Department Of Public Safety

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Auditor Says Minn. Police’s Data Use Has Problems

Eighty-eight law enforcement officials improperly looked up Minnesotans’ driver’s license information in the last year, according to a statewide audit Wednesday that called for tighter controls on such databases.

02/20/2013

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Lawsuit Says Drug Training Program Violated Rights

Six people who claim they were given drugs as part of a now-suspended training program for police are suing the state of Minnesota, alleging the program was an “unethical clinical trial.”

02/01/2013

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Spike In Motorcycle Deaths Has DPS Concerned

Forty-seven motorcycle deaths so far this year has the Minnesota Department of Public Safety calling for more awareness and training. For 2011, motorcycle deaths totaled 42.

09/20/2012

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DPS: Watch For Students Heading Back To School

State safety officials are urging drivers to watch for students heading back to school this week in Minnesota where school buses make at least 10,000 trips each day.

09/04/2012

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Minn. Sees Continued Drop In DWI Arrests

Minnesota public safety officials are reporting encouraging numbers in their campaign against drunken driving.

08/29/2012

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DWI Crackdown Results In 605 Drunk Driving Arrests

Minnesota police officers have arrested 605 drunk drivers after two weekends of a statewide DWI enforcement campaign.

08/28/2012

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Farmington Woman Foils Anti-Drunk Driving Device

A thirty-four-year-old Farmington woman was arrested last Tuesday night in Dakota County and charged with her fourth DWI.

06/18/2012

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4 Road Deaths Reported During Memorial Day Weekend

The Department of Public Safety reported four fatalities from vehicular crashes in Minnesota over Memorial Day Weekend.

05/30/2012

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As Memorial Day Nears, Minn. Approaches 100th Traffic Death

Minnesota currently has 99 traffic deaths in 2012, a number that may soon change as the historically deadly Memorial Day weekend approaches.

05/25/2012

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Windshield Installation: A Matter Of Life & Death

As you drive to work or run errands, you may not realize you could be “looking through” one of the biggest risks on the road.

05/07/2012

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Audit: Car Dealer Employee Gives Friend Access To 3,700 MN Vehicle Records

Letters are on their way to 3,700 Minnesotans whose vehicle records were illegally viewed by someone at a car repossession company, the Department of Public Safety said.

04/27/2012

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Study: Minn. Seat Belt Law Is Saving Lives

A Minnesota law is being credited with saving lives behind the wheel.

03/26/2012

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DPS: Lack Of Seat Belts Added To Jan. Road Deaths

The Department of Public Safety (DPS) announced a sobering statistic when it comes to wearing a seat belt — 13 of the 18 motorists killed in January weren’t buckled up.

02/07/2012

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Police Investigated For Misuse Of Driver’s License Data

A Twin Cities woman is outraged that her license photo was accessed 425 times by more than 100 law enforcement personnel over a four-year period.

10/04/2011

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Half Of Kids Hurt, Killed In Crashes Not Restrained Properly

The Department of Public Safety said more than half of the children killed or injured in accidents are not properly restrained.

09/19/2011

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