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More troopers wills be out on Minnesota roadways as the end of summer approaches, looking to crack down on drinking and driving.
Every Friday, Heather Brown answers some burning questions from WCCO viewers. This week, she talks about seeing in the dark, the Vice President and tornado sirens.
A new law that will help make Minnesota roads a little safer is soon going into effect. On Aug. 4, certified motorcycle “road guards” will be able to stop and control traffic for group-rides of 20 motorcyclists or more.
A new law will hit Minnesota drivers in their wallets if they text and drive. Starting Saturday, drivers could face a $225 fine for texting behind the wheel.
A man is dead after a police officer shot him in a scuffle at a Plymouth Arby’s Thursday night. The Department of Public Safety says Officer Amy Therkelsen responded to a disturbance at the Arby’s near Highway 55 just after 8 p.m.
A new approach is being added to crackdown efforts. Twelve law enforcement agencies have received grants designated for DWI enforcement.
Clipped corners on invalidated driver’s licenses will soon be a thing of the past. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety announced Tuesday that the way driver’s licenses and identification cars are invalidating is changing.
The accident happened around 1:14 p.m. Friday when the truck hit the guardrail and spilled asphalt on the highway as it rolled over.
Fatal motorcycle accidents on Minnesota roads are up 56 percent for 2015 thus far, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety. Officials said there have been 25 deaths so far this year. At this time in 2014 there were 16 fatalities.
State officials say they are planning to make an announcement Wednesday about the body of a long-time missing Minneapolis woman found in Gooseberry Falls State Park.
More than 300 law enforcement agencies across Minnesota are beginning an effort to ticket motorists who don’t wear a seat belt.
State officials say five motorcyclists have died on Minnesota roads in less than a week, bringing the year’s fatality total up to six.
Officials in Waite Park are investigating the cause of an early Sunday morning fire at a granite-crushing company.
Gov. Mark Dayton is calling on the Minnesota National Guard to fight wildfires across the state. The Guard and the state Department of Public Safety will supply two Blackhawk helicopters with 660-gallon water buckets to combat the blazes. The department says multiple fires were reported in east-central Minnesota Thursday.
There’s a new warning from Public Safety experts Wednesday about the dangers of cooking concentrated marijuana oil. It can lead to explosions and fires, like the one that has two St. Cloud men charged for the death of a grandmother.
Minnesotans are bringing out their motorcycles for the first time this season. While the weather is perfect for riding, other factors make this time of year especially dangerous for bikers.
Minnesota issued 30 percent fewer permits to carry firearms in 2014 than in 2013, reversing an upward trend.
Getting caught texting while driving could carry a steeper fine. Entrance fees at Minnesota state parks would rise slightly to pay for upkeep. Meat, poultry, canning and other food-production plants would be more likely to come under inspection thanks to beefed-up budgets.
A new report says Minnesota’s firefighters and first responders aren’t adequately prepared to handle an oil spill or fiery accident. Most local governments don’t have the equipment to respond to an oil accident, according to a Department of Public Safety report released this week. More than half of the workers surveyed said they need more training.
A Freeborn county woman with a .45 blood alcohol concentration was found passed out in her car with the engine running. Apprehending the woman required little exertion: She had parked in a Minnesota state trooper’s home driveway.
Transportation officials are urging drivers to watch for deer as November is the peak time for deer-car collisions in Minnesota.
The death of a 29-year-old man in a Hubbard County rollover crash Friday marked the 300th death on Minnesota roads this year.
Joann from Arden Hills asked: What’s the difference between partly sunny and partly cloudy? “This is kind of a gray area,” said WCCO-TV Meteorologist Matt Brickman. “I think meteorologists give themselves a little leeway. I always think in terms of percentages.”
Railroad documents released by the state Department of Public Safety show about 50 trains carrying crude oil from North Dakota are passing through Minnesota each week.
Two people died Friday afternoon in Cannon Falls, officials say, when their car pulled out in front a State Patrol squad car. The crashed happened near the intersection of 65th Street and County Road 24 just after 2:30 p.m.