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State Trooper Pleads Guilty To Going 94 In 55 Zone

A Minnesota State Trooper has entered a guilty plea in a speeding case after he was caught in April going 94 mph in a 55 mph zone.

08/03/2015

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WCCO Investigates: State Patrol Crashes From 2014

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.

05/19/2015

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150 Crashes In The Metro, State Patrol Squad Hit

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.

03/03/2015

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NW Minn. State Trooper Recognized For Encounter With Elderly Man

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.

02/27/2015

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Minnetonka Cop Hurt In Crash With State Trooper

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.

01/12/2015

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Nearly 1,500 Crashes & Spin-Outs During Snow Storm; 4 Squad Cars Hit

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.

01/09/2015

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State Trooper Hit On Eastbound I-94

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.

06/28/2014

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Woman Pulled From Flooded Car By MN State Trooper Offers Thanks

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.

06/17/2014

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Trooper Pulls Woman From Flooded Car On I-90

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.

06/17/2014

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Driver Slams Into State Trooper’s Squad, No One Hurt

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.

12/17/2013

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State Trooper Gives Pass To Iowa Governor’s Driver

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.

07/02/2013

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Guilty Plea In Crash That Injured 2, Including State Trooper

A 39-year-old man has pleaded guilty in a Richfield crash that sent two people, including a state trooper, to the hospital.

03/11/2013

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2 Killed In Barnesville Crash Were En Route To Funeral

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.

02/19/2013

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State Trooper Hit By Suspected Drunken Driver Speaks Out

The accident happened Saturday night on the I-494 on-ramp at Interstate 35W in Richfield.

01/28/2013

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2, Including State Trooper, Sent To Hospital After Crash

A late Saturday night crash sent two people, including a state trooper, to the hospital.

01/27/2013

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MN State Trooper Talks Dangers Of Distracted Driving

Part of a statewide campaign involving nearly 400 Minnesota law enforcement officers, law enforcement are making an extra effort to find distracted drivers Thursday.

04/19/2012

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Trooper Injured In Crash On I-94

A Minnesota State Trooper sustained minor injuries in a crash along Interstate 94 on Wednesday.

03/15/2012

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Distracted State Trooper Crashes Into Elrosa Couple

A Minnesota woman is recovering after a distracted Minnesota State Trooper crashed into her car last Friday.

11/21/2011

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Former Wis. Trooper Convicted Of Sexual Assault

A jury has convicted a former state trooper of sexually assaulting his adopted daughter.

11/21/2011

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Minn. State Patrol Releases Deer Crash Video

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.

10/19/2011

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State Trooper Has Close Call With Deer

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.

10/18/2011

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Motorcyclist Dies After Police Chase, Crash

A motorcyclist who was fleeing a State Trooper died after going off the road and crashing in Woodbury Friday morning.

07/08/2011

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Trooper Squad Car Hit From Behind During Traffic Stop

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.

04/03/2011

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A Closer Look At The Dangers State Troopers Face

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.

03/23/2011

The aftermath of a Jan. 17 crash in which the squad of a state trooper was struck while the trooper was assisting a motorist on the shoulder of I-35W near Forest Lake. (credit: Minnesota State Patrol)

Minn. State Patrol Urges Motorists To ‘Move Over’

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.

01/18/2011

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