Minnesotans are entering the holiday season and their choices can bring families together or bring life-changing tragedy. A choice that should always become a holiday tradition is planning a sober ride before drinking alcohol. Choices to drive drunk have contributed to 27 deaths on Minnesota roads from the day before Thanksgiving through Dec. 30 in the last five years (2012-2016 preliminary). To protect Minnesotans from deadly decisions, there will be statewide extra DWI enforcement starting Nov. 22 and on weekends through Dec. 30.
The health of all people in Goodhue County is the subject of a newly released report. The 2017 Goodhue County Community Health Assessment identifies top health issues and offers a starting point to identify health inequities. The report is a collaborative effort that takes place every five years.
School days bring congestion: Yellow school buses are picking up students, children on bicycles are hurrying to get to school before the bell rings, and rushed parents are trying to drop their kids off before work. It's never more important for drivers to slow down and pay attention than when kids are present — especially before and after school.