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2 Children Killed, 3 Hurt In Western Wis. Crash

Two children have died and three other people have been injured in a collision between a truck and an SUV in Pierce County. Sheriff’s officials say a 12-year-old girl in the vehicle died at the scene of the crash Thursday afternoon in Prescott.

12/13/2013

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Driver Killed In Crash With Train Identified

The driver who died Wednesday after colliding with a train in west-central Minnesota has been identified. Police said that Lisa Daleo, of Alberta, Minn. was killed in the crash, which happened just after 2 p.m. on West 5th Street, about 150 feet west of Atlantic Avenue.

12/12/2013

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1 Dead After Car Goes Off Bloomington Ferry Bridge

One person was killed after losing control and plunging off the Bloomington Ferry Bridge Friday morning. According to the State Patrol, the Buick LeSabre lost control on an icy patch of road while traveling southbound on Highway 169.

12/06/2013

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As Winter Moves In, DPS Warns Of Driving Safety

With more snow forecasted to move through Minnesota over the next few days, the Department of Public Safety has reminded drivers to use extra caution. There were four fatal crashes throughout the state amid Monday’s snowfall, including one on Interstate 94 involving a jackknifed semi.

12/03/2013

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1 Dead In Sheboygan County Crash

One person is dead and another is seriously injured after a single-car rollover in Sheboygan County. The Sheboygan County Sheriff’s Office says three people were in the car on a county road near the Town of Mosel in the northern part of the county.

11/29/2013

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Family Devastated After Girl, 13, Dies In Crash On Way To School

The Minnesota State Patrol says they are investigating a fatal crash that happened near Milaca Tuesday morning. Few details were immediately available, but the crash happened along Highway 23 at 127th Avenue, about a mile to the west of the city’s elementary and high schools.

11/19/2013

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Bicyclist Killed In Otter Tail County

A 75-year-old bicyclist was killed when he was struck by a construction vehicle in Otter Tail County Thursday afternoon. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, the crash happened along 145h Street.

11/15/2013

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Southwest LRT Project Leaders Work To Find Path Forward

Gov. Mark Dayton held a meeting Friday with key players in the Southwest light rail transit project to figure out a way to get the project back on track. The project was postponed last month.

11/15/2013

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Dayton Administration Approves $300M For Roads

Gov. Mark Dayton’s administration is directing $300 million into ten highway construction projects meant to break up bottlenecks and improve freight movement around the state. Dayton and Transportation Commissioner Charlie Zelle announced the projects Thursday.

11/15/2013

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Users Swear By Social Media-Fueled Navigation App Waze

Remember when going on a road trip meant unfolding maps, plotting your course, and writing out step-by-step directions? Technology has changed all that, with GPS units and map apps to track our trips. Waze users report accidents, stalled vehicles and traffic jams, and it all gets factored into travel estimates.

11/05/2013

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Driver Arrested After Striking MnDOT Worker

A driver was taken into custody after striking a worker with the Minnesota Department of Transportation on Interstate 94 Sunday evening. The crash happened near 42nd Avenue South in Minneapolis, the State Patrol said. The worker was clearing debris from the road when he or she was struck.

11/04/2013

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1 Killed In Olmsted County Head-On Crash

One person was killed and a number of passengers were injured in a head-on collision in Olmsted County Monday afternoon. The Minnesota State Patrol said the crash happened along Highway 14 at Chesterwoods Park at about 4:30 p.m.

10/15/2013

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Bus Driving Skills Tested At Metro Transit’s ‘Roadeo’

More than 1,500 bus drivers work at Metro Transit, and every day safety is key. Since the 1970s drivers have tested those skills in the Bus Roadeo.

09/23/2013

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Twin Cities Rank Fair For Dangerous Drivers

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.

09/17/2013

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Motorcyclist Killed After Swerving To Avoid Deer

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.

09/11/2013

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79-Year-Old Killed In Scooter Vs. SUV Crash

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.

09/05/2013

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Metro Transit To Test Central Corridor At Night

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.

08/16/2013

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Several Highway Closures Hamper Weekend Travel

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.

08/11/2013

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1 Killed In Corvette Rollover In Eden Prairie

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.

08/02/2013

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Man Found Dead Believed To Be Hit-And-Run Victim

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.

07/31/2013

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Bachmann, Allies Pitch I-94 Widening To Dayton

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.

07/30/2013

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2 Injured In Head-On Crash In Western Wis.

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.

07/29/2013

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Fatal Crash After Semi Fails To Stop At Sign

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.

07/25/2013

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Maple Lake Girl, 16, Killed In Crash With Dump Truck

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.

07/24/2013