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DPS Urges Teens To Drive Safely During Prom Season

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety says springtime is a good time for parents to talk to teens about safe driving habits.

04/12/2013

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DPS: About 400 Arrested For DWI Over St. Patrick’s Day Weekend

Officials say there was a slight rise in drunk driving arrests throughout Minnesota from last year over the St. Patrick’s Day holiday.

03/18/2013

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Officials: 11 Killed On MN Roads In Past 10 Days

At least 11 people were killed in the past 10 days on Minnesota roads, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety.

03/06/2013

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Audit To Examine Driver’s License Database Access

Details about the security of and access to Minnesota driver’s license information are likely to be among the findings in a new state audit.

02/20/2013

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DPS Reminds Drivers To Focus On Roads, Stay Safe

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety is using the anniversary of last year’s deadliest day on the roads to remind motorists to focus on driving and staying safe.

02/20/2013

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Best Resources For Emergency Preparedness

All areas of the country have their natural disasters that residents prepare their homes and families for throughout the year. Luckily in Minnesota, this typically means preparing for sub-zero temperatures and large amounts of snow. Winter storms may seem to be less dangerous than emergency situations other states face, but the hazards are somewhat deceptive. Here are the best resources for emergency preparedness in Minnesota.

02/01/2013

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Minn. Traffic Deaths Up In 2012, First Increase In 5 Years

For the first time in five years, traffic deaths in Minnesota are up — roughly 6 percent since 2011.

01/03/2013

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Statewide: At Least 300 DWIs Over New Year’s

At least 300 people were arrested for DWI in Minnesota on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, according to preliminary DWI arrest information from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety.

01/02/2013

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Winter Driving Tips For Minnesota

In Minnesota, winter driving conditions can go from perfect to hazardous in a matter of minutes. Cold temperatures combined with ice and snow can make for difficult and dangerous commutes, so make sure you are prepared when the winter weather arrives this year. Here are a few driving tips to help you prepare for the cold and snowy months ahead.

12/29/2012

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Officials Urge To Have A Safe, Sober Ride On New Year’s Eve

State safety officials are urging motorists to plan for safe and sober ride this New Year’s Eve as they strive to have a fifth straight year of zero drunk driving deaths.

12/27/2012

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DPS Releases List Of Top Drunk Driving Counties

Leading up to the Thanksgiving travel period, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety has released a list of the top thirteen counties in the state with the highest combined totals of drunk driving related deaths and injuries.

11/19/2012

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Armed Man Abducts Toddler In St. Louis Park; Amber Alert Issued

Authorities issued an amber alert Thursday night after they say an armed man abducted a 17-month-old girl.

11/08/2012

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October: Deadliest Month For Unbuckled Drivers

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety says that 15 unbuckled drivers died in October — the deadliest month of the year so far for people not wearing seat belts.

11/05/2012

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‘Click It Or Ticket’ Starts Friday Across Minnesota

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety, along with the Minnesota State Patrol, ramps up the “Click or Ticket Campaign” for the next two weeks starting Friday.

10/12/2012

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DPS: More Than 1,800 Arrested In DWI Crackdown

More than 1,800 motorists were arrested for DWI during the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign from Aug. 17 to Sept. 3, officials announced Thursday.

09/13/2012

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State Agencies Looking To Stop Pedestrian Deaths On MN Roads

Two state agencies are working together to stop the number of pedestrian deaths on Minnesota’s roads.

09/10/2012

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Statewide DWI Campaign Now In Effect Through Labor Day

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety released a report Thursday which shows that 68 percent of fatal accidents last year involved drivers who had blood alcohol levels of at least .16, which is twice the legal limit for driving.

08/16/2012

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Officials: Motorcyclists Had Deadly Month Of July

State officials say Minnesota has passed a deadly milestone for motorcyclist fatalities for 2012. According to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, May and July have proved the deadliest months of the year.

08/09/2012

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Report: No July 4 Traffic Deaths In Minn.

July 4 is typically Minnesota’s deadliest day on the road, but the Minnesota Department of Public Safety says preliminary reports state no fatal crashes occurred in the state on Independence Day.

07/05/2012

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DPS: 2011 State Traffic Deaths Lowest Since 1944

A report released Wednesday said 368 people died in traffic crashes in Minnesota last year, and that figure is the state’s lowest in more than 60 years, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety.

06/13/2012

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DPS: 7 Motorcyclists Killed In May

May was a deadly month for motorcyclists in Minnesota — and that’s prompted a warning from safety officials.

06/06/2012

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Officials To Talk Physics Of Car Crashes

Officials from the Department of Public Safety are going on a rooftop Monday to talk about the physics of a car crash.

05/21/2012

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DPS Investigates Officer Allegedly Giving Pot To Protestors

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety is looking into allegations that a Hutchinson Police officer gave marijuana to protestors as part of a police program.

05/09/2012

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DOT Urges Caution With Bikes Re-Emerging

State transportation and safety officials say four bicyclists were killed in Minnesota last year, the lowest number of fatalities since 2007.

05/03/2012

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Good Question: What’s On My License’s Magnetic Strip?

With all the talk of changing Minnesota law to require people to show an ID before they vote, some are proposing using an ID swiping system to verify that the voter is a legal one.

02/27/2012

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