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DPS: Parents Need To Put Children In Booster Seats

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety is urging parents to put their children in booster seats.

09/16/2013

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Much Room For Drivers To Improve Around School Buses

In our culture of distracted driving, school buses have become increasingly vulnerable. In 2012, 553 school buses were involved in accidents, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety.

09/12/2013

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Troopers: If We’ve Pulled Over, You Must Move Over

Drivers who don’t move over for state troopers is a growing problem. Dash cam video shows the most recent accident when a squad car was hit by a passing car on Friday.

04/03/2013

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State Patrol Says 10 Squads Struck This Year

The Minnesota State Patrol says March has been a particularly dangerous month for troopers.

04/03/2013

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Victim ID’d In Fatal Highway 13 Crash In Eagan

It was a dangerous start to Friday for many motorists across the state. A couple inches of snow fell overnight, causing all sorts of problems for commuters on the state’s highways and secondary roads.

02/22/2013

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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

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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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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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