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500 Lives Lost in Traffic Crashes in 2021

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         Marcus Jeffery Allen Fiori, Stacy Ann Morrison, Mary Ann Olson, Devlyn Glen Voss, Marina Manos Emms, Phousalinh Khounpanya, Joshua Leon Ferris, Jacob John Merges, Aaron Christopher Mielke, Donald Paul Richardson, Brian Keith Jackson, Bradley Lon Rossing, Barbara Jane Major, Kian Riley Tulk, Matthew Ray Lindeberg, Garren Lee Brusse, Donald Edward Zwilling, Duane Paul Hiedeman, Patricia Mary Bromenshenkel, Chihaya Sierra Satoh, John William Glanman, Darrell James Laplant, Richard Leif Erickson, Mauno Silpala, Jarome Paul Borrell, Thomas Joseph Hayner, Dean Patrick Johnson, Brian Stanley Reed, Janet Arleen Freemore, Robin Marie Roberts, Douglas Merwin Cichy, Dean Allen Sinnwell, David Dominic Harvey, Jeffrey Joseph Wertish, Robert Charles Nelson, Lorraine Joan Reimers, Dakota John Smith, Bryan Craig Sietsema, Michael Allen Ostrom, Christopher Michael D Lawless, Cuong Quoc Hang, John Robert Dyste, Cayden Michael Lee Eagle, Marcoz Denally Paramo, Zachary Hans Torgerson, Steven Louis Katzner, Patrick Daniel Kellerman, David John Weston, Jeffery Steven Christiansen, Daryl Ray Lawrence, Veaceslav Iurie Liubimov, Thomas Donald Kissack, Gordon Gayle Seehafer, Randy Gary Gustafson, Brian Michael Fields, Ronald William Biggerstaff, Adam Peter Bonzelet, Thomas Ralph Kieger, James William Chinn, Harold Fredrick Schlueter, Todd Gary Mrnak, Wayne Alan Robbins, Jesse Robert Kapela, Sharon Yvonne Thran, Dennis Wayne Hovde, Ashley Elizabeth Gomez, Leslie John Cin, Allen Derek Hanson, Sherry Jo Elg, Peyton Rae Ruby, Vince James Glasgow, Joni Rubio, Nathan Bradley Hase, Aaron Patton Ferguson, Keegan Nyabera Oyugi, Christopher James Hodson, Vaughn Terry Hudson, Michael James Giehtbrook, Anthony Robert Sarico, John Harry St. John III, John Harkins Casey, Ahmed Fraidon Safwat, Mark Alan Nelson, Naejiana Derajai-Unieque Smith, Jacob Quentin Schiffner, Manuel Alejandro Manrique, David John Anderson, Steven Henry Kimber, Barbara Jean Kimber, Harold Edmund Cook, Julie Chantelle Busse, Jerome Veryl Karg, Charlie Alexander Witzel, Dale Allen Bushman, James Robert Jones, Ryan Henry Rief, Marquis Javaar Bacote, Anthony William Gasta, Benita Jane Kowalczyk, Andrew Bryant, Prentiss Grant, Dennis Lester Jaschke, Megan Rose Graham, Joseph Benjamin Thompson Jr., Alyjah James Thomas, Sadia Ali Ahmed, Kyle General Klay Knutson, Nicholas John Salo, Marjorie Jean Froemke, Tammara Cherise Eischens, Joshua David Peterson, Mathew Michael Gibson, Jessica Marie Arel, Scott William Voudren, Nicole Mae Rindahl, Brandon Anthony Fleming, Robert Dalton Linn, Ryan James Sund, Jeremy Joseph Hackbarth, Samuel Andrew Spratt, Scott Gerald Johnson, Zoe Mikaela Tostenson, Sarah Ann Grell, Stephan Michael Rice, Mary J Preciado, Carlee Lyn Lafond, Kevin Robert Dodge-Fjelbroten, Manuel Garcia Bailon, Mapach Ochalla Odolla, Antonio Jackson, Shaun Allen O'Malley, Marc Alan Langdon, Pablo Ermitanio Arguata Gomez, Bianca Mae Rogalski, Brian Morris William Dame, Brady Adam Knauff, Joshua Theodore William Bartlett, Troy Edward Boettcher, Joseph Michael Latimer, Clifford John Vosberg, Elizabeth Ann White, Richard Alan O'Neil, Ramona Jean Wakefield, Bruce Alan Fontaine, Lonnie James Mayo, Jacob Vincent Mulder, Matthew Alan Crawford, Samantha Rose Kriese, Dennis Allan Schrom, Aurora Jewel Stewart, Gregory Sanchez-Carpio, Gregory Konrady, Stephen Frederick Pieper, Adam Christopher Suhr, Francisca Deguia Minter, Bemjamin Lee  Roemer, Henry J Hershberger, Kailey Marie James, Richard Edward Meyers, Deborah Sue Meyers, Travis Del Harbott, Dianne Marion Sunquist, Shirley Joanne Bilden, Darryl Anthony Satkoski, Jason Michael Kirchner, James Paul Hadley, Tina Marie Hakala, Denver Smith, Lucas Martell James, Chad Thomas Woodall, Troy Thomas Karger, Garry Frank Brill, Robert Ray Hawkinson, Anthony Lantrell Lee Bryant, John Alexander Bretsch, Kyle Ray Thompson, Darlene Mae Johnson, Gabrielle Amelia Lance, Kiara Tashay Jones, Joshua Bishnu Kendrick, Lily My'joy Kendrick, Ryan Richard Stumm, Brian Dean Lemley, Raymond Ernest Barta, Diallo Desean Coleman, Grady Clough Reese, Dominic Cloud, Travis Gregory Kadel, James Robert Gaustad, Asia Ambriana Brown, Edward Orlen Halvorson, Peter Daniel Haugen, Julie Anne Lizak, Alison Joy Annen, Rhonald Timmothy-Pierre Gant, Travis Michael Kachelmeier Marte, Larry Peter Meyer, Macy Jo Holtan, Anthony Gerald Heitz, John David Benjamin, Natausha Rae Moen, Judith Elizabeth Harlan, Jeremy Drisko Frost, Jeritt Donald Piotter, Mikayla Ann Sherman, Craig Merrill Sulem, Robert Weninger, Jonathan Raymond Williams, Abdi Aden Isack, Darrell James Sabrowski, Virginia Marie Stewart, Thomas Weyde Leaf, Joseph Lyle Mack, William Alfred Tinklenberg, Ashley Ann Karjala, John Cody Davis, Peter Stefan Mollhoff, Thomas Edward Davis, Aileen Aguilar, Victor Ludwig Falkner, Christopher Lynn Thompson, Jeryl Laverve Vanderpol, Lor Xiong, Keith Allen Moldan, Whitney Marie Nelson, Megan Sue Engebretson, Joseph Michael Andreszcuk, Steven Lee Roemhildt, Bryan Theodor Withers, Shane Alan Sanow, Angela Marie Severson, Jennifer Lynn Bokusky, Sean Patrick Callaway, Donald Eugene Pflipsen, Terry Lee Jensen, Corey Allen Olson, Mark Michael Osborne, Brandon James Kier, Haya Ambreen Mahmood, Dalton Lee Ford, Seth Christopher Flor, Duane Eugene Smith, Amy Jane Onraet, Ronald Kenneth Mosher, Desi Ray Walkingeagle, Jerry Lee Johnson, Daviegh Joshua Keith Lee, Erica Lynn Wright, Cindy AnnMeyer, Carl Charles Schuller, Kevin Michael McGowan, Scott Alan Christensen, Taylor Nicole  Garza, Esaw Ford, Marcel Jerome Mathison, Danielle Michelle Marie Moore, Gordon Duane Anderson, Amber Violet Merten, Richard Thomas Theisen, Stephen Francis Anderson, Alice Jane Tibbetts, Matthew Milton Miller, Olivia May Demeuse, Amber Seven Fairbanks, Jeffrey Morris Isdal, Kathleen Ann Jobe, Martin William Jobe, Taylor Anne Mattson, Joseph John Feldman, Kathryn Gerda Falk, Gregory Michael Schneider, Craig James Theede, Gale Vera Ericson, Vincent David Kordiak, Douglas John Anderson, Dylan Blaine Wieland, Kou Yang, Lemoyne Leslie Kraushaar, Charles Thomas Mitchell, David Thomas Greiner, Joseph Michael Rodriguez, Joy Lee Davis, Weston William Mills, Cheng Her, Michael Asian Lee, Everest Tsimmeej Lee, Somelith Larry Silavong, Kathryn Greer Raw, Justin Michael Mayberry, Dychaun Lavonte Chew, Gregory Michael Stage, William Joseph Bartolameoll Todd, Ryan Richard Schmiesing, Parker Grant Nelson, Charles Joseph Sundberg, Jeanne Cheri Kirscht, Ronald John Witte, Jamarion Adrian Pack, Adam Glenn Bergstrom, Jason Maurice Fagin, Thomas George Moran, William Moua, Jason Michael Sowards, Leneal Lamont Frazier, Mustafa A Yusuf, Dylan John McConnell, Matthew Richard Doncaster, Trevin Patrick Larson, Paul Charles Adams, Victor Alfredo Abrego Gallegos, Robert Julian Dingmann, John Eric Nelson, Sha'terries Monique Barlow, Samuel Thomas Schuneman, Mack Robert Motzko, Jill Kathleen St. John, Theodore Fredrick Emerson, Claire Borgny St. John, Mitchell Lewis Jarmer, Jacob Lee Peterson, Aida Erlanne Nolan, Justin James McCarthy, Stacey Hoffman York, Rebekah Joyce Knapp, Tat Daniels Erredge, Daniel Lee Basler Jr., Daniel Jay Zenner, Sandra Lee Erickson-Brown, Wayne Emanuel Brown, Margaret Caroline Schmitz, Loren Michael Schmitz, Edward Charles Garza, Dean Allen Richardson, Patrick Dale Swing, Andrew Phillip Hatlestad, Marijo Driste Renstrom, Adrianna Adeline Simon

Reported names as of November 2021.

​This year: 10 deaths on Minnesota roads. Prevent tragedy. Drive smart.

Reported 2021 and 2022 numbers are preliminary as of Jan. 14.​

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Public Safety Forum with Minnesota's Black Law Enforcement Leaders

View larger imageJoin Minnesota's Black law enforcement leaders for a virtual discussion about current public safety issues 10-11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 17.

The panel includes:

  • Commissioner John Harrington, Minnesota Department of Public Safety
  • Attorney General Keith Ellison, State of Minnesota
  • Chief Blair Anderson, St. Cloud Police Department
  • Director Suwana Kirkland, Dakota County Community Corrections
  • Chief Roger New, Eagan Police Department
  • Assistant Commissioner Booker Hodges, Minnesota Department of Public Safety

Join the event: Webex 
Event number: 2483 173 3986 
Event password: 2022ishere! (20224743 from phones)​



Don't Sacrifice Safety for Warmth While Using a Space Heater

A blanket catching fire on a space heater

If you're using a space heater to stay warm, there are a few things to keep in mind so you can stay safe too.

Space heaters require your attention. Never leave them unattended or sleep with them on. Plug them directly into the wall; don't use an extension cord, as they draw a lot of power. And always abide by the 3-foot rule: Keep them 3 feet from furniture, rugs, towels – anything combustible.

Additionally, make sure small children are supervised when they're in the same room as a space heater. The lights, buttons and dials can be tempting.​

See just how fast a blanket can catch fire in this demonstration video. View this fact sheet for more heating safety tips.​

DPS-DVS Completing Exam Station Openings in January

Report for Road Test sign at an exam station

​The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Driver and Vehicle Services division (DPS-DVS) is in the process of opening all remaining exam stations that were closed during the pandemic. Fifty-one exam stations are opening this month, which means that all 93 stations will be open by Jan. 31. Please see the DPS-DVS news release from December​ for additional information

Please see this DPS-DVS news release for a list of exam stations scheduled to reopen in January. Minnesotans can find a complete list​ of locations and services online at drive.mn.gov.​​​​​

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