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April is Safe Digging Month in Minnesota

​Inspectors on scene after a natural gas emergency hear it often: “I noticed a strange smell but didn’t know what it was so I didn’t do anything.” That rotten-egg smell could mean there is a natural gas leak — and it could be deadly. The best way to avoid an emergency or unintentionally striking an underground facility is to call 811 before you dig.

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The Department of Public Safety Blog highlights DPS events and actions that help keep Minnesotans safe and ready. Posts are published every Monday and Thursday. Check out our latest blog post.

Public Safety Alert: Marijuana Wax Dangers, Duluth Mother Speaks Out

​Two teens recently overdosed in Duluth after using marijuana concentrates. The mother of one of those teens, who wishes to remain anonymous, wanted to share her story in hopes of educating the public and preventing a tragedy. View our interview with the Duluth mother who talks about the dangers of marijuana wax.