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Wabasha driving class declared illegal

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A judge ruled Monday that a Wabasha County ticket diversion program is illegal under Minnesota law, putting into question similar programs in Goodhue County, Red Wing and more than 30 other cities and counties across the state.

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The partial summary judgment by Third District Court Judge James Fabian includes a permanent injunction on Wabasha County’s Safe Driving Class, which gave motorists the option of taking an educational course in lieu of paying certain traffic tickets.

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Michael Brun
Michael Brun is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls journalism program. He has worked for the Republican Eagle since March 2013, covering county government, health and local events. 
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