Minnesota State Patrol
A 30-year-old New York man was killed late Tuesday night after the motorcycle he was riding on Interstate 394 hit a pothole and threw him from the vehicle, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.
People living in Rogers are being warned about a water main break in the city, according to officials. The break was so severe that Rogers’ water system experienced a dramatic draw down, draining the city’s four water towers in the process. The source of the leak, located by a Minnesota State Patrol helicopter, was a holding pond behind Camping World at 21200 Rogers Drive.
Four people are dead after a two-vehicle crash on Highway 14 near Sleepy Eye. The State Patrol says Saturday morning that the victims are all male. Two were 17 years old, one was 18, and one was 20 years old. Their names and other details were expected to be released at a Saturday news conference.
The Minnesota State Patrol says freezing rain contributed to more than 20 semi-trucks going off the road Friday in west central and northwest Minnesota. Sgt. Jesse Grabow says 38 crashes were reported as of Friday afternoon, 20 of which involved semis. Twenty-seven of the crashed were rollovers, according to Grabow.
Carleton College is mourning the deaths of three students killed in a crash on icy roads. The fatal crash happened Friday while the young men were riding in an SUV just north of campus on Highway 3. The State Patrol says their vehicle spun out of control and right into the path of an oncoming semi.
Three college students died Friday afternoon south of the Twin Cities metro when an SUV collided with a semi on icy roads, officials say. The crash happened at the intersection of Highway 3 and County Road 47 near Northfield, Minn., just before 3 p.m., according to a crash report.
A 51-year-old man died Wednesday, six days after being involved in a crash in Highway 55 west of the Twin Cities, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Authorities said the crash happened Feb. 20 at the intersection of Highway 55 and Dague Avenue SE in Rockford Township.
At least one person was killed in a head-on crash with a semi-truck in Chisago County Monday afternoon, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Authorities responded to the crash at about 3:38 p.m. on Highway 8 at County Road 14.
It’s been nearly two days since a winter storm hit the Twin Cities and other parts of Minnesota, but driving conditions remain extremely difficult on many roads. Officials said there is some improvement in road conditions as of Saturday morning, but not much.
A fierce storm produced more than a foot of snow in some parts of Minnesota early Friday, where authorities advised against travel and schools closed, once again, during the long, grueling winter. And WCCO’s Mike Augustyniak said bitter cold temperatures moving back in aren’t going anywhere anytime soon.
Two men sit in the Sherburne County Jail charged with a brutal Elk River home invasion. But the biggest threat came as 40-year-old Aaron Martin and 31-year-old Ryan Woehler sent police on a high-speed chase, going the wrong way on Interstate 94 near Rogers last Thursday. Dozens of motorists and law enforcement officers were put at risk as the pursuit continued for nearly two miles. Authorities believed that the men had a kidnapping victim with them.
They’re supposed to be the ones you call when you need help on the roads. But since the beginning of this year, more than a dozen state troopers have become victims. Lt. Eric Roeske with State Patrol said it’s become a bit of a common thing over the past month.
The identities of the two suspects killed in Friday morning’s police chase-turned deadly shootout have been released. According to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s office, the deaths of Matthew Vincent Serbus, 36, and Dawn Marie Pfister, 34, have been ruled as homicides, with multiple gunshot wounds listed as the cause of death for both. The duo were killed after a police standoff in Eden Prairie at Highway 101 near Dell Road, which began as a high-speed chase in Chaska on Highway 212.
What began as a routine morning commute Friday down Highway 212 to Chanhassen quickly turned into a bizarre and dangerous scene.
A 20-year-old South St. Paul man is accused of threatening to kill police and at least one officer with the Minnesota State Patrol on social media, according to charges filed Thursday in Dakota County Court. Harrison William Rund was charged with felony terroristic threats in connection with the incident, which happened on Tuesday after receiving a speeding ticket.