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.
Independence Question Vexes Minn. Campaign BoardMinnesota campaign finance regulators wrestled Tuesday with how to maintain adequate separation between candidates and political groups independently spending money on key races.
Fatal 2-Vehicle Crash On Highway 12Hennepin County deputies are on scene at a fatal collision on Highway 12 west of the metro Tuesday afternoon.
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.
Cops: Lake Independence Boater Apparently DrownedAuthorities have recovered the body of an apparent drowning victim from Lake Independence.