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Supervisors Adopt "Jake Brake" Ordinance


August 6, 2020

A discussion has been underway among the O'Brien County Supervisors for several weeks. The discussion centered around regulating where trucks can use "Jake Brakes" in O'Brien County. The idea to restrict the use of "Jake Brakes" a mile outside incorporated areas of O'Brien County led to supervisors debating pros and cons of such and ordinance. Dennis Vanden Hull, a trucker himself, brought samples of similar regulation throughout the state and the nation, stood firmly against the measure.

Public input was sought through the public hearing process with only one person, John Putnam of Suther...

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