Polk County Sheriff Discusses Highway and Water Safety; Line 3 Protests
By: Mary Balstad
Polk County, MN — With the state opening up and summer around the corner, Sheriff Jim Tadman of Polk County spoke on many important issues regarding safety on the road and in the water. Teenage traffic fatalities have risen across Minnesota. As of the year-to-date of June 1st there have been 160 deaths reported which include pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorcyclists. Sheriff Tadman urges people to remember proper motorcycle safety measures.
Tadman also covers the importance of water safety with the warmer weather bringing more traffic on the area lakes. With boat and water activity picking up, it is important to remember the essentials such as life jackets, an available throw and keep people alert of carbon monoxide if there is an inboard motor.
With the temperature rising, so are discussions and protests surrounding Line 3. Sheriff Tadman emphasizes the importance of remembering people’s rights and how law enforcement is working across the state to ensure First Amendment of free speech and petition to assemble.
If there is any information or suspicious activity that needs to be reported, call the Polk County Sheriff’s line at (218)281-5408.