Posts tagged with "law enforcement"

Extra Enforcement Results in a Significant Jump in Citations for Texting and Driving

Posted by HBC Newsdesk April 27, 2015

A motorist accelerates from a stop light with a cigarette in one hand, a phone in the other and no hands on the wheel. Drivers are looking down at their phones for several seconds to send or read a text message. Law enforcement officers encountered these types of distractions during the extra distracted driving enforcement […]

Extra distracted driving enforcement begins today

Posted by HBC Newsdesk April 13, 2015

More than 300 law enforcement agencies across the state, including the Minnesota State Patrol will be cracking down on distracted drivers starting today. The extra enforcement runs through Saturday, April 18. Stopping distracted driving starts with all of us. If you are a passenger in a vehicle with a distracted driver, Speak up: tell them […]

Law enforcement answers nearly a dozen accident calls as winter takes a last gasp

Posted by HBC Newsdesk March 23, 2015

The recent snowfall kept area law enforcement agencies busy yesterday and this morning with numerous fender bender’s and spin outs reported throughout the city and the county. Winona County Sheriff Ron Ganrude said his officers responded to eight calls of cars spinning out and entering ditches around the county. He reported no serious injuries and […]

State police chiefs association issues statement on license plate reader recommendations

Posted by HBC Newsdesk December 23, 2014

The Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association released this statement on the Legislative Commission on Data Practices recommendations for Automated License Plate Reader Use by Law Enforcement: “We are disappointed by the Commission’s recommendation that requires police agencies to immediately destroy potential evidence collected by license plate readers. “Today’s recommendation sends a clear message that we […]

Brand hangs up his star after 44 years

Posted by HBC Newsdesk December 22, 2014

On January 1, Winona County will have a new sheriff for the first time in 16 years. Sheriff Dave Brand will be leaving a career in law enforcement that spans four decades. When Brand graduated from Lewiston High School in 1966 he knew he wanted a job that would allow him to help people. He […]

15 states aim for zero deaths on I-90/94 this weekend

Posted by HBC Newsdesk July 31, 2014

Motorists traveling through Minnesota on two of the country’s most highly traveled and dangerous interstates will notice an extra law enforcement presence during a four-day enforcement campaign starting Friday. The Minnesota State Patrol and law enforcement officials in 14 other states are joining together with a goal of zero deaths on Interstates 94 and 90 […]

Speed enforcement patrols begin today

Posted by HBC Newsdesk July 10, 2014

Excuses like “I didn’t know I was speeding.” “There must be something wrong with my speedometer.” “I’m not from around here.” won’t fly with Minnesota law enforcement officers during the statewide speed enforcement campaign that begins today and continues through July 27. Nearly 400 Minnesota law enforcement agencies will increase patrols to combat traffic crashes, […]

Law enforcement agencies to crack down on speeders

Posted by HBC Newsdesk June 16, 2014

During the summer, there are typically more than 900 crashes involving teen drivers each month, and illegal and unsafe speed has been one of the top three contributing factors in these crashes. June 16-20, nearly 400 Minnesota law enforcement agencies will increase patrols to combat traffic crashes, deaths and serious injuries caused by speeding, according […]

Seatbelt enforcement campaign begins May 19

Posted by HBC Newsdesk May 16, 2014

Law enforcement agencies across Minnesota will be conducting extra Click It or Ticket seat belt patrols to remind motorists and passengers of the importance of buckling up. For two weeks – May 19-June 1, Winona County law enforcement agencies will join nearly 400 other Minnesota agencies in increased patrols designed to encourage motorists to buckle […]

Crackdown on distracted driving to begin Friday

Posted by HBC Newsdesk April 9, 2014

Winona County Law Enforcement Agencies will conduct extra enforcement the week of April 11-18 in an effort to reduce distracted driving. Deputies/officers/Troopers are highlighting the issue during the prom and graduation seasons. In the last three years distracted teen drivers were involved in crashes that resulted in 25 deaths and 4,505 injuries. Driver distraction is […]

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