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100 deaths on Minnesota roads so far in 2016

ROCHESTER, Minn. – On Thursday, the Minnesota State Patrol announced that recent fatalities mark 100 deaths on Minnesota roads, and that the 2016 traffic fatalities are a cause for concern. 204 more words

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UPDATE: Names released in Stewartville pedestrian accident

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Two people were injured in separate auto accidents Thursday in Olmsted County.

The Minnesota State Patrol says the first one happened just before 4 pm on Highway 14 at the intersection with County Road 104, between Rochester and Byron.  159 more words

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Distracted Driving Enforcement Nets Nearly 1,000 Citations

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say a week-long crackdown on distracted driving in Minnesota found too many drivers are taking their eyes off the road. 89 more words


Weekend semi rollover in southern Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. – One person was hurt Sunday evening in a rollover accident in Freeborn County.

The Minnesota State Patrol says 68-year-old James H. Heser of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, was driving a semi east on Interstate 90 when a gust of wind blew the trailer into the ditch, causing the semi to roll into the median. 47 more words

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A dozen men in a pack of sports cars were cited for reckless driving

A total of 12 men ranging from their early 20s to 50s received citations for reckless driving in Hennepin County on Saturday evening.

The men were all driving sports cars, which officers estimated to cost at least $2.1 million in total, Minnesota State Patrol Lt. 126 more words


State Patrol: Alcohol A Factor In Deadly Hastings Motorcycle Crash

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Investigators say alcohol likely played a role in a fatal motorcycle crash early Saturday morning in Hastings.

The Minnesota State Patrol says 35-year-old Anthony Bruner was driving south on Highway 61 just before 12:30 a.m. 44 more words


Cement spill causes traffic hazard

PRESTON, Minn. – Drivers on US Highway 52 in Fillmore County had to deal with “whiteout” conditions Friday morning.

The Fillmore County Sheriff’s Office says a semi on Highway 52 lost its load around 10 am near County Road 12, south of Preston.  113 more words

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