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Extra Speed Enforcement

​Troopers continue to see an increase in drivers abusing the speed limit.

Through Feb. 25, troopers cited 12,018 drivers for speeding in 2021, compared with 9,429 tickets written at this time last year.

And the number of motorists going 100 mph or more is out of control, with 132 citations written this year compared with 68 this time last year.

Troopers are committed to changing this behavior as extra speed enforcement is taking place across the state.

Drive smart or expect to be stopped!

Heroic Minnesotans Who Made a Tough Year Better

Col. Matt Langer (left) presents the Eagle Squadron Award to Trp. Gustavo Culbeaux during the 2021 State Patrol Awards on Feb. 24

They say the show must go on – but the awards ceremony must go on too, despite the need to socially distance and gather in small groups. That’s why the 2021 State Patrol Awards was virtual this year, honoring the heroic things state troopers, first responders and citizens did to help their fellow Minnesotans and save lives on Minnesota roads in 2020. A handful of awards were presented in person, but our blog tells some of the inspiring stories of those who received their awards virtually.

​Sgt. Bryan Bearce Named 2020 Trooper of the Year

​Sgt. Bryan Bearce is our 2020 trooper of the year. He was recognized this week at our annual awards ceremony. Bearce exhibits compassion, empathy and respect. His actions every day he is on duty exemplify the core values of the Minnesota State Patrol. Congrats, Sgt. Bearce!