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AREA NEWS: Watch for motorcyclists ... NDDOT rule change ... New buses for EGF

Watch for motorcyclists So far in 2009, 27 motorcycle riders have died on Minnesota roads, compared with 25 at this time last year, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety. There were 72 motorcyclist fatalities in 2008, the most si...

Watch for motorcyclists

So far in 2009, 27 motorcycle riders have died on Minnesota roads, compared with 25 at this time last year, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety.

There were 72 motorcyclist fatalities in 2008, the most since 1985. Safety officials advise motorcyclists to slow down, ride within their limits, stay focused and ride sober. Last year, 47 percent of riders killed had been using alcohol; 42 percent were over the legal limit of .08.

For more information, call 800-407-6677 or log on to www.motorcyclesafety.org .

NDDOT rule change

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An amendment to an existing state law that requires owners to use their legal name when applying for a vehicle title goes into effect Saturday in North Dakota, according to the North Dakota Department of Transportation.

Applicants must present a state-issued driver's license or non-driver identification card. Businesses will need to provide paper documentation to verify their legal name.

Money for new buses

East Grand Forks will receive $159,770 for new buses and equipment as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, according to Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn. The funds are awarded through the Department of Transportation.

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