THE NEW FORTY Think about the life you are willing to exchange for it...
Some of my students dreamed up the term "CAROL-ING" to denote when a person is worrying about risk. It is a backhanded homage to me, but I'll accept it graciously if it means that they are using my na... Posted on 9/27/13 at 9:08 PM
THE MINNESOTA BASHAW BLOG How Old is Too Old?
Recently I was driving within the city limits with my 8 year old daughter. As I typically do, I travel about 35 miles per hour when the posted speed is 30 mph. Surprisingly I quickly approached the ... Posted on 5/21/13 at 10:37 AM
RURAL REFLECTIONS Die winter, die
I think winter needs to close its show and move out of town. I cannot
remember a recent winter which has overstayed its welcome to such
perfection as the one most current.
As a young man near Viking,... Posted on 3/23/13 at 5:06 AM
MIDDLE AGED PLAGUE Snow Patrol: I Love You, but My Family Doesn't
The atmosphere in the car crackled with hostility. (How is that for a cheesy, spy novel introduction?)
I had just taken over the wheel, prepared to drive the mind-numbingly boring section. The Norweg... Posted on 9/26/12 at 2:12 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 10:50 PM
Bicyclists in the region are rarely cited for riding drunk -- local police departments say they recall just two incidents in the past 15 years -- but law enforcement can ticket bikers for driving under the influence, just as if they were driving.
Four tires lumber over the rocks and dirt, jolting toward a muddy puddle as wide as it is long. The driver grips the wheel and stomps on the gas, barreling through mud and muck while holding his breath – hoping the mud doesn’t grab hold and slap the big machine with the wallop of a brittle stop.
The North Dakota Transportation Department urged drivers Sunday to slow down and use caution because melting snow will push water onto some roads in the northeastern part of the state in the next few days.
I spent four hours with Myron Bender one night last week. And, no offense intended, it was a rather long evening. Still, it was worthwhile driving out to the Stanford Center on a bitterly cold night and listening to Bender. I completed an AARP Driver Safety Program. And the law says insurance companies must give a discount for those who complete this course.
People who drive to work every day are packing on slightly more weight than their colleagues who use trains, buses and bicycles to get to work, even if they exercise in their spare time, according to an Australian study.
A redesigned driver safety course will be offered free Wednesday at the Grand Forks Senior Center, 620 Fourth Ave. S. Those who complete the AARP course receive a certificate qualifying them for a discount on auto insurance.
They're on squad cars and street lights, and they track where you're driving. Across Minnesota, police and sheriffs have been using automated license plate readers for years to find stolen cars and aid investigations.
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