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Fatal Crashes Claim 3 Lives In 6 Days On Highway 12

In 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.

08/24/2015

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Man, 35, Dies 2 Days After Independence Crash

A 35-year-old St. Michael man died two days after being hit by a suspected drunken driver in Independence Thursday.

08/24/2015

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State Patrol: Alcohol Suspected In Independence Crash That Left 1 Critical

The Minnesota State Patrol says an alleged drunken driver rear-ended a car with a motorhome in Independence Thursday, critically injuring the other driver.

08/21/2015

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Man Found Dead In Hennepin County Farming Accident

A man died Tuesday evening in a farming accident in Independence, Minnesota.

07/21/2015

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1 Killed When Train Hits Car in Independence

One 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.

03/08/2014

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Record Warmth Makes For Some Winter Fun

For 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.

12/28/2013

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Independence Question Vexes Minn. Campaign Board

Minnesota campaign finance regulators wrestled Tuesday with how to maintain adequate separation between candidates and political groups independently spending money on key races.

11/05/2013

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Fatal 2-Vehicle Crash On Highway 12

Hennepin County deputies are on scene at a fatal collision on Highway 12 west of the metro Tuesday afternoon.

10/30/2012

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Officials: Mosquito-Bourne Virus Is Easily Preventable

There’s a rise in cases of encephalitis that can severely affect, or even disable, young children in Minnesota. Health officials, however, say it’s preventable.

09/04/2012

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Cops: Lake Independence Boater Apparently Drowned

Authorities have recovered the body of an apparent drowning victim from Lake Independence.

06/08/2012

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2 Seriously Injured In Highway 12 Crash

At least two people were seriously injured in a three-car crash along Highway 12 in Independence, Minn. Friday morning.

03/16/2012

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Neighbors Rescue Fisher Who Fell Through The Ice

The desperate screams woke Joni Bauer, of Independence, right out of bed, around 6:45am Saturday morning. At first she thought the noise was coming from the TV, but when she stepped out onto her deck overlooking Lake Sarah, she realized the screams were coming from the water.

02/11/2012