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2-Year-Old Found After Going Missing In Chisago Co.

Crews have located a 2-year-old child who went missing in Chisago County Friday afternoon. According to the Chisago County Sheriff’s Office Facebook, the toddler went missing from Rush City, Minn. around noon.

05/30/2014

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2 Dead In 3-Vehicle Crash On I-35 Near Iowa Border

Two people were killed Wednesday night in a head-on crash involving three vehicles on Interstate 35 near the Iowa border, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Authorities responded to the accident at about 6:45 p.m. Wednesday on I-35 northbound about one mile north of the Iowa border.

05/29/2014

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DPS: 3 Fatal Crashes, 425 DWI Arrests Over Memorial Day Weekend

It was a deadly weekend on Minnesota roads as many headed out to cabins or other weekend destinations for Memorial Day, the unofficial start of summer. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety announced Tuesday that of 466 crashes over the holiday weekend, three were deadly and 228 involved injuries.

05/27/2014

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1 Dead, 1 Hurt In Le Sueur County Memorial Day Crash

One person died and another suffered non-life threatening injuries after a two-vehicle crash in southern Minnesota on Monday, according to the Le Sueur County Sheriff’s Office.

05/27/2014

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Coon Rapids Woman Killed In Isanti County Crash

A 68-year-old Coon Rapids woman has died after the car she was in drifted off of an Isanti County road and struck a tree Friday afternoon. Authorities received a report of a crash just before 2 p.m. A witness says the vehicle, a 2012 Kia Sedona, was traveling southbound on Highway 47 near 253rd Avenue North when it drifted onto the right shoulder, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

05/24/2014

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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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