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395 Lives Lost in Traffic Crashes in 2020

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      Khadija Ahmed Hussein, Timothy Frank Nordmeyer, Ezequiel Angel Balderas, Lorn Mercedes Lund, Yomari Rojas Rosado, Tia Marie Ehmke, Michael Jeffery Evjen, Chris Dillman, Kenneth Vincent Taylor, Youa Moua, Christopher Lee Chappuis, Nathan Dean Heimdal, Kasey Rynae Hix, Jonathan Harley Jones, Paul Everett Magner, Thomas Lee Schwerzler, Matthew Brian Karty, Alfred Sulong Mulbah, Garret Christopher Warnke, Rausie Jo Cummings, Gerald Bruce Jacobsen, Adam Michael Miles, Emigdio Gonzalez Tobon, Joseph John Herold, Anthony Louis  Makela III, Kathryn Mary Clark, John Thomas Gill, Derek Ryley Keeney, Chance Evan Bertrand, Choulykor Vue, Jerry Dean McDowell, Sharon Marie McDowell, Tiffany Rennee Madison, Dhanjal Dhanwant Singh, Melissa Maria Kalinoski, Michael Ray Bendel-Stenzel, Shelley Ann Burgau, George Edwin Kline, Michelle Louise Shea, Jessica Ardette Hanks, Brandon Dale Lenoue, Kevin Louis Vandewalker, Angela Joyce Wanta, Stacy Elmer Walls, Michelle Ann Marcil, Amber Rose Gorentz, Brienne Regan Brodie, Jupiter Yang, Jean Marie Sullivan, Eric Ryan Almquist, Dreu Allee Davis, Jamie Rebecca Hallberg, Brian Wayne Cooper, Diane Louis Christianson, Steven John Christianson, Cheryl Rose Thull, Scott Alan Zoerb, Scott Charles Smith, David Allen Smoker, Kathleen Ann Lehman, Adam Frank Zaccardi, Richard Lester Banidt, Bobak Barjasteh, Abdiqadar Yunis Abdi, Hussein Hassan Noor, Mark Edwin Heck, Kori Jo Jendersee, Myra Kay Ahrenholz, Daniel David Wagner, Bryce Greggory Peterson, Michael Joseph Marok, Douglas Craig Johnson, Brad Robert Grunig, Logan David Dewitz, Marie May Majaski, Randal James Thom, Cody Alan Sutton, Karla Rae Fabel, Andrea Elizabeth Nyberg, Matthew Allen William Ford, George Menchaca, Preston Scott Spenst, Larysa Bak, Christopher John Novotny, William Jay Evans, Alex Nichols Vogt-Wurm, Richard William Kleinschmidt, Tod Allen Wilkinson, Orvis Harold Olson, Beverly Jo Leathers, Dylan Allen Delaney, Kurt Robert Roiger, Albert Fredolin Sellner, John William Siewert, Maria D Alvarado, Michael Douglas Corcoran, Ryan Wesley Hobot, Kyle Jason Hegna, Ravaunne Shetia Kendrick, Jonathan Raymond Mueller, Naomi Sue Peterson, Aaron Glen Lloyd, Troy Lee Eggers, Anthony Joseph Mancino, Trisha Lea Maher, Lual Alal Omot, Tommy John Schultz, Kurt Dwane Howe, Solomon Hailu Kelkle, Keith Prescott Crape, Kevelyn Nicole Hopkins, Marissa Susan Nelson, Donald Anthony Welter, Donald Bernard Heid, Antonio Padilla Ibarra, Eduardo Padilla, Casey Daniel Knutson, Werner Grant Remmen, Grace Elizabeth Zimmerman, Blake Ryan Asher, Gary Lee Wagner, Jacob Paul Gappa, Troy Lee Velde, Cory Herman Hoesley, Pamela Ann Schmidt, J Buyamah Cooke, Robert Joseph Hutchins, Richard Joseph Segers, Ricky Leroy Tomfohrde, James Robert Wilcowski, Nicole Leah Schloegl-Bartkowicz, Caleb John Herrera-Shanley, Landon Ray Rogers, Dale Allen Hansey, Devon Lizbeth Doherty, Dennis Allen Williams, Gary Jerome Schmidt, Larry King Brown, Peggy Jo Annette Erickson, Joyce Ruth Chapek, Anthony Job Janisch, Oliver Jermain Watkins, Catherine Lynn, Brian Keith Kuseske, Douglas Alan Erickson, Justin David Lipinski, Angela Marie Thompson, Mark Douglas Johnson, Raymond Lawrence Nelson, Benjamin Robert Kaiser, Michael John Borresen-Berg, Maxwell Araka Chacha, Wycliff Mose Chacha, Tor Tyler Heglund, Susan Renee Sina, Gary Kim Vergin, Dane Eric Christenson, Bradley Ronald Adkins, Raymond Melvin Finberg, Diane Marie Small, Ayan Mohammed Yogol, Richard Lamonte Provost, Matthew Kin Johnson, Gerald Francis Bahr, Linda Glenville Goude, Patrick John Kraker, Deonia Takarrian Lewis, Judith Lynn Pierce, James Mark Smith, Russell William Bangert, Jacquelyn Sue Gallipo, Kevin William Patterson, Pamela Lou Benson, Mark Clifford Hanson, Jeffrey Scott Sahli, Connor Michael Throener, Derek Joel Krieger, Ahmud Quadir Carrington, Jama Omar Isse, Lisa Marie Torell, Richard Joseph Jacobson, Steven Everett Million, Angel Domingo Canongo Aguilar, Danielle Marie Johnson, Gary Vern Eisentrager, Kyle Edward Love, Joel Paul Rupert, Howard Paul Schultz, Jan'Qwes LanTya Ronaye Tivis, Abigail Lucille Grabow, Amy Prince Grabow, Merle Mae Schlueter, Don Thomas Garnett, Kristina Marie Lindquist-Abel, Ahmed Mohamed Abdi, Scott Tyler Mead, David Allen McConnell, Donald Peter Sufka, Dareck Michael Thompson, Garrett Otto Larson, Kayla Michelle Phaneuf, Kenneth Charles Stover, Maya Laina Ayala, Dylan Roy Falling, Stacey Francis Gibson, Margaret Mary Simpson, Nicole Robin Dummer, Dean Lonnie Hecksel, Justin Paul Neubauer, David Gene Olson, William Weston Scott, Todd Jeffery Walker, D'Artagnan Scott-James Schlagel, Daryl Duane Heupel, Kay Marie Sanderfeld, Hassan Aquil Abdul-Malik, Tyler Joseph Fried, Alfredo Torres, Briana Marisa Vasquez, Kyle Lloyd Thompson, Allen Gene Lind, Marisa Ann Rasmusson, Troy Alan Birkholz, Ryan John Marvin Klenken, Randy Jay Heineman, Brian Lee Johnson, Gary Lee  Pressley, Hank Lee Engel, David Paul Henrickson, Shivnarine Samogan, David Sidney Weimer, Thomas Michael Olson, Jude Walter Olson, Joan Vera Vivant, Jeffrey Paul Dale, Richard Dennis Lecocq, Dusty Daniel Duchene, Tricia Jean Lanthier, Martin Dale Plaisted, Reed Richard Pastwa, Connor Jacob Waage, Kermit Frederich Dicke, Joshua Curtis Holter, Melissa Clara Yapput, Terrance Michael Egan, Matias Arkiel Jefferson, Antonio Borissov Krastev, Patricia Diane Mylonas, Lexus Shyann Clark, Kasandra Lee Krumm, Durlin William Astle, Blake Lee Nohre, Samuel Dean Leedom, George Michael McNeill, Frank William Norris, Keith Allan Perrault, Travis Juan Vargas, Gregory Gurard Keimig, Carly Ann Sweet, Jodi Ann Zenti, Robert Eugene Arnold, Carrie Elizabeth Callin, Michael Thomas McCauley, Jesse Lee Muellner, Natasha Sherel Richard, Jared Ray Hortian, Ivan Henry Schultz, Danial Wayne Severson, Michael Kelly Brannan, Ke'shia Laray White, Chue Xiong, Dennis Paul Fennern, Phillip Ladamire Gutter, Mark Paul Haak, Megan Marie Elizabeth Haak, Donald Charlie Eastman, James Michael Daley, David William Evans, Abby Gayle Redmond, Jason William Roberts, Garrett Riley Damlow, Gordon William Baldwin, Chuck Thomas Considine, Keith Rector Rector, George Leon Hawthorne, Ayriona Marie Derheim, Leonard Lewis Holmer, Nancy Marlene Holmer, Laura Lynn Loge, Alicia Ann Storms, Thomas John Wolbeck, William Maurice Jackson, Earl Stephen Pofahl, Deuang Chanthalakeo, Amy Metzen, Sincere Yero Page-El, Benjamin Berhanu, Tia Rasheda Cochran, Steven Thomas Weber, Robert William Kirscht, Troy Bradley Bloom, Nolan Elliot Osborne, Douglas Clair Hudson, Charles Greg Sklavos, Phillip Malcolm Adams, Kaili Ann Rambow, Rachelle Marqita AL-Amin, John Paul Burke, Ramona Lynn Pekarek, Kyle Roger Berquam, Marbin Alfonso Sanchez Maldonado, Michael Kurt Spleiss, Kerry Lea Heiniemi, Pamela Kay Woltjer, Eric Jeffrey Leroux, Dean Virgil Ahrens, Michael Jerome Manos, James Joseph Amarosa III, Russell Paul Heitzman

Reported names as of November 2020.

​This year: 36 deaths on Minnesota roads. Prevent tragedy. Drive smart.

Preliminary as of Feb. 24.

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Don’t Gamble on Spring Flooding

Spring 2021 flood outlook map screenshot

That cold snap we just finished made it feel as if the temperature would hover around zero forever, but the snow and ice will start melting before we know it. Remember, melting snow – coupled with even a normal amount of spring precipitation – can prompt flooding. Your regular home insurance doesn’t cover flooding, but you can buy a flood insurance policy, and you don’t even have to live in a flood plain to do so. The catch? You need to buy it NOW!

Learn more in our latest blog.

Hope for the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women of Minnesota

Participants at a rally to raise awareness of missing and murdered Indigenous women

​If you’re not a member of an Indigenous (Native American, American Indian) community in Minnesota, you may be unaware of an injustice that has plagued Minnesota tribes for far too long: Missing and murdered Indigenous women. Historically speaking, the issue hasn’t been publicized much, but it is shockingly pervasive. In any given month from 2012 to 2020, between 27 and 54 American Indian women and girls were missing. Harmful stereotypes and misunderstandings only add to the problem. The Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Task Force was established in 2019 to find solutions.

Learn about them in this blog.

​​DPS Limits Some Services in Response to COVID-19

Mask Up Minnesota. Stay Safe MN. mn.gov/covid19

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) has adjusted or limited some services. For the latest service updates, visit our DPS Response to COVID-19 page.

DPS is continuing to operate with many staff members working remotely to ensure social distancing.

Thank you for your patience as we all work together to get through this situation.

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