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DPS: 2 Children Unaccounted For, Firefighter Injured After Lucan Fire

Two children are still unaccounted for following a residential fire in rural Lucan Wednesday afternoon, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety.

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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Good Question ‘Reply All': Driver’s Licenses, Typhoons & The Wild Mascot

Danyelle from Shorview asked: How long has Minnesota and the U.S. been issuing driver’s licenses?

11/15/2013

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Minn. Capitol Security Panel Revisits Gun Issue

An advisory committee on Minnesota Capitol security is preparing recommendations that could include a new notification process for handgun permit holders who want to bring firearms into the building.

11/05/2013

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DPS: Don’t Swerve For Deer On Roads

Now that fall is here, it’s a dangerous time on the road for deer crashes.

10/01/2013

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Report: Juvenile Arrests In Minn. Nearing 30-Year Lows

The number of property crime arrests for juveniles in Minnesota hit a 30-year low in 2011, and other types of juvenile arrests are nearing 30-year lows, according to a report released Thursday by the state’s Department of Public Safety Office of Justice Programs (OJP).

09/19/2013

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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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Good Question: ‘Reply All’: NFL Fines, Whiskey Plates & Sea Salt

Don from Eden Prairie and Linda from Roseville want to know: What happens to the money collected when NFL players are fined?

09/13/2013

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Good Question: How Does MN Decide Car Tabs Fees?

According to the Federal Highway Administration, the average Minnesota driver pays $125 per year to register his or her car. But some of us pay much more, and some of us pay much less. So, when Joel Tracy of St. Paul found out his daughter paid almost $400 her new minivan’s tags, he was surprised. He had only paid $41 for his 2002 Tahoe. “I thought she stuttered,” Tracy said. According to Bruce Gordon, the director of communications for the Department of Public Safety, the car tabs fees are set by the state legislature.

09/09/2013

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DPS: Labor Day Weekend Averages 6 Traffic Deaths, 500 DWIs

The Department of Public Safety (DPS) says their “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign will conclude this Labor Day weekend – a holiday period that averages 6 traffic-related deaths and 500 DWIs. According to the DPS, there were 17 traffic-related deaths, 32 life-altering injuries and almost 1,600 DWI arrests during the Labor Day holiday period from 2010-2012. In the past five years, there were 585 total drunk-driving-related deaths in Minnesota.

08/30/2013

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DPS Releases Final 2012 Drunken Driving Report

As the statewide DWI crackdown continues through Labor Day, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety released the final 2012 drunken driving report.

08/26/2013

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DPS: Ignition Interlock Greatly Reduces Reoffenders

The ignition interlock device program has been extremely effective at reducing reoffenders in Minnesota, according to information released by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) Wednesday.

08/21/2013

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Authorities Live-Tweeting DWI Arrests As Enforcement Increases

You may think you’ve heard it before, but troopers say people aren’t really listening. Lt. Eric Roeske with the State Patrol said Friday that “with over 500 killed in the last five years, drunk driving remains a huge problem.”

08/16/2013

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DPS: 5 Road-Related Deaths, 560 DWIs During July 4th Holiday Week

Five car crash-related deaths and 560 DWI arrests occurred during the Fourth of July holiday period, says the Department of Public Safety. During the holiday period – from Wednesday, July 3 at 5:30 p.m. through Sunday, July 7 – there were five people killed in four crashes. Three of the deaths were motorcyclists killed in two separate crashes on July 4 – the deadliest day of the year on Minnesota roads, according to DPS records. On the evening of July 3, a bicyclist was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver in south Minneapolis.

07/08/2013

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State Emergency Center Opens After Spring Snow Storm

Spring snow fall has triggered partial activation of the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC).

04/10/2013

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