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3 dead, another injured in shooting inside Minneapolis apartment
Franson to host health care meeting
Law enforcement blotter: Thursday, Sept. 29
Photo of the Week: In slide at Country Blossom Farm
ASK A TROOPER: A look through the history of the Minnesota State Patrol
Boys soccer: Cards shut out Otters to snap skid
Cross country: Cards, Knights top five in Fergus
Volleyball: Chargers keep Ashby winless
Girls soccer: Cards get second straight shutout
Cross country: Osakis' Savageau runner-up at St. John's meet
FAITH COLUMN: Show kindness to everyone
Ambassador Daniel Speckhard to speak at Calvary
Homecoming festivities under way w/ video
Auditions are open for 'A Christmas Carol'
See Sweetwater Revival in concert
Births - Sept. 30, 2016
Wedding - Niemczyk and Koudela
Births - Sept. 23, 2016
Engaged - Schutta and Kelly
Engaged - Hanson and Arceneau
The allure of musky lures: Parkers Prairie couple finds a career in tackle
A pretty good opener locally
Gould Brothers exhibition shooting coming to Alexandria
What makes a trophy hunter?
From Austin to Alex
Mark E. Ebsen
William "Bill" Henry Williams
Ervin "Erv" Kluver
Matthew "Matt" Kjelland
LETTER: Let your voices be heard
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
LETTER: Coming out of the closets
LETTER: Is there life before death?
LETTER: Laws should help seriously ill
Foraging for wild berries in Minnesota
Motorists, farm equipment operators should share road
Farm loan program offers options for on-farm storage
Watch tractors in action at Plow Day 2016
Improving yields and water quality
JLG Architects named a top U.S. architecture firm
Impact Alexandria features motivational speaker Mel Robbins
Runestone Museum gets new awnings
Website launched for small businesses, entrepreneurs
Bell Bank named among 'Best Banks to Work For'
hires and promotions
On The Street
August 28, 2013
Ask a Trooper: Can police officers patrol outside their jurisdictions
Question: I see a lot of city police officers out of their jurisdictions. Are they allowed to patrol outside the city and stop vehicles? Answer: Being that I am not familiar with which municipal police department you are referring and their policy and procedures, I will explain this...
August 28, 2013 - 8:58am
July 6, 2013
State Patrol tries to fill more than 40 positions
There is more than one road to becoming a Minnesota State Patrol trooper, including a route that requires no prior law enforcement experience or education. The State Patrol is accepting applications to fill more than 40 trooper positions, July 1-12. Interested candidates may apply...
July 6, 2013 - 12:44pm
April 30, 2013
State Patrol honors heroic citizens
One Minnesotan's quick thinking to prevent an out-of-control vehicle from causing a potential crash, and three brave citizens who fought through flames to free an elderly passenger before the vehicle she was in burned to the frame were among those honored today by the Minnesota State...
April 30, 2013 - 7:29am
November 6, 2012
Operation Blaze Orange on Highway 169 stops 187 vehicles
BRAINERD -- No real surprises were seen in Operation Blaze Orange, the first organized line patrol enforcement project held on deer hunting opener last Friday on USTH 169 as troopers reported stopping at least 187 vehicles. At least 49 speeding citations were written, along with...
November 6, 2012 - 2:40pm
September 26, 2012
Ask the Trooper: Are the 'rules of the road' different for mail carriers?
Question: Is a rural mail carrier required to wear a seat belt when delivering the mail? Infrequently, I act as a substitute mail carrier. The vehicle I drive is not a right-hand-drive vehicle.
September 26, 2012 - 12:00am
September 4, 2012
Tomorrow is Maroon Day; State Patrol announces special enforcement
The Minnesota State Patrol announces that this year's statewide Maroon Day will be on Wednesday, September 5. All sworn personnel shall set aside all other business and duties to work road patrol on that date. Regional Public Information Officer, Sgt. Jesse Grabow says that, "The...
September 4, 2012 - 10:56am
August 24, 2012
Saturation patrol of passenger-carrying vehicles winds up next week
Buses, limousines and other passenger-carrying vehicles are the focus during statewide saturation patrols scheduled from August 13-27, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT). Saturation activities will range from traffic enforcement, driver/vehicle inspections,...
August 24, 2012 - 12:00am
May 15, 2012
Nation's largest seat belt enforcement blitz to start soon
Officers, deputies and troopers around Minnesota will be working together along with over 10,000 officers nationwide during the now annual Click It or Ticket seat belt and child passenger seat enforcement blitz from May 21-June 3. State Patrol regional public information officer...
May 15, 2012 - 11:38am
April 1, 2012
Seat belt patrols to hit streets in 10 counties with most unbelted deaths, injuries
ST. PAUL -- Added seat belt patrols will be in effect in Minnesota's top 10 Greater Minnesota counties with the highest numbers of unbelted deaths and serious injuries, April 2-8. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office of Traffic Safety is coordinating the federally...
April 1, 2012 - 1:43pm
April 30, 2011
State Patrol honors heroic citizens, top DWI enforcer, trooper of the year
Two state troopers who rushed to save a driver having a heart attack and a young girl who called 911 after watching an RV hit a pedestrian are among those recognized by the State Patrol at its annual awards presentation this week. Each year, the Patrol honors citizens, members of...
April 30, 2011 - 2:54pm
March 23, 2011
Troopers in west central MN respond to nine crashes during blizzard
Minnesota state troopers in the west central and northwest regions kept active with a blizzard hitting those scattered areas starting Tuesday afternoon. Road conditions continued to deteriorate throughout the night and early morning hours. Some of the areas received freezing rain...
March 23, 2011 - 4:25pm
February 24, 2011
Troopers respond to 16 crashes in west central MN yesterday
Minnesota State Troopers yet again had another active day in the northwest and west central regions of the state on Wednesday, February 23. Troopers responded to 16 crashes in these areas, six of which were rollovers, two resulted in non-serious injuries. An additional 10 vehicles...
February 24, 2011 - 7:05am
February 8, 2011
Super Bowl stats: 109 traffic stops, 0 arrests
During a cold and windy Super Bowl Sunday, which produced slippery roads, the Minnesota State Patrol was busy. Troopers, along with sheriff's offices and police departments throughout the Detroit Lakes district from Moorhead to Wadena and Alexandria to Mahnomen, conducted 109 traffic...
February 8, 2011 - 11:04am
January 6, 2011
It's still slick out there; troopers respond to 9 crashes in Alexandria region
Recent calls for service and crashes that Minnesota State Troopers responded to proved that despite the passing of the recent blizzards and opened roadways, motorists still need to exercise extra caution. On Wednesday, January 5, troopers in the west central and northwest regions...
January 6, 2011 - 3:17pm
January 3, 2011
Roads still hazardous; slow down on I-94
The Minnesota Department of Transportation and Minnesota State Patrol advise motorists to use extreme caution in west central Minnesota due to hazardous road conditions left over from this past weekend's storm events. Snow compaction and low temperatures continue to cause icy road...
January 3, 2011 - 3:37pm