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Fall harvest season is underway in Minnesota, and motorists are likely to see large farm equipment on Minnesota roads as crops are transported to markets, grain elevators and processing plants. “Motorists need to be especially alert when they share the road with farm equipment that is frequently so...
Sgt, Troy Christianson
Traffic quiz: 1. It is legal to operate a motor vehicle without a license plate light. True  or  False 2. The use of headphones while driving a motor vehicle is legal as long as the driver has one ear           uncovered. True  or  False  3. The maximum bumper height for a private passenger vehicle...
With waterways across the state clearing of ice, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reminds anxious boaters that wearing a life jacket is a critical safety necessity during the spring “cold water” season. While boaters should always wear a life jacket no matter the water temperature or...
Motorists traveling on Minnesota highways this fall need to be aware of large farm equipment transporting crops to markets, grain elevators and processing plants, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. “Harvest season is in full swing and farmers in every corner of the state are...
Whether it’s just walking across the street to the school bus or young adults experimenting with alcohol for the first time at college, parents need to talk with their children about the dangers that lie ahead during the school year. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety has compiled a list of...
Summer months in Rock County are filled with dozens of special events, most of which feature food and beverages. Also common in the summer is foodborne illness or food poisoning. The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that one in six Americans (that’s 48 million people) suffer...
Sgt. Troy Christianson
Q: My son is involved in school patrol at his school and I would like to know more about Legionville School Patrol Camp.  A: There is a lot of information about Legionville School Patrol Training Camp. The Camp is where school patrol students are taught the fundamentals of school patrol, school bus...
Important dates: •March 30: MPP Premium Payment Deduction authorization deadline •March 31: 2015 Small Grains Loans and LDS request deadline •April 1: 2016 Maple Sap Acreage certification deadline •April 15: 2014 and 2015 ARC-Co Payment waiver request deadline. •Ongoing: Continuous CRP sign-up  ...
Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) suggests online holiday shoppers follow these simple steps to help ensure successful transactions and avoid becoming a victim of fraud: •Protect your computer A computer should always have the most recent updates installed for spam filters...
  As farmers across Minnesota ramp up fall harvest activity, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) reminds everyone of possible hazards of the season. Federal and state statistics show farming is one of the most dangerous professions. In 2013, the latest year reported, 17 of the 69 work-...

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