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Road Conditions Have Caused 12 Traffic Deaths in Last 10 Days

The Department of Public Safety says at least 12 people were killed on Minnesota roads since February 28th.

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Disaster Reimbursement Meeting
A state official gives an overview of the Public Assistance Program to reimburse local governments for June 21st storm damage. -- Lee Voss, WJON News
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Storm Damaged Counties Begin Federal Reimbursement Process

WAITE PARK -- Cities, townships and counties that were included in the federal disaster declaration from June storms have started the reimbursement process.

The Minnesota Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management held an applicant briefing in Waite Park today

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State-Of-The-Art Driving Course Opens at Camp Ripley [AUDIO,VIDEO]

A state-of-the art driving facility has been completed at Camp Ripley. The Minnesota State Patrol will use the Emergency Vehicle Operations Course to simulate crash sites, and practice driving fast.

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Statewide Traffic Deaths Pass 200 Mark

Traffic deaths in Minnesota have passed the 200 mark for the year. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety says there has been 205 people killed on Minnesota roads.

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Minnesotans to Get Emergency Alerts on Cellphones

Severe weather and other emergency alerts are coming soon to Minnesotans' smartphones and cellphones. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety says it will be ready to send imminent threat alerts by the end of this week.

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Most Motorists Killed in January Not Belted In

For the second month in a row a majority of Minnesotans killed on the roadways were not buckled up. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety says 18 people were killed on the state's roads in January, 13 of them failed to buckle their seat belt.

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State Recorded 1 Traffic Death During Thanksgiving Weekend

This may have been our safest Thanksgiving travel period in our state's history. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety says there was only one traffic fatality in the state between 6:00 p.m. Wednesday and midnight Monday.

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Earlier Sunsets Prompt Reminder to Watch for Pedestrians

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety is reminding drivers, pedestrians and bike riders to take extra care now that it gets dark earlier every day.

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21 Minnesota Drivers Ticketed For Driving 100 MPH

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety says it ticketed 21 motorists for driving more than 100 mph and 72 drivers for going more than 90 mph during a stepped-up speeding enforcement campaign in July.

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Authorities To Hold Mock Disaster At Monticello Nuclear Plant

Authorities are conducting a mock disaster at the Monticello Nuclear plant tomorrow (Wednesday). The Minnesota Department of Public Safety will join other state agencies, law enforcement and first responders in the mock drill. It will test the capabilities of the responsible agencies in case of a real disaster.

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