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.
Officials in northern Minnesota say alcohol played a role in a fatal crash early Thanksgiving morning. The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office says the crash happened at 1:40 a.m. in Alborn Township, which is about 30 miles northwest of Duluth.
A 17-year-old from Bloomington suffered injuries over the weekend after rolling a Maserati on a wet highway in the southwest metro.
As the season’s first snow storm moved out of the state, there were almost 200 crashes on Minnesota roads. Lt. Eric Roeske of the State Patrol said that of Tuesday evening there were 172 crashes and 140 spin-outs, which injured 30 people and killed two.
The first blast of wintry weather to hit Minnesota has resulted in hundreds of crashes, including at least one death.