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.
As snow fell on the Twin Cities metro Tuesday morning, more than 100 crashes were reported, including one where a State Patrol squad was hit with the trooper pinned inside.
A Minnesota State Patrol officer in northwestern Minnesota is being hailed as a “Super Trooper” after an encounter with an elderly man earlier this week.
A crash involving two squad cars sent a Minnetonka police officer to the hospital. The officer and a State Trooper were both responding to a reported stabbing around 9:50 p.m. Sunday night.
Several crashes on the Minnesota River bridge shut down parts of eastbound 494 Friday morning. Parts of 494 were beginning to be shut down at 1:30 a.m. Friday. Reports say one of the crashes included a shuttle bus and another involved a State Trooper.
A state trooper and a driver are recovering Saturday after an early morning crash sent them to the hospital. According to Minnesota State Patrol, troopers went to check on an unoccupied, stalled car on eastbound Interstate 94 around 3:23 a.m. Saturday. The stalled car was blocking the left lane from entering the southbound Highway 61 ramp.
Wide spread flooding affected the northern and southern parts of the state after heavy rains on Monday and Tuesday. It led to a daring car rescue. Julisa Jones said she was terrified. She was on her way home to Anoka, Minn. from Sioux Falls, S.D. when the road she was on was covered with water that was rising fast.
The Minnesota State Patrol says a state trooper plucked a woman from her car after rapidly rising water flooded Interstate 90 and stranded her car in the southwest corner of the state near the South Dakota border. The Patrol says the water was over the driver’s seat when she called 911 around 9:15 p.m. Monday.
Authorities say an inattentive driver slammed into a trooper’s squad Tuesday morning. No one was injured in the crash but officers say it’s a good reminder for all drivers to slow down and pay attention.
Audio recordings indicate a state trooper pursued a speeding SUV carrying Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, but declined to pull the driver over after realizing who was inside the vehicle.
A 39-year-old man has pleaded guilty in a Richfield crash that sent two people, including a state trooper, to the hospital.
Sean Ray, 49, and his girlfriend Judy Reid, 49 — both of Minnetonka — were heading to the funeral of Ray’s father on Monday when their car struck a semi and a plow truck.
The accident happened Saturday night on the I-494 on-ramp at Interstate 35W in Richfield.
A late Saturday night crash sent two people, including a state trooper, to the hospital.
Part of a statewide campaign involving nearly 400 Minnesota law enforcement officers, law enforcement are making an extra effort to find distracted drivers Thursday.
A Minnesota State Trooper sustained minor injuries in a crash along Interstate 94 on Wednesday.
A Minnesota woman is recovering after a distracted Minnesota State Trooper crashed into her car last Friday.
A jury has convicted a former state trooper of sexually assaulting his adopted daughter.
The Minnesota State Patrol released new video of a state trooper who ran into a deer as a reminder to be on the lookout for them while driving.
On Sunday night, a state trooper was traveling south on Highway 15 just south of Hutchinson when a deer ran onto the highway, jumped out and slammed into his squad car.
A motorcyclist who was fleeing a State Trooper died after going off the road and crashing in Woodbury Friday morning.
A state trooper received minor injuries when his squad car was struck by a van. It happened around 8 p.m. Saturday evening on Interstate 94 near 42nd Avenue in north Minneapolis.
As tough as this winter’s been on Minnesota citizens, it’s been especially rough on the Minnesota State Patrol. So far this winter, more than 30 troopers have been hurt responding to calls.
The Minnesota State Patrol is urging motorists to move over following the Jan. 17 crash where a state trooper was struck by a vehicle while assisting a motorist on Interstate 35W near Forest Lake.
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