We all know everyone does it, but some do it more dangerously than others. I’m talking about speeding and the dangers many Minnesotans have faced on our highways this year!

Earlier last week, we had an article come out about the potential of speeding cameras being set up. Curt St. John wrote on how “According to the Minnesota Legislature site, the proposed bill (H.F. 2295) would create a pilot program that would use automated enforcement systems (that'd be your traffic cameras) to crack down on those drivers who speed through construction zones, a program favored by several state agencies and legislators.”

Minnesota Dept. of Public Safety photo
Minnesota Dept. of Public Safety photo

At first while reading this I was getting more anxious because while I don’t drive 15 over the speed limit, I do the seemingly “okay” 5 over. But Curt then explained that Minnesota just didn’t have it in their budget to add these, and we probably won’t see the automated enforcement cameras for a couple of years.

However, as I was doing my daily research, I found an article from Kare 11 talking about the crackdown of speeders on Minnesota Highways. It was noted that “State troopers, officers and deputies from 300 agencies across the state wrote 18,983 citations for speeding between July 1-31” and I am in absolute shock!

Photo by Qijin Xu on Unsplash
Photo by Qijin Xu on Unsplash

What is even more alarming is that the article gave a couple stories from law enforcement with one about a “Cambridge Police [stopping] a 19-year-old nanny with kids in the car for driving 94 mph in a 65 mph zone. She stated she was trying to figure out the cruise control,” and then “troopers in the Golden Valley District pulled over a 16-year-old driving on a learners permit for going 110 mph.”

While not everyone is going 15 or 20 over the speed limit, Kare 11 made a point to add there are many reasons to stay at the speed limit, including that it "gives the driver more control, allows motorists more time to react to road situations, and decreases the severity of impact should a crash occur."

All information is credited to the articles from Kare 11 and quickcountry.com.

Built By Duluth's Congdon Family, This Historic Lake Superior Home Has Hit The Market

It's not too often that you have the opportunity to own a "Big Lake" property that is not only situated on 2 acres, but also features 250 feet of "pristine Lake Superior shoreline." But, that is exactly what recently hit the market in Duluth. What makes this property even more intriguing is that it was built by the Condon family, a family with a very rich history in the Northland.

Built in 1971, this property is set back from London Road, which allows it to not only feature panoramic views of Lake Superior, but there's plenty of privacy as it's also surrounded by dense woods.

This home totals 6,897 square feet, featuring 5 bedrooms and 7 baths. The 500+ square foot master suite features its own bathroom, fireplace, walk-in closet, attached sitting area, and an amazing Lake Superior view.

There's also a 400+ square foot kitchen that features St. Charles cabinetry and a breakfast nook.

Multiple fireplaces, floor-to-ceiling windows, a formal dining room, a huge rec room, a 6-car garage, the list of amenities goes on and on.

Take a look through this property, which hit the market in August, 2022, for $1.1 million.

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