THE NEW FORTY Lady, you scared me.
It have been told many a time that I am a tough cookie. I know the reason I give that impression - it is all about my backbone. I feel compelled to stand up for the bullied and disenfranchised and in ... Posted on 4/25/13 at 9:51 PM
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 6:06 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 3:12 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 11:50 PM
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.
The governor supports a stricter drunken driving law. The attorney general does, too. And the new chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Kim Koppelman of West Fargo, plans to introduce the bill that would make ND the 16th state to impose mandatory jail time on first-time DUI offenders.
Women have passed men on the nation's roads. More women than men now have driver's licenses, a reversal of a longtime gender gap behind the wheel that transportation researchers say is likely to have safety and economic implications.
Jerry Wiseman notices it's harder to turn and check his car's blind spots at age 69 than it was at 50. So the Illinois man and his wife took a refresher driving course, a good idea considering their state has arguably the nation's toughest older-driver laws.
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