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MN State Patrol: 305 Crashes, 21 Injured Friday Morning

The Minnesota State Patrol is reminding motorists to use their seat belts, slow down and increase following distances after hundreds of crashes Friday morning.

02/20/2015

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State Patrol Investigates Fatal Crash In Owatonna

At least one person was killed Saturday afternoon in a car crash in Owatonna. The Minnesota State Patrol says the fatal crash happened at about 1:42 p.m. on Interstate 35 north of Hoffman Street.

02/14/2015

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Northfield Man, 87, Killed In Head-On Crash

One man is dead and one woman is seriously injured after a Ford F150 truck collided head-on with a semi on a Rice County road Friday afternoon. The Minnesota State Patrol says the fatal crash happened at about 2:40 p.m. on Highway 19 and Decker Avenue in Northfield.

02/13/2015

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State Patrol Investigating Deadly Crash In Southern Minnesota

The Minnesota State Patrol is investigating a fatal crash in southern Minnesota Wednesday morning. Authorities said the crash happened at about 8:23 a.m. on Highway 63 in Mower County at milepost 26.

02/11/2015

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Snow And Ice Are No Match For This Mpls. Sidewalk

Snow plows have been out since 3:30 a.m. Tuesday, getting ready for ice, slush and snow. “We put down the chemicals to help break up the ice that was heading our way this morning,” MnDOT’s Kevin Walker said.

02/10/2015

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State Patrol: 135 Crashes In Metro Due To Icy Rain, Sleet

Minnesota State Patrol are reporting at least 135 crashes in the metro area due to the icy rain Tuesday. The state patrol said there have been 135 crashes and 40 spin-outs between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

02/10/2015

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State Patrol: Deadly Crash On I-35 In Cloquet

The Minnesota State Patrol is investigating after a fatal crash between two cars in Cloquet Tuesday morning. According to the state patrol, at 10:15 a.m. a 1996 Toyota Camry traveling southbound on Highway 33 was making a turn to northbound Interstate 35 when it was struck by a 2008 Chevrolet Suburban, which was traveling northbound on Highway 33.

02/10/2015

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State Patrol: Pedestrian Hit, Killed On Highway 52 Near Cannon Falls

The Minnesota State Patrol said a pedestrian was hit by at least one vehicle and killed on Highway 52 near Cannon Falls Sunday night.

02/08/2015

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Deadly Crashes Declining As Roads Grow Safer

Minnesota roads are safer than they’ve been in decades. Early numbers show the total amount of deadly crashes last year, 370, was the second lowest number since World War II.

02/05/2015

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State Patrol: 250 Crashes During Rush Hour Snowfall

The rush-hour snowfall on Tuesday is being blamed for almost 200 crashes on Minnesota roads. The Minnesota State Patrol says there were 186 crashes between 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Fifteen of those crashes involved injuries, but no one was seriously hurt.

02/03/2015

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Police Camped In Jordan, In Pursuit Of Suspect In SLP Shootout

Authorities say a 41-year-old man is at large and is considered to be armed and dangerous after an officer-involved shooting in St. Louis Park Tuesday morning and brandishing a gun at a Byerly’s store.

02/03/2015

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State Patrol Investigating Fatal Crash In Norman County

At least one person was killed in a head-on crash in northwestern Minnesota Monday afternoon, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

02/02/2015

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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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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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