The state says a record number of Minnesotans applied for a permit to carry a gun last year. The annual report from the Department of Public Safety says 73,880 permits were applied for statewide, and county sheriffs offices issued 71,156 in 2016.
Traffic deaths in Minnesota in 2015 have surpassed last year's totals. With a month left to go in the year, preliminary numbers from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety's Office of Traffic Safety show 365 people have died so far on the state's roads this year. That compares wit…
The year so far has been a deadly one for motorcycle riders in Minnesota. The state Department of Public Safety says 26 motorcyclists have been killed on Minnesota roadways this year. Last year at this time, 18 riders were killed.
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety says 675 motorists have been arrested for drunken driving in the first half of December. The arrests are part of a month-long enforcement campaign that's going on statewide.