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January 13, 2016
​ST. PAUL – Far too often people are choosing to risk their lives and the lives of others on the road by getting behind the wheel drunk. The 2,502 DWI arrests during the statewide extra …

January 12, 2016
​ST. PAUL – Law enforcement agencies in Crow Wing County have been chosen to receive the Department of Public Safety’s Toward Zero Deaths (TZD) Commissioner’s Award for their …

January 5, 2016
ST. PAUL – From motorcycle deaths to pedestrian fatalities, the lives lost in traffic crashes in 2015 made it a tragic year for too many Minnesota families. Preliminary numbers from …

December 2, 2015
​ST. PAUL – Minnesota has now surpassed last year’s traffic fatality count, a sad reminder that all motorists need to make safe driving behaviors a priority when they are behind the …

November 24, 2015
​ST. PAUL – More than 300 law enforcement agencies will be working overtime this holiday season, hoping to prevent the type of tragedy that devastated Courtney Pogones and her family …

November 16, 2015
​ST. PAUL – To continue the effort of decreasing fatalities and life-changing injuries on Minnesota roads, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety (DPS-OTS …

November 4, 2015
​ST. PAUL –Troopers, officers and deputies are seeing a trend on Minnesota roads — motorists choosing to put safety first. During October’s Click It or Ticket campaign, law enforcement …

October 8, 2015
​ST. PAUL – “I was just driving a few blocks.” “It was hurting my chest.” “They don’t really help in a crash.”  Those are the type of excuses heard by law enforcement officers when …

September 24, 2015
​ST. PAUL – People choosing to drive drunk are increasingly in the minority on Minnesota roads, and the number of traffic fatalities due to alcohol continues to drop. The recently …

September 18, 2015
Motorists will need to use extra caution when as many as 30,000 motorcyclists take to the roads along the Mississippi and St. Croix River valleys between the Twin Cities and Winona …