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What to Do After a Crash

A winter car crash scene with a state patrol squad parked on the shoulder of the road

If you’ve never experienced it, count yourself lucky: The sickening thud that accompanies a car crash. The days — and sometimes weeks or months — of dealing with doctors and mechanics and insurance adjusters. The sinking feeling that if only you had left a little earlier or put your phone down or turned your headlights on, this might not have happened.

But crashes happen every day in Minnesota — the State Patrol alone has handled over 41,000 so far this year. So it’s important to know what to do immediately after one happens. This blog will tell you all the steps you should take as soon as a crash happens.

Simplify Your REAL ID Application with Our Online Tool

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Going to your local driver’s license office may not be your favorite thing to do, but it’s necessary once in a while. The idea is not to have to go back more often than necessary.

Applying for a REAL ID requires more documentation than most Minnesotans are used to providing, but there’s a tool available to make sure you have everything you need before you ever walk out the door. Learn about it and other ways you can make the driver’s license application process easier in our latest blog.

How SPIP is Helping Make Homes Safe Again

Two women in a counseling session

If you’re safe in your own home, it’s probably not something you think about very much. You can go about your business without being threatened, hurt, belittled or even killed. But far too many women and children in Minnesota live with (and sometimes die from) domestic violence.

The St. Paul and Ramsey County Domestic Abuse Intervention Project (SPIP) exists to end that state of affairs. This blog will tell you how a crime victim services grant from the Department of Public Safety Office of Justice Programs (OJP) is helping SPIP carry out their mission.


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Video Description: Lt. Gordon Shank of the Minnesota State Patrol shares an important reminder about Minnesota’s hands-free cell phone law and the importance of driving distraction free.