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Ask a trooper - 12.29.14


By Sgt. Troy Christianson

Mon, Dec 29th, 2014
Posted in All Police Reports



Question: Why do bridge decks freeze up faster than the rest of the roadway?

Answer: Bridges are made of steel and concrete, which conduct heat well, and the heat within the structure is released rapidly from all sides when temperatures drop. When the bridge loses heat while being hit with freezing wind and air from all sides, it quickly responds, matching the dropping temperatures; leaving icy bridge decks. I might add that bridges, by purpose, are often built above cold spots, like rivers, adding to this quick cool system.

A road doesn’t have as many avenues for the heat to escape and thus doesn’t cool as fast being insulated from the earth below. Additionally, asphalt roads do not conduct heat well and the response to frigid temperature is slower.

With that being said, we still have a lot of winter left and even though this has been an unusually warm and mild winter compared to most, this is Minnesota and things can change fast. Be prepared for the worst. Do not use cruise control on snow/icy/wet roads and make sure to turns those headlights on when it is snowing/sleeting/raining/ or foggy.

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 MN 55901-5848. (Or reach him at Troy.Christianson@state.mn.us)



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Fillmore County police reports - 12.29.14

Mon, Dec 29th, 2014
Posted in All Police Reports

Chatfield Police Department Dustin Joe Hanson, 31, Chatfield, Minn.; 3/14/2014, Domestic Assault (Gross Misdemeanor) – Subsequent Violation, Fine $3000 (stay $2100), Total Fees $1115. Local Confinement – 365 days (stay 350 days for two years) ..... 
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Two dogs (pets) shot and killed near Fillmore

By David Bau

Mon, Dec 22nd, 2014
Posted in All Police Reports

The Fillmore County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a case where two pet German shepherd dogs were shot and killed on or about December 6, 2014, north of Fillmore. According to Fillmore County Sheriff Daryl Jensen, on December 6 the two dogs w ..... 
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“Ask a trooper” 12.22.14

By Sgt. Troy Christianson

Mon, Dec 22nd, 2014
Posted in All Police Reports

By Sgt. Troy Christianson Minnesota State Patrol Question: How do you determine if your tires are unsafe? Answer: Tire talk is important for anytime of the year. But now as we get into the winter and snow season, it’s an important time to doub ..... 
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Fillmore County police reports - 12.22.14

Mon, Dec 22nd, 2014
Posted in All Police Reports

Fillmore County Sheriff’s Office Casey Brandon Bates, 28, Wykoff, Minn.; 9/30/2014, Driving After Suspension, Fine $200, Total Fees $320. Diane Elizabeth Dungy, 42, Harmony, Minn.; 10/25/2014, Speeding (65/55), Fine $40, Total Fees $130. Br ..... 
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Fillmore County Police Reports - 12.15.14

Mon, Dec 15th, 2014
Posted in All Police Reports

Fillmore County Sheriff’s Office Tyler Ryan Isaacson, 25, Wykoff, Minn.; 10/20/2014, Seat Belt Required – Driver and Passenger Must Use, Total Fees $115. Michael Lee Luck, 22, Lanesboro, Minn.; 10/28/2014, Speeding (55/30), Fine $70, Total F ..... 
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“Ask a trooper” 12.15.14

By Sgt. Troy Christianson

Mon, Dec 15th, 2014
Posted in All Police Reports

Question: I have noticed that not all passing lanes are marked as such. I’ve also noticed there are combination right turn and passing lanes. As I understand a right turn lane is not to be used as a passing lane. In fact, passing on the right is ..... 
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“Ask a trooper”

By Sgt. Troy Christianson

Mon, Dec 8th, 2014
Posted in All Police Reports

Minnesota State Patrol Question: I know that a person is required to have their driver’s license with them anytime they are driving. I forget mine every once in a while and was curious what kind of trouble I could get in? Answer: This is Minne ..... 
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Fillmore County Police Reports

Mon, Dec 8th, 2014
Posted in All Police Reports

Chatfield Police Department Cole Stephen Chadwick, 20, Comfrey, Minn.; 8/7/2014, Driving After Suspension, Fine $200, Total Fees $320. 8/7/2014, Uninsured Vehicle – Driver Violation, Fine $200, Total Fees $200. Holly Jo Theede Kiese, 50, Fount ..... 
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