Minnesota State Patrol
As unpopular as it may seem, the Minnesota State Patrol is advising motorists not to stop for wildlife that may have meandered onto a busy interstate. The advice comes after drivers on Interstate 35 in the Twin Cities metro could be seen on transportation video stopping or swerving to avoid a duck leading a line of ducklings across the busy road.
A teenager running a red light is blamed for a deadly crash Tuesday night on Highway 10 in Sherburne County. Chuck Maurer, 54, was killed and seven others hurt when a pickup carrying four teens blew through the stoplight at about 8 p.m. at the intersection of County Road 11.
Some of the top high school softball players in Minnesota are packing up to head to nationals in Tennessee. However, the Minnesota Vortex will be one player short.
A woman is dead after her car collided with a tractor trailer in Kandiyohi County, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.
A Pine County man is hospitalized after hitting a black bear on Interstate 35 near Pine City late Friday afternoon. The Minnesota State Patrol says 48-year-old Edmund Hanson, of Brook Park, was driving on I-35 when a black bear stepped out onto the highway.
Minnesota’s roads are becoming safer. But in the same breath, state officials say this year traffic fatalities are up. Authorities say 361 people died in crashes on Minnesota roads last year. That’s the lowest amount since 1944.
Next month Minnesota law enforcement will mark the 15th anniversary of the death of Trooper Ted Foss by cracking down on violators of the state’s “move over” law.
Authorities in the west Twin Cities metro are investigating a suspicious package that was reportedly left in a mobile home park. The Chaska Police Department responded to the Brandondale mobile home park Tuesday afternoon on a report of a suspicious item.
The head of a nonprofit says none of the children aboard a bus taking them to a Head Start program was seriously hurt when a car crashed head-on into the bus. In all, 16 people were injured in the crash.
According to the Minnesota State Patrol, a 16-year-old boy was given a warning after a trooper saw him driving a truck with a make-shift swimming pool in the bed.
A Waconia high school athlete was killed Friday evening in a car crash near Mankato, according to her softball team. Alexia Kretsch, 16, was driving northbound on Highway 169 when a car traveling eastbound on County Road 33 crossed in front of her, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.
The Minnesota State Patrol launched a new campaign Thursday morning in an effort to keep drivers safe across the state this summer. The State Patrol said more than 300 law enforcement agencies across Minnesota will be involved in conducting speed patrols over the next three weekends, starting Friday.
If you ever thought about creating a swimming pool out of the back of your pick-up truck, you may want to think again. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, a driver in St. Michael was given a ticket for illegal operation after a trooper discovered the truck bed filled with water.
A 19-year-old Minneapolis woman was seriously hurt late Monday morning after driving into a pole in Golden Valley, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Authorities responded to the crash at about 11:17 a.m. at the intersection of Highway 55 and Winnetka Avenue.
A 46-year-old man died Sunday afternoon in a three-vehicle crash on Highway 52 near Rosemount, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Authorities responded to the crash at about 2:31 p.m. near the area of southbound Highway 52 north of County Road 42 in Dakota County.
A woman is dead Monday evening after her car drifted over the center line and struck another vehicle in Crow Wing County.
A 59-year-old Oakdale man died Saturday after he was thrown from his motorcycle in a crash near Pine Center, according to the Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities responded to the crash Saturday on County Road 8 about two miles north of Pine Center.
A Minnesota State Trooper has been charged with excessive speeding after he was caught driving 94 mph in a 55 mph zone, according to Minnesota State Patrol. The Fergus Falls City Attorney has cited Sergeant Jesse Grabow for excessive speeding.
In the last two days, five people have died on Minnesota roads. The State Patrol reports the five people died in four different accidents. One of the people killed was a motorcyclist in southwestern Minnesota, adding to a summer season authorities say has brought an alarming spike in motorcycle rider fatalities.
A motorcyclist is dead Saturday evening after he swerved off the road and crashed in Pipestone County. The State Patrol says 33-year-old Jeremy Langley of Sioux Falls was traveling westbound on CSAH 2 when he lost control of his motorcycle.
The Minnesota State Patrol says alcohol played a factor in a fatal head-on crash Saturday afternoon. Twenty-five-year-old Cory Ingeman, of Karlstad, crossed the center lane in his pickup truck, colliding head-on with a van on Highway 1 in Marshall County at about 12:42 p.m.
One person has died after a crash on Interstate 694 Friday night. The accident happened just after 10 p.m. on Snelling Avenue in Arden Hills, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.
One person was killed early Thursday morning after the motorcycle they were riding left the roadway in Ramsey County. According to Minnesota State Patrol, at 1 a.m. a Harley Davidson motorcycle was traveling northbound on Highway 61 just south of Warner Road when it left the roadway.
A man was killed Wednesday night in a motorcycle crash in Bethel, according to the Anoka County Sheriff’s office. Deputies responded to a report of a crash at about 7:15 p.m. near the area of 236th Avenue Northwest and Kumquat Street Northeast.
There was not a dry eye inside Park Christian School in Moorhead Tuesday night. Hundreds packed the gym to remember two young lives that were cut short.