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Troy Christianson
Question: What is the law about pickup trucks with the flashing amber lights? I noticed some of them traveling down the road when they are not actively plowing. Also, is there a law against plowing or blowing snow onto a public road? Answer: Minnesota state law says that a service vehicle shall not...
Troy Christianson
Question: What is the law about pickup trucks with the flashing amber lights? I noticed some of them traveling down the road when they are not actively plowing. Also, is there a law against plowing or blowing snow onto a public road? Answer: Minnesota state law says that a service vehicle shall not...
Lori Sorenson
The expression on his face said it all. The high school junior was forced to try on a suit coat and matching slacks over the weekend as a step toward finding prom attire. In casual conversation with a friend last week, I mentioned prom, and she speculated that her son had a prom suit he’d be...
Betty Mann
The following appeared in the Rock County Star Herald on March 27, 1958.   Merchants To Hold Annual Easter Bunny Day Saturday   Free Candy For Children Ages 5 Through 12 Luverne’s second annual “Easter Bunny Day” will be held here Saturday, under the auspices of the Luverne Civic and Commerce...
It didn’t take for a long for what was a pleasant Sunday afternoon to turn sour for me. To the best of my recollection, it all unraveled in less than five minutes. Like a lot of people throughout the country, I was eagerly anticipating the selection show for the upcoming NCAA Men’s Basketball...
Rick Peterson
In my last column I mentioned a guy leaving Bomgaars with a new shovel he had just purchased, and the thought had occurred to me that it was a little late in the season for a new shovel. Boy, was I wrong! It seems I find myself in the market for a new shovel even this late in the snow-shoveling...
Troy Christianson
Question: Can a person “carry” an electronic insurance card on a smart phone? For example, I’ve had my insurance company send my card by email, which I downloaded to my phone. Is this legal, or does a person need to have the paper version? Thanks much in advance! Answer: It would be acceptable if...
Betty Mann
The following appeared in the Rock County Star Herald on March 20, 1958.   Organization Of Industrial Group Completed   Corporation To Promote New Business Here Articles of incorporation for the Luverne Industrial Corp. were completed this week and sent to the Minnesota Secretary of State for...
So, with the weather being so brutal this winter, what is the best thing you can do for wildlife at this time? The answer is kind of a harsh one but is the answer rooted in the most science and biology from a wildlife perspective. The answer is to start planning your habitat projects for next...
Troy Christianson
Question: What is the correct following distance? Everyone seems to be way too close behind each other.  Answer: The only law regarding following distance pertains to vehicles pulling trailers. This includes trucks as well as semitractors with trailers. They must maintain a minimum distance of 500...

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