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Sue Jung honored with statewide General Manager of the Year award
Sen. Klobuchar honors Roers Family Bakery
Warm spell closes ice rinks at Noonan Park
One injured in I-94 truck crash
Grant to help car program keep rolling
Orgeman-Crumb honored again as coach of the year
Boys basketball: Sabres edge Alexandria in CLC play
Wrestling: Knights take two more
Wrestling: Minnewaska tops B.O.L.D. by criteria
Girls basketball: Panthers still perfect in LEC
Fathers and daughters invited to Big Ole – Little Lena Ball
Zion Lutheran School celebrates National Lutheran Schools Week
Faith Column: The Sunday after and the days ahead
Compassion Center to host GriefShare
A peach of a show
Engaged - Christopherson and Dalluge
Engaged - Freier and Christopherson
Births - Jan. 13, 2017
Engaged - Fischer and Teague
Morken: Step up and take part in deer management
Perch: A top winter attraction
Locals catch big bull redfish near South Padre Island
Morken: One final lesson as another season slips away
PF release: New Continuous CRP SAFE acres started Jan. 1
William "Bill" Bahe
RLou M. Olson
Elizabeth "Liz" Gillen
Roger E. Larson
IT'S OUR TURN: Tough choices on sex abuse story
LETTER: Need better service on CR82
LETTER: Give Trump a chance
LETTER: Rare, unique opportunity
LETTER: Douglas County's child abuse rate is double statewide rate
Farmland rental rates dropping overall
Selecting seed for your garden
Cow/Calf Days Seminar Tour coming to the area
Irrigation Clinic to be held in Parkers Prairie
Winter Garden College: Tools to tackle yard and garden problems
KOOL-TV adds local weekend show
New specialty-trained orthopedic surgeon available in Alexandria
Operation Round Up grants awarded to 14 organizations
Osakis distillery plans cocktail room
Viking Savings Bank to rebrand with move to new location
hires and promotions
On The Street
July 26, 2013
Cop Talk: windshields and windows
Q: What does Minnesota law say about window tinting and windshields, and do I have to scrape my windows before driving? A: These questions come up frequently and are good topics to cover. Minnesota state statute says that a windshield cannot be cracked or discolored to the point...
July 26, 2013 - 12:00am
July 2, 2013
Ask a Trooper: Bicyclists and pedestrians must obey laws
Question: I know the Minnesota pedestrian law says that pedestrians in crosswalks have right-of-way, and I totally agree. My concern is that many times I see people jaywalking in the middle of the block, quite often parents hanging onto kids, and they are expecting traffic to stop...
July 2, 2013 - 12:00am
April 3, 2013
From the Bench: How basic child support is calculated in Minnesota
Both parents have the legal obligation to support their children financially.
April 3, 2013 - 12:00am
January 16, 2013
Early bills show taxes, education are priorities
January 16, 2013 - 12:00am
January 9, 2013
From the Bench: Role of juvenile court in our communities
One facet of the court system in this state that doesn't get a lot of public media coverage is the Juvenile Court. Much of that has to do with the confidentiality of most of the court hearings. The public is restricted from many Juvenile Court proceedings to protect the juvenile and...
January 9, 2013 - 12:00am
January 4, 2013
New laws on the books January 1
Below is a list of selected new laws that took effect on January 1, 2013. BUSINESS Licensed health care providers will be prohibited from using third parties to solicit business from those who have been in automobile accidents, unless they clearly provide their names and the clinics...
January 4, 2013 - 12:00am
December 12, 2012
From the Bench: Probable cause to stop a motorist
I have often been asked, both when I was a practicing attorney and since being appointed to the bench, what facts justify an officer pulling over a motorist in Minnesota. There are many cases that have addressed this issue, and as you would expect, those cases are very fact specific. In...
December 12, 2012 - 12:00am
November 7, 2012
Cop Talk: Drivers must signal turns 100 feet in advance
Question: What do laws say about when vehicles have to signal their turns? Answer: That is a great question. Minnesota state statute addresses this issue and it is clear what a driver's responsibilities are. 169.19 TURNING, STARTING, AND SIGNALING. Subdivision 1. Turning at...
November 7, 2012 - 12:00am
October 26, 2012
Ask the Trooper: What are laws on tailgating?
Question: I have a question about people riding your bumper and tailing at unsafe distances. Driving back and forth from work every day, and even just cruising through town, I constantly get tailed by people. Not only is it annoying, but it's dangerous. What are the laws on safe following...
October 26, 2012 - 12:00am
August 3, 2012
New laws take effect August 1
The following is a list of selected new laws passed during the 2012 legislative season that take effect August 1. Summaries of all laws passed by the 2012 Legislature are available from nonpartisan House Public Information Services at www.house.mn/ hinfo/Newlaws2012-0.asp.
August 3, 2012 - 12:00am
June 29, 2012
Cop Talk: Don't hang anything on rearview mirror
Q: When is it OK to have an object hanging from the rearview mirror of my vehicle? A: This question is one that frequently comes up and is addressed in Minnesota State Statute 169.71. The statute says: MSS 169.71 Subdivision 1.
June 29, 2012 - 12:00am
April 8, 2011
Are there exceptions to Minnesota's seat belt laws?
Question: I enjoy reading your "ask a trooper" segment in our local paper. Looking on the state website there appears to be some exemptions to the seat belt law, but maybe I could be reading it wrong. The one I have a question about is the pickup doing farm work or activity. Just...
April 8, 2011 - 12:00am
April 6, 2011
Legislative update in Alexandria April 12
New state laws have recently come into effect and there are more to come that may substantially impact your properties.
April 6, 2011 - 12:00am
March 11, 2011
2011 fishing regulation changes now in effect
New special fishing regulations for affected lakes and other general changes for the 2011 fishing season took effect March 1, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The Minnesota Fishing Regulations 2011 booklet, which summarizes changes on Page 4, was...
March 11, 2011 - 12:00am
January 7, 2011
New laws take effect in 2011
If you've been the victim of shoddy home repairs; are having trouble collecting child support payments; are worried about getting stuck from a needle a pharmaceutical company throws away; or get frustrated by drivers who block intersections, listen up: Help has arrived. A new set...
January 7, 2011 - 12:00am