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Too Many Minnesota Families Touched by Domestic Violence

​​Fifty-two people died last year in Minnesota at the hands of a spouse, significant other, former relationship, parent, child, grandparent or other family member. Many more survived the violence, only to have it continue. During this Domestic Violence Awareness Month we recognize and honor Minnesota families impacted by domestic violence.

There is a way out.​​​

Minnesota Reaches 400 Traffic Deaths; Earliest since 2007

More than ​400 people have died on Minnesota roads since Jan. 1.

The state reported its 400th traffic death (preliminary) on Oct. 23rd. This is the earliest date the state reached 400 traffic fatalities since 2007 when Minnesota reached 400 deaths on Oct. 16, 2007.

Extra Speed Patrols

  • Preliminary reports show 335 people have died on Minnesota roads so far in 2021 compared with 271 this time last year and 256 in 2019. Of the 335 deaths, 114 are speed-related. That's 36% percent  increase from this time last year (84) and a 97% percent increase from this time in 2019 (58)
  • If you speed, expect to be stopped.