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People often turn to alternative heat sources to stay warm when the temperature plummets. Use caution around alternative heating sources like space heaters, liquid-fueled and gas-burning heaters, fireplaces and wood-burning stoves. Our tip sheet has more information.
The Emergency Communications Network, a DPS division, teamed up with 911 dispatch centers statewide to enhance Minnesota’s public safety system by enabling calls for help to be answered more quickly. Read more.
Rider training is a critical and potentially life-saving option. The 2014 schedule is now available, make sure to register for a spot today.
New and experienced riders can benefit from a wide range of affordable training courses to earn a motorcycle license, build and hone crash-avoidance skills, learn bike maintenance and more.
Statistics show that juveniles in Minnesota and the U.S. are committing fewer crimes than they did 15 years ago. March's Back to the Future: Volume II report provides an in-depth look at several factors linked to the rise and fall of juvenile crime during the last 30 years. Read more
Are you prepared for spring flooding? FEMA reminds Minnesotans a flood insurance policy is the best way to avoid devastating out-of-pocket expenses.
Learn more about the potential for spring flooding in this DPS-produced video.
Communities benefit when homes that flood year after year are removed. HSEM has assisted Pine County in its efforts to secure federal money for such a project. FEMA has approved $4 million in Hazard Mitigation Grant Program funds so Pine County can acquire and remove 32 homes. Read more here.