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Hands-Free Law improves road safety

Hands-Free Law improves road safety

Maddie Schutte

September 11, 2019

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz’s new Hands-Free Law will keep drivers’ hands off their phones and on the wheel again. This new legislation will protect the lives of Minnesotans every day. Gov. Walz signed the bill April 12 and it went into effect Aug 1, according to the Minnesota Department of Publi...

Staff Editorial: Hands-free driving bill presents solution

February 28, 2019

Recently, a bill to restrict phone usage while driving has gained support in the House of Representatives and Senate among both Republicans and Democrats. The Echo Editorial Board sees this as a step in the right direction, towards safer driving for everyone. According to the Minnesota House of Representative...

Law, policies protect confidentiality

Law, policies protect confidentiality

Sophie Yarosh and Nicole Stanford

December 21, 2017

Medical director for the Minnesota Poison Control Center Jon Cole said in 2015 the Minnesota State Legislature passed a law allowing any person to be free of legal jeopardy if they call 911 during an overdose emergency. “If you bought drugs illegally and you and your friend use them and your friend ...

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