection Program
What about bur oak blight?
Quick Attach: a company on the move
DCCCP finds thankful recipients
Scientific opinion poll: Small business owners are hiring
Voyager Industries earns ISO 9001: 2008 certification
Two local radio stations may have new owners
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
ask a trooper
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
February 4, 2011
Can drivers use shoulder to accelerate?
Question: Is it legal when coming off a side road onto a highway to use the shoulder as an accelerating lane to pick up speed before merging with highway traffic? Answer: No. There are some designated lanes for that, but they are not shoulders. They are "special use" lanes and will...
February 4, 2011 - 12:00am
December 30, 2010
ASK A TROOPER: What is State Patrol's aviation program all about?
ASK A TROOPER by Trooper Jesse Grabow of the Minnesota State Patrol Question: Can you please write about the State Patrol aircraft, pilots, and what your program for aviation is all about? I find that very interesting. Thanks! Answer: According to our current Chief Pilot,...
December 30, 2010 - 8:27am
December 11, 2010
'Trooper Andy' says goodbye
For more than a decade now, "Trooper Andy" Schmidt has been the voice of the Minnesota State Patrol in this part of the state. In his role as public information officer for the State Patrol, Schmidt has appeared on radio talk shows throughout the area, written the "Ask A Trooper"...
crime / state
December 11, 2010 - 8:14am
May 29, 2009
Ask a Trooper: How are circular intersections driven"
Question: On a recent trip we came across an intersection that was circular in design. I was not sure of what I was supposed to do but I did manage to get through it. Can you tell my why it was built like that? They appear to me to be more troublesome than regular intersections and...
news / state
May 29, 2009 - 12:00am