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Northwest Minnesota deer kill up from last year
Christmas bird count at Rydell refuge
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December 21, 2013
Ask a Trooper: Headlights can shine you to safety
Question: I am a 34-year veteran police officer nearing the end of my career. The recent snowfalls made me angry, seeing all the drivers not using their headlights. I was shocked because during these snowfalls, I bet at least 25 percent of drivers or more did not have any lights on...
December 21, 2013 - 7:39pm
December 13, 2013
Ask a Trooper: Handicapped parking answers
Question: I have a lot of questions about the handicapped parking laws in Minnesota, but probably too many to ask you to put in an article. So, what is the best way to find out a lot of specific information? Answer: Hopefully people will understand the need for handicapped parking...
December 13, 2013 - 5:24pm
November 22, 2013
Ask a Trooper: Emergency lights and no emergency?
Question: Recently, I pulled over to the side of the road for a trooper who was coming up fast behind me. The red lights were on and I could hear the siren. After he passed, I could see way up ahead that he turned his lights off (and siren) and within a minute or so, he pulled into...
November 22, 2013 - 7:14pm
November 8, 2013
Ask a Trooper: That ol’ Fish House on Wheels
Question: One of my friends saw me getting my “ice fishing house” ready for the upcoming season. I put permanent wheels on it for easier transport. My buddy told me I now have to register it as a trailer. I think he is wrong, because I see these going down the road all the...
November 8, 2013 - 4:46pm
October 11, 2013
Ask a Trooper: What are requirements for vehicle’s side mirrors?
Question: I am a paramedic, and we see an extreme amount of vehicles failing to move over for us when we are coming up behind them. One big reason for them not seeing us, other than being inattentive, is because they are pulling a trailer and they don’t have the required mirrors...
October 11, 2013 - 7:44pm
October 4, 2013
Ask a Trooper: Don’t veer for the deer
Question: How about an article on hitting a deer and what to do? Have you had one of those lately with deer season coming up? Answer: Yes, we normally talk about this every year about this time. Drivers need to be aware that we are currently seeing a lot of deer “on the run,”...
October 4, 2013 - 7:00pm
September 27, 2013
Ask a Trooper: Child car seats should be checked by professionals
Question: I know people who have been involved in a couple of minor crashes who had child car seats in the vehicle with children in them at the time of the crashes. Do they automatically have to replace those seats? Or can they bring them to a police station or fire hall to have them...
September 27, 2013 - 5:36pm
July 5, 2013
Ask a Trooper: A refresher on bicycle laws and safety issues
Question: Can you please talk about some specific bicycle laws and safety issues? A lot of people I know really have no idea of what the laws are or what the problems are. Answer: The number of bicycle fatalities in Minnesota declined in each year from 2008-2011. Nationally,...
July 5, 2013 - 9:24pm
June 14, 2013
Ask A Trooper: Why are fatality rates still so high?
Question: I don’t want to sound like a “wise guy,” but I really am just curious, so I need to ask you this: With all the enforcement projects going on, why are we still seeing so many fatal crashes being reported? I thought the enforcement projects helped with that? Answer:...
June 14, 2013 - 3:48pm
May 31, 2013
Ask A Trooper: Passing on the right is dangerous
Question: I live in a rural area near a highway where I see people passing on the right literally all the time. I see this in many places and they are doing this at major intersections, too. Cars don’t even slow down, they just blow around the left turning vehicle using the turn...
May 31, 2013 - 3:22pm
May 24, 2013
Ask A Trooper: All it takes is a second: Buckle your seat belts
Question: There is an article I have seen printed numerous times over the years through different venues stating what happens in the first second of a fatal crash. I haven’t seen it for a while now, but I was always wondering if it was accurate or just made up or what. Is that...
May 24, 2013 - 4:43pm
May 10, 2013
Ask a Trooper: Question about stopping in traffic lanes
Question: As an officer, I notice a lot of motorists using bypass lanes as “pit stops,” stopping there to use their phone, or for other reasons. I appreciate passing lanes, and I am in favor of them. I wish there were more of them. I do stop and advise these “pit stop”...
May 10, 2013 - 7:32pm
May 3, 2013
Ask a Trooper: Moving to Minnesota? What about your driver’s license?
Question: This is a follow-up question to your recent article about people from other states moving to Minnesota, and having 60 days to get their Minnesota driver’s license. Does someone from another state moving here need to take a road test or just a written test? I have relatives...
May 3, 2013 - 4:54pm
April 26, 2013
Ask A Trooper: Question about dogs in transport
Question: Thank you for your articles! I see a lot of pick-up trucks that have dogs walking loose and riding in the box. Isn’t that against the law? Please write about this for me. Thank you! Answer: Generally no, it is not against the law for dogs (or any animals, or humans for...
April 26, 2013 - 2:55pm
April 19, 2013
Ask A Trooper: Question about reduced conflict intersections
Question: How do troopers, deputies and city police like the new style of intersections where drivers can’t go straight across another roadway, but instead have to take a right and go down a ways, then turn around and then make a right turn again? Also, what is the deal: left turns...
April 19, 2013 - 4:24pm