Minnesota Reaches 400 Traffic Deaths; Earliest Since 2007The state reported its 400th traffic death on Oct. 23rd. Since the start of the year, 401 people have died on roads, compared to 322 last year.
DPS: 167 People Killed On MN Roads Between Memorial Day And Labor DayAccording to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, 47 of the deaths were speed-related fatalities, and 29 people were not wearing seatbelts.
DPS: Over 17,000 Speeding Citations Issued In July Across MinnesotaOver 17,000 drivers were cited for speeding on Minnesota roads during the month of July, all while speeding injury and fatality figures increased this year compared to last year.
DPS: Minnesotans Can Now Submit Documents Online For REAL ID Pre-VerificationIn addition to having extra time, Minnesotans now have the option to submit documents online to speed up the process of getting the REAL ID or an enhanced driver’s license or ID.
State Patrol Hasn’t Added More Troopers To Monitor Roads In 16 Years, Top DPS Official SaysMinnesota needs more State Patrol troopers on its highways to curb speeding and fatal crashes, Department of Public Safety Commissioner John Harrington told lawmakers Tuesday.
Department Of Public Safety Requests Review Of State's Response To Unrest After George Floyd's DeathThe Minnesota Department of Public Safety is requesting an independent review of the state’s response to the civil unrest following the death of George Floyd.
Coronavirus Updates: Minnesota Driver Exam Stations Resume Testing For Commercial Driver Licensing OnlyThere’s little argument that truck drivers are crucial to keeping grocer’s shelves stocked and fuel in the tanks during this crippling pandemic.
Minnesota Troopers To Deliver Care Kits To Homeless PeopleMinnesota state troopers across the state will be carrying more than 600 kits to give to homeless people who need clothes, food, and toiletries.
DPS: Nearly 11% Of Minnesotans Are REAL ID Ready Ahead Of Oct. 1 DeadlineOnly about 11% of Minnesotans are REAL ID ready ahead of the Oct. 1 deadline, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety.
The Number Of Fire Deaths In Minnesota Increased By 14% Last YearThe Department of Public Safety’s State Fire Marshal Division reports that 42 people died in fires in Minnesota last year.
'We Have To Decrease Our Speed And Increase Our Space': Truck Drivers Learn Precautions Of Winter Driving"The winter adds another element to speed and space management. We have to decrease our speed and increase our space," Mark Chlebecek said.