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April is Safe Digging Month: Always Call Before You Dig

​April is Safe Digging Month in Minnesota. As winter-weary homeowners get ready to enjoy the warm weather and tackle their spring yard projects, The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Pipeline Safety reminds Minnesotans to call before they dig or to submit a ticket online.

Training Courses are Filling Up Fast

​Spring motorcycle training courses are filling up fast! Plan ahead and register now for a course you want to take this riding season. Training is available at 28 Minnesota locations now through October. Courses are led by instructors certified by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF). There are affordable training courses for novice and experienced riders.

Make Sure the Fire Department Doesn't Show Up at Your Next BBQ

​Make sure you follow these tips to keep your grilling safe:

• Never use a grill indoors and don't leave it unattended.
• Keep your grill clean.
• Move it away from your home and deck.

More tips are available in our grilling fact sheet.


Video Description: Drivers with their eyes on their phones will discover that law enforcement will have their eyes on them during an upcoming extra distracted driving enforcement campaign in Minnesota. The Department of Public Safety (DPS) held a news conference to announce the statewide campaign that runs April 13-18. Media also had the opportunity to experience first-hand the dangers of texting and driving on a course that highlights the seriousness of distracted driving.