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Good Questions: Flat Tires, Gov. Swearing In, & NFL Fines

Every Friday, we like to answer some of the emails you’ve send to us throughout the week. This week, you wanted to know about NFL fines, flat tires why does the Governor have to be sworn in again?

01/09/2015

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Highways Like Skating Rinks: Driving On Slick Ice

When temperatures are below zero, highways can become like skating rinks. Lt. Tiffani Nelson from the Minnesota State Patrol shared some advice about driving safely in icy conditions.

01/06/2015

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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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Reality Check: Low Gas Prices

Just when you thought gas prices couldn’t go any lower – they did.
Some Twin Cities gas stations are now selling gas for lower than $2.30 a gallon, a windfall for consumers.

12/11/2014

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Stricter Requirements Coming For Teen Drivers

It’s a rite of passage for most teenagers: the day they take their behind the wheel test for a Minnesota driver’s license. But if your teenage son or daughter hasn’t completed their behind the wheel training by Jan. 1, 2015, a change in state law will require more time in training.

12/08/2014

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Possible Overnight Freeze Could Mean Messy Morning Commute

As sleet came down in the metro Sunday afternoon, road crews prepared for what could be a messy Monday commute. According to the Minnesota Department of Transportation, temperature is key because it’s expected to hover overnight between 30 and 35 degrees — right around freezing.

12/07/2014

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Gas Prices Still Plummeting Prior To Thanksgiving Travel

It’s going to cost you a lot less to drive over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house this Thanksgiving holiday. Global demand for oil is down and supply is up.

11/24/2014

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State Troopers Take WCCO On Their Winter Driving Course

After a deadly weekend, the Minnesota State Patrol is offering reminders for driving on winter roads. “It’s about a week transition from summer months into the cold weather driving,” said Sgt. Ruben Marichalar. “Unfortunately, Mother Nature was not that nice to us this year.” Six people were killed in car accidents on icy roads this past weekend. Saturday marked the deadliest day on Minnesota roads since July 4.

11/19/2014

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Body Shop Loses Police Account After Alleged Speeding In Squad Cars

The owner of an auto shop said the incident that led him to fire an employee was blown out of proportion. The Roseville Police Department used Suburban Auto Body to fix their cars. That four-month relationship ended a week ago when employees were accused of speeding in the patrol cars.

09/10/2014

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Behind-The-Scenes Look At MnDOT Traffic Operations

Next time your car stalls on the freeway, smile and wave. At the epicenter of MnDOT’s traffic operations in Roseville, these are the people likely looking back at you. Through 600 live cameras, MnDOT is able to pinpoint potential problems as they happen — like a flat tire or a crash — and speed up their response to keep traffic moving.

09/10/2014

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State Fair Exhibit A Wake-Up Call For Distracted Drivers

Most of the things to do at the Minnesota State Fair are fun and entertaining, but there are other features that aim to teach you a lesson. Nina Moini visited an interactive exhibit that serves as a wakeup call for Minnesotans about the dangers of distracted driving.

08/26/2014

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Gas Prices Continue To Decline

If you’re heading out of town for the holiday weekend, now might be a good time to fill up on gas. The average cost of a gallon of gas in Minnesota is $3.33. That’s down from $3.49 one year ago.

08/25/2014

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Gas Prices Are Dropping Across The Country

Drivers are in for a bit of good news. The average price for a gallon of gas has steadily dropped over the last month. The national average is now $3.52, according to AAA

07/28/2014

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WCCO Takes Evasive Driving Lesson From Navy SEAL

It’s crazy to think that the average American spends 540 hours per year behind the wheel of a car. And a lot of us make plenty of mistakes. Saturday in New Hope, Minn., an evasive driving course – which costs $350 per person – is being taught by Navy SEALs!

07/12/2014

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Traveling This Summer? Here Are Tips For Driving In Different States

With summer airfares so high this year, many families are choosing to hit the road instead of flying to their destinations. But if you are crossing state lines, be aware that the laws dealing with driving may be different from Minnesota’s laws.

06/30/2014

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