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Motorcycle Road Guard Law To Go Into Effect On Aug. 4

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.

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Steeper Fines For Texting And Driving Coming This Weekend

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.

07/30/2015

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Police: Man Killed In Plymouth Arby’s Officer-Involved Shooting

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.

07/24/2015

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12 Minn. Police Agencies Awarded Grants For New DWI Enforcement

A new approach is being added to crackdown efforts. Twelve law enforcement agencies have received grants designated for DWI enforcement.

07/20/2015

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DPS Announces New Method Of Invalidating Driver’s Licenses & ID Cards

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.

06/30/2015

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Asphalt Truck Rollover Crash Snarls Traffic On Hwy 169

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.

06/27/2015

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DPS: Motorcycle Deaths Up 56 Percent In 2015

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.

06/19/2015

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Remains Of Missing Mpls. Woman Found In State Park

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.

05/20/2015

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Law Enforcement Begin Extra Seat Belt Enforcement Effort

More than 300 law enforcement agencies across Minnesota are beginning an effort to ticket motorists who don’t wear a seat belt.

05/18/2015

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In Less Than A Week, 5 Motorcyclists Have Died On Minn. Roads

State officials say five motorcyclists have died on Minnesota roads in less than a week, bringing the year’s fatality total up to six.

04/20/2015

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Fire At Waite Park Business Under Investigation

Officials in Waite Park are investigating the cause of an early Sunday morning fire at a granite-crushing company.

04/12/2015

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Dayton Activates Minnesota National Guard To Fight Wildfires

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.

04/02/2015

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Marijuana Wax Fire Leads To Grandmother’s Death, 2 Men Charged With Murder

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.

03/25/2015

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Keep An Eye Out For Motorcyclists As They Return To Minn. Roads

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.

03/11/2015

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Report Shows Gun Permits Down 30 Percent In 2014

Minnesota issued 30 percent fewer permits to carry firearms in 2014 than in 2013, reversing an upward trend.

03/02/2015

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Budget Fine Print: More Fines For Texting Drivers, Park Fees

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.

01/28/2015

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Study: Workers Aren’t Prepared To Handle Oil Accident

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.

01/16/2015

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Woman With .45 BAC Found Parked In State Trooper’s Driveway During Holidays

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.

01/06/2015

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MnDOT: November Is Peak Time For Deer-Car Collisions

Transportation officials are urging drivers to watch for deer as November is the peak time for deer-car collisions in Minnesota.

11/17/2014

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300 People Have Died On Minnesota Roads This Year

The death of a 29-year-old man in a Hubbard County rollover crash Friday marked the 300th death on Minnesota roads this year.

11/07/2014

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Good Questions: Partly Sunny, License Plates & Top 10 Weather Days

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.”

10/17/2014

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Dozens Of Oil Trains Pass Through Minnesota Weekly

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.

07/26/2014

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Officials: 2 Killed, Trooper Injured In Cannon Falls Crash

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.

07/04/2014

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06/19/2014

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Moms Want Target To Adopt Open Carry Policy

A national gun safety organization has set its sights on Minneapolis-based Target to stop gun-rights demonstrations in their stores. The group Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense launched a petition on Wednesday. They’re asking Target’s interim CEO John Mulligan to establish a policy to prohibit people from openly carrying guns in their stores.

06/04/2014

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