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Yellow Bird: Speeding through another summer


"As we drove into the heart of Minnesota, I told my sister that we needed to be especially careful because in a state that needs money, ticketing us might be a another way to pay some salaries. She laughed. Speeding tickets are nothing compared to the problem they are having balancing their budget, she said.

I suppose, I told her. But I have gotten a couple of speeding tickets, and they are really expensive. You can get three fines in North Dakota before you equal one fine in Minnesota.

A few years ago, my daughter and a young friend took me to the Shooting Star casino to celebrate Mother's Day. I was driving on the way over and got a ticket for speeding. Chagrined, I slowed down. Returning that same day and in deep conversation with those two young women, I didn't notice until I saw the flashing light that I was about to get a second pricey ticket."

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DORREEN YELLOW BIRD: Summer speeds to thrilling end (The Grand Forks Herald 7/9)

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