Ask the Chief

My time of year — Fall

Fall officially started on September 22, and judging by the rain and cooler temperatures, I’d agree that fall is here.

This is my favorite time of the year as I enjoy the darker days, fire pits and changing colors. Many of us have fall traditions that we look forward too.

Mine is soup. I enjoy cooking and I love making soups. Fall is a great time to have a warm bowl of soup and talk with family.

With all of the fun things associated with fall it is important that we don’t forget the dangers that exist.

Harvest will start soon and that means an increase in the number of tractors and trucks on the road.

To avoid serious injury, please slow down and turn on your lights. Don’t be in a hurry and try to pass a tractor.

Take your time and enjoy the season. Another danger to watch for are deer.

Archery hunting season has started for deer, (Sept. 16 to Dec. 31) and firearms hunting runs Nov. 4 to Nov. 12.

As a result of hunting, farming and the rut, deer will be on the move and many will be hit by cars.

Slow down, turn on your lights and look for deer.

Final thought - are you ready for snow? I know I should not say the word but if we don’t start planning now we might be caught out in the cold (pun intended).

Now is the time to have your vehicle checked to make sure it is ready for the cold, snow and ice.

Your car battery may be working well now but as the temperatures fall so too does its performance.

Tires, brakes, heater, emergency supplies all need to be looked at.

If you plan ahead, you can save yourself not only time and money but you may save your life.

Minneota Police Chief Bill Bolt

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