Department Of Public Safety
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.
The final crash report for 2010 states there were 411 traffic deaths on Minnesota roads, marking a third consecutive annual drop in road fatalities.
The federal government has officially designated Anoka and Hennepin counties as disaster areas after they were hit by a tornado on May 22.
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.
The Minnesota House approved repeal of the law that allows police to stop and tag a motorist for not wearing a seat belt.
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.
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.
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.
Minnesota’s new top cop comes from a suburban police department — and for the first time the job will be held by a woman.
Public safety officials expect Minnesota’s 2010 traffic death toll to match 2009’s low count.