Some Minn. Police To Begin Testing Gun-Mounted CamerasAs more police departments begin equipping officers with body cameras, a new type of camera is being tested by cops nationwide.
Some Minn. Police Departments Begin Testing Gun CamerasA small number of police departments are showing interest in a new type of video camera that can be mounted directly on officers' guns.
No Structure Damage Following Wetland Fire In IndependenceFirefighters in the west metro worked all night to keep a wetland fire from damaging any homes or businesses.
Highway 12 West Of Metro Reopened After Head-On CrashHighway 12 in Independence, Minnesota was briefly closed after a head-on crash Thursday morning, according to the West Hennepin Public Safety Police Department.
Police: Drunken Driver Caught Texting & Driving On Hwy 12West Hennepin police are saying another Highway 12 tragedy has been averted thanks to an alert driver who spotted a drunken driver – who was also distracted by texting.
Bloomington Woman, 27, Killed In Highway 12 CrashA 27-year-old Bloomington woman died Monday in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 12 just west of the Twin Cities, authorities say. Officers with the West Hennepin Public Safety Department were called to the crash at about 7:47 a.m. Monday at 7899 Highway 12 in Independence.
Fatal Crashes Claim 3 Lives In 6 Days On Highway 12In the past six days, three people have lost their lives in crashes on Highway 12. The stretch of highway has been a concern since it opened back in 2008. The number of fatalities forced officials to make changes they hoped would cut down on the number of accidents where vehicles were crossing the center median.
Man, 35, Dies 2 Days After Independence CrashA 35-year-old St. Michael man died two days after being hit by a suspected drunken driver in Independence Thursday.
State Patrol: Alcohol Suspected In Independence Crash That Left 1 CriticalThe Minnesota State Patrol says an alleged drunken driver rear-ended a car with a motorhome in Independence Thursday, critically injuring the other driver.
Man Found Dead In Hennepin County Farming AccidentA man died Tuesday evening in a farming accident in Independence, Minnesota.
1 Killed When Train Hits Car in IndependenceOne person is dead after being hit by a Burlington Northern train early Saturday morning in Independence, according to the West Hennepin Public Safety Department. The accident happened at 1:15 a.m. just off Highway 12 at northbound County Road 92. Authorities say the train was heading west when the northbound vehicle went around the flashing gates and was struck.
Record Warmth Makes For Some Winter FunFor late December in Minnesota, it can't get much better then Saturday’s weather. There was sunshine, and a high temperature that broke a 117-year-old record. Aaron Howe of Independence tried to fend off snowballs thrown by his two children. "It's been fantastic. We grilled out last night, and it's kind of a nice warm spell to have in Minnesota after the holidays," Howe said.

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