Memorial Day Weekend
It was a deadly Memorial Day weekend with plenty of impaired driving on the state’s roads, according to a report released Tuesday by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety. Authorities said at least four people were killed in crashes over the three-day weekend and officers made a total of 360 arrests for DWI.
A Friday afternoon crash has slowed northbound lanes on I-35W near 82nd Street in Bloomington. Details on the accident, have yet to emerge, but traffic is down to just two lanes.
Minnesota currently has 99 traffic deaths in 2012, a number that may soon change as the historically deadly Memorial Day weekend approaches.
The numbers are still preliminary, but the Minnesota State Patrol confirmed Wednesday that there were no fatal traffic crashes over the Memorial Day weekend.
As the first project of its kind in Minnesota, a charity donated the comforts of home to a Prior Lake veteran over Memorial Day weekend.
Humorist Al Dukes offer a few tips for the Memorial Day weekend.
Planning your Memorial Day weekend getaway? Check out these tips for a safe — and stress-free — holiday.