Minnesota Department Of Public Safety

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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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DPS: Minnesota Fire Deaths Up 31 Percent In 2011

A preliminary report released by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Friday shows that fire deaths went up 31 percent in Minnesota from 2010 to 2011.

02/24/2012

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Officials Want Football Fans To Plan A Sober Ride

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety is reminding motorists to designate a sober driver before watching the Super Bowl.

02/05/2012

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Added DWI Patrols To Target 13 MN Counties In 2012

State officials will be targeting 13 Minnesota counties over the next year in the crackdown on drunk driving, according to a Minnesota Department of Public Safety report released Friday.

01/27/2012

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Good Question: Why Do We Pick Up The Tab Every Year?

It’s a sticker that starts a lot of sticky conversation. License tabs. They can be pricey and they need to be replaced. So, why do we pick up the tab every year? Good Question.

01/26/2012

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DPS Reports On 1st 10 Road Deaths Of 2012

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety reports that, of the first 10 people killed on the road, eight were not using their seat belts.

01/18/2012

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Report: Minnesota Traffic Deaths Hit 67-Year Low

Traffic deaths in 2011 were the lowest they’ve been since 1944, according to a report released Wednesday by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety.

01/04/2012

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NYE Alcohol-Related Road Deaths Are Down In Minn

The Department of Public Safety says there’s been a drop in alcohol-related deaths and injuries on Minnesota’s roads during the New Year’s holiday over the last decade.

12/30/2011

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DWI Enforcement Ramping Up For December

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety announced Thursday that it will crack down on drinking and driving during the month of December.

12/01/2011

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DPS: 2011 Thanksgiving Travel Was Safest On MN Record

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety said this past Thanksgiving travel period may have been the safest on record in Minnesota.

11/29/2011

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Officials Call For Traffic Safety As Days Get Darker Faster

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety is warning motorists to be more aware of pedestrian and bicycle traffic this fall as days are starting to get darker faster.

10/07/2011

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Officers Investigated For Possible Database Misuse

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety has asked 18 law enforcement agencies to investigate possible misuse of its Driver and Vehicle Services database.

10/04/2011

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DPS: Fire Deaths Up Slightly In 2010

October is officially Fire Prevention Month and Minnesota firefighters are already talking about the dangers of fires and how to prevent them.

09/29/2011

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Report: 232 Arrested In Minn. DWI Campaign

At least 232 motorists have been arrested for DWI in the first weekend of Minnesota’s statewide DWI crackdown, according to preliminary reports from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office of Traffic Safety.

08/24/2011

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DPS Tickets 92 Speedy Drivers In July

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety had a busy month of July when it came to citing speedy drivers.

08/09/2011

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43 Die On Minnesota Roads In July

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety says July was the deadliest month on Minnesota roads so far this year, and last week was one of the three deadliest weeks of 2011.

08/08/2011

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Fireworks Injuries Decline In Minnesota

The number of injuries and property damage caused by fireworks has declined in Minnesota.

06/30/2011

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Time To Vote For Best Ad About Distracted Driving

Five finalists have been chosen, and now it’s the public’s turn to pick the best teen-produced ad about the dangers of distracted driving.

05/11/2011

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Warning About Scam Targeting Grandparents

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety says the scam involves someone making a fake call to a grandparent and pretending to be in trouble.

03/16/2011

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Booster Seat Use Increase Resulting In Fewer Injuries

A tougher law on child passenger safety has led to fewer injuries and an increase in people who use booster seats, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety.

02/01/2011

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Contest Asks Teens To Address Distracted Driving

Minnesota teenagers concerned about the dangers of distracted driving have the chance to share their thoughts and creativity with their peers — and maybe win a little cash.

01/20/2011

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Nearly 700 DWI Arrests In First Half Of December

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety says 675 motorists have been arrested for drunken driving in the first half of December.

12/15/2010

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