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State Patrol: 1 Dead In Grant County Crash

Authorities are investigating a crash in northwestern Minnesota Tuesday morning that has left at least one person dead. The Minnesota State Patrol received a report of an accident at about 7 a.m. on Highway 27 near Grant County Road 67, west of Herman.

05/20/2014

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State Patrol Investigating Fatal Crash Near Hutchinson

The Minnesota State Patrol is on the scene of a fatal crash west of the Twin Cities Tuesday morning. Authorities were called to the area of Highway 7 and Highway 22, which is just east of Hutchinson, at about 5:33 a .m. on a report of a head-on crash involving two vehicles.

05/20/2014

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Bull Gets Loose, Roams Grove City Streets

A 1,200-pound Black Angus bull was on the loose on the streets of Grove City Thursday night. The Meeker County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a loose animal just after 7 p.m. near 7th Street and Maple Lane.

05/16/2014

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Good Samaritans Pull Driver From Burning Car

A 44-year-old man was rescued from a burning car by two passers-by after a rollover crash in northern Minnesota on Thursday, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Authorities responded to the crash at about 8:28 a.m. on eastbound Highway 169 in St. Louis County.

05/16/2014

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Man Takes Metro Police On 30-Min., Multi-City Chase

A man suspected of driving under the influence took police on a half-hour, multi-city chase early Saturday morning, according to the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office. A deputy attempted to pull over a 26-year-old driver at about 3 a.m. near Interstate 94 and Hemlock Lane in Maple Grove.

05/10/2014

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Police: 6 Hurt After Car Crashes Into St. Paul Bar

A Little Canada, Minn. man has been charged with crashing his minivan into a St. Paul bar early Friday morning and leaving five patrons injured. He has been charged with one count of fleeing a police officer and five counts of criminal vehicular operation.

05/02/2014

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Good Question: Do You Have To Turn Headlights On During Rain?

Over the past several days of rain, some WCCO viewers have emailed us wondering: Why do some drivers not turn on their lights in the rain? “Some people are forgetting and some people aren’t aware, and I think some people are choosing to ignore that,” said Lt. Chris Erickson with the Minnesota State Patrol. “I hope that’s not the case.”

04/30/2014

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Edina Man Dies In Crash On I-94 In Maple Grove

A 33-year-old Edina man was killed Sunday when his car went off the road on Interstate 94 in Maple Grove and hit a building, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Authorities responded to the crash at about 3:58 p.m. Sunday on eastbound I-94 at Maple Grove Parkway.

04/28/2014

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Head-On Crash On Highway 55 In Eagan Kills 1, Injures Another

Highway 55 in Eagan, Minn. had to be closed for several hours Friday morning after a head-on collision killed one person and injured another, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Deputies responded to the crash just before 6 a.m. in the area of Highway 55 and Northland Drive in Eagan. Authorities said the westbound side of Highway 55 was closed at Lexington Avenue while officers investigated and assisted at the scene.

04/25/2014

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Good Question: What Makes A Good Driver?

According to a 2011 survey from Allstate Insurance, 64 percent of people think they are “excellent” or “very good” drivers. But when asked to rate their friends, that percentage falls to 29 percent. It’s even lower, 22 percent, when it comes to rating peer groups.

04/22/2014

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State Patrol: 1 Dead In Crash Involving 2 Semis In Clay County

Snow is creating slick roads Wednesday morning north and west of the Twin Cities and has resulted in at least one fatal crash. The Minnesota State Patrol is on the scene of a fatality accident involving four vehicles, two of which are semi-trucks, on Interstate 94 in Clay County.

04/16/2014

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1 Killed, 4 Injured In Kandiyohi Crash

Authorities are investigating a crash between a pick-up truck and a semi Sunday night in Kandiyohi County that killed one person and injured several others, including two children.

04/14/2014

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Police: Pedestrian Hit, Killed In Columbia Heights

A pedestrian was hit and killed by a car in Columbia Heights early Thursday morning. Authorities were called to the accident just before 2 a.m. near the area of University Avenue and 44th Street. When police arrived, it appeared a vehicle was heading northbound on University Avenue when a pedestrian was crossing at 44th Street and was hit by the vehicle.

04/10/2014

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Patrol: 2 Injured After SUV Goes Off I-94 Ramp, Falls On Another SUV

A 38-year-old St. Paul man is seriously injured after the SUV he was driving went off a ramp and crashed on top of another SUV Saturday night, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

03/30/2014

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State Patrol: 27-Year-Old Arrested For Stealing, Driving Excavator Drunk

The Minnesota State Patrol says if you drive drunk, you will get caught – especially if you’re driving a giant piece of construction equipment down a sidewalk.

03/20/2014

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