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1 Dead In Broadside Crash In Sherburne Co.

One person is dead after a broadside crash in Sherburne County Monday morning. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, around 7:35 a.m. a person in a Ford Taurus was traveling east on Highway 301, crossing an intersection to go west on Highway 10.

22 hours ago

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State Patrol Investigates St. Louis Co. House Explosion

The Minnesota State Patrol is investigating after a house exploded in the Central Lakes area. According to the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office, at 1 a.m. police received a call of debris in the roadway in the 3300 block of Highway 53.

24 hours ago

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State Patrol Released Video Of 8-Year-Old’s Joyride

An 8-year-old’s joyride on the highway earlier this year was caught on camera. Dash-cam video released by the Minnesota State Patrol shows the boy at the end of his route from St. Paul to Mounds View on April 28.

08/27/2015

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2 Dead In 2 Crashes Thursday Afternoon

Two people are dead in two separate fatal car crashes late Thursday afternoon.

08/27/2015

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2 Teens Dead In Head-On Crash Involving Alcohol

Two teens were killed Tuesday evening in a head-on crash in Meeker County.

08/26/2015

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Pickup Carrying 9 Teens Totaled In Wright County Rollover Crash

Authorities in Wright County say 9 teenagers are lucky to be alive after they were involved in a rollover crash in a pickup truck.

08/24/2015

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Body Of Missing Man, 22, Found In Cook County

The body of a missing 22-year-old man was found Thursday morning in Cook County, according to authorities. Justin John Schneider was found during a search at about 10:35 a.m. after his abandoned vehicle was found near the Kadunce River on Highway 61.

08/20/2015

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Patrol: Uber Vehicle Capturing Images For Bing Caught Speeding Twice In 2 Weeks

The Minnesota State Patrol says an Uber vehicle was caught going “uber fast” twice in two weeks.

08/19/2015

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Charges: Driver Was Texting In McLeod County Crash That Killed Bicyclist

A 25-year-old Prior Lake woman is accused of texting while driving in an April crash that killed a bicyclist in McLeod County, according to charges filed Tuesday.

08/18/2015

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Violinist May Never Get Car Back After Unknowingly Lending It To Drunk Driver

Trying to do a favor for someone may have cost a Hopkins woman her car. Gayle Thomas is an accomplished violinist, but her daily routine has hit a sour note. She thought she was doing a good thing last month by letting her friend’s boyfriend borrow her car.

08/11/2015

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1 Dead In Chisago Co. Rollover

One person is dead after a rollover accident in Chisago County Monday night. According to Minnesota State Patrol, a Toyota Tacoma was traveling southbound on Interstate 35 near mile post 160.

08/11/2015

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State Patrol: 14-Year-Old Bicyclist Hit By Car In New Brighton

A 14-year-old girl riding a bicycle was seriously hurt after being hit by a car in New Brighton late Sunday morning, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Authorities responded to the accident at about 11:50 a.m. on Silver Lake Road at the ramp to eastbound Interstate 694.

08/09/2015

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1 Dead After Head-On Collision With Semi-Truck In Yellow Medicine County

One person is dead after colliding with a semi-truck, head-on in Yellow Medicine County Friday morning.

08/07/2015

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State Patrol Warns Don’t Stop For Ducklings On Highways

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.

07/24/2015

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Teen Runs Red Light, Killing Father Of 3 In Becker

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.

07/22/2015

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Waconia Teen Killed In Crash Remembered For Her Smile

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.

07/21/2015

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1 Dead After Colliding With Tractor Trailer In Kandiyohi County

A woman is dead after her car collided with a tractor trailer in Kandiyohi County, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

07/18/2015

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State Patrol: Motorcyclist Hits, Kills Black Bear On I-35 In Pine Co.

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.

07/17/2015

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State Officials Say Traffic Deaths Are Lowest In 70 Years

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.

07/16/2015

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Does The ‘Move Over’ Law Make Roads Safer?

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.

07/14/2015

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Police Evacuate Chaska Mobile Home Park After Finding Pipe Bomb

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.

07/14/2015

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State Patrol: 16 Hurt After Car Hits School Bus Head-On

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.

07/14/2015

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Teens Cited For Makeshift Pool In Truck Bed In St. Michael

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.

07/13/2015

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Waconia Student Athlete, 16, Killed In Crash Near Mankato

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.

07/11/2015

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State Patrol To Crack Down On Excessive Speeding July 10-26

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.

07/09/2015

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