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DVS online services temporarily unavailable June 8-9​

Beginning at 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 8, Driver and Vehicle Services (DVS) online services will be unavailable due to planned maintenance. We anticipate all services will be available by 5 p.m. on Sunday, June 9.​​​​​​

Lives Lost in Traffic Crashes in 2024

         James Douglas Sachs, Craig Allen Anson, Elvin Leigh Wehking, Donna Steffensmeier, Gary James Snook, Bekele Simursab Yrnbab, William John Dahl, Harrison Jeffrey Dahl, Kathleen Rose Patch, Karen Elizabeth Moe, Charlene Patricia Berglin, Gena (alias Gena Zapeda) Bedwell, Morgan Rae Petersen, Christopher Marshall Pearson, Bryan William Cicinelli, Cassie Evlyn Mithaugen, Elvis Gonzalez, Lenora Ingrid Tahtinen, James Loren Gades, James Donald Nystrom  Mancini, Samantha Jane Benoit, Isaac Alexander Schultz, James Robert Mork, Karl Erik Olsen, Evan John Martin, Michael Thomas Weiland, Carol Anne Iverson, Kevin Nguyen, Logan David Woock, Riley Walter Scheidecker, John Clifford Corazzo, Fern Bernice Brown, Karin Leigh O'Connor, Bobby John Weaver, Aaliyah Iron Cloud-Brown, Roger Alan Iverson, Joseph Michael Carlson, Cody Martin Prestegord, Melissa Jamileth Magana Leon, Joseph Ervin Fisher, David Lee Hendershot, Joshua Clyde Roudebush, Curtis John O'Connor, Kenneth Lee Bickel, Kurt Lee Meyer, Joseph Alexander McCullough, Jeffrey Lee Martinson, Donald Charles Wilson, Timmy James Tarnowski, Nicholas Edward Penaz, Elinor Leah Bellefy, Willard Rueben Prigge, Dennis Fred Wendell, Michael Alvin Hoffman, Dwan Pierre Long

Reported names through March 2024.​

​This year: 127 deaths on Minnesota roads. Prevent tragedy. Drive smart.

Preliminary as of May 22.​​

What's New?

​​K-9 Matka retires after eight years at the State Capitol

Matka lays down and eats a treatFor eight and a half years, Minnesota State Patrol K-9 Matka has walked the halls of the Minnesota State Capitol, keeping her nose sharp and sniffing for explosive material. This week, she's hanging up her working collar in exchange for the good life of a family pet.

Over the years Matka has kept workers and visitors safe by checking out Capitol buildings for threats, responding to calls about suspicious or unattended bags, and doing bomb sweeps.

“While she's definitely earned her time to relax, she's also been a popular and friendly face for everyone in the Capitol. Everyone is going to miss her," State Patrol Col. Christina Bogojevic said.

Learn more in our latest DPS blog​.​​

Become a better rider: Invest in your skills — and your safety — this motorcycle season

A motorcyclist navigating a training course as other riders watch.May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month in Minnesota. And let's be honest, motorcycle safety messaging can seem very repetitive: Wear a helmet. Ride sober. Don't speed.

Some riders listen, some unfortunately don't. Three motorcyclists have already been killed on our roads this year, and fatalities have increased in recent years. And yes — helmet use, speed and impairment are often contributors. But ultimately, the skill of the rider can be a determining factor in preventing crashes that lead to injury and death.

The best way to improve your skills? Take a rider training course.​ Learn more about the importance of rider training and how to register.​​​

State Patrol kicks off Rural Speed Reduction Project and other enforcement efforts

A state trooper next to a vehicle on the side of the road, speaking with the driver through the window.Ask any law enforcement officer, including our Minnesota State Patrol troopers, and they'll share that one of the worst parts of their job is telling someone that their loved one is never coming home.

Troopers, deputies and officers are having to deliver that devastating news at an alarming rate with fatal crashes up almost 40 percent over this time last year.

That's one of the reasons the Minnesota State Patrol has started a new initiative to help stop dangerous speeding on rural high-risk roadways.

Learn about the Rural Speed Reduction Project and other enforcement efforts​ in our DPS blog.​​

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A tow truck driver shares his message to drivers after being hit by a vehicle while on the side of the road.