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DPS: 3 Fatal Crashes, 425 DWI Arrests Over Memorial Day Weekend

It was a deadly weekend on Minnesota roads as many headed out to cabins or other weekend destinations for Memorial Day, the unofficial start of summer. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety announced Tuesday that of 466 crashes over the holiday weekend, three were deadly and 228 involved injuries.

05/27/2014

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DPS: Plan A Sober Ride For Fishing Opener

As anglers head out for the 2014 Fishing Opener, authorities are sending out a reminder to plan for a sober ride if you plan on drinking this weekend. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety said officers will be out in full force Friday in at least 25 counties around the state.

05/09/2014

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State Patrol: Plan A Sober Ride For St. Patrick’s Day

If you plan on going out for the St. Patrick’s Day weekend, authorities said you’ll want to make sure you have a sober ride. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety said Thursday the State Patrol will have extra squads out over the weekend looking for impaired drivers.

03/13/2014

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As Winter Moves In, DPS Warns Of Driving Safety

With more snow forecasted to move through Minnesota over the next few days, the Department of Public Safety has reminded drivers to use extra caution. There were four fatal crashes throughout the state amid Monday’s snowfall, including one on Interstate 94 involving a jackknifed semi.

12/03/2013

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Fatal Deer-Vehicle Crashes On Pace To Set Record

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety is reminding motorists and motorcyclists to be especially cautious of deer in coming months, as they are breeding and more active this time of year. DPS says seven people have been killed in deer-motorcycle accidents so far in 2013.

10/03/2013

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DPS Officials Say Motorcycle Deaths Up In 2013

More motorcyclists have died this year on Minnesota roads compared to last year at this time, according to officials with the Minnesota Department of Public Safety. Officials said 26 riders have lost their lives in 2013. There were 18 motorcycle deaths at this time last year.

07/10/2013

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Minnesota Traffic Deaths Rise In 2012

Traffic safety officials say Minnesota last year saw its first increase in traffic deaths since 2007. The final crash report shows Minnesota had 395 traffic deaths in 2012. That’s a 7 percent increase from 2011, when 368 deaths were recorded.

06/19/2013

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DPS: Half Of Unbelted Fatalities Involve Ejection

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety says that more than half of those who were not wearing their seat belts when they were killed in car crashes ended up being ejected from their vehicles.

05/31/2013

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DPS Reminds Drivers To Focus On Roads, Stay Safe

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety is using the anniversary of last year’s deadliest day on the roads to remind motorists to focus on driving and staying safe.

02/20/2013

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State Hits 200 Road Fatalities, DWI Crackdown Continues

Minnesota has hit 200 road fatalities for the year as a crackdown on drinking and driving continues through the Labor Day weekend, according to officials with the Minnesota Department of Public Safety.

08/21/2012

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Statewide DWI Campaign Now In Effect Through Labor Day

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety released a report Thursday which shows that 68 percent of fatal accidents last year involved drivers who had blood alcohol levels of at least .16, which is twice the legal limit for driving.

08/16/2012

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DPS: 2011 State Traffic Deaths Lowest Since 1944

A report released Wednesday said 368 people died in traffic crashes in Minnesota last year, and that figure is the state’s lowest in more than 60 years, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety.

06/13/2012

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Number Of Minn. Alcohol-Related Deaths Down In ’10

Minnesota officials say the number of alcohol-related deaths in the state last year was the lowest on record.

09/05/2011

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Report Shows Motorcycle Deaths Up 30 Percent

A report released by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Thursday shows fatal accidents involving motorcycles are up 30 percent from this time last year.

07/28/2011

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