Spring temperatures are finally climbing to normal highs in Minnesota, and the Department of Natural Resources wants to remind the public that as the snowpack melts, burning restrictions are falling into place.
Leading up to the Thanksgiving travel period, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety has released a list of the top thirteen counties in the state with the highest combined totals of drunk driving related deaths and injuries.
The State Patrol will have extra DWI patrols on the roads this weekend.
The Minnesota State Patrol is planning extra seat belt enforcement next week in the 10 greater Minnesota counties that have seen the highest number of unbelted deaths and injuries.
Federal disaster aid is available for state and local governments following last month’s string of severe storms, flooding and tornadoes.
It’s more work than rest at many central Minnesota lake homes and cabins, because unusually high water levels are submerging docks that were left out over winter.