Lt. Eric Roeske
As the season’s first snow storm moved out of the state, there were almost 200 crashes on Minnesota roads. Lt. Eric Roeske of the State Patrol said that of Tuesday evening there were 172 crashes and 140 spin-outs, which injured 30 people and killed two.
A hazardous materials team was called to the Governor’s Mansion Monday afternoon after a staffer opened a letter covered in a small amount of white powder. Staff members called the State Patrol who then called in the St. Paul Fire Department. Firefighters, wearing protective jumpsuits, were sent in to try and figure out what that powder was.
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.
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.
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.”
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?”
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?
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.
A car rollover in Fridley has injured seven passengers, including a 4-year-old boy, early Saturday evening.
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.
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?
The nation’s biggest crackdown on drunken driving began Friday and Minnesota is taking part. To illustrate the problem, officials offered some sobering statistics.
It’s happened again: a state trooper has been struck by a vehicle — the eighth such incident in the past few days.