THE VIEW FROM MY WINDOW What's a Little Ice When You've Got Angels on Your Side?
After 19 years of living in the Mid West, I think Im beginning to belong.
I have joined the ranks of Minnesotans who say, If we stayed home at the least little bit of nasty weather, wed never go anyw... Posted on 3/4/13 at 10:14 PM
A MINNESOTAN IN CHINA Yangshuo or Bust
Hello Readers! This is the last time you'll have the pleasure to hear (or that I'll get to bug you) about my fund-raising drive for my book and eBook based on the articles on this blog. The book will ... Posted on 6/1/12 at 11:50 PM
CAPITOL CHATTER Legislative notebook: House sets off bigger fireworks, too
The House joined the Senate Monday in wanting to allow more powerful fireworks in Minnesota.
However, unless the Senate accepts House changes, negotiators need to work out differences.
Newly legal f... Posted on 4/24/12 at 5:24 AM
STAFF BLOG THE FARM BLEAT Driving lessons
Most people, Im sure, remember their first experience behind the wheel the trepidation of being in control of something much larger than you, mixed with the exhilaration of knowing freedom would one ... Posted on 4/11/12 at 5:27 PM
Cell phones and distracted drivers are a perilous combination. Add texting to the equation, with the driver peering down at a tiny screen and pounding out a message with one hand off the steering wheel, sometimes both hands, and the risk rises exponentially. ...
If you want to save lives, raise the price of gas.
We’re not advocating that OPEC raise prices. Nor are we urging federal and state government to increase gasoline taxes. We’re simply pointing out cause and effect.
The Department of Public Safety (DPS) is stressing safe driving during the Christmas holiday following a deadly 2007 when 11 motorists were killed between Dec. 21– 25. Of those killed, six were not wearing seat belts and three were killed in alcohol-related crashes.
Wadena native Pete Hosmer admits he wasn’t the best student when he took driver’s ed at Verndale High School. He still managed to pass the road test on the first try while driving his mother’s minivan. Now he’s teaching bad drivers the rules of the road on “Driving Me Mad,” a new reality show that premieres 10 p.m. Christmas Day on truTV.
Sara Hacking Wadena Pioneer Journal
, December 25, 2008
The weather outside was frightful Tuesday morning, though it wasn’t bad enough to close schools in the immediate area. Still, with it only being early December, there will no doubt be plenty of snow and ice to contend with over the rest of the winter.
WORTHINGTON — At one time or another, everyone has watched a car pull up and teenagers crawl out in an unending stream, like the clown car at a circus. But a new law that goes into effect Aug. 1 will make it unlawful for new drivers to pack their cars with peers.
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