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Ask a Trooper


By Sgt. Troy Christianson

Mon, May 23rd, 2016
Posted in All Police Reports

Question: I would like to know if it is legal to have your fog lights on with your headlights at night when it is not foggy out. I have noticed a lot of vehicles with all four lights on while driving at night. These extra two lights do make it much more difficult to see when they are coming at you at night.

Answer: Yes it is legal if the lights are within the proper height and aimed within the legal range. I recommend that fog lights are only used in low visibility settings, as some of them can be hard on the other driver’s eyes.

Below is the state statute that cover fog lights.

169.56 AUXILIARY LIGHTS. Subd. 2. Fog light. Any motor vehicle may be equipped with not to exceed two fog lamps mounted on the front at a height not less than 12 inches nor more than 30 inches above the level surface upon which the vehicle stands. High-beams simply light up the fog and can make it difficult to see. Fog lights light up the road below the fog. The fog light reflectors are designed to spread the beam wider for a shorter distance.

Make sure all of your markers, directionals, parking lights and low/high-beam lights are working. Remember to turn on your headlights in the rain. Use the fog lights only when you have very low visibility, and don’t forget to turn them off when the fog has lifted. Even though it may be legal, it can make visibility to the other drivers difficult.

A portion of state statutes were used with permission from the Office of the Revisor of Statutes. If you have any questions concerning traffic related laws or issues in Minnesota send your questions to Sgt. Troy Christianson – Minnesota State Patrol at 2900 48th Street NW, Rochester, Minn. 55901-5848. (Or reach him at, Troy.Christianson@state.mn.us) Twitter:MSPPIO_SOUTH

Fillmore County Police Reports

Mon, May 23rd, 2016
Posted in All Police Reports

Chatfield Police Department Derek Ammon Cameron, 39, Chatfield, Minn.; 2/1/2016, Failure to Display Current Registration - Expired Plates, Fine $30, Total Fees $120. Unsupervised probation for six months – Conditions (3/1/2016): Remain law abidi ..... 
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Fillmore County Police Reports - 5.16.16

Mon, May 16th, 2016
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Fillmore County Sheriff’s Office Aquilla Terry Bailey, 38, Winston-Salem, N.C.; 2/12/2016, Driving Without a Valid License or Vehicle Class/Type; Multiple Licenses Prohibited, Fine $100, Total Fees $220. 2/12/2016, Speeding – Exceed Limit o ..... 
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Ask a Trooper

By Sgt. Troy Christianson

Mon, May 16th, 2016
Posted in All Police Reports

Question: Can you talk about what is legal when it comes to ATV operation and where they can be operated? Answer: When it comes to all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) laws and regulations, it all depends on what type of ATV you have and where it will be o ..... 
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SHSP Grant awarded to fire departments for ARMER radio purchase

Mon, May 16th, 2016
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By Sheriff Tom Kaase On Wednesday, May 4, Fillmore County Sheriff Tom Kaase and Fillmore County Emergency Management Director Kevin Beck met with the fire departments of Fillmore County about an ARMER (Allied Radio Matrix for Emergency Response) Ra ..... 
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Black bear euthanized in Chatfield

Mon, May 9th, 2016
Posted in All Police Reports

By Tom Kaase On Sunday, May1, at approximately 9:01 p.m., the Fillmore County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Dispatch Center received a call of a bear in the City of Chatfield, at 719 Grand Street. Chatfield Police, DNR, and Fillmore County Sheriff ..... 
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Fillmore County District Court

By David Bau

Mon, May 9th, 2016
Posted in All Police Reports

On April 27, Lindsey Marie Frick, 27, of Rushford, appeared before District Court Judge Carmaine Sturino. Frick is charged with Drugs – 5th Degree – Possess Schecule I, II, III, IV – Not Small Amount Marijuana, a felony with a maximum crimina ..... 
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Fillmore County Police Reports

Mon, May 9th, 2016
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Chatfield Police Department Ryan Lee Stamer, 25, Chatfield, Minn.; 3/20/2016, Driving After Revocation, Fine $200, Total Fees $290. 3/20/2016, Owner Who Is Not Driver Must Later Produce Proof of Insurance If Required, Fine $200. Nicole Ann Vesey ..... 
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Ask a Trooper

By Sgt. Troy Christianson

Mon, May 9th, 2016
Posted in All Police Reports

Question: My son is involved in school patrol at his school and I would like to know more about Legionville School Patrol Camp. Answer: There is a lot of information about Legionville School Patrol Training Camp. The Camp is where school patrol ..... 
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