St. Paul, MN (KROC-AM News)- Five residents of southeast Minnesota are among 35 state troopers to graduate from the agency’s 65th training academy. 

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A news release from the Minnesota Department of Public safety says the graduating class is a mix of traditional and Law Enforcement Training Opportunity applicants. The new class took the oath of office during a ceremony in St. Paul on Tuesday. 

The following southeast Minnesota natives made up the State Patrol’s graduating class

  • Jamison Bowen, Byron 
  • Andrew Gallagher, Byron 
  • Josh Hall, Rochester 
  • Daniel Schmit, Red Wing 
  • Joshua Steinberg, Owatonna

A video of the graduation ceremony can be found below.


From purposefully spinning the car around on snow/ice to the Minnesota Nice Department of Health Inspectors and the Hot Dog Stand, you'll probably had no idea these things were true in Minnesota.

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