About Ask a Trooper

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About this program

ask-a-trooperMost of us spend considerable time on roadways and our objective should always be to ensure our own safety and that of others. One way we can be safest is to be attentive when driving and to be aware of state traffic laws that regulate our travel.

The Minnesota State Patrol is one of many law enforcement agencies working diligently to protect our safety. Traffic safety, especially, is the State Patrol’s concern and mandate.

To help all of us be safer on the roadways and to help all of us be safer in our daily lives, the Minnesota State Patrol and ECM Publishers continue teaming together to offer an online feature called Ask A Trooper. If you have questions about traffic safety or any other question dealing with public safety, use the Ask A Trooper column to find an answer to your question.

Visitors to this website may direct questions to Sgt. Jesse Grabow, public information officer for the Minnesota State Patrol. Previously, questions were forwarded to Sgt. Curt Mowers. Sgt. Mowers is retiring from the Patrol.

Sgt. Grabow is the third generation of Grabows with the Minnesota State Patrol. His father Jeff and grandfather Arlo were state troopers. He has logged 16 years with the State Patrol and currently covers the districts of Detroit Lakes, Thief River Falls and St. Cloud. Sgt. Grabow started his law enforcement career with the Pelican Rapids Police Department. He is in his fourth year as a public information officer.

“If we can’t answer the question, we will use resources available to us to try to satisfy the questioner,” said Grabow. Safety on the highway, bike safety and pedestrian safety are major topics the sergeant hopes to cover in Ask a Trooper. He also urges readers to check the archives to see if similar questions have been previously answered.

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