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Minnesota State Patrol Trooper Mike Bell was hit in his squad car on Interstate 94 near St. Cloud. (credit: Minnesota Department of Public Safety)

State Patrol: 13 Squads Involved In Crashes Since Jan. 1

They’re supposed to be the ones you call when you need help on the roads. But since the beginning of this year, more than a dozen state troopers have become victims. Lt. Eric Roeske with State Patrol said it’s become a bit of a common thing over the past month.

02/13/2014

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Champlin Man Rescued From Flaming Car

A Champlin man is being treated for burns after his car ran off the road and then burst into flames Thursday morning. The accident happened in Maple Grove on Highway 169 just north of 494 shortly after 5 a.m. Officers had minutes to get 58-year-old Douglas Aure out of his car before it was fully engulfed in flames.

01/30/2014

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Attorney: 2 Kids In Pond Crash Improving

A family spokesman says two of the children rescued from a pond after a car veered off a suburban Minneapolis highway ramp are improving. Attorney Rick Petry said Friday the two are now responding to health workers’ commands. He calls that “a huge improvement.”

11/22/2013

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What To Do If Your Vehicle Goes Into A Pond

When hearing about the story of the woman and five kids that veered off into a pond in St. Louis Park, it’s natural to wonder, “what would I do in that situation?”

11/21/2013

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Good Question ‘Reply All’: Why Is Snow White?

Early Wednesday morning, a 29-year-old man from Chisago County died after swerving to hit a deer on I-35. That had Taryn from Red Wing wanting to know: What should we do if we see a deer?

11/08/2013

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Users Swear By Social Media-Fueled Navigation App Waze

Remember when going on a road trip meant unfolding maps, plotting your course, and writing out step-by-step directions? Technology has changed all that, with GPS units and map apps to track our trips. Waze users report accidents, stalled vehicles and traffic jams, and it all gets factored into travel estimates.

11/05/2013

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7 Seriously Injured In Fridley Car Rollover

A car rollover in Fridley has injured seven passengers, including a 4-year-old boy, early Saturday evening.

04/27/2013

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A Busy Valentine’s Day For MnDOT, State Patrol

There is nothing lovely about this Valentine’s Day for the folks who plow and patrol the roads, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation, nor the week leading up to it.

02/14/2013

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Attention Minnesota Drivers: Use The Zipper Merge

We’ve all been there, road construction forces everybody to get into one lane. Don’t you hate it when one guy waits until the last possible moment to merge, instead of getting in line and waiting his turn?

09/26/2012

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Nation’s Biggest DWI Crackdown Underway

The nation’s biggest crackdown on drunken driving began Friday and Minnesota is taking part. To illustrate the problem, officials offered some sobering statistics.

08/19/2011

Minnesota State Patrol Trooper Mike Bell was hit in his squad car on Interstate 94 near St. Cloud. (credit: Minnesota Department of Public Safety)

8 Minnesota State Troopers Hit In 3 Days

It’s happened again: a state trooper has been struck by a vehicle — the eighth such incident in the past few days.

02/23/2011