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Veteran Minnesota State Trooper Is New Chief House Sergeant

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.

01/29/2015

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Authorities To Ramp Up DWI Enforcement Over Super Bowl

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety is teaming up with former Minnesota Viking Chuck Foreman to crack down on drunk driving on Super Bowl Sunday.

01/29/2015

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Girl, 2, Seriously Injured In Brooklyn Center Crash

A 2-year-old girl was seriously injured Saturday afternoon in a crash on Interstate 694 near Brooklyn Center. The Minnesota State Patrol says the crash happened just after 4 p.m., when a Toyota Corolla lost control while merging onto eastbound I-694 from northbound I-94.

01/17/2015

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Heavy Damage In Isanti County Squad Car Crash

A Minnesota State Patrol squad car collided with another vehicle in Isanti County around 6 p.m. Friday.

01/09/2015

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1 Dead In Hugo Car Crash

One person died after a two-car crash in Hugo Friday morning. According to the state patrol, the incident occurred around 10:39 a.m. at Highway 61 and 130th Street North.

01/09/2015

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3 State Troopers, 1 Driver Struck On Minn. Roads

Three Minnesota State Troopers and another driver were struck by vehicles in four separate accidents Thursday as blizzard conditions wreak havoc on Minnesota roads. The state patrol says troopers were hit by drivers in Virginia, Brooklyn Center and Marshall.

01/08/2015

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Highways Like Skating Rinks: Driving On Slick Ice

When temperatures are below zero, highways can become like skating rinks. Lt. Tiffani Nelson from the Minnesota State Patrol shared some advice about driving safely in icy conditions.

01/06/2015

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Woman With .45 BAC Found Parked In State Trooper’s Driveway During Holidays

A Freeborn county woman with a .45 blood alcohol concentration was found passed out in her car with the engine running. Apprehending the woman required little exertion: She had parked in a Minnesota state trooper’s home driveway.

01/06/2015

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Authorities Investigating Fatal Head-On Crash With Semi In Western MN

Authorities are on the scene of a fatal crash in western Minnesota Friday morning. The Minnesota State Patrol received a report of a head-on crash at about 6:47 a.m. on Highway 12 at 120th St. NW in Kandiyohi County.

01/02/2015

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State Patrol: 174 DWI Arrests On New Year’s Eve

According to the State Patrol, there were 174 arrests for DWI across Minnesota on New Year’s Eve. That number is actually down from last year, when there were 191 arrests for drunk driving.

01/01/2015

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State Patrol: 2 Dead In Roseau County Crash With Train

Two people died Wednesday night after a broadside crash involving a train in Roseau County, according to the State Patrol.

01/01/2015

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Dismissal Motion To Be Filed In Fatal Trooper Crash

The attorney for a Minnesota state trooper indicted on manslaughter charges in a fatal crash in Cannon Falls says he will file a motion to dismiss the indictment.

12/31/2014

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2 Seriously Injured In I-94 Rollover In Brooklyn Center

Two people suffered serious injuries Thursday morning in a roll-over crash on Interstate 94 in Brooklyn Center. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, the accident happened just after 11 a.m. on I-94 near I-694. A 2013 Jeep Compass rolled on the interstate, injuring the driver and their passenger.

12/25/2014

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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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