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As the weather starts to take a turn for the colder, it’s assured snowflakes aren’t that far off. And that, in turn, gives us cause to wonder if Twin Cities drivers are safe enough to handle the coming winter months.
A motorcyclist that swerved to avoid striking a deer in the road was killed in a crash near Black River Falls Tuesday afternoon. The Wisconsin State Patrol responded to the scene at Oakridge Road about a half-mile north of State Highway 27.
A 79-year-old Brainerd man was killed after the scooter he was driving was involved in a collision with an SUV on Wednesday afternoon. The State Patrol says that James Strowbridge was driving south on Highway 371.
Metro Transit crews are going to test cars by night on their new “green line” light rail transit at the end of the month. The tests will begin along the western half of the University Avenue stretch the week of August 26.
Drivers traveling around the metro are having to give themselves plenty of time to get to their destinations. Several of the major freeways in and around the Twin Cities are off limits until Monday’s morning rush hour.
At least one person was killed after being ejected from a speeding car in Eden Prairie, Minn. Thursday evening. Authorities said the crash happened at the intersection of Eden Prairie Road and Park Terrace Drive at about 8 p.m.
Beltrami County sheriff’s officials are seeking the public’s help in finding a driver involved in a fatal hit-and-run. The body of 25-year-old Christopher Lee Strong of Bemidji was discovered on a road near Bemidji about 4:30 a.m. Wednesday. Sheriff’s investigators say skid marks and vehicle parts were found on the road.
U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann and other elected officials from along Interstate 94 between Minneapolis and St. Cloud are asking Gov. Mark Dayton to consider making it a higher state priority to widen the freeway by a lane in each direction.
Two people were taken to the hospital after a head-on collision in western Wisconsin on Sunday. According to the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department, the crash happened on 420th Street west of County Road A in the Township of Maiden Rock.
Police say a semi truck failed to stop at a stop sign in Waseca County, leading to a fatal crash on Wednesday afternoon. The crash happened at the intersection of Highway 30 and Highway 83 at about 2:30 p.m.
A student from Buffalo High School was killed in a three-vehicle crash involving a dump truck on Tuesday afternoon in Wright County. Authorities identified the victim as 16-year-old Emma Rodelius, of Maple Lake.
A high-speed chase involving an armed robbery suspect and police resulted in a crash which seriously injured a father and his infant son in Monticello Monday night. Investigators believe the man who caused the crash had also been drinking.
The Twin Cities is one of the best metropolitan areas to get on a bike and travel around town. But with the uptick in cyclists, Hennepin County is now eyeing new ways to keep all kinds of commuters safe.
Five people suffered minor injuries when a passenger bus went off the road and into a field in southeastern North Dakota. the driver of the Jefferson Lines bus told police that the brakes failed while he was trying to exit Interstate 94.
Authorities say an 86-year-old woman was killed in a crash involving a semi-truck in Becker County. The crash happened along Highway 10 on Thursday afternoon at about 2 p.m.
For the second time in less than a week, a husband and wife have been killed in a motorcycle accident in Minnesota. Authorities said the recent crash happened in Crow Wing County Road near Crosby.
A 26-year-old man was critically injured after crashing his all-terrain vehicle in Dakota County Thursday afternoon. Isaac James Lucking was traveling east on 180 Street near Goodwin Avenue when he lost control of the ATV.
When you think of streetcars, you might think of places like San Francisco. But now the city of Minneapolis wants to drive this old world idea into our 20th century reality. City Council will take its first vote on a plan to add streetcars into the heart of downtown.
Demolition began on the Hastings Bridge this Wednesday, as motorists in the Twin Cities bid farewell to “Old Blue.” Crews started tearing down the landmark bridge at 7 a.m. The demolition crews will begin by removing the decking on the downtown side.
A number of roads will be closing later this week as construction crews begin working on resurfacing projects around the Twin Cities. MnDOT says that the first of eight week’s worth of delays and detours will affect motorists using Highway 169.
The City of Minneapolis is warning Twin Cities residents and visitors that the downtown area could be extra busy on Thursday and Friday evenings over concurrent concerts and Twins games. The city informed visitors to the downtown area that they should plan ahead for the rush.
Authorities are investigating why a Twin Cities bus crashed into a ditch in St. Paul Thursday morning. The incident happened at Shepard Road and Interstate 35E. Authorities said the bus had no passengers on it at the time of the crash.
Metro area motorists should get ready for some major delays getting to, or from, downtown Minneapolis this weekend, from any direction. Starting at 10 p.m. Friday, the Minnesota Department of Transportation will shut down sections of Interstates 35W and 94 for bridge work and other maintenance.
A pedestrian was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center after being struck by a semi truck in Minneapolis Friday afternoon.