12 Minn. Police Agencies Awarded Grants For New DWI EnforcementA new approach is being added to crackdown efforts. Twelve law enforcement agencies have received grants designated for DWI enforcement.
St. Louis Park Man's Firework Burns A Reminder Of Their DangerVictor Valdez burned his back while he was camping with friends in Le Sueur. After a friend set off fireworks, a shell burned through his tent as he slept and burned his back, leg and the bottom of his foot as it exploded.
Minn. Agency Delays Driver Data Shift The Minnesota Department of Public Safety has postponed for two months the elimination of bulk sales of driver's license and vehicle records, an official with the agency said Thursday.
Good Question: How Does MN Decide Car Tabs Fees?According to the Federal Highway Administration, the average Minnesota driver pays $125 per year to register his or her car. But some of us pay much more, and some of us pay much less. So, when Joel Tracy of St. Paul found out his daughter paid almost $400 her new minivan’s tags, he was surprised. He had only paid $41 for his 2002 Tahoe. “I thought she stuttered,” Tracy said. According to Bruce Gordon, the director of communications for the Department of Public Safety, the car tabs fees are set by the state legislature.
State Emergency Center Opens After Spring Snow Storm Spring snow fall has triggered partial activation of the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC).
Lawsuit Says Drug Training Program Violated RightsSix people who claim they were given drugs as part of a now-suspended training program for police are suing the state of Minnesota, alleging the program was an "unethical clinical trial."
DPS Investigates Officer Allegedly Giving Pot To ProtestorsThe Minnesota Department of Public Safety is looking into allegations that a Hutchinson Police officer gave marijuana to protestors as part of a police program.
Audit Reveals Vehicle Database BreachWhen vehicle owners renew their Minnesota titles or license plates, all that information is kept in a central computer. It’s known as the Minnesota Driver and Vehicle Services (DVS) database.
Good Question: What's On My License’s Magnetic Strip?With all the talk of changing Minnesota law to require people to show an ID before they vote, some are proposing using an ID swiping system to verify that the voter is a legal one.