Safety officials say there are now more than 400,000 people licensed to ride in Minnesota, and they're spreading information about training programs in hopes of cutting back on the number of fatalities. The Public Safety Department says motorcyclists make up about one in 10 deaths on the roads every year.
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Minnesota picked up its first home win over the Badgers since 2003.
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Target unveils deals for 2-day 'Cyber Monday' event
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Large groups of thieves target 2 Twin Cities Best Buys on Black Friday
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Timberwolves' winning streak snapped at five games
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Teen arrested over fatal shooting of 5-year-old boy in Brooklyn Park
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President Biden coming to Minnesota to promote Bipartisan Infrastructure Law
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Motorcycle fatalities spike in August
More than 40 motorcycle riders have lost their lives on Minnesota roads so far this year, compared to 29 at this time last year. The Department of Public Safety says at least 11 motorcyclists died in August -- the deadliest month of the year. Officials note ridership is at record levels because of the cost of fuel.
Many young people not buckling up in back seat
Safety officials are warning people that it's illegal and unsafe to ride in the back seat without a safety belt. The Public Safety Department says 90 percent of teens and young adults killed in the past few years while riding in the back seat were not wearing seat belts.
Tobacco compliance reaches record high
The Minnesota Department of Human Services reports 97.6 percent of retailers checked selling tobacco products are following underage tobacco laws. In order to receive federal funding for prevention and treatment efforts, Minnesota is required to have a least an 80 percent compliance rate. During the 12-month survey, law enforcement agencies issued about 600 citations to store owners.
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