McDermott urging residents to put the phone down during Distracted Driving Awareness Month

By |2018-04-04T15:17:35-05:00April 4th, 2018|

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month and Officials say the issue is contributing to more deaths on roadways. One out of four crashes in Minnesota involves distracted driving, according to Blue Earth County Attorney Pat McDermott. Blue Earth County Attorney Pat McDermott "It really doesn't take much. If you stop and think about it, to put things into perspective, if an individual would reach down to the heat control or the glove bock or look at their phone for five seconds or less, it doesn't take long, if you're driving 55 miles per hour down the road and you [...]

County Attorney and other local organizations aiming to raise awareness of sexual assaults

By |2018-03-30T03:56:37-05:00March 30th, 2018|

Numerous local organizations are teaming up to shed light on sexual assaults with a series of events planned throughout April. Officials say they are aiming to break down barriers for victims by focusing on resources and support available locally during Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April. Blue Earth County Attorney Pat McDermott says sexual assault cases are some of the most difficult to prove in the criminal justice system. Blue Earth County Attorney Pat McDermott "Because the typical case is one person's word against another. But there is much more that we can do beyond the criminal justice system. [...]

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