NEW PLATEAUS Unknown Ordinances: Why Fines Aren't Fine for Budget Use
Pop quiz: In the city of Minneapolis how far from a driveway should your bumper be when you park on the street? Four feet, two feet, five feet, one inch, ten feet?
I asked this question to ten resi... Posted on 5/16/12 at 10:33 AM
CAPITOL CHATTER ACLU seeks Taser law changes
The American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota says law enforcement departments need to adopt uniform policies for when Tasers may be used.
After a statewide study, the ACLU claims that policies abo... Posted on 12/29/11 at 4:25 PM
REPRINT 1945: New Deputy Sheriff of Nobles County
Harold D. Tripp, recently discharged from active service as a member of the military police, was appointed in August 1945 as deputy sheriff of Nobles county.... Posted on 8/1/10 at 1:00 PM
OH LOOK! A SHINY THING Law and Order and Fighting Cancer at Minnesota West
Minnesota West's law enforcement program is out in force today at the Women's Expo, and I think they might be looking to recruit some women here today.
They have about half Minnesota West's boot... Posted on 3/27/10 at 4:13 AM
WORTHINGTON — Troopers from both Minnesota and South Dakota joined forces last week for a high-visibility enforcement operation along I-90, from Mitchell, S.D. to Worthington, aimed at criminal interdiction and reducing crashes.
Knife threats, choking and a dognapper keep authorities busy
WORTHINGTON — After a busy weekend for law enforcement, several criminal complaints were filed in Nobles County District Court early this week.
WORTHINGTON — Last year during the Thanksgiving travel period, 16 motorists were killed and 1,834 arrested for driving while impaired. Of the 16 deaths, six were alcohol-related and seven were unbelted occupants, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety.
NCSC and law enforcement work together to keep children safe
WORTHINGTON — It started when a group of people realized how many children were getting hurt and dying of accidental causes and grew to become the largest non-profit organization dedicated to the safety of children.
Construction at the Murray County Law Enforcement is continuing at a good pace. This photo, submitted by Murray County Community Relations Director Christy Riley, was taken as the footings for the expansion phase of the project were poured.
WORTHINGTON — Statistics collected each year between June 25 and July 15 show that injuries caused by fireworks are down, but State Fire Marshal Jerry Rosendahl said the goal is for that number to be zero.
From 111 injuries in 2004 to 57 in 2009 is an improvement, but not good enough.
PIPESTONE — The Pipestone County Sheriff’s Office arrested two women on unrelated drug charges last week while going about other business.
On May 25, a deputy went to a residence in Pipestone to advise Michelle Marie Gallop, 21, that the car she had reported stolen had been located in Virginia, Minn.
JACKSON — With a 5 to 1 vote and in front of a full house, the Jackson City Council voted to move forward with pursuing law enforcement services from the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, taking a step toward disbanding the Jackson Police Department.
JACKSON — Jackson County Sheriff Roger Hawkinson addressed his commissioners Tuesday morning, bringing them up to speed on talks between the city and county regarding a possible contract for sheriff’s office services if the Jackson Police Department is disbanded.
MARSHALL — Law enforcement agencies throughout Minnesota will increase patrols to combat impaired driving throughout December.
The effort will include seat belt patrols because 75 percent of impaired drivers killed are also not belted, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety stated.
WORTHINGTON — Ten years ago, Minnesota State Trooper Ted Foss stopped a vehicle for speeding on I-90 near Lewiston and was speaking to the driver when a passing semi-truck drifted onto the shoulder of the road and struck Foss. He died at the scene.
Worthington agreed upon for regional facility
WORTHINGTON — Representatives from Rock, Nobles and Murray Counties gathered Wednesday morning to hammer out some decisions regarding a regional dispatch center, agreeing on a site and a method of governance for a regional Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP).
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