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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

(credit: Tim Morse)

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

(credit: CBS)

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

Ramona Dohman. (credit: Office Of Gov. Mark Dayton)

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

(credit: North Mankato Police Department)

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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