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'Someday It Might Be You': Deputy Urges Drivers To Pull Over, Stop In a Facebook post that was shared more than 4,000 times on Wednesday, the Chisago County Sheriff’s Office reminded drivers of what the law requires when emergency vehicles appear in their rearview mirrors with lights flashing.
MnPASS To Open On I-35E In St. PaulSome motorists in St. Paul will be able to cruise pass rush-hour traffic jams on Interstate 35E next week. The Minnesota Department of Transportation says the MnPASS Express Lanes will open to customers starting Monday, Jan. 4.
Minnesota's Gas Prices Fall Again; Oil Prices At 7-Year LowOil prices are at a seven-year low. The price of a barrel fell to $37 Monday. That follows OPEC's decision last week to keep pumping at current levels.
Believe It Or Not, Minn. Drivers Named Best In NationThis may be hard to believe, but Minnesota drivers have been named the best in the nation! The new study by CarInsuranceComparison.com ranked states by number of tickets, drunk driving, speeding, deaths and more.
MnDOT: Fall Is The Deadliest Time Of Year For PedestriansAs days get shorter and nights longer, motorists and pedestrians need to start looking out for one another.
Minnesota Largely Escapes Worsening Traffic WoesMinnesotans 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.
MN Drivers Could Soon Show Proof Of Insurance ElectronicallySoon, 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.
Study: Minnesota Leads Nation In Safe DrivingA new study heralds Minnesotans as the safest drivers in the nation. The website CarInsuranceComparison.com compiled data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, <a href="http://www.carinsurancecomparison.com/which-states-have-the-worst-drivers/" target="_blank">looking at things like traffic violations, drunk driving, careless driving and deadly crashes</a>.
Minnesota May Start Taxing DriversGas 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.
MnDOT: November Is Peak Time For Deer-Car CollisionsTransportation officials are urging drivers to watch for deer as November is the peak time for deer-car collisions in Minnesota.
Highway 13 In Mendota Closes In Both DirectionsMotorists 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.
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.

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