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After Death Of 14-Year-Old, Prior Lake Community Searches For Comfort

Family, friends and classmates of a teenager killed in a car accident gathered Friday night to remember her.

Anna Bird was a 14-year-old freshman at Prior Lake High School.

02/13/2015

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Prior Lake High Student Killed In Car Crash; 2 Others Seriously Injured

A 14-year-old Prior Lake High School student is dead and two others are critically injured after the vehicle they were in left the road and hit a tree Thursday night, according to the Scott County Sheriff’s Department.

02/13/2015

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Identities Released In Fatal Mower County Crash

The two people involved in a fatal crash between a semi-truck and a passenger car in Mower County have been identified.

02/13/2015

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Family Remembers Teen Son Killed By Suspected Drunk Driver

A suspected drunken driver is accused of killing a teenager who had a bright and promising future. Police say a truck driven by 34-year-old Charles Hendricks crashed into a car Monday night in rural Sandstone. Hendricks is in fair condition at North Memorial Hospital.

02/11/2015

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State Patrol Investigating Deadly Crash In Southern Minnesota

The Minnesota State Patrol is investigating a fatal crash in southern Minnesota Wednesday morning. Authorities said the crash happened at about 8:23 a.m. on Highway 63 in Mower County at milepost 26.

02/11/2015

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DPS: Deadly Start To February On Minn. Roads

In a deadly start to the month, 13 people have been killed in motor vehicle crashes on Minnesota roads, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety.

02/11/2015

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Forest Lake Ski Team Involved In Fatal Car Crash

An Alpine ski team from Forest Lake High School is OK after being involved in a deadly crash Tuesday morning. According to officials, the crash happened around 10:15 a.m. on Highway 33 near Cloquet.

02/11/2015

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State Patrol: Pedestrian Hit, Killed On Highway 52 Near Cannon Falls

The Minnesota State Patrol said a pedestrian was hit by at least one vehicle and killed on Highway 52 near Cannon Falls Sunday night.

02/08/2015

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Jury Deliberations Resume In Case Alleging Toyota Defect

A jury in Minneapolis has resumed deliberations in a case that alleges the 1996 Toyota Camry had a design defect that caused a fatal crash. Jurors got the case late Wednesday afternoon and deliberated for three full days without reaching a verdict. They were back at it on Tuesday morning.

02/03/2015

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2 Killed In Norman County Crash Identified

An elderly man and woman are dead after a head-on crash in Norman County Monday afternoon, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

02/03/2015

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State Patrol Investigating Fatal Crash In Norman County

At least one person was killed in a head-on crash in northwestern Minnesota Monday afternoon, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

02/02/2015

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Authorities ID Victim Of Semitrailer Crash Near Wahpeton

The Highway Patrol has identified a truck driver who died when his semitrailer veered off Interstate 29 south of Wahpeton.

01/29/2015

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Sheriff: Friends Were Flying Plane To Alaska When It Crashed

Wisconsin authorities say two friends were flying a recently purchased airplane to Alaska when it crashed, killing the pilot’s father. Clark County Sheriff Greg Herrick released the names of the three people involved in Monday’s crash in central Wisconsin.

01/27/2015

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Minnesota Trucker Dies In Wisconsin Crash

A Minnesota man was killed Wednesday after the semi-truck he was driving lost control on Interstate 94 in western Wisconsin, authorities said.

01/22/2015

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1 Dead In Hugo Car Crash

One person died after a two-car crash in Hugo Friday morning. According to the state patrol, the incident occurred around 10:39 a.m. at Highway 61 and 130th Street North.

01/09/2015

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8 Years After Fatal Crash, Toyota Lawsuit Heads To Trial

A Minnesota driver who went to prison for a crash that killed three people grabbed national attention when he was freed amid reports of Toyota Camrys that would mysteriously accelerate. Eight years after that accident, his lawsuit against the Japanese automaker goes to trial Wednesday. Koua Fong Lee and other survivors of the crash are seeking damages from Toyota.

01/06/2015

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Minnesota Woman Critically Hurt In Texas Panhandle Crash

A Minnesota couple was among five people that were hurt in a crash in the Texas Panhandle that also killed three people, authorities said.

01/04/2015

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Authorities Investigating Fatal Head-On Crash With Semi In Western MN

Authorities are on the scene of a fatal crash in western Minnesota Friday morning. The Minnesota State Patrol received a report of a head-on crash at about 6:47 a.m. on Highway 12 at 120th St. NW in Kandiyohi County.

01/02/2015

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State Patrol: 2 Dead In Roseau County Crash With Train

Two people died Wednesday night after a broadside crash involving a train in Roseau County, according to the State Patrol.

01/01/2015

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Dismissal Motion To Be Filed In Fatal Trooper Crash

The attorney for a Minnesota state trooper indicted on manslaughter charges in a fatal crash in Cannon Falls says he will file a motion to dismiss the indictment.

12/31/2014

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State Patrol: 1 Dead In Crow Wing County Rollover Crash

A 76-year-old woman died Monday afternoon in a rollover crash just south of Brainerd, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Authorities were called to the accident at about 2:30 p.m. on Highway 25 near milepost 144.

12/30/2014

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Cops: Alcohol May Be A Factor In Fatal Maple Grove Crash

A wrong-way driver may have been drinking before a crash that killed him and another driver in Maple Grove, police say. Michael Kelley, of Dayton, drove into oncoming traffic Friday afternoon on County Road 81 in Maple Grove.

12/28/2014

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Lindstrom Man Killed After Car Strikes Power Pole

A 52-year-old rural Lindstrom man has died after the car he was driving struck a power pole in Franconia Township. The Chisago County sheriff’s office said the crash occurred early Friday. The sheriff’s office is investigating the fatal crash, which occurred after 1 a.m.

12/26/2014

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Patrol Not Sure Why Fergus Falls Councilman Fled

Authorities say it’s not clear why a Fergus Falls City Council member led police on a chase that ended when he crashed into a squad car and died. The State Patrol says the incident began when 62-year-old Timothy Rundquist fled a state trooper who had stopped him for speeding around 5 p.m. Monday near Elbow Lake.

12/23/2014

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2 Die, 2 Injured In Head-On Crash Near Hastings

Dakota County Sheriff-elect Tim Leslie says a car crossed the center line on Ravenna Trail in a residential area south of Hastings and collided with an SUV just before 4 p.m. Thursday.

12/12/2014

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