Minnesota State Patrol

Teen Killed In Crash With Street Sweeper

Crash Happened In Rural Polk County, MN

POLK COUNTY, Minn. – A teen is killed after crashing into a street sweeper on Highway 75 in Polk County, Minnesota. A 19-year-old woman from Ada, Minnesota was driving southbound on Highway 75 in Hubbard Township just after 9:45 Thursday night. Minnesota State Patrol says she crossed into the oncoming lane for an unknown reason. She hit a street sweeper…

Icy roads, snow lead to crashes in Fargo-Moorhead area

Highway 10 near Glyndon, Minn.GLYNDON, Minn. (KVRR) – The Minnesota State Patrol says troopers are responding to several rollover crashes and vehicles are spinning out out of control in west-central parts of the state. About two inches of snow, along with ice-coated roads, are causing some hazardous travel condition across the region. Sgt. Jesse Grabow says no serious injuries were…

Number of speeders who exceed 100 mph doubled in Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KVRR) – The Minnesota State Patrol says there was “an alarming increase” in the number of drivers going 100 mph or more in 2020. Last year, state troopers wrote 1,068 citations to drivers traveling more than 100 mph.  That compares to 533 in citations in 2019, a 100% increase. The top speed was 153 mph for a citation…

Three arrested after early morning pursuit in Moorhead

Incident temporarily shuts down part of roadway

MOORHEAD. Minn. (KVRR) — A police chase in Moorhead between midnight and 1 a.m. Monday ends with the arrests of three people. Minnesota State Patrol followed the suspects to a townhouse on the 3300 block on 20th Street South where the suspects fled in a stolen car. Officers temporarily closed down a part of the street as the suspects had…

Three arrested following high-speed chase in Moorhead

MOORHEAD, MINN. (KVRR/KFGO) – Three people were taken into custody in Moorhead early Monday morning following a pursuit with the Minnesota State Patrol. Police Sgt. Rob Matheson told KFGO News the three arrested were in a stolen vehicle that fled troopers at speeds of up to 95 mph in a 30 mph zone. Those in the vehicle fled to a…

Icy roads lead to spinouts, overturned vehicles

I-94 near Downer, Minn. DOWNER, Minn. (KVRR) The Minnesota State Patrol says icy roads are causing several overturned & jackknifed semis and vehicle spinouts in the region. Sgt. Jesse Grabow says troopers kept busy overnight and this morning assisting motorists sliding off the roads.      Grabow is urging travelers to drive accordingly to the conditions and keep the cruise…

Minnesota trooper assaulted after Brooklyn Center crash

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (AP) – A Minnesota state trooper who was attacked by a driver at the scene of a crash in Brooklyn Center managed to subdue the suspect with the help of a Taser and a passing motorist. The attack happened around 8:30 p.m. Sunday after the trooper stopped to investigate a single vehicle crash.  The suspect, a 38-year-old…

Man accused of assaulting state trooper arrested following manhunt

Suspect accused of assaulting state trooper arrested following manhunt

COLLEGEVILLE, Minn. – Authorities have arrested a man accused of assaulting a state trooper in Stearns County and leading law enforcement officers from 16 agencies on a manhunt. The Minnesota State Patrol says the 29-year-old man was arrested without resistance about 6:30 p.m. Thursday near Sagatagan Lake on the campus of St. John’s University in Collegeville. The search for the…