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Lives Lost in Traffic Crashes in 2022

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         Brian Eugene Newby, Daniel John Meade, Arthur Nikolai Rajala, Charles Patrick Virkus, Donald Scott Hutton, Miguel Angel Deheza Perez, Jose Herrera Garcia, David William Snyder, Victor Tony Stang, Lee Vang, Astrid Lee, Hunter Daniel Thorman, Robert Frederick Lohman, Levi James Roseland, Matthew Brian Johnson, Philip Crocker Wagner, Dakota Daniel Flint, Eric Richard Eastey, Tammee Sue Ponder, Kristine Renee Grover, Ricky Jay Hutton, Aaron Kyle Schlingmann, Tyler David Larson Stone, Lashel Dawn Oliver, Doyle Lawrence Spinks, Larry Dean Bamsey, Higinio Carrillo Pabalo, Ronald James Day, Kimberly Ann Stieper, Yesenia Alamo, Daran Merle Atkinson, Jeffrey Mark Vogelsang, August Faber, Gerald Paul Mass, Molly Ann Bickmann, Harold Henry Berg, Michael Phillip Wegner, Arlene Marie Towler, Arthur Cordell Stephen, Joyce Irene Acosta, Christopher Bropleh Nimpson, Rachel Joy Johnson, Michael Vincent Waytashek, Mark Richard Hagen, Linda Marie Correll, Raven Marie Boshey, Sky Patrick Oneil, Larry Kenneth Helgeson, Robert Allen Graf, Chad Michael Nelson, Hassan Mohamud Mohamed, Madison Kay Johnson, Jonathan M Ecker, Alex Alden Nelson, Jeffrey Allen Graves, Cameron Lee Dahm, Vincent Michael Beaudet, Michael Lee Wolford, Glen Ellsworth Economy, Thomas John Launderville, Jennifer Lynn Craig, Kyle Luke Petersen, Wilmer Espinoza Herrera, Fanny Ramirez Perez, Heather Marie Dahlberg, Chyanne Aiyana Rios, Brandon Mitchell Mckeon, Kecia Lynn Mckeon, Eric Isiah Walker, Kadin Michael Huntley, Randy Joe Rehbein, Jennifer Lyn Johnson, Henry Ngisa Nyandwaki, Derrick Jay Johnson, Steven Kip Olson, Gabriela Rose Hebl, Matthew Michael Tipton, William Jeffery Lissy, Amirah Imaani Strong, Amy James Shanaa, Xavier M Little, David Charles Sokolik, Tony Smith-El, Quinn Jeffrey Milles, Kevin Craig Caldwell, Nathan Edward Williams, Priyanshi Subba, Robert John Nguyen, Adam Duane Meffert, Scottie Dale Heckel, Morgan Taylor Avenson, John William Brooks, Charlie Mo Alleman, Clemente Garcia, Vernon Ferdinand Rutzen, Razak Rahi Kallon, Jack Riley Windels, Robert Westly Smith, Youssef Moustapha Fakhreddine, Martin Scott Hahn, Richard Fay Judy, Hudson Sawyer Allen, Jacob Allan Laurion, Steven John Koslucher, Braxton Charles Sorenson, Gary Roland Peterson, Barbara Helen Wright, Erick Eduardo Fuentes Cervantes, Julio Cesar Estrada Ramirez, Anita Elaine Haller, Brandon Young, John Herman Terfehr, Wesley Leon Raudabough, Andrew John Sinderman, Jessica Maria Jimenez, Shirley Emma Friebe, Steve Owen Meyer, Robert Charles Correll, Shirley Ann Gatzke, Kristy Jo Fenimore, Rebecca Louise Wangen Kahn, Jesse Daniel Hooper, Phoua Thao Hang, Walter Eugene Hicks, William Jon Barfknecht, Adam Matthew Madsen, Eric David Nordstrom, Dalia Zuniga, Alexis Haylee Covey, Nicolasa Tolentina Bernabe-Lopez, Jonathan Lee Larson, Wayne Gene Ward, Eric Anthony Tonn, Joseph Anthony Bernstetter, Timothy Luis Vincent, George Marvin Hough, David Anthony Mclean, Dustin Edward Lehman, Melanie Valencia, Justin M Ecker, Carol Catherine Ecker, Sebastien Jakob Blondo, Heather Laverne Germain, Ashley Marissa Arnland, Rachel Lynn Nesseth, Joni Lynn Dahl, Kurtis Michael Zomok, Kenneth Walton Fritze, Brett Alan Delhanty, Tina Marie Hallet, Casey Roland Jones, Gary Richard Lussier, Hangasu Abdurkadir Jillo, Jeffrey Allan Sonszalla, Sandra Jane Wetterlind, Lashonda Felisia Austin, Cole Andrew Falconer, Martha Lilian Llanos Rodriguez, Daniel Joseph Fisher, Brian Edward Harper, Gordon Lee Preuss, Michael Allen Bjorklund, Brian Thomas Williams, Gene Allen Elvehjem, Arianna Mae Vos, Ryan Mitchel Hebrink, Stephanie Rose Tomann, Cheryl Ann Stauffer, Kevin Dean Ruddy, Darryl Donald Klapel, James Verner Wickoren, John Richard Bolduc, Jill Lynn Jarvi, Joshua Scott Almendinger, Karen Lynn Weldon, Joseph Daniel Heim, Nicholas David Wivinus, Troy Josef Tabor, Nathan Earl Austin, William Donald Borcerding, Tracy Lynn Frost, William Gilbert Christianson, Leroy Robert Sausman, Katie Marie Yaunick, Genaro Martinez Diaz, Priyanshi Subba, Brandon Wesley Houtsma, Scott Arlyn Johnson, Hunter Lee Robertson, Kent Arden Erickson, Jack Andrew O'Neil, Cleve Moses Brown, Payton Aaron Larson, Carol Jean Gramentz, Sharon Beth Berglund, Ronald Leroy Karg, Wesley Walter Paulsen, Ramon Lee Crews, Judith Martha Johnson, Luis Adrian Morales Garcia, Nancy Louise Mollhoff, Esther Hope Connolly, Kelly Gene Avelsgard, Tyler Kenneth Koopmeiners, Daniel John Theisen, Dean Allen Luczynski, Clay Joseph Nystrom, William Keith Schwandt, Sandip Tamang, Bret Dennis Christopherson, Michael Allen Fifield, Stephanie Lynn Hagfors, Trevor Scott May, Patricia Ann Meyer, Ann Marie Horsch, Jared Joseph Jones, Michael John Holthaus, Orlo Anthony Balcer, Joel Oscar Bigelow, Christopher Lee Rousseau, Joshua James Kraft, Austin John Grosam, Stephen John Olson, Susan Marie Jenkins, Troy Douglas Miest, Gamal Mahmoud Elalfy, Jason Taylor Kamrowski, Donald Paul Behsman, Armin Lee Olson, Michael Allen Boisjolie, Leo Donald Elyea, Sydney Nicole Kohner, Charles Anthony Flocken, Cynthia Sophia Gomez, Robin Jennifer Grigsby, Tyler David McCloskey, Jerald Edward Fix, Wade Edward Lund, Shawn Micheal Lemburg, Earl Christopher Anderson, Leonard Carl Malberg, Daniel Leary Clark, Leah Joy Sarko, James Leroy Gander, Arlys Geraldine Hendrickson, Jeffrey Scott Kuchar, Michelle Marie Beier, Brenda Lee Schaaf, Jacob Jeffrey Starck, Tyler Adam Bonin, Sheila Marie Harel, Unique Sincere Beaulieu, Spencer Thomas Olson, Mark Kevin Richardson, Frank Ebo Eshun, Stephanie Marie Wesley, Jason Alexander Cobb, Joan Marie Hennek, Jeffrey Joe Blom, Joseph Edward Mazurkiewicz, Rick Lane Braun, Jack Kevin Dailey, Srey Tuy, Kweiwu Fang, Bradley Dean Oachs, Isiah Desmond Valle-Kirk, Frances Mary Morinville, Richard Michael Detviler, Bruce George Varner, David William Frye, Eri Nakamura, Arlan Velgene Nelson, Alan Alexander Caraveo, Louie L Slominski, Waldemar Eswein, Jeffrey Duane Weihe, Grace Katherine Olson, Patricia Ann Lemke, Randal Lee Miller, Michelle Marie Quackenboss, Ronald Francis Weber, Cassandra Marie Dolecki, Khalid Ali Mohamed, Neil Cutbank, Tucker Joseph Rautio, Debra Sue Mursch, Matthew Ryan Peter, Kristen Amber Miller, Teri Lyn Nicholas, Elbert Cornelle Robinson, Joshua Broich Wettschreck, Joseph Mathias Greeman, Susan Ann Bye-Elyea, Thomas Mark Bauer, David Jefferson Ward, Robin Elaine Matthys-Arnold

Reported names as of October​ 2022.

​This year: 413 deaths on Minnesota roads. Prevent tragedy. Drive smart.

Preliminary as of Dec. 2.

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Retiring emergency management director reminds Minnesotans ‘to help each other when bad things happen’

Joe Kelly, Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM) director, at his desk.If Joe Kelly could leave you with one piece of advice, it would be “Make a kit and have a plan."

Kelly, who has served as our Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM) director since January 2015, is retiring this month after more than 30 years of public service in the U.S. Army, National Guard and HSEM.

Check out our latest blog to learn more about his decades of service and hear his suggestions for Minnesotans.​

Don't sacrifice safety for warmth while using a space heater

A portable space heater​If you're using a space heater to stay warm, there are a few things to keep in mind so you can stay safe too.

Space heaters require your attention. Never leave them unattended or sleep with them on. Plug them directly into the wall; don't use an extension cord, as they draw a lot of power. And always abide by the 3-foot rule: Keep them 3 feet from furniture, rugs, towels – anything combustible.

Additionally, make sure small children are supervised when they're in the same room as a space heater. The lights, buttons and dials can be tempting.​

See just how fast a blanket can catch fire in this demonstration video. View this fact sheet for more heating safety tips.​​

Time to renew your REAL ID? Here’s what you need to know

A Minnesota adult REAL ID driver's licenseEarly adopters of REAL ID may need to check their expiration date. The first cards issued are starting to expire.

Before you start running around trying to gather all the documents you needed the first time around, here is the good news for you: You probably won't need them.

Check out our DPS blog for the details.​​​

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Each year, hundreds of Minnesotans find themselves stranded on the roadside. Winter weather can kill in mere minutes. Learn what to pack in your winter survival kit.


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