Driving

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Beltrami Officers Searching For High-Speed Chase Suspect

Beltrami authorities are searching for a man they believe led police on a high-speed chase Wednesday afternoon near Bemidji, Minn. According to the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office, Edwin Lee Johnson, 41, of Bemidji, was reportedly seen driving extremely recklessly on Bemidji Avenue North at 1 p.m. Wednesday, just north of Bemidji. He was driving a stolen white 1999 Oldsmobile Alero with Minnesota license plates, authorities said.

08/21/2013

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How To Get To The State Fair

Whether you’re driving, biking or taking a bus, WCCO has the guide to get you out to the fair.

08/21/2013

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Proposal Would Increase Wis. Speed Limit To 70 MPH

A proposal to increase Wisconsin’s speed limit to 70 mph may race through the state Assembly, but it appears to be headed for a speed bump or two in the Senate and with Gov. Scott Walker.

08/20/2013

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Weekend Road Construction Could Cripple Metro Traffic

MnDOT’s urging drivers to plan ahead this weekend due to several road construction projects around the metro. Highway projects include work on Highway 10 between West Main Street/Greenhaven Road and Seventh Avenue.

08/16/2013

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Off-Duty Belle Plaine Cop Sentenced For DWI

The Belle Plaine police officer accused of driving under the influence in November 2012 while off-duty pleaded guilty on Wednesday to one gross misdemeanor count of DWI. Bryan Pasek’s second DWI charge and his speeding ticket for driving 96 mph in a 55 zone on Highway 169 at Park Boulevard were dismissed. Pasek had registered a 0.17 BAC at the time.

07/24/2013

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MnDOT Begins New Electronic Sign Campaign For Safe Driving

Starting Monday, there will be new messages on those electronic signs above the highways. You’ve seen those digital signs warning motorists about stepped up enforcement of laws on drunk driving and speeding, but MnDOT felt the messages weren’t sinking in.

07/15/2013

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What Are The Rules With Boating And Drinking?

This holiday weekend, lakes and rivers around the state will be packed with boaters who are finally getting the chance to enjoy summer. But, a day off for most Minnesotans means a busy day for the Department of Natural Resources patrolling the water for those who are drinking and boating.

07/04/2013

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DNR To Crack Down On Drunken Boating

With the Independence Day holiday approaching, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is ramping up enforcement this weekend against drunken boating.

06/29/2013

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Cops: About 160 Arrested For DWI In Largest-Ever Crackdown

About 160 preliminary DWI arrests were made statewide Friday night as part of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety’s push for the largest ever state crackdown on driving under the influence.

05/11/2013

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Cops: Allegedly Drunk Man Steals Hotel Shuttle, Crashes It

Charges are pending for an allegedly drunk man who reportedly stole a Bloomington hotel shuttle van in the wee hours of Wednesday morning and crashed it three miles later into a grove of trees, authorities say.

04/17/2013

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Police To Step Up Distracted Driving Enforcement Thursday

In the midst of prom and graduation season, police in the Twin Cities area will conduct extra enforcement Thursday in effort to reduce distracted driving – especially texting while driving.

04/17/2013

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DPS Urges Teens To Drive Safely During Prom Season

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety says springtime is a good time for parents to talk to teens about safe driving habits.

04/12/2013

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Bill: Extra $5 On Insurance Policies To Fund Police, Firefighter Pensions

Take a close look at your homeowner and auto insurance policies — the cost may be going up. Minnesota lawmakers are considering a bill to add a $5 surcharge on every policy in the state.

04/04/2013

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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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Heavy Traffic Costs MSP Drivers Time, Money

A slow, snowy morning commute begs the question: Just how much time do Twin Cities drivers waste sitting in traffic? The answer might surprise you, in more than one way.

02/05/2013

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The Reasons Behind Gas Spike In Minnesota

The average price of gas in the Twin Cities is around $3.45 per gallon, which is nearly 40 cents higher than it was a month ago. So, why did prices jump so high so quickly?

01/31/2013

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Mom Sentenced For Drinking, Driving With Kids In Car

A Rochester mom was sentenced Wednesday to one year of probation and less than a week in jail after pleading guilty to drinking, driving and crashing with her five kids in the car, officials say.

01/16/2013

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Expert: Gas Prices Should Stay Low In Early 2013

It’s been a nice holiday present to have gas prices dip below $3 a gallon, but what will happen in the new year?

01/02/2013

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Going To Green Bay? Do Your Homework First

If you’re heading to Green Bay this weekend for the Wild Card playoff game, you’ll want to get your plans set now.

01/01/2013

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Weather Blog: Rain, Then Ice, Then Snow

It’s nowhere near the snow output that we saw a week ago, but a juicy storm system will make roads very messy this weekend.

12/15/2012

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Commutes Still Slow 2 Days After Snowfall

Two full days since more than a foot of snow fell on the Twin Cities, and many motorists are still spending plenty of extra time on metro area roads trying to get to their destinations.

12/11/2012

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Man Sentenced After Distracted By Sex In Fatal Crash

A 24-year-old man, who admitted he was having sex while driving, has been sentenced in the fatal crash that killed two people.

12/10/2012

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654 Crashes Statewide Since Friday Due To Snow

The Minnesota Department of Transportation is urging motorists to drive with extreme caution as they hit the roads for the Monday morning commute.

12/10/2012

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MnDOT Warns Of Difficult Driving Conditions

The Minnesota Department of Transportation reports difficult driving conditions across much of the southern two-thirds of the state, with no travel advised in the Willmar area of west-central Minnesota.

12/09/2012

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Number Of Travelers Driving For Thanksgiving Up Again

Thanksgiving is just days away, and the number of Americans traveling for the holiday is going up again this year.

11/13/2012

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