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Ask a Trooper - 9.26.16


By Sgt. Troy Christianson

Mon, Sep 26th, 2016
Posted in All Police Reports

By Sgt. Troy Christianson

Minnesota State Patroll

Question: Can you talk about the history of the Minnesota State Patrol?

Answer: I was educated about the history of the Minnesota State Patrol while I was a cadet at the training academy. Listed below are some of the important changes and a timeline on when they occurred.

In 1929, Minnesota State Legislature creates the Highway Patrol in response to the boom in automobiles. The first chief was Earle Brown. The initial force was comprised of nine men, including Brown.

In 1930, Henry Ford’s Model A was the standard patrol vehicle in the winter. In the spring, summer and early fall, troopers patrolled on Harley-Davidson motorcycles.

In 1934, Patrol was authorized to enforce speed limits on trunk highways.

Many motorists were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and these DWI cases were written up as “careless driving.”

The original trooper uniform was replaced by maroon and gold uniforms. The change was made to honor the University of Minnesota football national championship team.

In 1943, the legislature authorized the purchase of land to erect radio towers to deliver the first voice transmission of calls for service for the Highway Patrol. But for many years after (well into the ‘50s), troopers would need to call in by phone when signaled, sometimes by a light, flag, etc. on a service station in town, (dispatch would need to know their route) for the call to respond to a crash or other incident.

In 1957, traffic enforcement took to the air with the purchase of two fixed-wing aircrafts.

1961 was the first year the patrol units featured a white door and that tradition continues today.

In 1970, the Department of Public Safety was created, and the Highway Patrol was moved from the Department of Transportation to the newly formed agency.

This was the first year that patrol units were equipped with a “light bar” style rather than the traditional “gumball.” (Note both were used during this year.)

In 1974, the Highway Patrol was reorganized and the official name changed to “Minnesota State Patrol.” Officers were now named “Troopers.” The official uniform hat was changed from the “peaked hat” style to the “Smokey Bear” style that we now wear.

In 1994, first dru .....
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Fillmore County Police Reports - 9.26.16

Mon, Sep 26th, 2016
Posted in All Police Reports

Fillmore County Sheriff’s Office Tristan Dylan Coburn, 18, Zimmerman, Minn.; 8/6/2016, Speeding (65/55), Fine $40, Total Fees $130. Dominick Chad Jacobs, 22, Rochester, Minn.; 8/20/2016, Speeding (77/55), Fine $70, Total Fees $230. Lacy Jae ..... 
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Fillmore County Police Reports - 9/19/16

Mon, Sep 19th, 2016
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Chatfield Police Departmnt Heather Lynn Kiffer, 39, Altura, Minn.; 6/14/2016, Snow Removal Parking, Fine $20, Total Fees $32. Jace Michael Schmidt, 18, Wykoff, Minn.; 8/19/2016, Speeding (65/55), Fine $40, Total Fees $130. Michael Jon Schultz, ..... 
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Fillmore County Police Reports - 9.12.16

Mon, Sep 12th, 2016
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Chatfield Police Department Gage Anthony Heath, 21, Chatfield, Minn.; 6/14/2016, Snow Removal Parking, Fine $20, Total Fees $32. Mark Anthony Heath, 43, Chatfield, Minn.; 6/14/2016, Snow Removal Parking, Fine $20, Total Fees $32. Fillmore County ..... 
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Ask a Trooper - 9.12.16

By Sgt. Troy Christianson

Mon, Sep 12th, 2016
Posted in All Police Reports

By Sgt. Troy Christianson Minnesota State Patrol Question: Could you explain the Zipper Merge for merging into construction zones in Minnesota? I have tried using the Zipper Merge many times and it seems that hardly anyone else on the road knows ..... 
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Ask a Trooper - 9.5.16

By Sgt. Troy Christianson

Mon, Sep 5th, 2016
Posted in All Police Reports

By Sgt. Troy Christianson Minnesota State Patrol With the school year quickly approaching, I would like to focus on the safety of our children. Following the guidelines below will help keep children safe around school buses. School Bus Safety Ti ..... 
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Police Report - 9.5.16

Mon, Sep 5th, 2016
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Chatfield Police Reports Clarissa May Overend, 25, Fountain, Minn.; 7/15/2016, Speeding (40/30), Fine $40, Total Fees $130. Fillmore County Sheriff’s Office Hager Mohamed Alsayed, 19, Oakdale, Minn.; 5/28/2016, Consumption By Persons Under 2 ..... 
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Ask a Trooper - 8/29/16

Mon, Aug 29th, 2016
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Question: What is the rule for drivers of motorcycles for making left or right turns at intersections? Someone told me that because some vehicles are not heavy enough to trip the signal lights they are legally able to make a left or right turn at a ..... 
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Fillmore County Police Reports - 8.29.16

Mon, Aug 29th, 2016
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Chatfield Police Department Benjamin Corey Finke, 40, Chatfield, Minn.; 6/5/2016, Disorderly Conduct – Fighting, Fine $1,000 (stay $700 until 8/9/2017), Total Fees $390. Local Confinement – 90 days (stay 87 days for one year). Serve as: weeke ..... 
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