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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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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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