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Could Take Days Until Southern Minn. Roads Are Safe

Huge snow drifts and blowing snow greeted many as they woke Friday, the day after a blizzard invaded southern Minnesota.

02/21/2014

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Metro Transit: 2 Northstar Trains Collide With Car In North Metro

Two Northstar Commuter Rail line trains collided with a car Tuesday evening in the north metro, Metro Transit says.

02/18/2014

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Driver Loses Control On I-94, Crashes Into Squad

The State Patrol is investigating after a trooper was hit by a car on the side of Interstate 94 Friday night.

01/31/2014

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State Patrol: 600 Crashes & Spinouts Thursday

More than half a foot of snow fell on the Twin Cities Thursday morning, causing nearly 600 crashes and spinouts, the State Patrol says, and it made for lots of work for auto repair shops.

01/30/2014

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Patrol: 1 Dies After Semi Broadsides Pickup Near St. Cloud

The State Patrol said Tuesday night that it’s investigating a fatal crash involving a semi and a passenger vehicle near St. Cloud.

01/21/2014

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Patrol: Slow Down, Drivers…You Keep Crashing Into Squad Cars

The State Patrol is urging drivers to slow down after four people crashed into squad cars since the start of last weekend. On Monday, the State Patrol posted a video to YouTube with footage of a collision Friday on Interstate 94 near the St. Croix rest area. It shows a driver losing control and smashing into the back of a squad car that had stopped on the side of the road.

01/13/2014

Black Ice

Polar Vortex Might Not Bring Snow, But Does Create Black Ice

While the polar vortex brings a gut-punch of cold, it also brings with it something far less obvious: black ice. While seeing snow often cues drivers to slow down, what likely isn’t seen in extreme cold is ice, which can even form from condensation caused by car exhaust.

01/07/2014

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State Patrol: Stay Off Northwest Minn. Roads

The State Patrol is warning drivers in northwestern Minnesota to stay home, and stay off the roads. Places along Interstate 29 have zero visibility Saturday night. Earlier Saturday, the State Patrol advised no travel near parts of Moorhead. Many cars and trucks have slid off the roadway.

12/28/2013

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Patrol: 1 Killed, 1 Injured In Central Minn. Crash

A 23-year-old Nisswa man died Friday morning after the car he was in veered to avoid stalled traffic and collided with an on-coming van, the State Patrol says.

12/20/2013

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Patrol: Man, 35, Dies In Benton Co. Crash

A 35-year-old man died Thursday near St. Cloud after his SUV went through a stop sign and was broadsided by on-coming traffic, the State Patrol said.

11/28/2013

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‘She Is A Damn Good Mom': Neighbor On Pond Crash Driver

Three of the five children who were submerged in a metro holding pond following a car crash Thursday morning were those of the 23-year-old driver, the State Patrol says. The other two children belonged to Marion Guerrido’s boyfriend, neighbors say.

11/21/2013

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11-21-13 St. Louis Park Accident Sends 5 To The Hospital On The Morning News

Keep tuned to WCCO Radio for updates on this story…

11/21/2013

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Patrol: Man, 74, Dies In Northern Minn. Crash

A 74-year-old man died in northern Minnesota Friday after being ejected from a pickup truck following a rear-end crash. The State Patrol says the crash happened on northbound Highway 53, just north of Anton Road, when Dodge Dakota pickup hit the rear end of a semi.

11/02/2013

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Van Dangles Over Freeway, No One Hurt

The St. Paul Police responded Monday morning to a report of a van dangling over the ledge above eastbound Interstate 94, near 7th Street.

10/21/2013

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Patrol: 1 Dead After School Bus Collides With Truck In Martin Co.

A man is dead and a 4-year-old child is seriously injured after a truck crashed into a school bus Friday morning in southwestern Minnesota, the state patrol said. According to the patrol, the two vehicles collided in an intersection, as the truck was traveling northbound on 90th Street, and the bus was going north on 20th Avenue.

10/12/2013

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State Patrol: Sideswipe Crash Kills 1 In Meeker Co.

One person died Monday morning in Meeker County when a car sideswiped a semi-tractor on Highway 12, the State Patrol says.

09/30/2013

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Patrol: 2 Killed, 1 Seriously Injured In Jackson Co. Crash

Two people died and another suffered serious injuries Friday morning when a semi and a car collided in Jackson County, the State Patrol says.

09/20/2013

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State Patrol Asking For Help Locating Fatal Hit-&-Run Driver

The Minnesota State Patrol is asking for the public’s help in locating a vehicle – and driver – in a fatal hit-and-run crash just north of Sauk Centre on Aug. 24.

09/10/2013

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Patrol: Reconstruction Of Fatal Motorcycle, Police SUV Crash Complete

The reconstruction of a fatal crash involving a motorcycle and a police SUV earlier this year in south Minneapolis is complete, the State Patrol announced Monday.

09/09/2013

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Man Killed In Shoreview Accident ID’d

Officials have named the man killed Tuesday afternoon in an accident in Shoreview.

08/21/2013

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Authorities Live-Tweeting DWI Arrests As Enforcement Increases

You may think you’ve heard it before, but troopers say people aren’t really listening. Lt. Eric Roeske with the State Patrol said Friday that “with over 500 killed in the last five years, drunk driving remains a huge problem.”

08/16/2013

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Patrol: Caught At 148 MPH, Mustang Driver Says He Was ‘Airing It Out’

A 41-year-old Darwin man who was caught driving more than 145 mph in his Ford Mustang GT said he was “airing it out,” according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Authorities said Richard Bernhagen was clocked at 148 mph on July 17 on Tagus Avenue, a county road just outside of Hutchinson, Minn.

08/07/2013

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Authorities Fear Spider-Man Act On Capitol Will Spur Copy-Cats

The State Patrol is searching for a daredevil climber who scaled the Minnesota State Capitol late at night.

08/05/2013

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State Patrol Investigating Serious Crash At 35W & CR 10

The State Patrol is investigating a serious crash at 35W and County Road 10 Thursday afternoon.

The ramp to northbound 35W and County Road 10 was closed in Mounds View, creating a backup of more than five miles after a rollover accident ejected a 17-year-old from St. Paul. The condition of the teenager isn’t known.

08/01/2013

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Thousands In Minn. Drive Without Licenses, Sometimes With Fatal Consequences

According to the State Patrol, Abdrihaman Ali is one of thousands of Minnesotans caught driving without a license in the last year.

07/19/2013

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