Labor Day Weekend
Expect a lot of people to be out on the roads this Labor Day weekend. Gail Weinholzer is director of public affairs at AAA Minnesota/Iowa. “We are expecting nearly 34.7 million Americans to travel at least 50 miles or more,” Weinholzer said. “Nearly 30 million Americans will be traveling by personal automobile.”
Here are some helpful tips to keep costs down while enjoying a safe and enjoyable trip over the Labor Day weekend.
It’s a sport that pales in popularity to football, at least in the United States. We’re talking about cricket. But every year on Labor Day weekend, the MICC-Cavaliers Cricket Club has its big annual tournament at Bryn Mawr Meadows in Minneapolis.
The Department of Public Safety (DPS) says their “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign will conclude this Labor Day weekend – a holiday period that averages 6 traffic-related deaths and 500 DWIs. According to the DPS, there were 17 traffic-related deaths, 32 life-altering injuries and almost 1,600 DWI arrests during the Labor Day holiday period from 2010-2012. In the past five years, there were 585 total drunk-driving-related deaths in Minnesota.
The unofficial end of summer is this weekend for most Minnesotans, and authorities are urging those who plan to be out on the water to boat safe and sober. Authorities with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources are expecting a busy weekend on lakes with Labor Day on Monday and our recent hot temperatures.
Last-minute Labor Day plans can be stressful, but it’s not impossible to plan a fun weekend away on short notice.
Triple A projects 33 million people will travel 50 miles or more this weekend, which is up 2.9 percent from last year. But what’s happening on the roads has the Minnesota State Patrol officials like Lt. Jason Bartell pleasantly taken aback.
Labor Day Weekend marks the “official” end of the summer and the Minnesota DNR wants you to know there are still plenty of campsites available at state parks.