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Sgt. Neil Dickenson

March 19, 2018
I do a lot of local driving for work, and every day I see an abundance of vehicles that roll through stops. This happens most frequently in a "right on red" situation. I have seen many near misses by vehicles rolling through a "right on red". I was just wondering what our State law requires of us to do at stop signs/red lights.
Ask A Trooper: What the law requires at red lights, stop signs
March 19, 2018 - 8:00am
March 15, 2018
If I'm driving a friend's car whose license is suspended, if the officer runs the plates and it comes back to my friend, can he pull me over just because the registered owner's license is suspended?
Ask A Trooper: Cause to pull over
March 15, 2018 - 12:30pm
February 5, 2018
Minnesota state law says that no person shall drive any motor vehicle with the windshield or front side windows covered with steam or frost to such an extent as to prevent proper vision.
Ask A Trooper: Frosty windows
February 5, 2018 - 7:00am
December 30, 2017
My father found a wallet at a big retail store while on vacation and was concerned about handing it off to the staff there, instead deciding to contact the owner directly. He was eventually pulled over by local PD, with the wallet in hand, and was told he could be brought up on theft charges. What should he have done? Illustration
Ask A Trooper: What should you do with found wallet?
December 30, 2017 - 9:00am
December 5, 2017
South Long Lake neighbors EJ Swanson (left) and Terry Huber try to calm a deer they saved that fell through the ice into the frigid water. They helped the deer stand and then it ran away.
Submitted photo
South Long Lake men rescue 1 deer fallen through ice: 3 deer don't make it
December 5, 2017 - 5:00am
July 16, 2017
The Minnesota Department of Transportation urges motorists to use both lanes of traffic in a construction zone. Traffic should not merge together until reaching the designated merge area. At that time, vehicles should alternate in a "zipper" fashion into the open lane. MnDOT imageplay button
Ask a Trooper: Drive safely through work zones; practice zipper merge
July 16, 2017 - 5:30am
January 18, 2017
Ask a Trooper: Blowing snow into a street hazardous, unlawful
January 18, 2017 - 2:24pm
September 8, 2016
Ask a Trooper: School bus safety tips shared
September 8, 2016 - 9:03am
October 31, 2015
TRIAD to present winter driving safety for seniors Nov. 17
October 31, 2015 - 8:00am
October 14, 2015
The Minnesota Accident Report requires the officer to fill in or answer certain questions that pertain to the incident from road and weather conditions, driver and vehicle information and contributing factors on how and why the crash occurred. Illustration
Ask a Trooper: Why we crash
October 14, 2015 - 12:09pm