Monday, December 5, 2022

Public Safety

Question: In Kansas we can dial *47 to connect to the Kansas Highway Patrol to report non-emergency issues. Things like road hazards, erratic drivers, motorists on the side of the road, etc. This number is *55 in Missouri and *211 in Iowa. Is there a similar number in Minnesota? Answer: Minnesota...
The American Red Cross urges blood donors to give now and help fight the potential impact of seasonal illnesses and a potentially severe flu season on the blood supply. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention predicts a serious spread of flu this year and is already reporting an early spike...
The following case was heard in Dodge County District Court the week of Nov. 6 with Judge Jodi L. Williamson presiding: Bo T. Williams, 50, Rochester, previously appeared and was convicted of felony possession of burglary or theft tools. He was sentenced to $130, 58 days in county jail, no...
Question: My question stems from all the vehicles that have loud music playing. I can hear them coming from blocks away. When they drive by my house the windows actually rattle. Is there a state law or ordinance against these boom boxes on wheels? Answer: Minnesota does not have a state law...
Question: I was wondering what the state guidelines are regarding smoked or tinted headlights. Are they legal? Answer: Minnesota law does not allow for this. It is illegal to equip or operate a motor vehicle with any equipment or material that covers a headlamp, tail lamp, or reflector. I’d also...
Question: This summer I sent you an email asking about the legality of individuals discharging grass clippings from lawn mowers onto public roads. They can be very slippery when wet and otherwise are a mess. I never heard back from you, nor did I see a response in my local paper  Please advice...
The fall harvest season has arrived. That is obvious as a drive through the countryside shows farmers in their fields harvesting beans and corn. And although area residents know that this is an annual event it is still good to remind motorists that harvest season means they need to be aware of...
The following misdemeanors and petty misdemeanors were heard in Dodge County District Court the week of Oct. 2 — 9: Dodge CountySheriff’s Office Robert J. Hausen, 62, Kenyon, revoked license, $280; Roger W. Johnson, 64, Dodge Center, seat belt, $105; Brandie A. Kilgore, 38, Claremont, speeding, $...
Question: I'm seeing more and more vehicles in Minnesota with dark tinted windows. I thought there was a law prohibiting dark tinted windows on both the driver and passenger windows but back windows can be dark. Unless the laws changed and I didn't know. Thank you  Answer:  In Minnesota, you can...
Dear Savvy Senior, Can you recommend any good online hearing tests? My husband has hearing loss, but I can’t get him to go in and get his hearing checked, so I thought a simple online test could help him recognize he has a problem. What can you tell me? Loud Talking Linda   Dear Linda, There’s...

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