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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.
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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.

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Miss Northwest crowned Miss Minnesota

Siri Freeh, of Lake Park, was among 22 contestants in the 2012 Miss Minnesota Scholarship Pageant. Freeh, 22, is a nursing major at the University of Minnesota. In January, she will compete for the Miss America crown in Las Vegas.

State Patrol: No fatalities overnight

The State Patrol reports that there were 88 crashes and 16 traffic-related injuries around Minnesota overnight, but no fatalities. This is the third consecutive year that there have not been any fatalities on New Year's Eve in Minnesota.

State patrol catches 'dummy' in fast lane

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.

State Patrol to step up seat belt enforcement

The Associated Press reports the extra patrols start Monday in the ten counties with the highest number of unbelted deaths and injuries. More than 850 unbelted deaths and injuries were reported between 2007 and 2009.

Maplewood schools put students on 'bully patrol'

WCCO reports Maplewood Middle School now has 30 students on 'bully patrol.' Under the program, bullying is addressed not only by teachers but students. Three other schools in the district are also using the anti-bullying program.

SkyWest begins service from the Bemidji Airport

The airline replaces Delta, which stopped service at several northern Minnesota airports. SkyWest offers flights to the Twin Cities twice daily. Allegiant Airlines is reportedly considering to offer flights this fall to Las Vegas.