Ask the Chief

Wow, it has gotten cold!!!

We went from 40’s above zero to — 10 in just a few days. This type of cold can be extremely dangerous and hard on people, pets and vehicles. It’s important to dress for the weather and to carry extra clothing and blankets in your vehicle.

If your vehicle breaks down, don't walk away from it. It doesn't take long for hypothermia to set in and people die every year when they walk away from a disabled vehicle.

If you have pets that are outside, please make sure they have appropriate shelter along with food and water. Pets who live outdoors need extra food and protection from the wind and snow.

If you have an indoor pet that goes outside, it is important to remember that they are not use to the cold and their paws could freeze. Don't let them out to go potty and forget about them.

When it comes to your vehicles, the cold weather can kill a battery, decrease tire pressure, ice-up windows and much more.

At the first sign of problems, take your vehicle to a reputable mechanic and have it checked. Also, make sure both of your headlights and tail lights work.

Check your tire pressure weekly and remove snow and ice from your windows and windshields before driving.

A little prevention can keep you on schedule and possibly save your life.

Minneota Police Chief Bill Bolt

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The Minneota Mascot
Address: 201 N. Jefferson
Minneota, MN 56264

Phone:(507) 872-6492