Law Enforcement Cracking Down On Distracted Driving Next WeekPolice agencies across Minnesota will be cracking down on distracted driving with a campaign that launches Monday.
Minnesota DPS Releases Anti-Muslim License Plate ApplicationLast week, St. Cloud resident discovered the license plate and posted a photo online, which soon spread.
Minnesota DPS Revokes Anti-Muslim License Plate, Deemed OffensiveMinnesota's governor ordered the state to take back a license plate he called offensive on Monday. The plate had the letter 'F' before an apparent abbreviation for 'Muslims.'
As Fatal Crashes Rise, Tow Truck Driver Warns Motorists To Slow DownThis year has gotten off to a dangerous start on the roads. The Department of Public Safety says as of Friday, preliminary numbers show 36 people have died on Minnesota roadways in 2016.
Minnesota To Award Programs $250K To Prevent Terror RecruitingThe Department of Public Safety will soon start the process of awarding $250,000 to programs designed to combat terror recruiting in Minnesota.
Safety Officials Urge Caution After January Saw 25 Road FatalitiesAfter more than twice as many people died on Minnesota roads this January than they did in the same month last year, state officials are urging drivers to take it easy, wear seatbelts, drive sober, and pay attention to the road.
Meet The State Capitol's New 4-Legged Security GuardThe Minnesota Department of Public Safety is ramping up protection at the State Capitol by adding a four-legged, bomb-sniffing security officer. The State Capitol Security introduced Matka to the media on Monday. She is a 1-and-a-half–year-old Hungarian Vizsla who recently completed a 10-week training course in explosives detection.
Dayton, GOP Clash Over Driver's License Upgrade TimelineGov. Mark Dayton and House Republicans are clashing over how quickly to handle a dispute with the federal government over driver's licenses, complicating a key issue in a possible special session and potentially sowing further doubt about state residents' ability to board domestic flights.
Minnesota Traffic Deaths Rose In 2015Preliminary figures from the state Office of Traffic Safety show 396 people have died so far on Minnesota roads last year. That's up from 361 traffic fatalities for all of 2014.
DPS: Minn. Road Fatalities For 2015 Surpass Last Year's TotalsWith nearly a full month still left to go in 2015, road fatalities for 2015 have surpassed last year's totals.
DPS, Red Cross Offer Tips For A Safe, Fun HalloweenHalloween is one of the spookiest days of the year, and not just because of the costumes. According to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, twice as many kids are killed as pedestrians by cars on Halloween than any other day of the year.
DPS: After Deadly Weekend, Fatal Crashes Surpass 300 In MinnesotaIt was another deadly weekend on Minnesota roads, and state authorities said Monday that traffic deaths have gone over 300 for the year. There were least four fatal crashes in Minnesota over the weekend, putting the number of traffic deaths at 304 for 2015.