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Crackdown on crime in Hanska

April 30, 2013

To the editor: It is with a great deal of civic pride and emotional relief to learn that our Big Brother to the north has reduced criminality to the point where He can export his gang-busting......

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May-02-13 4:36 PM

Seat Belt Law Page Content Primary Seat Belt Law •Minnesota’s seat belt law is a primary offense, meaning drivers and passengers in all seating positions — including in the backseat — must be buckled up or in the correct child restraint.

•Law enforcement will stop and ticket unbelted drivers or passengers. A seat belt ticket is $25 but can cost more than $100 with fees.

•Drivers will be ticketed for unbelted passengers ages 14 and younger. Unbelted passengers age 15 and older will be ticketed directly.

Kathryn Swanson Seat Belt Law (M.S. 169.686)

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May-02-13 5:54 AM

I find it funny that the Hanska people or the people writing these replies, don't see that almost every week in the court proceedings has someone from Hanska in them. These are serious crimes as well. To be fair it's usually the same names, however, they've lived in Hanska their whole lives. God knows it can't be the parenting, because they did such a fine job that the parents deserve to spend Monday - Saturday and most of Sunday at the Muni.

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May-02-13 3:19 AM

Japanviking, to answer your questions, first of all, it is probable that this officer was working a Safe and Sober shift, which is paid for by the federal government. When depts. work safe and sober they often work together with other agencies, such as the sheriff's dept. and will work outside of their cities or counties. As for your jurisdiction question, police officers in Minnesota are licensed by the state to be police officers, therefore, they have jurisdiction anywhere in the state.

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May-02-13 2:15 AM

With a crime wave like that, the city may have to call upon Wyatt Earp or Marshall Matt Dillon to bring law and order to such misguided souls.

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May-01-13 9:46 PM

Upset: JR and I sit over at Searles and make up most of our posts after numerous shots of some stuff they keep under wraps behind the bar.

Once in a while Shadow joins us...but he's a bit of a mysterious character...even to us.

Be assured that MIT has NEVER been through the doors.

Although it might be good for him.

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May-01-13 3:18 PM I'd like have what you're drinking:)

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May-01-13 2:54 PM

I just makes you wonder what all else they are up to in Hanska.

I mean, if they're not fastening their seat belts, are they also tearing off the warning labels from their mattresses? And what about all those Hanskaites who fish without fishing licenses? And then there is the whole problem about U-turns right in the middle of "the downtown", right out in broad daylight?

I say, they're getting what they deserve.

If it wasn't for the NU police, those Hanska... people...would probably run n a k e d in the streets!!!

The nerve.

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May-01-13 1:23 PM

Shouldn't law enforcement people be non-judgemental? Pretty hard to understand... How should a person from Hanska feel?

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May-01-13 8:18 AM

middleclassworker I know for a FACT that Hanska does not have "contracts with NUPD for its services since they are too small to afford a cop of their own." I still wish someone either in the Sheriff's Office or New Ulm Police Force would explain this instead of just this back and forth here with no real explanation. I would also really like an answer on jurisdiction of a City Police force within another city.

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May-01-13 7:07 AM

Correct me if I'm wrong but I thought you couldn't be pulled over just for a seatbelt violation anymore...I thought Minnesota changed that recently...

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May-01-13 6:48 AM

MCW...Since I'm only a "wanna be deputy or jailor," I'm only guessing that the entire county; no matter where you live; is paying, through taxes, for the services of the Brown Co. Sheriff's Dept. But you also have to remember that I have some "small man's syndrome" that affects my judgement.:(

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May-01-13 12:15 AM

Just out of curiosity, if we are paying taxes to the county to support its expenses, including law enforcement PLUS taxes to the city of New Ulm to also fund law enforcement, are we paying more in the city for law enforcement than those out of town? In other words, even though the Sheriff really doesn't patrol in the city limits, are we still paying for the services of his office?

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Apr-30-13 8:56 PM

upsetulmer So what is your point about Hanska? Why you refer to Hanska like you do? Don't like to have to bother with the small towns?

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Apr-30-13 7:38 PM

I'm guessing that the village of Hanska contracts with NUPD for its services since they are too small to afford a cop of their own. The fines are probably prosecuted through Hanska's city attorney.

If gossiping were illegal, that officer would have a full time job in Hanska.

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Apr-30-13 3:55 PM

thinkb4ush*t...what other town, village, wide spot in the road in Brown Co. was being considered besides Hanska for cameras so the BCSD could "patrol" without having to be there? By the way, you'd be envious of what I've got.

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Apr-30-13 3:05 PM

upsetulmer, By the way, how long have you been a wanna be Deputy or Jailor? Your low class, powertrip mentality with that "hell-hole" comment about Hanska is truly the work one could only expect from Short man's something syndrome... You figure out what area, short minded?

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Apr-30-13 9:23 AM

More than likely, it's probably being paid through the Brown Co. Sheriffs Dept. The BCSD doesn't have the manpower to be constantly patrolling that *ell hole anyway. And, since Hanska is an incorporated village, it should have its own police dept.

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Apr-30-13 9:11 AM

Any ticket issued by a City Police force in another city should have it s jurisdiction challenged. I am fairly certain any Judge would dismiss any charge out of hand. My question would be if you were a New Ulm taxpayer would you not be angry to find out the Police Officers your tax dollars pay for are driving around to other small cities near by to hand out tickets. Certainly seems like a waste if taxpayers dollars to me.

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Apr-30-13 8:58 AM

Don't you already export your virtue ?

I thought that's what Syttende Mai was all about.

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Apr-30-13 6:47 AM

I typically only imbibe in the finest brew of New Ulm, but after reading this, I'll have whatever he's having. By the by Gene, what was your fine for not wearing a seatbelt?

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