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Patrol Not Sure Why Fergus Falls Councilman Fled

Authorities say it’s not clear why a Fergus Falls City Council member led police on a chase that ended when he crashed into a squad car and died. The State Patrol says the incident began when 62-year-old Timothy Rundquist fled a state trooper who had stopped him for speeding around 5 p.m. Monday near Elbow Lake.

12/23/2014

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1 Dead In Stillwater Car Crash

Two vehicles collided in Stillwater on Monday, killing one driver and sending the other to the hospital.

12/22/2014

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Woman Hit With Hammer, Stabbed; Money Withdrawn From ATM

A St. Cloud woman was taken to the hospital after being hit with a hammer, stabbed multiple times and threatened with a handgun.

12/05/2014

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ID’s Released In Fatal Maple Plain Crash

Authorities say one person was killed Tuesday night after a head-on crash on Highway 12 west of the Twin Cities. The Medina Police Department responded to an accident on Highway 12 at about 9:45 p.m. involving a car and a semi-truck about one mile east of Maple Plan.

12/03/2014

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BNSF Officials: 32 Train Cars Derail In Otter Tail Co.

Authorities say there are no injuries and no hazardous spills resulting from a train derailment on the Burlington Northern line in Otter Tail County. Sheriff’s officials say 18 cars derailed about 6:30 a.m. along Highway 10 near Bluffton.

12/01/2014

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2 Dead After Vehicle-Train Crash In Kandiyohi County

Two people are dead after a crash between a train and a passenger vehicle Saturday afternoon in Kandiyohi County.

11/22/2014

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Family Mourns Man Killed On I-94 In Brooklyn Park

A pedestrian was struck and killed by a car early Thursday morning on eastbound Interstate 694 in Brooklyn Center, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Authorities responded to the incident at about 2:31 a.m. on I-94 at Zane Avenue.

11/20/2014

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Police Seek Public’s Help In Finding Person Who Threw A Rock Onto I-35W

The Minnesota State Patrol is asking for the public’s help in locating the person who they believe tossed a large rock off an overpass in Duluth Sunday night. According to police, 22-year-old Matthew Fijalkiewicz, of Superior, Wis., was driving southbound on Interstate 35W near milepost 253 around 11:20 p.m.when a rock came through his windshield and struck him in the chest.

11/20/2014

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State Troopers Take WCCO On Their Winter Driving Course

After a deadly weekend, the Minnesota State Patrol is offering reminders for driving on winter roads. “It’s about a week transition from summer months into the cold weather driving,” said Sgt. Ruben Marichalar. “Unfortunately, Mother Nature was not that nice to us this year.” Six people were killed in car accidents on icy roads this past weekend. Saturday marked the deadliest day on Minnesota roads since July 4.

11/19/2014

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Patrol: Rock Flies Through Windshield, Injures Wis. Man On I-35W

The Minnesota State Patrol says a 22-year-old Wisconsin man was injured when a large rock flew through his windshield while he was driving in St. Louis County Sunday. According to the patrol, the man was driving his car southbound on Interstate 35W near milepost 253 at 11:20 p.m. when the rock came through his windshield and struck him in the chest.

11/17/2014

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State Patrol: Semi Crash Shuts Down I-94 Near Rothsay

Authorities say a crash involving a semi-truck Friday morning has the westbound lanes of Interstate 94 blocked near Rothsay. The Minnesota State Patrol responded to a three-vehicle crash just after 4 a.m. on I-94 near Rothsay in Otter Tail County. Rothsay is located near Fergus Falls.

11/14/2014

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State Patrol: 1 Dead In Stearns County Crash

A 31-year-old Monticello woman was killed Thursday night in a one-vehicle crash near St. Cloud, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Authorities responded at about 7:34 p.m. to the area of eastbound Interstate 94 and soutbound Highway 15 on a report of a crash.

11/14/2014

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State Patrol: Semi Hits Squads In Rogers, No Serious Injuries

The first winter storm in the Twin Cities caused more than 100 accidents on Monday, and even police squad cars were involved in at least one crash. The Minnesota State Patrol says there were no serious injuries after multiple squad cars were hit by a semi-truck in Rogers late Monday night.

11/11/2014

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At Least 4 Die In Crashes As Storm Hits Minnesota

At least two people have died in crashes on icy roads as the first blast of wintry weather hits Minnesota. The State Patrol says in south-central Minnesota, a car driver was killed after losing control and colliding with a semi-truck.

11/11/2014

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Patrol: Minnesota Teen Crashes Stolen School Bus

The Minnesota State Patrol says a 15-year-old boy driving a stolen school bus has crashed into a pickup truck on a northwestern Minnesota highway and injured himself and two others. Patrol Sgt. Jesse Grabow says the sideswipe wreck happened early Sunday in Clay County’s Ulen.

11/10/2014

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State Patrol: 1 Dead In Hubbard County Rollover Crash

One person was killed early Friday morning in a rollover crash in Hubbard County, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Authorities were called at about 1:38 a.m. to the crash on Highway 87 near milepost 46.

11/07/2014

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State Patrol: 1 Dead, 2 Hurt In Crash Near Nisswa

A 72-year-old woman was killed and two others were hurt Sunday in a two-vehicle crash near Nisswa, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Authorities were called at about 12:49 p.m. Sunday to the intersection of County Road 103 and County Road 3 in Crow Wing County on report of a broadside crash involving two vehicles.

11/03/2014

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Extra Patrols To Look For Impaired Drivers Over Halloween

If you’re planning on going out and drinking for Halloween, authorities say you better plan to have a sober ride home. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety said Thursday that extra patrols will be out for Halloween and the weekend looking for impaired drivers.

10/30/2014

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Chaska Woman Killed In Motorcycle Accident

A 27-year-old woman was killed in a motorcycle accident in Carver County Friday morning. The Carver County Sheriff’s Office says the accident happened at about 7:16 a.m. at the intersection of County Road 40 and 152nd Street in Dahlgren Township. Jennifer Marie Compton of Chaska was traveling southbound on CR 40 when an eastbound vehicle entered the intersection at 152nd Street.

10/28/2014

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State Patrol: Driver Fleeing Police In Crookston Dies In Fiery Crash

A driver fleeing police died after hitting a bridge pillar in a fiery crash in Crookston Sunday night, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Authorities said the incident happened at about 6:03 p.m. on Highway 2 at Main St. N.

10/27/2014

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5 Injured In 2-Car Crash On Hwy 52

Three people are injured after a two-car crash on northbound Highway 52 near Cannon Falls, Minn. According to state patrol, 81-year-old Jerry Rollie, of Spring Valley, Minn., 80-year-old Marlene Rollie, of Spring Valley and 42-year-old Julie Maddock, of Rochester, Minn. all sustained non-life threatening injuries.

10/25/2014

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Driver Injured After Crash With Semi In Fridley

A driver suffered minor injuries after being involved in a crash with a semi-truck early Thursday morning in Fridley, according to the State Patrol.

10/23/2014

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4 People Injured In Cottage Grove Limo Crash

Four people were injured after their limo was struck by two vehicles in the southeast metro. The accident happened Friday night just after 9:30 in Cottage Grove, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. The limo was traveling southbound on Highway 61 and was making a left turn onto Kingsboro Trail to enter Zywiec’s Haunting Experience.

10/18/2014

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State Patrol: 2 Dead, 1 Hurt In Nicollet County Crash

Two people were killed and one other suffered non-life threatening injuries Thursday in a broadside crash in St. Peter, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Authorities were called to a report of a two-vehicle crash at about 4:23 p.m. on Highway 169 at Washington Ave. in St. Peter.

10/17/2014

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Patrol: Driver Dies In Crash With Minnesota Truck

The Minnesota State Patrol says a man has died in a crash involving a recreational vehicle and a state Department of Transportation work truck. The patrol says 63-year-old RV driver Leo Delonais of White Bear Lake died Thursday afternoon in the crash near Anoka.

10/17/2014

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