Skip to main content

State trooper caught speeding pleads guilty, gets a hefty fine

  • Author:
  • Updated:

A Minnesota State Trooper clocked traveling nearly 40 mph above the speed limit has been fined.

Sgt. Jesse Grabow, a public information officer with the patrol, was caught on April 28 going 94 mph in a 55 mph zone on Highway 210 in Otter Tail County.

The Duluth News Tribune reports Grabow pleaded guilty at Otter Tail County District Court, and was fined $535.

According to the newspaper, court documents showed trooper Robyn Birr was patrolling the highway when she first noticed the car, not realizing at first it was another squad car.

It was previously reported that Grabow was on-duty at the time, but was not on an emergency call.

Valley News Live reports an internal investigation into Grabow is still ongoing following the incident.

He is still working as a trooper, but his public information officer duties are being handled by other troopers.

Next Up

monkeypox virus

Minnesota up to 6 confirmed cases of monkeypox virus

Most people recover at home within 2-4 weeks.

thc edibles

Did Minnesota just accidentally legalize THC?

A Republican lawmaker who voted to approve the new law in May is already talking about rolling it back.

Screen Shot 2022-06-30 at 3.19.42 PM

Gasoline may be cause of sewer explosion on U of M campus

An all-clear was given around 9 p.m. Thursday, with residents in the area allowed to return to their homes.


Overwhelming demand for THC products on first day of new law in MN

One shop owner said his Chaska store broke the online sales record before they opened Friday morning.

Flickr - Lake Minnetonka boat - Greg Gjerdingen

Increased drunk boating enforcement over 4th of July weekend

The increased enforcement is part of the Operation Dry Water initiative.


Four kayakers stranded, rescued in Chisholm park

The kayakers became stranded at Redhead Mountain Bike Park Thursday afternoon.


Duo charged after 10-pound meth package sent to wrong address

More than 10 pounds of meth are off the street thanks to a delivery error.

Screen Shot 2022-07-01 at 11.01.32 AM

Bird Rides' suburban expansion continues in Minnesota

Its scooter season in Minnesota. The latest on where you can find Bird e-scooters:

Flickr - police lights squad siren - Edward Kimmel

Man found dead with 'trauma to his face' in St. Paul

A man was found dead with "trauma to his face" in St. Paul after 3 a.m.

Hibbing ambulance

Boyfriend jailed after woman found dead in Hibbing

The woman was found dead on Tuesday, June 28.


2 motorcyclists killed in crash near Duluth

The crash happened at a curve in the road north of Duluth.

Life Link

18 injured in two separate crashes involving teen drivers

The crashes happened Thursday in Ham Lake and North Branch Township.