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SENTINEL TRIBUNE ON Wednesday, February 24, 2016 Page 2 DEATH NOTICE Eleanor Quincey funeral pending Eleanor Quincey, 86, of Westbrook died Sunday, February 21, 2016 at Westbrook Good Samaritan. Funeral services are pending with Stephens Funeral Service - Westbrook Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent at www.stephensfu- neralservice.com COTTONWOOD COUNTY COURT February 12 - 17, 2016 driving: $100.00 - Tyler J. Speeding: $125.00 Schoborg, Westbrook, MN, Sydney J. Cuperus, Iona, local confinement: stayed 60 MN $135.00 - Phillip E. days for 1 yr; supervised pro- Hoppa, Berlin, WI; Thomas bation 1 yr; chemical depen- W. Schleisman, Omaha, NE dency evaluation/treatment. $145.00 - Grant E. Goeman, Pay for and complete chemi- Jeffers, MN; April S. cal use assessment within 60 Khemphomma, Mt. Lake, days and follow recommen- MN $285.00 Tyler J.dations of assessment; no Schoborg, Westbrook, MNalcohol/controlled substance Driving after revocation: use; no possession of alcohol $285.00 - Thomas M. Fest, or drugs; random testing; Heron Lake, MN; David S. community work service, 8 Sengmany, Mt. Lake, MN;hours for indeterminate Jason L. Black, Mankato, Uninsured vehicle: MN; Alejandro Mendez, Mt. $200.00-Alejandro Mendez, Lake, MN; Alejandro Mt. Lake, MN Mendez, Mt. Lake, MN Financial transaction Failure to yield right of card fraud: $844.38 way: $135.00 - Helen J.Christina E. Villarreal, Voss, Windom, MN Windom, MN, Supervised Seat belt violation: probation; local confine- $110.00 - Jack H. Schaffer, ment: stayed 90 days for 1 Windom, MN; Danny E. yr; write letter of apology; Nielsen, Worthington, MN remain law-abiding Under 21 drinking and ASK A TROOPER BY TROY CHRISTIANSON roadways and more than 20% of those were alcohol related. Always have a plan for a sober ride before you party or crash on a friend's couch to avoid crashing on the road. Question: Is it legal to hitch- hike in Minnesota? Answer: Minnesota State Question: Is there anything License." See attached sample. Statute 169.22 states "No per- on a driver's license that tells The restriction is placed on a merchant/business whether the license as a tool for law son shall stand in a roadway for someone has a DUI or on enforcement in case the license the purpose of soliciting a ride probation for a drinking vio- holder is stopped. This does from the driver of any private iation? not restrict that person from vehicle." A roadway is defined Answer: If a person has entering an establishment that as "a portion of a highway three or more DWI arrests serves alcohol, but establish- improved, designed, or ordi- within ten years, or has four ments can set their own poli- narily used for vehicular travel, or more DWIs on their record, cies. exclusive of the sidewalk or there is a notation placed on the From 2010-2014, there were shoulder." If a pedestrian is off back of their driver's license (if 945 people arrested for DWI the roadway (shoulder or ditch) they are eligible for reinstate- in Minnesota during Super technically, they could solicit ment). It will generally state, Bowl weekend. During that a ride from a person driving a "Restrictions: Any Use of same time period there were motor vehicle. Alcohol or Drugs Invalidates 24 people killed on Minnesota It is important to mention that no pedestrian is allowed on or along the freeway (including the shoulder and ditch). There is serious concern for pedestrian safety with vehi- cles traveling at a high rate of speed; along with the possibil- ity of distracted and impaired drivers. In addition, picking up a hitchhiker carries a certain amount of risk. I believe you should use common sense and good judgment in these situa- tions. It comes down to these crucial factors - personal safety and traffic safety. If you have any questions concerning traffic related laws or issues in Minnesota send your questions to Sgt. Troy Christianson - Minnesota State Patrol at 2900 48th Street NW, Rochester MN 55901- 5848. (Or reach him at, Troy. Christianson@state.mn.us) DNR QUESTION OF THE WEEK Q: Now is the time of year than 800 species of birds, mam- turtles, bats, timber rattle- including the DNR EagleCam. when Minnesota residentsmals, reptiles, amphibians, fish, snakes, great blue herons and Contributions can be made on can contribute to the DNR's butterflies and selected inver- other colonial water birds your Minnesota tax form or Nongame Wildlife check- tebrates that are not tradition- like egrets and grebes. The online at www.mndnr.gov/eco/ off fund on their tax forms, ally hunted or harvested. This money also helps to acquire nongame/checkoff.html. These What is this money used for includes conservation efforts land and easements that pro- donations provide 80 percent and how does it help wildlife? for threatened and endangered tect habitat; manage prairies, of funding for the Nongame species, forests and wetlands; create Wildlife Program and are A: Donations made to this Specifically, the species buffer zones along lakeshores; matched with funds from con- fund are used by the DNR's that have benefited from these assist private landowners and servation license plates. Nongame Wildlife Program for efforts are bald eagles, trum- local governments with habitat - Carrol Henderson, DNR a number of statewide efforts to peter swans, peregrine falcons, management; fund educational Nongame Wildlife Program hNp protect and manage more eastern bluebirds, Blanding's programs; and much more - supervisor 1,