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Minnetonka Officer Hit In Early Morning Crash

A Minnetonka Police officer collided with another vehicle while on the way to call early Saturday morning. The officer was headed south on Hopkins Crossroad and was making a left turn east to Highway 7 at about midnight, according to police.

09/06/2014

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Increased Patrol Sunday To Remind Of ‘Move Over Law’

You may see more State Troopers on Minnesota highways Sunday. The State Patrol and local law enforcement are holding saturation patrols to remind drivers of the Ted Foss Move Over Law.

08/31/2014

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Woman Hit By 2 Cars, Killed In Mille Lacs County

The Minnesota State Patrol says a 57-year-old woman died after she was hit by two vehicles in Mille Lacs County. Authorities say Linda Pettner was on foot and in the northbound traffic lane of Highway 169 south of Garrison when she was hit on Friday night.

08/30/2014

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Victims ID’d In Fatal Lac Qui Parle Co. Crash

Fog may have contributed to a fatal crash early Friday morning, according to the Lac Qui Parle County Sheriff’s Office. The accident occurred at about 4:52 a.m. at the intersection of county roads 25 and 2. One of the drivers was pronounced dead at the scene.

08/23/2014

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Mpls. Police: I-394 ‘Crisis Situation’ Ends Positively

Minneapolis Police say there was a positive ending to a “crisis situation” Friday morning near Interstate 394 and Penn Avenue. The nature of the incident, which police say occurred just before 6 a.m., was not disclosed.

08/22/2014

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State Patrol: 2 Dead After Head-On Crash In Northern MN

Two people were killed after a head-on collision in northern Minnesota Tuesday afternoon, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Authorities were called to the crash at about 3:09 p.m. on Highway 11 at County Road 13 in Roseau County between the cities of Roseau and Warroad.

08/20/2014

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2014 Traffic Deaths Surpass 200, Still Down From Last Year

Officials with the Minnesota Department of Public Safety said Monday that while traffic deaths are down from this time last year, they’ve surpassed 200 for 2014. Authorities said 204 people have been killed in traffic accidents in Minnesota this year, which is 16 fewer than this time last year.

08/19/2014

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State Patrol: 1 Dead In Olmsted County Motorcycle Crash

A 58-year-old woman was killed in a motorcycle crash in southeastern Minnesota Sunday night, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Authorities were called just before 6 p.m. to the area of Highway 52 at 55th Street NW in Rochester.

08/18/2014

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State Patrol Investigates Fatal Crash In Isanti Co.

The Minnesota State Patrol is investigating a fatal accident in Isanti Co. Friday morning. According to police, the crash occurred just before noon Friday at Highway 47 and Highway 95.

08/15/2014

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Teen May Face Charges After Fatal Crash In Montrose

A 17-year-old girl may face criminal charges after a fatal head-on crash in Montrose, Minn. Thursday morning. The crash happened at about 9:39 a.m. on Highway 12 near Zephyr Avenue, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

08/15/2014

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DPS: Extra DWI, Impaired Driving Patrols Through Labor Day

Drivers should expect to see more officers out on the roads searching for drunk drivers beginning this weekend. From Aug. 16 through Sept. 1, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety will increase DWI enforcement and highlight their education campaign.

08/14/2014

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State Patrol: 1 Killed After Car Hits Guard Rail In Edina

One person is dead after a car hit a guard rail twice and then eventually struck the side of a bridge in Edina Wednesday night, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Authorities responded to the crash at about 5:38 p.m. Wednesday on southbound Highway 100 at 77th Street.

08/14/2014

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Murder Suspect Still At Large After Anoka Co. Airport Search

Multiple police agencies surrounded a pair of hangers at a metro airport Tuesday afternoon after receiving information about a suspect in the murder of a Minneapolis executive. Blaine Police say they received a tip at about 12:37 p.m. that 44-year-old Ty Hoffman may be at the Anoka County Airport.

08/12/2014

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State Patrol Investigates Deadly Crash In St. Peter

The Minnesota State Patrol is investigating a deadly crash in St. Peter, Minn., about a mile away from Gustavus Adolphus College. The fatal crash happened at noon at County Road 20 and Highway 22, on the Highway 169 detour.

08/12/2014

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State Patrol: 1 Dead, 3 Hurt In Dakota County Rollover Crash

One person was killed and three others were hurt in a rollover crash involving four teenagers Wednesday night in the south Twin Cities metro, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

08/07/2014

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Bicyclist Struck In Oak Park Heights Hit-And-Run Dies

A bicyclist who was struck by a hit-and-run driver Saturday night was removed from life support Wednesday, according to her family. Mai D. Yang and her husband, E Xiong, were hit by a driver on 60th Street North in Oak Park Heights, which is a frontage road along Highway 36.

08/06/2014

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State Patrol: Motorcyclist Killed In Waseca County Crash

A motorcyclist was killed Sunday night after losing control and crashing on a southern Minnesota highway, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Authorities responded to the crash at about 9:08 p.m. on Highway 30 at County Road 63 in Waseca County.

08/04/2014

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State Patrol: Motorcyclist Dead In Crash On I-694 In Fridley

A motorcyclist is dead after a crash early Monday morning on Interstate 694 in Fridley, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Authorities responded to the crash at about 2:31 a.m. on eastbound I-694 at the ramp to East River Road in Fridley.

08/04/2014

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State Patrol: Driver Sought In Washington County Hit-And-Run

Authorities are looking for the driver of a car that hit two bicyclists on a frontage road late Saturday night and left the scene, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. The incident happened at about 11:52 p.m. on the 14000 block of 60th Street North in Oak Park Heights.

08/03/2014

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State Patrol: 1 Dead In Kandiyohi County Rollover Crash

One person is dead after a rollover crash in western Minnesota Saturday afternoon, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Authorities were called to the crash at about 3:35 p.m. on Highway 12 east of Kandiyohi near Willmar.

08/03/2014

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Woman, 19, Dies In Scott County Crash

A 19-year-old woman from St. Anthony died Friday from injuries suffered in a crash in Scott County, authorities said. Authorities were called at about 4:02 p.m. Friday to a crash in the area of West 150th Street at Baseline Avenue in Louisville Township.

08/03/2014

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I-94 & I-90 To See Extra Patrols This Weekend

Drivers in 15 states – including Minnesota — are being asked to take part in a challenge on Interstate 90 and 94. If you’re driving on the two interstates from Aug. 1 through Aug. 4, expect to see extra patrols.

07/31/2014

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Motorcyclist Crashes After Minnesota Police Chase

Authorities are investigating a motorcycle crash following a high-speed chase from St. Paul into Wisconsin. The Minnesota State Patrol says the chase started Sunday night when a trooper tried to stop the motorcyclist for speeding.

07/28/2014

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State Patrol: Little Falls Man Crashes SUV Into Pond, Dies

A 55-year-old Little Falls man died in a pond crash in Aitkin County Saturday afternoon, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. The state patrol says a man was traveling in a 1999 Dodge Durango westbound on Highway 18 near Highway 169 when he ran off the road, crashed and rolled into a pond upside down.

07/27/2014

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4-Vehicle Crash On I-35W In Roseville Stalls A.M. Commute

A four-vehicle crash brought traffic to a stop on a busy metro freeway during the Friday morning commute. According to State Patrol Lieutenant Eric Roeske, a semi-truck was traveling southbound on I-35W just before 6:30 a.m. when the driver lost control.

07/25/2014

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