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Shooting suspects arrested after 45-minute chase

July 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

GRANITE FALLS, Minn. — Two suspects in a shooting last week near Granite Falls that seriously injured a man were in custody in Yellow Medicine County after a 45-minute chase Tuesday.
A man was found Friday lying on state Highway 23 south of Granit…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Renville County communities open doors to 134 stranded motorists

February 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

OLIVIA, Minn. — Communities in Renville County hosted 134 motorists stranded by Thursday night’s winter storm after motel rooms had filled.
The National Guard Armory in Olivia put cots out for 57 of the stranded motorists, while other communitie…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Renville County communities open doors to 134 stranded motorists

February 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

OLIVIA, Minn. — Communities in Renville County hosted 134 motorists stranded by Thursday night’s winter storm after motel rooms had filled.
The National Guard Armory in Olivia put cots out for 57 of the stranded motorists, while other communitie…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Dickinson family injured in Interstate 94 crash

January 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

BARNESVILLE, Minn. — A family of five from Dickinson was injured in a rollover accident Thursday afternoon near Barnesville.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, the accident happened around 12:20 p.m. on Interstate 94 near mile marker 26.

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Dickinson family injured in Interstate 94 crash

January 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

BARNESVILLE, Minn. — A family of five from Dickinson was injured in a rollover accident Thursday afternoon near Barnesville.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, the accident happened around 12:20 p.m. on Interstate 94 near mile marker 26.

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Steward of safety: Clyde Hoffman retires as state patrol bus inspector

September 28, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON When Clyde Hoffman started his job as a vehicle inspector with the Minnesota State Patrol, carbon paper was a valuable commodity because all the reports had to be submitted in triplicate.
“Good carbon paper was like gold,” he recalled with a laugh. “We actually had supplies hidden. Then we sent to self-carbonization what an upgrade! and then gradually into computers.”
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MN State Troopers On Lookout For DWI Arrests

May 26, 2012 in WDAZ

Cops and state troopers are always on the lookout for DWI offenders, but now that the holiday weekend is in full swing, they’re taking extra precautions.

Reporter Melanie Orlins drove around with a Minnesota State Trooper Friday night to get a first hand glimpse of what they’re looking for. Continue Reading

Heroic Minnesota trooper: Courage ‘simply putting your fear aside’

April 27, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Minnesota state trooper Mike LeDoux admits to being scared when he was strapped into a harness and lowered from a bridge in Duluth in the middle of the night over a jet-black river. But what you can’t see can’t hurt you, he said Continue Reading

Number of Minnesota troopers struck on roads increases significantly

April 6, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety says 36 troopers or their vehicles have been hit more than twice the number hit in the same time period the prior year. Continue Reading

Judge: Minnesota State Patrol’s fatigue test unlawful

February 9, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The ruling illustrates there are limits to getting dangerously tired truck drivers off the highways without violating the rights of the majority of truckers. Continue Reading&