A 10-day distracted driving campaign through the Minnesota Department of Public Safety resulted in 550 drivers being cited for texting while driving.
This holiday weekend, lakes and rivers around the state will be packed with boaters who are finally getting the chance to enjoy summer. But, a day off for most Minnesotans means a busy day for the Department of Natural Resources patrolling the water for those who are drinking and boating.
Anyone heading out onto the St. Croix River will have to abide by a new rule. The new bridge construction is underway and a no-wake zone is in effect for nearly a mile along the river. The St. Croix River offers an easy getaway during the summer months. Gail Plewacki of Stillwater takes out her pontoon whenever she can.
Authorities issued nearly 100 citations and pulled over more than 2,400 drivers who were texting last Thursday — Distracted Driving Day.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says deer baiting was pervasive during this year’s hunting season.
The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) issued more citations for illegal deer baiting in 2011 than in any other year since the citations began being tracked 20 years ago, the department said.
The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Cargill Meat Solutions Corp. for 23 violations at its Milwaukee ground been production plant.
More states are making texting and driving illegal, but the number of people across the U.S. doing that has increased by 50 percent last year.