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Weekly police report - March 22 edition
City of Detroit Lakes, Wadena involved in possible 'drive-by' ADA lawsuits
Council accepts letter of intent for RTC project: American Covenant Senior Housing Inc. eyes historic buildings
Building on the future: Perham school board gets construction update, discusses safety
County employees caught in middle with license tab, title fiasco
Breckenridge repeats with finals victory over Perham
Balanced attack leads Perham in to the 8AA finals
Perham streaks into the section semifinals
Perham moves into the quarterfinals
No. 3 Roseau tops Barnesville to head to girls basketball section championship
Catherine S. Doll
Henry "Bud" Johnson
Raymond "Ole" Mounts
Joshua Matthew Karsnia
Supporting Denny McNamara
Houghtaling joins Perham Health
Simple and modern
Perham's 2018 Chamber Choice Award recipients announced
New head brewer in place at Disgruntled Brewing
Taking a crack at retirement: Well known Perham chiropractors hanging it up
Science Museum of Minnesota to bring hands-on learning to St. Henry's Area School
Looking Back - Feb. 1 edition
A Place to Belong receives grant to help start up Perham branch
A walk with grace Perham women lead the charge in helping those with MS
Perham subject of Coffee Klatch at historical society
Minnesota legislators introduce Tobacco 21 Bill
Ask A Trooper: How long can a train block a crossing?
Editorial: Your personal stories of hardship change lives
Quam column: An open letter to the kids who walked out of school Wednesday
Guest column: Clocks talk to us
Frazee Spring Arts Festival March 15
Art For Lunch program debuts Feb. 1
Entertainment briefs - Jan. 25 edition
FAT Saturday featuring Dueling Pianos
Great American Think-Off question fleshes out life's biggest lessons
'It's just a feeling you can't explain'
Thankful for family
Community cooking: Making pizzas the old-fashioned way
'Last hope': After 16 years of serious health struggles, a new mix of antibiotics could be the answer for Lois Porath
A ‘good guy’ is gone: Rodney Hanson remembered for his kindness, love of local history and many community involvements
January 12, 2018
If you’re using Facebook to find your news, you’re going to be seeing less of us
If you get your news using Facebook, you deserve to know that the social media platform is changing the way it delivers that information to you....
January 12, 2018 - 4:15pm
December 4, 2017
Can a person drive with a neck brace?
Question: Can a person legally drive with a neck brace on in Minnesota? It would limit the ability to turn your head side to side or up or down. I'm trying to get facts before I let my family member drive. Answer: A person would not be able to legally drive if temporarily wearing...
December 4, 2017 - 5:58pm
October 22, 2017
Must drivers use turn signals in roundabouts?
Question: Are drivers required to use turn signals when entering or exiting a roundabout? With a newly constructed roundabout very recently opened in town, I have not once observed a turn signal used. What is the law? Answer: This is a great question as we are seeing more roundabouts...
October 22, 2017 - 8:15am
October 8, 2017
Can antique vehicles be sold without a VIN?
Question: It is my understanding that a number of antique vehicles from the 1930s and 1940s were constructed with serial numbers (now known as Vehicle Identification Numbers (VINs)) pressed into the frame. However, it is my further understanding that these vehicles were not constructed...
October 8, 2017 - 8:15am
September 26, 2017
More questions about school bus safety
Question: Recently you talked about the stop arm on a school bus. My question is, if a school bus is stopped on an undivided highway, with the red lights flashing but no stop arm extended, may I proceed around the bus after I stop and it is safe to do so? (I would guess the bus driver...
September 26, 2017 - 4:40pm
September 12, 2017
How to make left turn on bike
Question: I have discovered that the stop light in my town does not recognize a bicycle. Just wondering how to make a left turn legally? Any suggestions? Is the traffic signal sensitivity adjustable? Answer: A person operating a bicycle or motorcycle may enter or cross an intersection...
September 12, 2017 - 4:40pm
September 6, 2017
How many people can ride on a motorcycle?
Question: My wife and I love to ride our Honda 1800 Goldwing trike. Can our granddaughter ride between us on short rides? She is seven and loves to ride too. Answer: In looking at motorcycle owner manuals, it says, "Your motorcycle is designed to carry you and one passenger." Based...
September 6, 2017 - 3:32pm
August 28, 2017
Can you drive in a bike lane?
Question: Can you drive in a bike lane? For instance, use it for a right turn lane?
August 28, 2017 - 4:40pm
August 21, 2017
What are some bus safety tips?
Question: I read where the fine for going through a school bus stop arm will increase in Minnesota. Can you talk about the fine amount and school bus safety? Answer: As of Aug. 1, 2017, the fine has increased from $300 to $500 and the violation would remain a misdemeanor. The Department...
August 21, 2017 - 6:52pm
August 8, 2017
When does the NTSB get involved with crashes?
Question: When does the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) get involved with crashes? Answer: The Minnesota State Patrol notifies the NTSB on the following types of crashes. • School bus injuries or death to student passengers. • Public or charter bus crashes resulting...
August 8, 2017 - 6:11pm
July 28, 2017
Can someone drive a semi barefoot?
Question: Can a person drive a semi barefoot? Answer: Yes, a person can drive a passenger vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle barefoot. I am asked this question fairly often. I have seen some footwear that could actually make it difficult for drivers to safely operate a vehicle...
July 28, 2017 - 4:40pm
July 17, 2017
Do I need a front fender on my collector's car?
Question: I have a 1929 Ford "Model A" sedan. My question is, I have fenders on rear of the car but not on the front and I can't find any laws on it. Any help in the law or statute of this would help and I do have collector plates on it if that makes a difference. Answer: Every vehicle...
July 17, 2017 - 4:40pm
July 8, 2017
How do you use a zipper merge in construction zones?
Question: I was told that the speeding fine in a construction zone had gone up recently. Could you also explain the Zipper Merge for merging into construction zones in Minnesota? Answer: With a recent area work zone crash that left two people injured, this is a great time to talk...
July 8, 2017 - 11:41am
July 2, 2017
What do you do when you see another vehicle coming at you in your lane?
Question: With some recent wrong way head-on crashes in the area, can you provide some tips on what to do if you see another vehicle coming at you in your lane? Answer: When we receive a call that a vehicle is traveling the wrong way, we treat this as an emergency and respond to the...
July 2, 2017 - 10:18am
June 30, 2017
How can we lift the tension between law enforcement and motorists of color?
CHICAGO—My brother-in-law, a volunteer constable in a small Arkansas town, once said that the answer to the tensions and violence between motorists of color and the police was for law enforcement to treat those they are sworn to protect with respect and politeness. The interactions...
June 30, 2017 - 4:40pm