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Lawmakers Point To Accidents To Make Case For Rail Upgrades

Democratic lawmakers say a string of recent explosive crude-by-rail derailments nationwide make it necessary to improve Minnesota’s railroad network. Five trains hauling crude oil have derailed since February. Sen. Scott Dibble, a Minneapolis Democrat, says it’s “sheer dumb luck” no similar accidents have happened in Minnesota. Seven or more trains haul North Dakota crude across the state daily.

03/10/2015

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State Patrol: 135 Crashes In Metro Due To Icy Rain, Sleet

Minnesota State Patrol are reporting at least 135 crashes in the metro area due to the icy rain Tuesday. The state patrol said there have been 135 crashes and 40 spin-outs between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

02/10/2015

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Sen. Klobuchar Cracks Down On Distracted Driving

Senator Amy Klobuchar announced new legislation Saturday that will crack down on distracted driving. The bipartisan legislation introduced by Klobuchar will help fund extra enforcement and public education on distracted driving.

08/02/2014

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Turkey Truck Tips Over In MN; Pig Truck Rolls Over In Iowa

Tuesday brought some tough cleaning-up jobs following two unusual accidents. The first happened at Highway 21 and Park Avenue in Faribault, Minn., when a truck carrying turkeys tipped over. All of the turkeys had to be removed from the truck.

06/10/2014

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After 3 Crashes, Officials Work To Educate Public On Green Line Safety

The Metro Green Line is not even up and running yet and there has already been three accidents during practice runs on the rail. St. Paul and Metro Transit officers say that is a problem.

05/21/2014

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I-35 Reopens After Several Semis Jackknife, Vehicles Crash

Interstate 35 has reopened after being closed after several semis jackknifed and multiple vehicles crashed Thursday afternoon. According to MnDOT, the crashes occurred on I-35 south of Highway 30 near Ellendale, Minn. Travel conditions are still poor in the area due to icy roads, reduced visibility and drifting.

02/13/2014

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DPS: Minn. Traffic Deaths Down In 2013

Traffic deaths on Minnesota roads were down in 2013 and have decreased sharply over the last decade, the Department of Public Safety (DPS) announced Thursday.

01/16/2014

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12-4-13 Snow Coverage In Minnesota On The Morning News With Dave Lee

In case you missed it, click the link to listen back……

12/04/2013

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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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Study: Self-Driving Cars Would Eliminate Majority Of Traffic Deaths, Congestion

In some ways, computers make ideal drivers: They don’t drink and then climb behind the wheel.

10/24/2013

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WisDOT: May Traffic Deaths Lowest In 68 Years

The fewest people died in Wisconsin traffic deaths in the month of May since the end of World War II, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. Thirty-three people died in Wisconsin crashes, 17 fewer than May 2012 and 19 under the five-year average for the month of May.

06/06/2013

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Roundabouts….Do You Love Them, Or Hate Them?

Tell John Williams what you think!

05/28/2013

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Minnesota Ranks No. 2 For Safest Highways

Despite Minnesota’s snowy and icy winters, the State’s highways have been ranked as the No. 2 safest in the nation.

02/21/2013

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State Patrol: 367 Reported Crashes Sunday

The rain and snow mixed together is causing problems on area roads. The Minnesota Department of Transportation says icy conditions are making travel particularly difficult in southern Minnesota.

01/27/2013

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Study Examines Factors Of Bicycle-Vehicle Crashes

A new study aims to improve the safety of bicyclists and drivers in Minneapolis by examining the factors that cause crashes between the two.

01/15/2013

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Iowa Officials To Shut Down Part Of Interstate 35

Southbound I-35 has been closed from Exit 11 near Albert Lea to the Iowa border due to multiple accidents, and the request of the Iowa Department of Transportation.

12/20/2012

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Hennepin Co. Leads The Way For Car Vs. Deer Crashes

In most cases, hunters go out of town to “bag a buck.” It turns out when it comes to hitting a deer in your car, you don’t have to go far.

10/04/2012

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New Richmond Mourns I-94 Crash Victim Zach Zajec

A third teen has died from injuries he suffered during a rear-end collision on I-94 in Wisconsin last week. Zach Zajec died on Monday.

08/07/2012

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Crashes Prompt More Warning Signs On I-94 In Wis.

Following a number of recent crashes, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation is posting more warning signs along a stretch of highway under construction.

08/03/2012

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Update: 183 Crashes, More Than 300 Spin-Outs In MN

The wet, sloppy mess outside has caused several accidents across the state, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

02/29/2012

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DPS Reports On 1st 10 Road Deaths Of 2012

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety reports that, of the first 10 people killed on the road, eight were not using their seat belts.

01/18/2012

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Few Inches Of Snow Leads To Few Hundred Accidents

A little bit of snow made for an active day on roads for the Minnesota State Patrol with a few hundred accidents and spin-outs.

12/04/2011

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DNR Warns Drivers To Look For Deer In June

State wildlife officials are warning drivers to be on the lookout for deer this month.

06/01/2011

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Police: Drivers, Motorcyclists Need To Share Road

As warmer weather brings more motorcyclists out on Minnesota roads, Minneapolis police are urging all motorists to work together to prevent accidents.

05/09/2011

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1 Year Ago, A Rash Of Deadly Minn. Crashes

A deadly period on Minnesota roads happened just over a year ago.

04/27/2011

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