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Minnesota Largely Escapes Worsening Traffic Woes

Minnesotans have a shorter trip to work on average than Americans nationwide. The Associated Press analyzed decades of travel and population data and found many regions across the U.S. struggling with traffic congestion that may only worsen.

06/27/2015

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MN Drivers Could Soon Show Proof Of Insurance Electronically

Soon, Minnesota drivers can show proof of insurance with a smartphone. Both the Minnesota House and Minnesota Senate unanimously approved the new law. Now, it goes to the governor for his signature.

05/12/2015

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Study: Minnesota Leads Nation In Safe Driving

A new study heralds Minnesotans as the safest drivers in the nation. The website CarInsuranceComparison.com compiled data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, looking at things like traffic violations, drunk driving, careless driving and deadly crashes.

01/05/2015

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Minnesota May Start Taxing Drivers

Gas prices are finally falling, but those savings might not last long. At least 18 states, including Minnesota, are considering taxing drivers based on distance. Gas prices aren’t the only reason for the idea, since newer cars get better gas mileage.

12/25/2014

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MnDOT: November Is Peak Time For Deer-Car Collisions

Transportation officials are urging drivers to watch for deer as November is the peak time for deer-car collisions in Minnesota.

11/17/2014

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Highway 13 In Mendota Closes In Both Directions

Motorists are being advised to seek alternate routes while Highway 13 in Mendota closes for emergency repairs Tuesday. The highway will be closed at 11 a.m. both ways between 2nd Street and Lexington Avenue. The closure is necessary so crews can repair a slope that was damaged during the recent rain.

06/10/2014

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Tips For Biking In Traffic From Mpls. Bike Patrol

Whether you’re on two wheels or four, it’s easy to get a little frustrated when sharing the road. A lot of that boils down to some confusion about what cyclists can and can’t do on the roads.

05/10/2014

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Minnesotans Named Among Nation’s Best Drivers

A new report names Minnesotans some of the best drivers in the country overall. The report looked at fatality rates, drunk driving, tickets, careless driving and seat belt usage.

04/22/2014

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2-24-14 Green Line Training Begins Today On The Morning News With Dave Lee

June 14th will soon be here, so drivers are starting to train today. Dave has the details…you can hear them too, just click the link above.

02/24/2014

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Mpls. ‘Winter Parking Restrictions’ Begin Sunday Morning

Due to the almost 57 inches of snow that has fallen in Minneapolis so far this season, city officials will implement winter parking restrictions beginning on Sunday morning. The restrictions effectively ban parking on the even side of all non-snow emergency routes beginning at 8 a.m. on Sunday morning, and will last until April 1, according to city officials. The ban may be lifted before that end date if conditions improve.

02/22/2014

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Lawmakers Seek To Ban Cell Phone Use In Construction Zones

Minnesota drivers using cell phones are distracted, and sometimes deadly. Craig Carlson and Ron Rajkowski were killed in 2011 by a distracted driver in a construction zone who was traveling at a high speed. Carlson’s widow, Deb Carlson of Ramsey, says her husband was killed in an instant. “[The] car that was traveling at 70 miles per hour,” Carlson said.

02/10/2014

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Dayton Issues Order To Help Stranded Motorists

Gov. Mark Dayton has issued an emergency order to help stranded motorists caught in Minnesota’s cold wave.

01/27/2014

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State Patrol: Stay Off Northwest Minn. Roads

The State Patrol is warning drivers in northwestern Minnesota to stay home, and stay off the roads. Places along Interstate 29 have zero visibility Saturday night. Earlier Saturday, the State Patrol advised no travel near parts of Moorhead. Many cars and trucks have slid off the roadway.

12/28/2013

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Winter Storm Has Minn. Drivers Crawling Home

Despite an army of plows out trying to clear the way, drivers found themselves crawling home during the evening rush. During Wednesday afternoon rush hour, commuters found a sea of tail lights no matter what route they tried to take home.

12/04/2013

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Sports Verdict: Should NASCAR Drivers Be Considered True Athletes?

In the wake of Jimmie Johnson securing his 6th NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship, Donovan McNabb expressed his belief that NASCAR drivers are not true athletes. Is he out of line, or is this type of racing in no way a sport?

11/21/2013

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Older Drivers, Could You Pass The Licensing Test Today?

The demographics of Minnesota’s roads are changing. Between 2006 and 2012, the numbers of drivers age 49 and younger fell sharply. Meanwhile, during the same time period, every category of drivers age 50 and older was on the rise. But from the shape and meaning of road signs to the law allowing right turns on red, a lot has changed over the years.

11/13/2013

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Twin Cities Rank Fair For Dangerous Drivers

As the weather starts to take a turn for the colder, it’s assured snowflakes aren’t that far off. And that, in turn, gives us cause to wonder if Twin Cities drivers are safe enough to handle the coming winter months.

09/17/2013

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Hennepin & Ramsey Tack On $10 Wheelage Tax On Drivers

Vehicle owners in Minnesota’s two largest counties will soon pay more to register their cars and trucks. On Tuesday, commissioners in both Hennepin and Ramsey counties approved an inaugural $10 wheelage tax per vehicle.

07/16/2013

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MnDOT App Will Help Drivers Navigate Minn. Roads

Information about Minnesota highway construction, crashes and other road incidents is now just a swipe of your smart phone away with a new app from the state Department of Transportation.

07/14/2013

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School Bus Drivers Test Road Skills In Competition

Fifty Minnesota school bus drivers are putting their skills to the test — in hopes of advancing to a national competition this summer. The drivers are participating in a statewide competition on Saturday in Arden Hills.

06/01/2013

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MN State Patrol: Report Morning Drunk Drivers

Every year, police arrest thousands of people on suspicion of drunk driving in Minnesota. The majority of those arrests happen on weekends and in the overnight hours.

04/29/2013

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Drivers In Minn.: ‘This Has To Be It, Right?’

No matter your route home, you couldn’t detour away from winter.

04/18/2013

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Troopers: If We’ve Pulled Over, You Must Move Over

Drivers who don’t move over for state troopers is a growing problem. Dash cam video shows the most recent accident when a squad car was hit by a passing car on Friday.

04/03/2013

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SD Governor Signs Cellphone Ban For Young Drivers

outh Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has signed into law a measure that prohibits beginning drivers from using cellphones when they’re behind the wheel.

03/20/2013

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New Traffic Signal Technology Cuts Drivers’ Wait Time On Hiawatha Ave

New technology has improved traffic signal timing on Hiawatha Avenue, helping drivers spend less time at red lights, the city of Minneapolis says.

02/06/2013

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