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Ask a Trooper - 6/20/16


By Sgt. Troy Christianson

Mon, Jun 20th, 2016
Posted in All Police Reports

By Sgt. Troy Christianson

Minnesota State Patrol

Question: Isn’t there a state law that requires trucks hauling loose loads, such as gravel and granite pieces, to have their loads covered? 

I have lived at my current address for 40 years and rarely see these kinds of loads covered.  The winds combined with the high speeds that some of these trucks travel can make it dangerous for walkers and vehicle occupants along and on a highway. 

Answer: No vehicle shall be moved on a roadway unless the load is securely covered to prevent any leaking, blowing, shifting or dropping.  There are some exceptions; trucks that distribute sand or salt on the roadway for traction and farmers that may lose grains and such, in small amounts, that would not cause damage to the roadway or vehicles. The Minnesota State Statue that covers this is 169.81 Subd. 5.

If you encounter a vehicle that has an unsecured load, safely attempt to obtain a license plate number along with a description of the vehicle and call law enforcement. We will attempt to stop and inspect the vehicle.

When traveling behind a vehicle with an unsecure load, give yourself plenty of room to avoid any obstacles that may fall. Pass the vehicle only when it is safe to do so.

Working together we can drive Minnesota Toward Zero Deaths.

The Minnesota Toward Zero Deaths program brings area law enforcement, public health educators, engineers and emergency medical and trauma services together to reduce the number of traffic fatalities and severe injuries to zero in southeast Minnesota.

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)



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Missing tubers found with stolen vehicle

Mon, Jun 20th, 2016
Posted in Lanesboro Police Reports

By Sheriff Tom Kaase On Saturday evening, June 11, at approximately 10:05 p.m., the Fillmore County Emergency Dispatch 911 Center received a call from the Old Barn Resort. A grandmother was reporting that her 25-year-old granddaughter and the grand ..... 
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Root River rescue

Mon, Jun 20th, 2016
Posted in Lanesboro Police Reports

By Sheriff Tom Kaase On Saturday, June 4, at approximately 9:38 p.m., the Fillmore County Sheriff’s Office Emergency 911 Communications Center received a call of a person in distress, stranded on the bank of the Root River. The location was belie ..... 
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Fillmore County Sheriff’s Office receives outstanding agency award

Mon, Jun 20th, 2016
Posted in Preston Police Reports

PRESTON, MN – Fillmore County Sheriff’s Office is receiving a new piece of equipment to assist them with their traffic enforcement efforts; keeping drivers at safe and legal speeds. This equipment is awared to Law Enforcement Departments that ha ..... 
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Fillmore County Police Reports - 6/20/16

Mon, Jun 20th, 2016
Posted in All Police Reports

Chatfield Police Department Jose Manuel Nunez, 18, Postville, Iowa; 3/23/2016, Speeding – Exceed Limit 30 mph – Urban District (49/30), Fine $60, Total Fees $150. Unsupervised probation for one year (Concurrent/Consecutive). 3/23/2016, D ..... 
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Ask a Trooper - 6.13.16

By Sgt. Troy Christianson

Mon, Jun 13th, 2016
Posted in All Police Reports

By Sgt. Troy Christianson Minnesota State Patrol Question: I’ve noticed that the tabs on our license plates change color every year. Who decides what color the Minnesota registration tabs on license plates should be? Answer: The Minnesota Dep ..... 
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Fillmore County Police Report - 6.13.16

Mon, Jun 13th, 2016
Posted in All Police Reports

Chatfield Police Department Matthew Thomas Manahan, 63, Chatfield, Minn.; 5/12/2016, Driver Approaching Intersection Fails to Yield Right of Way, Fine $50, Total Fees $140. Fillmore County Sheriff’s Office Peter Scott Blackstad, 52, Lakevill ..... 
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Ask a Trooper

By Sgt. Troy Christianson

Mon, Jun 6th, 2016
Posted in All Police Reports

Question: How long does a speeding ticket and written warning ticket stay on your record? Answer: A written warning does not go on your driving record, but it is recorded in our computer system. Citations for speed, according to the Driver and V ..... 
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Fillmore County Police Reports - 6.6.16

Mon, Jun 6th, 2016
Posted in All Police Reports

Chatfield Police Department Randall Ray Cain, 64, Chatfield, Minn.; 3/26/2016, Driver Entering/Crossing Roadway from Non-Roadway Fails to Yield, Fine $50, Total Fees $140. Fillmore County Sheriff’s Department Drew Thomas Bahl, 23, Minneapol ..... 
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