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Winter Driving

Minnesota State Patrol Trooper Mike Bell was hit in his squad car on Interstate 94 near St. Cloud. (credit: Minnesota Department of Public Safety)

State Patrol: 13 Squads Involved In Crashes Since Jan. 1

They’re supposed to be the ones you call when you need help on the roads. But since the beginning of this year, more than a dozen state troopers have become victims. Lt. Eric Roeske with State Patrol said it’s become a bit of a common thing over the past month.

02/13/2014

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Drivers Prep For Another Slow Commute

The closer we get to spring, the harder it is to deal with a snowy commute into work. Such was the case Monday morning.

03/04/2013

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Snow, Winds Make For Hazardous Driving in West Central Minn.

Light snow and gusty northwest winds have created dangerous driving conditions throughout west central Minnesota.

02/18/2013

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Winter Provides Best Driving Lessons For Teens

Winter driving in Minnesota can be a challenging and daunting task. There were 180 crashes statewide from the overnight and morning snowfall on Friday.

12/29/2012

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MnDOT Prepares For Another Weekend Storm

MnDOT officials say they are ready for the freezing rain and two to four inches of snow expected to fall between Friday night and late Saturday in the metro area. They want drivers to be prepared for the conditions by practicing safe winter driving habits.

12/14/2012

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Tires Really Matter When It Comes To Winter Driving

This weekend’s snow was a rude awakening for many drivers. And lots of people will find themselves in body shops in the coming days.

12/10/2012

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Study: Men, Ages 45 And Up, More Likely To Crash In Snow

Who do you think are better drivers — men or women? A new study says that when the snow flies, some men get into trouble.

12/05/2011

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MnDOT Reminds Motorists About Winter Driving

With snow forecast for parts of Minnesota this weekend, MnDOT is urging drivers to be patient and drive according to road conditions.

11/19/2011

Good Question: Safer In Winter: Cars Or SUVs?

A lot of us have been there: Driving in a snowstorm, when a giant SUV goes screaming by on the road. Then a couple miles later, it ends up in a ditch. So, during winter driving conditions, which is more likely to end up in the ditch: an SUV or a car? Which is safer?

01/31/2011

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Semi Driver Dies, Many Crashes Statewide

All over the state, drivers are getting into more accidents than usual, given many roads were cleared over the weekend.

11/15/2010

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2 Victims Identified In Wis. Snow-Related Crash

Authorities in northern Wisconsin have released the names of the two drivers killed this weekend in a snow-related collision.

11/15/2010

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