Minnesota State Patrol
Authorities are on the scene of a fatal accident on Interstate 94 in Minneapolis that will cause major delays for the evening commute. The accident happened just after 3 p.m. Monday on eastbound I-94 at Highway 280 in Minneapolis.
At least one person is dead after a head-on crash in Wadena County Saturday morning. The Minnesota State Patrol says the accident happened at about 11:25 a.m. on Highway 71 near Wadena.
After weeks of spring-like weather, Minnesotans got another shot of winter Sunday afternoon. It arrived a little later than expected, but heavy snow hit central and southern Minnesota, making travel difficult on several highways.
A South Dakota man is dead after a rollover crash early Saturday morning in Scott County. The Minnesota State Patrol says the crash happened just before 4 a.m. on Highway 169, south of Marystown.
A South Carolina man is dead in a single-vehicle rollover crash in Otter Tail County. The crash happened shortly before 8 p.m. Friday on westbound Interstate 94 near Cascade Street.
Two people died after a head-on collision in Cloquet late Thursday night. Minnesota State Patrol said 54-year-old Fay Dahlman, of Alborn, and 49-year-old Mark Laine, of Saginaw, both died.
A Twin Cities motorists suffered minor injuries but had quite the scare after chunks of ice came crashing through his windshield Tuesday morning, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.
A crash in South St. Paul Tuesday morning shows just how dangerous it can be for emergency workers responding to accidents. A car hit a squad car, pinning the state trooper inside and throwing a tow truck driver onto a busy road.
A semi-truck carrying “an explosive agent” crashed into a car in Cass County on Tuesday. The driver of the car, Pearl Bisson, 86, of Cass Lake, Minnesota, was seriously injured.
A 22-year-old Minneapolis man was injured after he was hit by a Minnesota State Patrol squad car early Saturday morning. The state patrol says the accident happened at about 2:42 a.m. at the intersection of Dale Street and St. Anthony Avenue in St. Paul.
A Minnesota State Patrol officer in northwestern Minnesota is being hailed as a “Super Trooper” after an encounter with an elderly man earlier this week.
At least one person was injured Wednesday morning when three Minnesota Department of Transportation snowplows were rear ended. MnDOT officials say the accidents occurred within three hours of each other on roads in the southeastern part of the state. Visibility has been an issue on these roads due to windy conditions and light-weight snow.
The Minnesota State Patrol is reminding motorists to use their seat belts, slow down and increase following distances after hundreds of crashes Friday morning.
At least one person was killed Saturday afternoon in a car crash in Owatonna. The Minnesota State Patrol says the fatal crash happened at about 1:42 p.m. on Interstate 35 north of Hoffman Street.
One man is dead and one woman is seriously injured after a Ford F150 truck collided head-on with a semi on a Rice County road Friday afternoon. The Minnesota State Patrol says the fatal crash happened at about 2:40 p.m. on Highway 19 and Decker Avenue in Northfield.
The Minnesota State Patrol is investigating a fatal crash in southern Minnesota Wednesday morning. Authorities said the crash happened at about 8:23 a.m. on Highway 63 in Mower County at milepost 26.
Snow plows have been out since 3:30 a.m. Tuesday, getting ready for ice, slush and snow. “We put down the chemicals to help break up the ice that was heading our way this morning,” MnDOT’s Kevin Walker said.
Minnesota State Patrol are reporting at least 135 crashes in the metro area due to the icy rain Tuesday. The state patrol said there have been 135 crashes and 40 spin-outs between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
The Minnesota State Patrol is investigating after a fatal crash between two cars in Cloquet Tuesday morning. According to the state patrol, at 10:15 a.m. a 1996 Toyota Camry traveling southbound on Highway 33 was making a turn to northbound Interstate 35 when it was struck by a 2008 Chevrolet Suburban, which was traveling northbound on Highway 33.
The Minnesota State Patrol said a pedestrian was hit by at least one vehicle and killed on Highway 52 near Cannon Falls Sunday night.
Minnesota roads are safer than they’ve been in decades. Early numbers show the total amount of deadly crashes last year, 370, was the second lowest number since World War II.
The rush-hour snowfall on Tuesday is being blamed for almost 200 crashes on Minnesota roads. The Minnesota State Patrol says there were 186 crashes between 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Fifteen of those crashes involved injuries, but no one was seriously hurt.
Authorities say a 41-year-old man is at large and is considered to be armed and dangerous after an officer-involved shooting in St. Louis Park Tuesday morning and brandishing a gun at a Byerly’s store.
At least one person was killed in a head-on crash in northwestern Minnesota Monday afternoon, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.
A Minnesota State Patrol veteran is taking over duties as the chief House sergeant-at-arms. Bob Meyerson just retired as a major in the state trooper but is coming aboard as chief House sergeant.