Minnesotans stay in state to vacation; DWI arrests dip

The Star Tribune reports that more Minnesotans are choosing to stay in the state for holiday vacations. There's no doubt lots of Minnesotans were on the roads Monday as people headed back home after the Labor Day weekend. How was traffic for you? Share your story below.
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The roads over the Labor Day weekend were filled with Minnesotans heading to places ... in Minnesota. It appears that more state residents this summer chose to stay in the state for vacations, the Star Tribune reports. The newspaper says that trend gave state tourism businesses a boost as Minnesota resorts had their best year since the recession.

How were the roads for you on Monday? Did traffic slow your travel? Share your story below in the comment field.

Here's one bit of good news for state road warriors. Alcohol-related deaths are decreasing, MPR reported.

ANd Minnesota State Patrol spokesman Lt. Jason Bartell told WCCO that it appeared that overall drunken driving arrests were down for the Labor Day weekend compared to the same time last year:

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