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 (MnDOT). This message comes following two recent crashes, including one fatal crash, involving farm equipment.
As the first school bell rings, Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) officials are urging motorists to be ready to stop for school buses and be watchful for children exiting school buses and crossing streets.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation urges motorists in northwestern Minnesota to be patient and continue driving with extreme caution as crews continue to clear ice patches from the most recent storm.
During the October statewide Click It or Ticket enforcement effort, out of more than 100 vehicle stops, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and Alexandria Police Department issued 43 seat belt and two child restraint citations.
Minnesota teens in the state’s northwest and southern corners are less likely to travel buckled up compared to their peers in other parts of the state, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office of Traffic Safety.
Throughout July, Alexandria Police Department and the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office conducted enhanced speed patrols and cited 81 motorists traveling at illegal speeds during a statewide speed enforcement campaign administrated by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety.
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