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.
Increased Seat Belt Enforcement Through Oct. 25Starting this weekend and continuing until the end of the month, there’ll be extra seat belt enforcement on Minnesota roads.
DPS: Tommie-Johnnie Game To Snarl I-94 Traffic In CollegevilleThe Minnesota State Patrol is warning college sports fans of major potential traffic issues in Collegeville this weekend.
For Thousands Of Motorcyclists At Fall Flood Run, Safety A Primary Concernround 30,000 motorcyclists rode along the Mississippi and St. Croix River valleys from the Twin Cities to Winona. The event comes at the end of a deadly summer for motorcyclists.
Drunk Driving Campaign Results In 1,513 DWI ArrestsAuthorities say a campaign to crack down on impaired driving from Aug. 21-Sept. 7 resulted in more than 1,500 arrests across Minnesota for DWI. During that same time period last year, there were 1,340 arrests for DWI.