Ask a trooper 2017

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If you have any questions concerning traffic-related laws or issues in Minnesota, send your questions to Trp. Jesse Grabow – Minnesota State Patrol at 1000 Hwy. 10 W., Detroit Lakes, Minn. 56501-2205. (You can follow him on Twitter @MSPPIO_NW or reach him at, jesse.grabow@state.mn.us.) Can you talk about the open bottle law in Minnesota? Can a person have an alcoholic

Ask a trooper 2017

Janelle Von PinnonAsk a Trooper, Extra Extra, Print Editions, Print Sartell - St. Stephen, Print Sauk Rapids - Rice, Print St. Joseph0 Comments

If you have any questions concerning traffic-related laws or issues in Minnesota, send your questions to Trp. Jesse Grabow – Minnesota State Patrol at 1000 Hwy. 10 W., Detroit Lakes, Minn. 56501-2205. (You can follow him on Twitter @MSPPIO_NW or reach him at, jesse.grabow@state.mn.us.) What is the curfew for driving with a farmers’ permit? Q: If you are 15 years

Ask a trooper 2016

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If you have any questions concerning traffic-related laws or issues in Minnesota, send your questions to Trp. Jesse Grabow – Minnesota State Patrol at 1000 Hwy. 10 W., Detroit Lakes, Minn. 56501-2205. (You can follow him on Twitter @MSPPIO_NW or reach him at, jesse.grabow@state.mn.us). What are the legal ramifications if someone is arrested for DWI with a child in a

Mental illness: more talk, less stigma

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Mental illnesses are as common as silver cars, as people with brown eyes and more common than being left-handed. Despite being one of the most common illnesses, there still is a stigma attached to mental illnesses and many people struggle with talking about them. Most people will wait an average of 10 years before seeking treatment, largely due to the

Plant a pollinator garden, and enjoy the many benefits

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by Melinda Myers Whether planting a garden, enjoying the beauty of your landscape or sitting down to a delicious meal, you have bees, butterflies and other pollinators to thank. These essential members of our ecosystem are responsible for much of the food and beauty we enjoy each day. Unfortunately, pesticides and habitat loss are threatening their existence.  There is something you

Observe Autoimmune Disease Awareness Month by learning about treatments

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by Julia Schopick In light of National Autoimmune Disease Awareness Month which is observed throughout the entirety of March, author Julia Schopick points to a rare yet proven treatment for autoimmune diseases that could save both lives and lower healthcare costs. The break-through treatment, Low Dose Naltrexone, is still an unknown to a vast majority of doctors and patients. However, for those suffering with

Ask a trooper 2015

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If you have any questions concerning traffic-related laws or issues in Minnesota, send your questions to Sgt. Neil Dickenson – Minnesota State Patrol at 1131 Mesaba Ave., Duluth, Minn. 55811 or follow him on Twitter @MSPPIO_NE or reach him at, neil.dickenson@state.mn.us.   Is it illegal to coast in neutral when driving a stick-shift vehicle? Q: I have a stick shift

The founding fathers would embrace energy independence

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by William L. Schachte Jr. The United States is closer than ever to fulfilling the vision of our Founding Fathers. By achieving energy independence, we can achieve freedom from foreign influence. Yet on the basis of alarmist claims, the Obama Administration is balking on two key elements of this new energy security: hydraulic fracturing – or fracking – and offshore