North Dakota Troopers: 800 motorists rescued following blizzard

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The North Dakota Highway Patrol said about 800 motorists have been rescued following a blizzard that hammered the state on Friday.
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Chuck

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Good to see these troopers doing something useful rather than driving around bars hoping to arrest some harmless dude who stops and has a couple of beers with his friends after work.
par for the course

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this story - 800 people in danger of their lives - handled as an everyday event here in the midwest. a big wave swamps some boats in Santa Cruz and the feds are called out and it's covered nationally. I think the coverage bias follows the tax funds. Out here we pay our taxes in to DC and they send most of it to the coasts. then we take care of our own biz while they rely more & more on uncle sam.
NOT Minnesota Troopers

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There is NO WAY Minnesota Troopers could rescue 800 people. Based on the time needed to clear ONE (1) spinout one Minnesota Trooper could rescue two (2) motorists per 8 hour shift.
Clueless MN Troopers

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Mn Troopers are too busy parking their squad cars in freeway traffic lanes harassing motorists for going 67 mph in a 65 mph zone making roads more dangerous then safer.
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The headline should read: 800 Stupid Azz Motorists had to be rescued because they're too stupid to stay home during a blizzard.

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Chuck wrote:
Good to see these troopers doing something useful rather than driving around bars hoping to arrest some harmless dude who stops and has a couple of beers with his friends after work.
Could I respectfully say, you are an idiot. You will never catch a state trooper hanging around bars to catch a drunk, the drunks come to them out on the road. Get a clue, dufus.
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Must be global warming. Dumb b@5st@rds.
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Maybe the movie, "Fargo," was right!
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The Negotiator wrote:
<quoted text> Could I respectfully say, you are an idiot. You will never catch a state trooper hanging around bars to catch a drunk, the drunks come to them out on the road. Get a clue, dufus.
sounds like someones speaking from experience here.
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I feel sorry for the troopers! Thay have to risk their lives for idiots that can't listen to the weather forcasters and stay off the roads!
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Deb wrote:
I feel sorry for the troopers! Thay have to risk their lives for idiots that can't listen to the weather forcasters and stay off the roads!
You got the main part right. You are one SORRY Beotch!
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You got the main part right. You are one SORRY Beotch!
Thank you for showing us who and what you are. For starters, a typical sconnie.
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Barney wrote:
Maybe the movie, "Fargo," was right!
"Fargo" was filmed in MN actually!

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NOT Minnesota Troopers wrote:
There is NO WAY Minnesota Troopers could rescue 800 people. Based on the time needed to clear ONE (1) spinout one Minnesota Trooper could rescue two (2) motorists per 8 hour shift.
I take it you've been pulled over? Or if you think you can do better become a Trooper.
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I take it you've been pulled over? Or if you think you can do better become a Trooper.
IF I were a Trooper I would NOT park in a traffic lane.

If I were a Trooper I would CLEAR incidents off freeways ASAP.

IF I were a Trooper I would direct people I pull over for traffic tickets to drive to the next exit ramp, NOT parking along side the freeway writing a ticket.

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