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A Busy Valentine’s Day For MnDOT, State Patrol

There is nothing lovely about this Valentine’s Day for the folks who plow and patrol the roads, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation, nor the week leading up to it.

02/14/2013

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State Patrol: 300+ Crashes From Winter Storm

The Minnesota State Patrol is urging motorists as they wake up Monday to leave early, drive slow and give themselves extra driving time for the morning commute.

02/11/2013

A bicyclist was struck in Dinkytown on Thursday, April 21, 2011. (credit: CBS)

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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Plenty Of Headaches Still Remain From Weekend Snow

After the storm, people are still dealing with what it left behind. Hundreds of Minnesota drivers are left paying repair bills from crashes or impound fees from having their car towed.

12/11/2012

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654 Crashes Statewide Since Friday Due To Snow

The Minnesota Department of Transportation is urging motorists to drive with extreme caution as they hit the roads for the Monday morning commute.

12/10/2012

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Thanksgiving Weekend: 500+ Crashes, 103 DWIs On MN Roads

It was an eventful holiday weekend on Minnesota’s roads with crashes, vehicles going of the roads and drinking and driving, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

11/26/2012

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Rash Of Fatal Accidents On Anoka County’s Viking Boulevard

A two-mile stretch of Viking Boulevard in East Bethel has claimed an unusually high number of lives this year. Now, the popular and well-traveled county road has law enforcement troubled and families grieving.

11/21/2012

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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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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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Patrol: Slow Down During 100 Deadliest Days

The most deadly car crashes happen on Minnesota roads within the next 100 days — from now until Labor Day. That’s why state troopers want you to put the brakes on summer speeding.

05/25/2012

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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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Crashes, Spinouts From Another Dicey A.M. Rush Hour

It’s almost as if the snow is directly targeting heavy commute times lately. Once again, a morning rush hour was brought to a crawl due to fresh snow.

01/23/2012

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Freezing Rain, Snow Cover Parts Of Upper Midwest

Freezing drizzle and rain is making roads slick across portions of the Upper Midwest.

01/22/2012

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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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88 Crashes Statewide, 54 In Metro Overnight

The Minnesota State Patrol released crash totals overnight from 6 p.m. Saturday to 7 a.m. Sunday.

01/01/2012

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Saturday’s Snow Causes Nearly 450 Crashes In Minn.

The season’s first significant snowfall caused bedlam Saturday on Minnesota’s roads, resulting in nearly 450 crashes and one death.

11/19/2011

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I-94 Reopened Near St. Cloud: State Patrol

Saturday’s wintry weather is wreaking havoc on some of Minnesota’s major roads. The Minnesota State Patrol said westbound Interstate 94 near St. Cloud has been closed due to several crashes in the area.

11/19/2011

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Target’s Website Crashes Again

Target Corp.’s website crashed Tuesday, adding to the discount chain’s online troubles.

10/25/2011

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Deadly Weekend On Minn. Roads: 7 People Killed

It’s been a deadly weekend on Minnesota roads. Authorities say seven people were killed in five separate crashes.

10/09/2011

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A Behind-The-Scenes Look At Crash Reconstruction

It’s a crime with no witnesses and no surveillance video, but investigators seem confident they know what happened. They’re tight-lipped about exactly what evidence they have, but the State Patrol did take WCCO behind-the-scenes to show what it takes to crack cases.

09/28/2011

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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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Car-Semi Crashes Scrutinized

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is asking the federal government for stricter standards covering underride guards on tractor-trailers.

03/01/2011

Angela and Desiree Lorenz were killed along with their mother Melissa when their SUV crossed into oncoming traffic on Highway 27 just west of Little Falls. (credit: Family Photo)

9 Killed In Minn. Auto Crashes In 1 Week

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety says in the last seven days, nine people have died in traffic crashes on state roads. It’s the deadliest period of time so far in 2011.

02/24/2011

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Crashes Shut Down A Part Of I-94 In North Metro

Three crashes and vehicle off the road closed down eastbound Interstate-94 in Becker, Minn. Friday afternoon, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

01/14/2011

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Authorities Attribute 4 Wis. Deaths To Storm

Authorities are attributing at least four deaths in Wisconsin to the weekend snowstorm.

12/13/2010

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