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From being struck on traffic stops to dangerous chases, the Minnesota State Patrol logged nearly 300 damaged cruisers last year. A WCCO investigation looked at what can happen on the road in the course of a year.
The State Patrol says two people died Saturday night in a head-on collision in Isanti County.
The State Patrol says a motorcyclist died Sunday morning in southern Minnesota after colliding with a minivan.
Eden Prairie Police officers conducted a high-risk traffic stop Friday morning that ended with firearms drawn. The incident began when police received a 911 call from a man who said a passenger in another vehicle had pointed a gun at him on the highway near Shakopee.
A 21-year-old man from St. Augusta suffered serious injuries early Sunday morning after being hit by a pickup truck on Highway 10 near St. Cloud.
Officials in southern Minnesota say a 28-year-old driver died Sunday morning after crashing into a bridge pillar.
ne person is dead Saturday morning after a rollover accident on I-90, just west of Stewartville in Olmstead County.
The State Patrol says two people died in southern Minnesota over the weekend when a large hay bale fell off a semi and smashed into a pickup truck, causing it to crash and start on fire.
The State Patrol says a driver died early Sunday morning in the south metro after their car was broadsided while stopped at a highway intersection.
The State Patrol says a man died early Sunday morning after he drove the wrong way down westbound Interstate 694 in the north metro and slammed into two cars, injuring six people.
A state trooper is recovering after a crash during the Tuesday morning commute. He has been released from the hospital and expected to be OK.
The State Patrol is looking to speak with anyone who was in the area of the fatal weekend hit-and-run on Highway 52.
A 55-year-old Mankato man died Saturday afternoon after losing control of his pickup truck and causing the vehicle to roll over.
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.
The State Patrol says that two fatal crashes happened Saturday on Minnesota roads. The first happened just after noon in Sherburne County at the intersection of Highway 10 and Upland Avenue.
The State Patrol is hoping the public can shed some light on a hit-and-run death on Interstate 35E. Emily Boone, 28, was hit and killed around 9:40 p.m. Friday in St. Paul on the interstate’s southbound lane near Grand Avenue. It happened right as the Wild game was letting out at the Xcel Energy Center.
A 72-year-old driver died Saturday afternoon after a head-on crash. The State Patrol said Frances Anderson, of Ogilvie, was traveling west on Highway 95 near North Branch when her car crossed the center line and into the path of an on-coming SUV.
As the snow fell Friday evening, cars slipped and skidded.
At least one person died Tuesday morning in southern Minnesota after a car lost control on an icy highway and drove into the path of an on-coming SUV.
A 25-year-old Minnesota woman died Saturday night after losing control of her car on an icy road and colliding with an SUV and a pickup truck.
The State Patrol is urging drivers in northern Otter Tail and southern Becker counties to be extra cautious Monday morning as freezing rain has made roadways treacherous.
A teenager is dead after a speeding PT Cruiser went off road and rolled several times Saturday night in southern Minnesota.
Drunk driving arrests are on the decline Minnesota. The state patrol says they’ve arrested 21 percent fewer people this year for driving while intoxicated, than this time last year. Minnesota’s extra DWI enforcement campaign started in November and continues through the holidays.
The State Patrol says a head-on crash on an icy highway Sunday evening in Meeker County left a 37-year-old man dead.