Minnesota State Patrol

Nine injured in fiery crash involving 29 vehicles on Interstate 94

MONTICELLO, Minn. (KVRR) – The Minnesota State Patrol is investigating a crash on Interstate 94 near Monticello that involved 29 vehicles, half of which were semis. Poor visibility and challenging road conditions due to snow made travel extremely difficult in the area at the time of the crash. The crash took place just before 9:15 a.m. on I-94 near Wright…

Bagley Man Killed In Crash West of Thief River Falls

PENNINGTON CO., Minn. — A 32-year-old Bagley, Minnesota man is killed in a crash west of Thief River Falls. Minnesota Highway Patrol says David Anderson’s vehicle was hit while crossing Highway 1 around 9:30 this morning. His vehicle rolled and landed in the ditch on its roof. Anderson was taken to Altru Hospital and was pronounced dead. The driver of…

Woman Killed While Walking On Highway 34 Identified

OTTER TAIL CO., Minn. — Minnesota State Patrol has released the name of a Wadena woman who died after she was hit by a car early Tuesday morning. They say 27-year-old Amber Gorentz was walking on Highway 34 when she was hit shortly before 2 a.m. west of Dunvilla. The patrol hasn’t said why Gorentz was on the highway. Categories:…

Governor Walz deploys Minnesota National Guard and State Patrol amid Minneapolis unrest

MINNEAPOLIS–Gov. Tim Walz has declared a Peacetime Emergency in Minneapolis after several nights of unrest. Additionally, at the request of the Mayor of Minneapolis, Gov. Walz mobilized the Minnesota National Guard and Minnesota State Patrol. The National Guard and State Patrol will help local authorities disperse crowds, prevent looting and make arrests. Walz said, “Minneapolis, it’s time to heal. We…

A Car Crash Display Is Hoping To Make An Impact In The Community

The display is located at the Moorhead Travel Information Center.

MOORHEAD, Minn. – A car crash display at the Moorhead Travel Information Center is making drivers stop in their tracks. This car belonged to a young family from West Fargo who were killed by a drunk driver as they were heading home from visiting family in Bismarck. It’s part of the Drive Sober Drive Smart campaign by the Minnesota Department…

One Moorhead Man Killed, One Hurt In Single Vehicle Crash In Otter Tail County

The patrol says alcohol was a factor in the crash

NEW YORK MILLS, Minn. — We now know the names of two young Moorhead men involved in a deadly single vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon in New York Mills. The state patrol says 21-year-old Daniel Carlson lost control of his vehicle near Broadway Road, entered the median and rolled several times before coming to rest on Highway 10. His passenger, 21-year-old…

20-year-old Glyndon man killed in Clay County crash identified

UPDATE: The Minnesota State Patrol has released the name of the Glyndon man who died in a crash Monday evening. A medical examiner identified the man as 20-year-old Kyle Thompson.   GLYNDON, Minn.–A 20-year-old Glyndon man is dead following a crash Monday evening. The Minnesota State Patrol says the crash happened at approximately 6:15 p.m. at the intersection of Hwy….

Roads Are Not Expected To Be Too Busy During Memorial Weekend

COVID-19 has impacted the travels of many who were hoping to celebrate with family and friends.

NORTH DAKOTA & MINNESOTA – Despite COVID-19, The Minnesota State Patrol is expecting a high travel rate during memorial weekend. “When you look at statistics overall, memorial weekend is a very busy travel weekend and you know, despite everything that’s going on right now in the world, will there be more traffic? I think potentially there will be and it’s…

Kvalvog Files Complaint Over Son’s Fatal Crash in 2015 on I-94

Zach and Connor Kvalvog of Moorhead were on their way to a basketball camp in Wisconsin

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The parents of two brothers who died in a 2015 crash during a school trip have filed a complaint with Minnesota Department of Public Safety. The complaint is under review and state law prevents the department from commenting or providing a copy at this time. Zach and Connor Kvalvog of Moorhead were on their way to a…

Fatal Crashes Surge, Despite Fewer Drivers on State Roadways

There have been 24 fatal crashes since March 16.

ST. PAUL, Minn. — There’s been a sharp increase in the number of traffic fatalities in Minnesota in recent weeks, even as a stay-at-home order is in place because of the coronavirus. The state Office of Traffic Safety notes there have been 24 fatal crashes since March 16 when Gov. Tim Walz ordered bars and restaurants to close to dine-in…