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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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