Department Of Public Safety

Agents To Conduct Spot Checks At College Bars This FallState officials are planning random compliance checks this fall for underage drinking and illegal gambling at bars around Minnesota college campuses.
DPS: Fewer Impaired-Related Traffic Deaths In 2014Fewer people are driving drunk and causing fatal accidents, according to new statistics from Minnesota's Department of Public Safety.
DPS: Thousands Of Motorcyclists Expected On The Roads This WeekendThe Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) is urging caution on the roads this weekend, with as many as 30,000 motorcyclists expected to take part in the Fall Flood Run.
Officials Stepping Up DWI Enforcement Through Labor DayMore troopers wills be out on Minnesota roadways as the end of summer approaches, looking to crack down on drinking and driving.
Good Questions: The Vice President, Tornado Sirens & Seeing In The DarkEvery 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.
Motorcycle Road Guard Law To Go Into Effect On Aug. 4A 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.
Steeper Fines For Texting And Driving Coming This WeekendA 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.
Police: Man Killed In Plymouth Arby's Officer-Involved ShootingA 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.
12 Minn. Police Agencies Awarded Grants For New DWI EnforcementA new approach is being added to crackdown efforts. Twelve law enforcement agencies have received grants designated for DWI enforcement.
DPS Announces New Method Of Invalidating Driver's Licenses & ID CardsClipped 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.
Asphalt Truck Rollover Crash Snarls Traffic On Hwy 169The accident happened around 1:14 p.m. Friday when the truck hit the guardrail and spilled asphalt on the highway as it rolled over.
DPS: Motorcycle Deaths Up 56 Percent In 2015Fatal 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.