The Minnesota State Patrol Thursday caught a woman driving in a MnPASS lane with a mannequin in her backseat. The lane is open only to drivers who pay an electronic toll or carpoolers. The driver told the state patrol that someone dared her to do it.
School bus carrying students plunges into river southwest of Fargo
None of the kids suffered life-threatening injuries, though some were taken to area hospitals.
Richfield High School cancels weekend events after shooting
Two men were shot outside the school's football stadium
Sound of shots, mass panic at Richfield football game streamed live on YouTube
Gunfire caused panic at a varsity football game Friday night.
Gunfire outside stadium halts Richfield/Kennedy football game
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K-9 search leads to $36K fentanyl seizure during traffic stop
A traffic stop was made after the vehicle was seen speeding through the area.
Gov. Walz reacts to Tuesday death of Mankato West student
The governor is a former geography teacher at the high school.
Teen pleads guilty to Minneapolis carjacking, admits to others
The man was yanked out of the vehicle by witnesses before fleeing the scene.
Three plead guilty to roles in murder on Red Lake Reservation
The 2019 murder left another person seriously injured.
Sheriff: Heifer shot and butchered on farmer's pasture near Aitkin
Anyone with information regarding the incident is encouraged to call the Clearwater County Sheriff's Office.
Charges: Man kidnapped woman at gunpoint, forced her to withdraw $1,500
The 56-year-old suspect is accused of forcing the woman to the Seward neighborhood in Minneapolis.
Police arrest suspect in Oakdale after 10-hour standoff
The standoff with police lasted over 10 hours Friday.
Minn. State Patrol impounds 'unsafe' car with gas tank on front seat
The Minnesota State Patrol says it has impounded a car in Koochiching County with an unusual alternative fuel source. A trooper spokesperson says the driver of a rusted out Ford Pinto had a gas can on the front seat with a hose that ran out the passenger window, around the front and under the hood, which was "rigged up to the engine."
Minnesota State Patrol rolls final Crown Victoria into service
The Crown Vic has been a State Patrol favorite for the past 30 years, but Ford has officially stopped making the model. Older squad cars will to be replaced with Ford's new Police Interceptor starting in May.
MnDOT to expand efforts to catch violators on MnPASS lanes
The enforcement beacons alert nearby State Troopers if someone doesn't have a valid MnPASS tag.
State Patrol selling its five 2008 Harley Davidson Electra-Glide motorcycles
The State Patrol decided to retire its fleet of motorcycles "due to increased training costs, a concern for trooper safety, and a lack of troopers interested in volunteering for the unit." The first bike will be sold at a live auction Saturday, April 21 and the rest will be sold the following week.
State Patrol: Speed contributed to crash that killed four NDSU students
An investigator told KFGO radio, the 18-year-old driver was traveling 78 miles-per-hour when she lost control and collided with an oncoming SUV near Alexandria in February. The State Patrol says winter weather was also a factor in the fatal crash that killed the four young women from the Twin Cities area.
State patrol arrests 14-year-old allegedly driving while high on pot
Wisconsin State Patrol arrested a 14-year-old boy near Bayfield over the weekend. Officials say the boy was driving an intoxicated adult home at the time. Later tests revealed the teen himself was high on marijuana.
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