As Minnesota Records An Increase In Traffic Deaths, Safety Officials Urge Caution As Summer Kicks OffMinnesota safety officials are urging motorists to drive safely ahead of Memorial Day weekend, which marks the start of what’s historically been the deadliest 100 days on Minnesota roads.
DPS: 12 People Killed In Traffic Crashes In The Last WeekIn the first week of May, 12 people died in traffic accidents. Four accidents were speed-related, three involved alcohol, and two involved people not wearing seatbelts.
Minnesota Hit 100 Traffic Deaths In 2021 Sooner Than In Previous 6 YearsThe number of fatalities on Minnesota roads in 2021 breached 100 this week, marking the earliest date that the grim milestone was recorded in the last six years.
Across Minnesota, Over 23,000 Speeding Citations Issued In Feb, MarchOver 23,000 drivers were cited for speeding on Minnesota roads during the months of February and March, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety.
Keeping A Fence Around The State Capitol Costs More Than $200,000Maintaining a fence protecting the state capitol building since protests following George Floyd’s death last summer cost taxpayers more than $200,000, state contracts show.
DPS, State Patrol Prepare For Possible MN Capitol Protests, Ask Public To Avoid AreaThe Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) says people visiting the State Capitol over the next several days will notice the presence of law enforcement officers, National Guard soldiers and other extra security measures.
COVID In Minnesota: East Grand Forks Bar's Liquor License Suspended For Violating Executive OrderThe Minnesota Department of Public Safety has suspended an East Grand Forks bar's liquor license after the business repeatedly defied Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz’s latest executive order, which aims to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
DPS: More People Have Died On Minnesota Roads So Far This Year Than During All Of 2019Despite fewer people driving on Minnesota roads this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Minnesota safety officials say more people have died in crashes so far this year than during all of 2019.
DPS Warns Of Fake Social Media Post Threatening Racial Violence This WeekendThe post says white-nationalist groups are doing initiations this weekend and are planning violence against people of color.
More Than 150 People Have Died On Minnesota Roads This SummerThe Minnesota Department of Public Safety says that between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend, 152 people died in crashes on state roads -- a nearly 12% increase over last year.
Michael Forcia, 56, Charged With Toppling Of Christopher Columbus StatueA New Brighton man has been charged with a felony for the toppling of the Christopher Columbus statue outside of the State Capitol earlier this summer.