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AGENCIES KICKING OFF SUMMER WITH MOTORCYCLE ENFORCEMENT


Tue, Jun 15th, 2010
Posted in Police Reports

ST. PAUL -As thousands of motorcycle riders hit the roads this summer, around 400 agencies across Minnesota will ramp up patrols on Saturday, June 19 for enhanced motorcycle enforcement to stop impaired and speeding riders. The Department of Public Safety is urging all motorcyclists to ride safely and for motorists to stay alert and look twice for motorcycle riders.

The enforcement falls against a backdrop of 53 rider deaths in 2009, a decrease of 26 percent from 2009, and a record number of motorcycles on the road. Minnesota has reached an all-time high in motorcycle ownership - 226,675 motorcycles are registered in the state, an increase of 100 percent in the last 13 years. During 2007-2009 in Minnesota, 186 riders were killed and another 4,203 injured in motorcycle crashes.

Lt. Eric Roeske of the Minnesota State Patrol says the statewide effort aims to set a tone for summer that impaired and speeding riders have no place on Minnesota roadways. According to Roeske, "Two common factors in motorcycle crashes are speed and alcohol. Those things are completely within the rider's control." Each year, alcohol is involved in about one-third of motorcycle fatalities. During 2007-2009 in Minnesota, 63 riders were killed in alcohol-related motorcycle crashes-51 were at or above the legal limit of .08.

June through September is the deadliest time for motorcyclists. Over the past five years, 67 percent of riders were killed during this time period. More than half of all motorcycle crashes are single-vehicle events in which the rider loses control of the bike and runs off the road or crashes.

Roeske stresses the importance of safety training and wearing proper riding gear: eye protection, helmet, boots, gloves, jacket, and long pants. "Every rider should take a safety course, wear brightly colored protective riding gear and avoid drinking alcohol if they are going to be riding," says Roeske.

For rider training and safety information, call 800-407-6677 or visit www.motorcyclesafety.org. Tips and information to increase visibility are available at www.HighViz.org.

Fire at the Fillmore Central High School investigation complete

Fri, May 28th, 2010
Posted in Police Reports

The investigation has been completed on the fire that occurred at the Fillmore Central High School in Harmony on May 19th.

The Fillmore County Sheriff's Office and the Minnesota State Fire Marshall's Office have concluded that the fire start ..... 
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Sheriff's News Release: Fire at the Fillmore Central High School - May 19, 2010

Tue, May 25th, 2010
Posted in Police Reports

The investigation has been completed on the fire that occurred at the Fillmore Central High School in Harmony on May 19th.

The Fillmore County Sheriff's Office and the Minnesota State Fire Marshall's Office have concluded that the fire started ..... 
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Not alone

Fri, May 21st, 2010
Posted in Police Reports

Three years ago it was Trout Days, and I had just finished performing a song with my good friend and duet partner, Sami Skaalen. Another friend ran up to me and told me my father's house was on fire. This time around, it was my father who told me ab ..... 
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Fillmore Central fire

Wed, May 19th, 2010
Posted in Police Reports

Around 11:45 a.m. on Wednesday, students and teachers at Fillmore Central High School in Harmony were enjoying their lunch hour or working on last-minute school work in study hall. The fire alarm sounded, and everyone went outside and across the str ..... 
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Fillmore Central fire

Wed, May 19th, 2010
Posted in Police Reports

Around 11:45 a.m. on Wednesday, students and teachers at Fillmore Central High School in Harmony were enjoying their lunch hour or working on last-minute school work in study hall. The fire alarm sounded, and everyone went outside and across the str ..... 
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Big drop in motorcycle deaths in 2009

Fri, May 14th, 2010
Posted in Police Reports

Preliminary data from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) shows motorcycle deaths dropped significantly last year. There were 52 motorcycle fatalities in Minnesota in 2009, a 28 percent decrease from a 24-year high of 72 deaths in 2008. ..... 
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Local Red Cross Responds to Fire in Northeast Rochester

Mon, May 3rd, 2010
Posted in Police Reports

[Rochester, MN, May 1, 2010] - This morning the Southeast Minnesota Chapter of the American Red Cross responded to a single family fire in northeast Rochester. The Red Cross provided the individuals affected with food and clothing and Shelter. All Re ..... 
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STATE HITS 101 ROAD DEATHS FOR THE YEAR

Thu, Apr 29th, 2010
Posted in Police Reports

ST. PAUL - The recent rash of traffic deaths - unofficially 16 since Friday, April 23 - has pushed Minnesota above the 100-death mark for the year, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS). To-date, preliminary reports indicate 10 ..... 
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