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Weekly police report - April 26 edition
Lake ice out expected to break records
Perham man hurt in Highway 10 crash near DL
Phelps Mill fish passage options will be studied
Stafki awarded the Seagate Excellence In Science Mentoring Award
LaFond qualifies for Hamline Elite Meet
Perham earns a pair of road wins
Yellowjackets cruise in home opener
Perham Lakeside set for the new season
Full house for annual decoy gathering
Dalton James McFadzen
Denise Renee McFadzen
Gerard Michael Wasche
Dixie Kathaleen Rehborg
Maddison Caroline Hendershot
Arvig set to hire 160 in IT, sales and construction this year
Grounds for firing...up a celebration: Gathering Grounds in Perham marks 20th Anniversary
Detroit Lakes couple forced to spend extra $2,000 on flights home after being stranded in Mexico by Sun Country
Record home sales at record prices a highlight of sales study
AARP providing tax help in Perham and beyond
Make and Take Class set for May 14
Chief Deputy Barry Fitzgibbons to file for Otter Tail County Sheriff
DuBois wins IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award program for excellence in book publishing
Looking Back - April 19 edition
A historic journey: Saved Henning Trinity Building on its way onto National Register of Historic Places
Ask A Trooper: How do troopers help people with opioid addiction?
I had a strange dream
Ask A Trooper: What is the length limit for loads off the rear of a pick-up?
Ask A Trooper: What are the 'right on red' rules?
GE washing machine gives up the ghost
Red River Valley Veterans concerts slated for May 3 in Perham
Bingo, BBQ and storytelling spectacle at two NYM locations
Minnesota poets to read at Wadena County Historical Society April 19
Perham to be center of 'Magic' Saturday
The Ultimate Tribute Show benefitting arts center to feature hits from the 50s and 60s
'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
July 22, 2017
Can you be charged for window tint for vehicle purchased at dealer?
Question: Can you be cited for illegal window tint if you recently purchased the vehicle through a dealer? Can the auto dealer can be charged with the violation? Answer: Citations can be issued to you and the dealer that sold you the vehicle with the illegal window tint. The law says...
July 22, 2017 - 10:18am
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 16, 2017
Letter: Wood Tick
I found the first wood tick of the season; here's my favorite wood tick column: I sat in church last Sunday and marveled as I usually do at how one's mind tends to ramble past thoughts much more freely there. Is it the austere tones of the interior decorating? The largeness of spirit?...
July 16, 2017 - 11:52am
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
June 20, 2017
Oh my aching head: Advice for headache and migraine sufferers
Most of us suffer from an occasional headache. There's the sinus headache, the weather headache, the TMJ headache, the stress headache, the...
June 20, 2017 - 9:03am
June 18, 2017
Has the 2016 election changed our perception of the truth? Hmmm...
I've been connected with the Cultural Center in New York Mills since John Davis came to town in the 80's and began it. We volunteers sanded, peeled lath and plaster, painted, and managed to get the old Karvonen building into shape enough that funding for the rest of what has happened...
June 18, 2017 - 8:15am
June 10, 2017
What are the rules regarding transporting fuel cans?
Question: I see vehicles go by with extended carriers attached to their hitch with several full gas cans. We discuss what could happen if a driver was not paying attention and ran into one such vehicle. How safe can this be? Is there any laws in place that makes this unlawful? Answer:...
June 10, 2017 - 10:18am
June 9, 2017
How to control those apple maggot flies DIY style
This is about apples. While explaining what I'm going to explain here to a lady in church last Sunday, it dawned on me that I haven't put this in writing. I've written lots of stuff about the forty-plus years I've spent killing apple trees, and-or watching them expire of natural causes....
June 9, 2017 - 5:47pm
June 7, 2017
Minnesota opinion: Not much to brag about in 2017
Proclamations of great achievement started pumping out of St. Paul early Tuesday, not long after the clock ran out on Minnesota's latest lawmaking...
June 7, 2017 - 3:32pm
June 5, 2017
With his London tweets, Trump embarrasses himself - and America - once again
The stoic determination and decency of the British people and their leaders was on full display in the hours after the latest horrific terrorist...
June 5, 2017 - 9:57am
June 3, 2017
Hauling gas cans on extended carriers is risky, but not illegal
Question: I see vehicles go by with extended carriers attached to their hitches with several full gas cans. What could happen if a driver was not paying attention and ran into one such vehicle? How safe can this be? Are there any laws in place that make this unlawful? Answer: There...
June 3, 2017 - 8:15am
May 31, 2017
Information on School Patrol Camp
Question: I was told that the Minnesota State Patrol is involved in teaching a school patrol camp in the summer. Can you provide me with some information about it? Answer: Legionville is a summer camp is where school patrol students are taught the fundamentals of school patrol, school...
May 31, 2017 - 4:40pm
May 27, 2017
The birds and the bees of planting apple trees
After 40 years of killing apples trees, I would have thought that I would have it all figured out by now, but no, such is not the case. Not even close. So you want to plant one apple tree? Or 30. Not much changes, except you do need two in order for one to pollinate the other one....
May 27, 2017 - 10:18am