Department Of Public Safety

Man Meets With Family Of Woman He Killed In Drunk Driving CrashThe Department of Public Safety says the night before Thanksgiving is one of the most dangerous for drunk-driver related deaths in Minnesota. That is why they hosted an unusual reunion Tuesday afternoon.
Civil Rights Groups Says It’s Gathered 70,000 Signatures For The Release Of VideoA national civil rights group says it’s amassed nearly 70,000 signatures demanding that leaders in Minnesota release video of the Jamar Clark shooting.
Minn. Releases Intragovernment Sexual Harassment DataMinnesota's state government has a written no-tolerance policy toward sexual harassment that sets standards for identifying unwelcome behavior and guidelines for a management response. Many agencies, including the Department of Public Safety, have their own sexual harassment prevention and misconduct action plans to buttress the state policy.
Increased Seat Belt Enforcement Through Oct. 25Starting this weekend and continuing until the end of the month, there’ll be extra seat belt enforcement on Minnesota roads.
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.
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