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Take the time to call 811 before you dig or place a sign in the ground. Call 811 first so you don’t have to call 911 later. Or go to the GSOC website at www.gopherstateonecall.org and request underground utilities near the area you’re digging be marked.
Here are the top three things you need to know if you’re enjoying this nice summer weather with a ride on your bike:
1. Wear the gear. Motorcyclists should wear a DOT-approved helmet and brightly-colored protective gear for visibility and protection.
2. Be prepared for inattentive drivers by staying focused on riding and keeping your speed in check.
3. Don’t drink and ride.
Do you live in Hennepin, St. Louis, Crow Wing, Washington or Blue Earth County? They are among 25 counties statewide that will see extra DWI enforcement weekends through July 5. The 25 targeted counties have the highest number of drunk driving deaths and alcohol-related serious injuries during a three-year period.
Are your family members coming over for a Fourth of July celebration? It’s a perfect time to find out who relies on cell phones to make emergency calls.
The way driver's licenses and identification cards are invalidated is changing in Minnesota. Starting July 6, Minnesota Driver and Vehicle Services will be perforating the word "VOID" on the left side of the card by the photo instead of clipping the bottom right corner.
The new method of invalidating driver's licenses and ID cards makes Minnesota compliant with federal law. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's Commercial Driver's License Standards says a document perforated with word VOID is considered invalidated. All Minnesota cards will be processed this way, not just commercial driver's licenses, to reduce errors.