Minnesota State Patrol

Man Meets With Family Of Woman He Killed In Drunk Driving CrashThe Department of Public Safety says the night before Thanksgiving is one of the most dangerous for drunk-driver related deaths in Minnesota. That is why they hosted an unusual reunion Tuesday afternoon.
Distracted Driving On The Rise In Minnesota, And Police Are Cracking DownDistracted driving remains the leading cause of all injury and property damage crashes in Minnesota. It's also one of three top factors in all deadly accidents, ahead of alcohol.
Andover Man Dies Days After Wife Was Killed In Suspected DWI CrashAn Andover man has died from injuries sustained in <a href="http://cbsloc.al/20vfYBj">a suspected drunk-driving crash that killed his wife</a> earlier this month. Richard Lindeen, 71, and his 73-year-old wife, Ann Lindeen, were struck head on by pickup truck in Andover on the afternoon of Nov. 4.
State Patrol: Wrong-Way Driver Hits Vehicle, Rolls In Golden ValleyAlcohol played a factor in a wrong-way crash on Highway 100 in Golden Valley early Saturday morning. The Minnesota State Patrol says the crash happened at about 3:07 a.m. when a driver was traveling southbound in the northbound lane of Hwy 100 near Duluth Street.
State Patrol: Brainerd Squad Car Heavily Damaged In ChaseA 22-year-old man was hospitalized and later arrested Tuesday night after crashing head-on into a Brainerd squad car during a police chase, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.
State Patrol Using Unmarked Cars To Find Distracted DriversThe Minnesota State Patrol is taking a new approach to catch distracted drivers. They're adding more unmarked vehicles to their fleet. Most drivers will put the phone down if they see a squad car, the unmarked vehicles make it easier to spot someone texting and driving.
4 Things To Know: Unmarked State Patrol Squads, Hidden Sexting Apps & MoreFrom middle east talks to more unmarked Minnesota State Patrol squad cars on the roads, here are the four stories to know for Monday, Nov. 9.
State Patrol To Unveil Unmarked Cars To Help Against Distracted DrivingThe Minnesota State Patrol is planning to introduce some new tools that will help keep the roads safer. On Monday, the department plans to unveil five new unmarked cars that will just focus on stopping distracted drivers, a particular frustration to state troopers.
1 Killed, 1 Injured In Benton Co. Accident Involving 2 SemitrailersAuthorities say a 29-year-old central Minnesota man was hit and killed by a semitrailer while he was standing outside his own rig along a highway.
Victim, Suspected Drunk Driver In Fatal Andover Crash ID'dThe Minnesota State Patrol has identified the victim of Monday's fatal head-on crash in Andover. Seventy-three-year-old Ann Lindeen, of Andover, was killed when a pickup truck struck the van she was in head-on just after 1 p.m. on County Road 7 near 149th Avenue NW.
79-Year-Old New Prague Man Hit And Killed By Car While Checking MailA 79-year-old man is dead after he was hit by a car while checking his mail in Lanesburgh Township, according to a report from the Le Sueur County Sheriff's Office.
Pedestrian Killed On Anoka County RoadOne man is dead after being hit by a car in the north metro early Saturday morning. The Minnesota State Patrol says the accident happened on westbound Highway 610 at East River Road in Anoka County just before 12:30 a.m.
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