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Pine River police plan speed patrols near school

Persistent speeding and stop sign violations are prompting extra attention.

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PINE RIVER — Pine River Police Chief Paul Sand announced he plans extra patrols of the streets near Pine River-Backus High School, particularly Murray Avenue and Third Street, where drivers tend to ignore the school zone speed limits and the stop sign at Murray and Third during active school hours.

The speed limit on the roads in the school zone is 15 mph between 7:30-8:30 a.m. and 2:30-3:30 p.m. Fines for violating the speed limit in a school zone are doubled.

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