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Extra DWI patrols hit area roads Aug. 16-Sept. 2

August 15, 2013 in Lake County News-Chronicle

Planning ahead for a sober ride now might be a good choice as the Two Harbors Police Department, Silver Bay Police Department, and Lake County Sheriff’s Office plan to crack down on drunk drivers during a stepped-up statewide and nationwide DWI enforcement effort, Aug. 16-Sept 2. The statewide campaign is coordinated by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety. Continue Reading

Summer is a dangerous time for teen driving accidents

July 25, 2013 in Lake County News-Chronicle

The Department of Public Safety has released statistics for 2012 driving accidents and crashes. Even though teen crashes have decreased over the last five years, summer is still the most dangerous time of the year. Because of many distractions and teen driver inexperience, motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of teen deaths.
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Motorcycle deaths up in Minnesota

June 17, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

State officials and motorcycle enthusiasts are puzzled by an alarming rise in fatalities. The Department of Public Safety counted 17 motorcycle deaths in Minnesota by Saturday. There were only 10 at this time in 2011. Continue Reading

Minnesota officials to discuss physics of car crashes

May 20, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Officials from the Department of Public Safety are going on a rooftop today to talk about the physics of a car crash. Continue Reading

Ice on roads and sidewalks creates hazardous conditions

January 17, 2011 in The Daily Republic

Icy conditions Sunday night and all day Monday sent cars in the ditch, made sidewalks hazardous and postponed some basketball games.
Reports of cars in ditches came in from Brule and Hutchinson counties Monday, indicating slick roads that have plagued some areas of the state for days. Continue Reading