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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…

State Patrol Warns Drivers To Stay Off Snow Covered Roads

Officers are saying you need to think twice before heading out on the roads.

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Blistering winds and idle cars burying under inches and inches of snow lined the streets as the valley and across the states of Minnesota and North Dakota got rocked with a massive blizzard. Due to the weather causing roads to become dangerous. Travel advisories have been placed across the region. Officers are saying you need to think…

Icy Conditions Keeping Law Enforcement, Towing Companies Busy

The ice will melt and then refreeze, causing slick roads for drivers during the week

Much of the ice on the road has melted but it doesn’t mean drivers are in the clear. In all the years he’s been patrolling Otter Tail County, Minnesota State Patrol Sgt. Jesse Grabow says this winter is proving to be unlike the rest. “This is definitely one of the worst areas that I’d seen as far as freezing rain…

Fatalities on Minnesota Roads Increase in 2018

380 people lost their lives on highways in Minnesota this past year

BARNESVILLE, Minn. — Preliminary reports from the Minnesota State Patrol say that 380 people died in fatal crashes in 2018, twenty more than in 2017. More than 120 were alcohol related, while 90 involved people not wearing their seatbelts. The report says more than sixty of those deaths occurred since November. Officers say seeing the preliminary numbers reinforces their goal to…

Highway 10 near Lake Park, MN Back Open

Friday morning there was a semi versus semi crash between Lake Park & Audubon.

1/1 Show Caption Hide Caption DETROIT LAKES, MN — Highway 10 is back open in both directions as of 3:45 p.m., Friday afternoon. (Original Story) DETROIT LAKES, MN — The Minnesota State Patrol reports that Highway 10 eastbound is closed. 8:00 a.m. Friday morning there was a semi versus semi crash between Lake Park & Audubon. Sgt. Jesse Grabow says…