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Live stream: Jacob Wetterling funeral service at 10 a.m. Sunday
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Update: Fire reported at grain elevator in Brandon (w/video)
CAPITOL CHATTER: Minnesota Capitol not alone in renovation work
Law enforcement blotter: Thursday, Sept. 22
Football: Morris remains unbeaten against Minnewaska
Blizzard hockey: Alex falls at New Ulm
Football: Christenson runs wild in win at Willmar
Area football scores from Friday, Sept. 24
Football: B-E dominates in first-ever win over CGB
Butterfly babies:Loss of twin sons at birth spurs involvement in memorial 5K
Love INC to host annual fundraiser
Life campaign gathers for the unborn
The Kingery Family presents music with a vision
Births - Sept. 23, 2016
Engaged - Schutta and Kelly
Engaged - Hanson and Arceneau
Births - Sept. 9, 2016
Births - Aug. 26, 2016
What makes a trophy hunter?
From Austin to Alex
Mike Frisch: Fall walleye tips
Morken: The final tune-ups before the season
Franklin L. Cobb
Phillip O. Thompson
Sallie A. DeBoer
Kathleen L. Haining
"Monty" Francis Hevern
EDITORIAL: How to survive a crash with a power pole
IN THE KNOW: A wonderful, vibrant area
LETTER: Heroic actions saved lives
IT'S OUR TURN: Photos and the First Amendment
EDITORIAL: Don't take emergency care for granted
Farm loan program offers options for on-farm storage
Watch tractors in action at Plow Day 2016
Improving yields and water quality
YOU ASKED: Who planted the sunflowers near interstate?
Extension Column: Now is the time to take cuttings from your favorite annuals
Website launched for small businesses, entrepreneurs
Bell Bank named among 'Best Banks to Work For'
Carlos Creek Winery honored for Business and Industrial Appreciation Day
Employers of the Year nominations sought
Lake Darling Resort to replace Viking Trail Resort
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On The Street
September 16, 2016
New group forms to support law enforcement
There have been numerous efforts in support of local law enforcement and emergency management services over the years, but two Alexandria businessmen...
September 16, 2016 - 12:00am
September 14, 2016
Ready for retirement
After a 27-year career as a trooper with the Minnesota State Patrol, Rich Homan is adjusting to life after retirement. And he's not alone,...
September 14, 2016 - 12:00am
August 24, 2016
Speaker: Officers are 'not normal; you're special'
All of his stories are true and some of them even happened. That is what Bob Welsh told a room full of law enforcement personnel and those who...
August 24, 2016 - 10:12am
August 23, 2016
Update: Body found in vehicle is missing Osakis man, says family
The family of Alan Michael Thomas, an Osakis man who went missing earlier this month, has confirmed that a body found Monday in a vehicle along...
August 23, 2016 - 7:15am
July 15, 2016
Small act of kindness heartens state trooper
A pair of troopers with the Minnesota State Patrol’s St. Cloud District stopped for coffee in Detroit Lakes on Friday, July 8. When they returned...
July 15, 2016 - 12:00am
June 10, 2016
Ask the Trooper: What is protocol for encountering funeral processions?
Question: I encountered a funeral procession along a two-lane highway and the lead funeral home vehicle had a light bar on the dash flashing an alternating red and blue light. Everyone on the highway going opposite the procession pulled over to the shoulder, thinking it was a police...
June 10, 2016 - 12:00am
June 8, 2016
Ask a trooper: Is it illegal to coast in neutral?
Question: I have a stick shift vehicle. Is it illegal to coast in neutral? Answer: This is a good question. It is not illegal. However, it was at one point. The 1937 law stated: “Coasting. – The driver of any motor vehicle when traveling upon a down grade shall not coast with...
June 8, 2016 - 12:00am
June 3, 2016
Ask a Trooper: Can you get ticketed for driving too slow?
Question: Can a person get a ticket for driving too slow? Answer: Yes. Freeways in Minnesota have an actual posted minimum speed limit. A driver must use due care in operating a vehicle, so there are times when traveling under that limit would be legal and encouraged because of weather...
June 3, 2016 - 12:00am
June 1, 2016
Teen driving risks, laws focus of awareness event
Teen and parents headed out to Casey's Amusement Park in Alexandria on May 25 for a Distracted Driving and Parent Awareness Program. The purpose...
June 1, 2016 - 12:00am
August 29, 2013
Ask a Trooper - Aim for healthy blood sugar levels
Question: Is there a certain safe level for blood sugar for a person that has diabetes? I know a high blood sugar level affects being able to drive safely. Is there a certain level where a ticket will be written if known by the State Patrol? Answer: First of all, I will mention that...
August 29, 2013 - 8:32am
July 10, 2013
State Patrol diversifies with recruitment program
The State Patrol is accepting applications to fill more than 40 trooper positions, July 1-12, through the State Patrol Law Enforcement Training Opportunity (LETO) program. Interested candidates may apply at mntrooper.com. LETO is a specialized recruitment effort that provides a pathway...
July 10, 2013 - 12:00am
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