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Extra DWI patrols planned during ice fishing extravaganza

Brainerd lakes area police officers from area jurisdictions, including Brainerd, Baxter and Nisswa, will provide extra patrol Saturday, Jan. 24, to help combat drunken driving during the Brainerd Jaycees $150,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganza on Hole-...

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Brainerd lakes area police officers from area jurisdictions, including Brainerd, Baxter and Nisswa, will provide extra patrol Saturday, Jan. 24, to help combat drunken driving during the Brainerd Jaycees $150,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganza on Hole-in-the-Day Bay on Gull Lake.

Driving while intoxicated (DWI) enforcement and education is a component of Minnesota’s core traffic safety initiative, Toward Zero Deaths (TZD). A primary vision of the TZD program is to create a safe driving culture in Minnesota in which motorists support a goal of zero road fatalities by practicing and promoting safe and smart driving behavior. TZD focuses on the application of four strategic areas to reduce crashes – education, enforcement, engineering and emergency trauma response.

During a recent enhanced campaign held from Nov. 26 to Dec. 31 of 2014, Minnesota police officers, deputies and Minnesota State Patrol Troopers arrested 2,537 people for DWI.  

“As a reminder to everyone, plan ahead for a safe and sober ride,” Brainerd officer Tony Runde said.

Nancy Vogt is editor of the Pineandlakes Echo Journal, a weekly newspaper that covers eight communities in the Pequot Lakes-Pine River areas - from Nisswa to Hackensack and Pequot Lakes to Crosslake.

She started as editor of the Lake Country Echo in July 2006, and continued in that role when the Lake Country Echo and the Pine River Journal combined in September 2013 to become the Pineandlakes Echo Journal. She worked for the Brainerd Dispatch from 1992-2006 in various roles.

She covers Nisswa, Pequot Lakes, Lake Shore and Crosslake city councils, as well as writes feature stories, news stories and personal columns (Vogt's Notes). She also takes photos at community events.

Contact her at nancy.vogt@pineandlakes.com or 218-855-5877 with story ideas or questions. Be sure to leave a voicemail message!
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