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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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State Patrol: 225 DWI Arrests Over The Fourth Of July Holiday

Plenty of people in Minnesota ignored the message to not drink and drive over Fourth of July.

07/05/2013

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WI Patrol: 17-Year-Old Girl Ejected From Rollover Crash, Dies

A 17-year-old Wisconsin girl died Thursday morning after she was ejected from her car as it rolled over near Bloomer, Wis., authorities say. According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, Shayla Story, of Bloomer, was traveling southbound on STH 40 around a curve when she rolled over at about 10:41 a.m.

07/04/2013

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BCA Investigating After SWAT Team Sniper Fatally Shoots Suspect In Standoff

Authorities are investigating after a SWAT team sniper fatally shot a man Wednesday in rural Beltrami County during a standoff situation. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) is investigating the shooting, which happened after 4:30 p.m. at a house on the 9200 block of Spencer Road in Liberty Township.

06/27/2013

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Patrol: Foley Woman Dies After Crashing Head-On With Semi

A head-on crash with a freight semi killed a Foley woman late Friday night in Benton County, according to the state patrol. Authorities are investigating the incident that killed Cynthia Zillmer, 57, of Foley, Minn., at about 11:20 p.m. Friday just outside of Gilman on Highway 25 in central Minnesota.

06/01/2013

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Mpls Police Name Officer Driving SUV In Fatal Uptown Crash

The Minneapolis Police Department has named the officer who was driving the SUV involved in a collision last week in Uptown that killed a 24-year-old motorcyclist and injured his passenger.

05/17/2013

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Bemidji Police: Body Of Man Missing Since October Found

Bemidji police and the state patrol said they have recovered the body of a man on Thursday who had been missing since October 2012. Authorities said the body was found via an aerial search of the waters of Lake Irving just outside the city.

05/16/2013

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Over 2,500 Gather At Capitol For Historic Gay Marriage Vote

The few seconds before the vote on the Freedom to Marry Bill was the only quiet moment heard all day at the Capitol. Soon after, the eruption of screams, hugs and tears were unleashed. Andie Schwartz was overwhelmed with joy after the vote. “I don’t even have words right now. I spent a long time wishing that I was the same as everyone else, and now I really am,” Schwartz said. I’m a real Minnesotan now.”

05/13/2013

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State Patrol Investigating Fatal Crash On I-35 In Chisago County

The state patrol is investigating a fatal crash that took place Wednesday night on I-35 at County Road 17.

05/08/2013

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Minn. Farmer ‘Shocked’ After Horses Put Down By State Patrol

The Minnesota State Patrol had to put down two horses after they got away from their Faribault farm early Monday morning. They’d been trying to get the horses back onto their property when they say the situation just became too unsafe. But, as can be imagined, the horses’ owner is very upset.

05/08/2013

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Tech Used To Catch Boston Suspect Deployed Daily In Minn.

Police say the Boston Marathon bombers planned more attacks in the heart of New York City.

04/25/2013

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494 Crash Spills 3 Horses Out Of Trailer

If you think you saw horses on the side of the highway last night, you’re right.

04/20/2013

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MN Man Flees Police, Crashes Into Parked Cop Car

A 22-year-old man from Hector, Minn., was fleeing authorities before crashing into an unoccupied parked police car Saturday evening, according to the state patrol.

04/07/2013

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3 Roadways Re-Open In Western MN; But Travel Still Not Advised

Authorities said three roadways re-opened at 5 p.m. Monday after being closed due to a late winter storm.

03/18/2013

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Patrol: Teen Dies After Collision With School Bus

The State Patrol is investigating a fatal crash in Mower County after a car lost control and collided head-on with a school bus Wednesday afternoon.

02/27/2013

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Patrol: Fatal Crash Shuts Down WB I-94 In Clay County

A crash that left two dead and one injured Monday prompted the closing of the icy westbound lanes of Interstate 94 in Barnesville, Minn., the State Patrol said.

02/18/2013

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Patrol: Man Dies After Oversized Load Hits Bridge, Falls Off Semi

A 61-year-old man died Monday morning in central Minnesota after an oversized load on a semi hit an overhead railroad bridge and fell on a car, the State Patrol says.

02/04/2013

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Officials: Homicide Suspect Was Victim’s Son

Authorities say a man who died in a crash following a police chase killed his elderly father in Austin before the pursuit began.

02/02/2013

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State Patrol: 367 Reported Crashes Sunday

The rain and snow mixed together is causing problems on area roads. The Minnesota Department of Transportation says icy conditions are making travel particularly difficult in southern Minnesota.

01/27/2013

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Patrol: Woman Dies After Car Crashes Into 6 Parked Minivans

A 35-year-old Apple Valley woman died Wednesday morning after rolling her car into six parked minivans in Savage, Minn., according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

01/23/2013

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