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Minnesota troopers issue 127 seat-belt tickets in DL district during first month of new law

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DETROIT LAKES - The Minnesota State Patrol issued 127 seat-belt tickets in its Detroit Lakes district during the first month that the state's primary seat-belt was in effect.

The law, which makes not wearing a seat belt a primary offense and one that officers can pull motorists over for, took effect June 9.

From June 9 to July 9, troopers in the Detroit Lakes district issued 127 seat-belt tickets and 127 warnings, Trooper Andy Schmidt said.

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