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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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Nearly 1,800 Arrested For DWI During Crackdown

More than 1,780 motorists were arrested during an 18-day statewide DWI enforcement effort.

09/14/2011

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Law Enforcement Turning To Social Media

More law enforcement agencies are turning to social media sites such as Twitter or Facebook to provide timely information to the public — and to help catch bad guys.

08/29/2011

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Minnesota Hits 200 Traffic Deaths For The Year

Two hundred people have now died on Minnesota roads this year, but the Department of Public Safety says that’s actually down from the 244 deaths on the state’s roads at this time last year.

08/16/2011

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Crash Report: Fewer Deaths On Minn. Roads In 2010

The final crash report for 2010 states there were 411 traffic deaths on Minnesota roads, marking a third consecutive annual drop in road fatalities.

06/21/2011

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Feds Declare Anoka, Hennepin Counties A Disaster

The federal government has officially designated Anoka and Hennepin counties as disaster areas after they were hit by a tornado on May 22.

06/07/2011

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Grim Milestone: 100 Road Deaths In 2011

The state of Minnesota hit a grim milestone over the last week, when nine road deaths pushed the state’s road fatality count over 100 for the year.

05/25/2011

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Minn. House Approves Repeal Of Primary Seat Belt Law

The Minnesota House approved repeal of the law that allows police to stop and tag a motorist for not wearing a seat belt.

05/17/2011

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Minn. Panel Signals Rough Ride For Dayton Adviser

A key Senate panel declined to recommend Gov. Mark Dayton’s pick to head the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission on Thursday, in the first signal that the Republican-led Senate could reject a member of the Democratic governor’s cabinet.

05/12/2011

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Teens, Law Enforcement Announce Distracted Driving Enforcement

The Department of Public Safety, along with teens from East Ridge High School’s SADD chapter, announced an effort Wednesday to get Minnesota teens to stop driving while distracted.

04/20/2011

Angela and Desiree Lorenz were killed along with their mother Melissa when their SUV crossed into oncoming traffic on Highway 27 just west of Little Falls. (credit: Family Photo)

9 Killed In Minn. Auto Crashes In 1 Week

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety says in the last seven days, nine people have died in traffic crashes on state roads. It’s the deadliest period of time so far in 2011.

02/24/2011

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For 1st Time, Woman To Lead Minn. Public Safety

Minnesota’s new top cop comes from a suburban police department — and for the first time the job will be held by a woman.

01/14/2011

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2010 Minn. Traffic Deaths Expected To Match 2009

Public safety officials expect Minnesota’s 2010 traffic death toll to match 2009’s low count.

01/03/2011

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