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Crash vs. Accident

​There's power in words and they should be chosen with care. When it comes to traffic safety, there's a reason why we say "crash" instead of "accident." Learn why by reading "The Power of Words and the Language of Safety" and other safety stories on the DPS Blog.

What's Happening at the Patrol Academy?

​Minnesota State Patrol Academy cadets currently are in a 16-week training program at Camp Ripley in Little Falls. Follow their progress on Facebook.

Video Series Highlights DWI Confessions

Those who chose to drink and drive should be prepared to endure the consequences of a DWI, including loss of a driver’s license, fines and possible jail time. That’s the message from three Minnesotans who share their DWI confessions in a new series of online videos. Read more and watch the videos: Part I, Part II, Part III.


Troopers with the State Patrol's aviation unit helped find
a hunter who got lost just north of Grand Rapids.