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Lives Lost in Traffic Crashes in 2020

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          Dylan Allen Delaney, Kurt Robert Roiger, Albert Fredolin Sellner, John William Siewert, Maria D Alvarado, Michael Douglas Corcoran, Ryan Wesley Hobot, Kyle Jason Hegna, Ravaunne Shetia Kendrick, Jonathan Raymond Mueller, Naomi Sue Peterson, Aaron Glen Lloyd, Troy Lee Eggers, Anthony Joseph Mancino, Trisha Lea Maher, Lual Alal Omot, Tommy John Schultz, Kurt Dwane Howe, Solomon Hailu Kelkle, Keith Prescott Crape, Kevelyn Nicole Hopkins, Marissa Susan Nelson, Donald Anthony Welter, Donald Bernard Heid, Antonio Padilla Ibarra, Eduardo Padilla, Casey Daniel Knutson, Werner Grant Remmen, Grace Elizabeth Zimmerman, Blake Ryan Asher, Gary Lee Wagner, Jacob Paul Gappa, Troy Lee Velde, Cory Herman Hoesley, Pamela Ann Schmidt, J Buyamah Cooke, Robert Joseph Hutchins, Richard Joseph Segers, Ricky Leroy Tomfohrde, James Robert Wilcowski, Nicole Leah Schloegl-Bartkowicz, Caleb John Herrera-Shanley, Landon Ray Rogers, Dale Allen Hansey, Devon Lizbeth Doherty, Dennis Allen Williams, Gary Jerome Schmidt, Larry King Brown, Peggy Jo Annette Erickson, Joyce Ruth Chapek, Anthony Job Janisch, Oliver Jermain Watkins, Catherine Lynn, Brian Keith Kuseske, Douglas Alan Erickson, Justin David Lipinski, Angela Marie Thompson, Mark Douglas Johnson, Raymond Lawrence Nelson, Benjamin Robert Kaiser, Michael John Borresen-Berg, Maxwell Araka Chacha, Wycliff Mose Chacha, Tor Tyler Heglund, Susan Renee Sina, Gary Kim Vergin, Dane Eric Christenson, Bradley Ronald Adkins, Raymond Melvin Finberg, Diane Marie Small, Ayan Mohammed Yogol, Richard Lamonte Provost, Matthew Kin Johnson, Gerald Francis Bahr, Linda Glenville Goude, Patrick John Kraker, Deonia Takarrian Lewis, Judith Lynn Pierce, James Mark Smith, Russell William Bangert, Jacquelyn Sue Gallipo, Kevin William Patterson, Pamela Lou Benson, Mark Clifford Hanson, Jeffrey Scott Sahli, Connor Michael Throener, Derek Joel Krieger, Ahmud Quadir Carrington, Jama Omar Isse, Lisa Marie Torell, Richard Joseph Jacobson, Steven Everett Million, Angel Domingo Canongo Aguilar, Danielle Marie Johnson, Gary Vern Eisentrager, Kyle Edward Love, Joel Paul Rupert, Howard Paul Schultz, Jan'Qwes LanTya Ronaye Tivis, Abigail Lucille Grabow, Amy Prince Grabow, Merle Mae Schlueter, Don Thomas Garnett, Kristina Marie Lindquist-Abel, Ahmed Mohamed Abdi, Scott Tyler Mead, David Allen McConnell, Donald Peter Sufka, Dareck Michael Thompson, Garrett Otto Larson, Kayla Michelle Phaneuf, Kenneth Charles Stover, Maya Laina Ayala, Dylan Roy Falling, Stacey Francis Gibson, Margaret Mary Simpson, Nicole Robin Dummer, Dean Lonnie Hecksel, Justin Paul Neubauer, David Gene Olson, William Weston Scott, Todd Jeffery Walker, D'Artagnan Scott-James Schlagel, Daryl Duane Heupel, Kay Marie Sanderfeld, Hassan Aquil Abdul-Malik, Tyler Joseph Fried, Alfredo Torres, Briana Marisa Vasquez, Kyle Lloyd Thompson, Allen Gene Lind, Marisa Ann Rasmusson, Troy Alan Birkholz, Ryan John Marvin Klenken, Randy Jay Heineman, Brian Lee Johnson, Gary Lee  Pressley, Hank Lee Engel, David Paul Henrickson, Shivnarine Samogan, David Sidney Weimer, Thomas Michael Olson, Jude Walter Olson, Joan Vera Vivant, Jeffrey Paul Dale, Richard Dennis Lecocq, Dusty Daniel Duchene, Tricia Jean Lanthier, Martin Dale Plaisted, Reed Richard Pastwa, Connor Jacob Waage, Kermit Frederich Dicke, Joshua Curtis Holter, Melissa Clara Yapput, Terrance Michael Egan, Matias Arkiel Jefferson, Antonio Borissov Krastev, Patricia Diane Mylonas, Lexus Shyann Clark, Kasandra Lee Krumm, Durlin William Astle, Blake Lee Nohre, Samuel Dean Leedom, George Michael McNeill, Frank William Norris, Keith Allan Perrault, Travis Juan Vargas, Gregory Gurard Keimig, Carly Ann Sweet, Jodi Ann Zenti, Robert Eugene Arnold, Carrie Elizabeth Callin, Michael Thomas McCauley, Jesse Lee Muellner, Natasha Sherel Richard, Jared Ray Hortian, Ivan Henry Schultz, Danial Wayne Severson, Michael Kelly Brannan, Ke'shia Laray White, Chue Xiong, Dennis Paul Fennern, Phillip Ladamire Gutter, Mark Paul Haak, Megan Marie Elizabeth Haak, Donald Charlie Eastman, James Michael Daley, David William Evans, Abby Gayle Redmond, Jason William Roberts, Garrett Riley Damlow, Gordon William Baldwin, Chuck Thomas Considine, Keith Rector Rector, George Leon Hawthorne, Ayriona Marie Derheim, Leonard Lewis Holmer, Nancy Marlene Holmer, Laura Lynn Loge, Alicia Ann Storms, Thomas John Wolbeck, William Maurice Jackson, Earl Stephen Pofahl, Deuang Chanthalakeo, Amy Metzen, Sincere Yero Page-El, Benjamin Berhanu, Tia Rasheda Cochran, Steven Thomas Weber, Robert William Kirscht, Troy Bradley Bloom, Nolan Elliot Osborne, Douglas Clair Hudson, Charles Greg Sklavos, Phillip Malcolm Adams, Kaili Ann Rambow, Rachelle Marqita AL-Amin, John Paul Burke, Ramona Lynn Pekarek, Kyle Roger Berquam, Marbin Alfonso Sanchez Maldonado, Michael Kurt Spleiss, Kerry Lea Heiniemi, Pamela Kay Woltjer, Eric Jeffrey Leroux, Dean Virgil Ahrens, Michael Jerome Manos, James Joseph Amarosa III, Russell Paul Heitzman, Khadija Ahmed Hussein, Timothy Frank Nordmeyer, Ezequiel Angel Balderas, Lorn Mercedes Lund, Yomari Rojas Rosado, Tia Marie Ehmke, Michael Jeffery Evjen, Christopher Lee Chappuis, Nathan Dean Heimdal, Kasey Rynae Hix, Jonathan Harley Jones, Paul Everett Magner, Thomas Lee Schwerzler, Matthew Brian Karty, Alfred Sulong Mulbah, Garret Christopher Warnke, Rausie Jo Cummings, Gerald Bruce Jacobsen, Adam Michael Miles, Emigdio Gonzalez Tobon, Joseph John Herold, Anthony Louis  Makela III, Kathryn Mary Clark, John Thomas Gill, Derek Ryley Keeney, Chance Evan Bertrand, Choulykor Vue, Jerry Dean McDowell, Sharon Marie McDowell, Tiffany Rennee Madison, Dhanjal Dhanwant Singh, Melissa Maria Kalinoski, Michael Ray Bendel-Stenzel, Shelley Ann Burgau, George Edwin Kline, Michelle Louise Shea, Jessica Ardette Hanks, Brandon Dale Lenoue, Kevin Louis Vandewalker, Angela Joyce Wanta, Stacy Elmer Walls, Michelle Ann Marcil, Amber Rose Gorentz, Brienne Regan Brodie, Diane Louis Christianson, Steven John Christianson, Cheryl Rose Thull, Scott Alan Zoerb, Scott Charles Smith, David Allen Smoker, Kathleen Ann Lehman, Adam Frank Zaccardi, Richard Lester Banidt, Bobak Barjasteh, Abdiqadar Yunis Abdi, Hussein Hassan Noor

Reported names as of October 2020.

​This year: 361 deaths on Minnesota roads. Prevent tragedy. Drive smart.

Preliminary as of Nov. 25.

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Driving Smart is the Best Gift

Impaired driving kills the holiday spirit. Extra enforcement now. Drive sober, Drive smart!

Too many people have already lost loved ones on Minnesota’s roads so far in 2020. And although the virus will cause this year’s holiday season to be a bit unconventional, one thing remains the same: We must all drive smart. That involves buckling up, putting away distractions, obeying the speed limit, and finding a sober ride. And for those who choose not to drive sober, holiday extra DWI enforcement is in effect starting today.

Learn more in our latest blog.

How to Make Sure a Fire Doesn’t Ruin Your Holiday Celebration

Flames shooting out of a cooking fire demonstration trailer

The holidays and the pandemic make strange companions. But if you’re still planning on cooking a holiday meal, there are some precautions you’ll want to keep in mind. After all, cooking, heating and open flames – all staples of winter holiday celebrations – are the three leading causes of fires in Minnesota. So if having your house hosed down by the local fire service isn’t one of the fun things on your to-do list this holiday season, read this blog.

​​DPS Limits Some Services in Response to COVID-19

Mask Up Minnesota. Stay Safe MN. mn.gov/covid19

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) has adjusted or limited some services. For the latest service updates, visit our DPS Response to COVID-19 page.

DPS is continuing to operate with many staff members working remotely to ensure social distancing.

Thank you for your patience as we all work together to get through this situation.

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