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DWI ARRESTS DISPLAYED ON BILLBOARDS AND LIVE-TWEETED TO LAUNCH STATEWIDE ENFORCEMENT EFFORT


Fri, Aug 16th, 2013
Posted in All State of Minnesota



ST. PAUL — As Minnesota traffic deaths continue to surge in 2013, a statewide Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over DWI enforcement campaign rolls Aug. 16–Sept. 2 with the aim to prevent drunk driving crashes and resulting deaths. Minnesota drunk driving crashes have killed 585 people in the last five years.



The enforcement campaign is coordinated by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office of Traffic Safety, and is also being conducted on a national level.



To underscore the strong DWI enforcement activity and encourage people to secure a sober ride, DPS will live-report DWI arrest activity on Twitter and post arrest updates on Twin Cities digital billboards during the evening of Aug. 16. The updates will include age and gender of offender, location of arrest and alcohol-concentration level. Follow arrests at @MnDPS_OTS, #onelessdrunkdriver.



“There are plenty of Minnesotans who have driven drunk plenty of times and have not yet crashed and have not yet been caught,” says Donna Berger, DPS Office of Traffic Safety director. “All it takes is one crash, one arrest to turn your world upside down. Avoid the risk and plan ahead.”



To-date, 219 people have been killed on Minnesota roads, up from 198 at this time last year.



Minnesota Drunk Driving Facts

· 104 people were killed in drunk driving crashes in 2012 — 100 fewer than a decade ago.



· 2,644 people suffered injuries in alcohol-related crashes in 2012.



· 28,418 people were arrested for DWI in 2012, the average alcohol-concentration was 0.148.



DWI Consequences

A DWI offense can result in loss of license for up to a year, thousands in costs and possible jail time.



Repeat DWI offenders, as well as first-time offenders arrested at 0.16 and above alcohol-concentration level, must use ignition interlock in order to regain legal driving privileges, or face at least one year without a driver’s license. Offenders with three or more offenses are required to use interlock for three to six years, or they will never regain driving privileges.



Tips to Prevent Drunk Driving

· Plan for a sober ride — designate a sober driver, use a cab/public transportation or stay at th .....
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State Adds 4,300 Jobs in July - Unemployment rate steady at 5.2 percent

Thu, Aug 15th, 2013
Posted in All State of Minnesota

ST. PAUL – Minnesota employers added 4,300 jobs in July, according to figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). The state has gained 71,500 jobs over the past year, a growth rate of 2.6 per ..... 
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MNsure seeking applicants for Advisory Committees to MNsure Board Expertise from industry and consumer stakeholders sought—Deadline is Thursday, August 15

Wed, Aug 14th, 2013
Posted in All State of Minnesota

ST. PAUL, MN – MNsure is seeking applicants for two Advisory Committees to the Board to provide guidance, advice, and recommendations as it carries out its mission. Two committees have been established: the Health Industry Advisory Committee and t ..... 
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MN National Guard MEDIA ADVISORY: Local pioneers of the U.S. Air Force’s aeromedical evacuation system will reunite in St. Paul

Tue, Aug 13th, 2013
Posted in All State of Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Founding members of the 133rd Airlift Wing's 109th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron will join past and present Airmen to reunite and honor the unit's significant accomplishments at 1:30 p.m., Sat. Aug. 17, at the 133rd Airlift Wing i ..... 
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Highway 44 between Mabel and Highway 52 opens to traffic

Tue, Aug 13th, 2013
Posted in Mabel State of Minnesota

ROCHESTER, Minn. – Highway 44 in Fillmore County from Mabel to Highway 52 is now open to traffic, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Highway 44 had been closed while crews conducted culvert repairs. Motorists should exp ..... 
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Highway 16 between Spring Valley and Preston opens to traffic

Mon, Aug 12th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley State of Minnesota

ROCHESTER, Minn. – Highway 16 in Fillmore County from Spring Valley to Preston is now open to traffic, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Highway 16 had been closed while crews conducted culvert repairs. Motorists shoul ..... 
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Rep. Davids Receives CGMC Legislator of Distinction Award

Fri, Aug 9th, 2013
Posted in All State of Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Rep. Greg Davids was recognized by the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities (CGMC) July 25 during the Coalition’s three-day summer conference in Bemidji, Minn. for his positive impact on economic development policy. Rep. David ..... 
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Highway 26 construction in Houston County begins Aug. 12

Tue, Aug 6th, 2013
Posted in All State of Minnesota

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Motorists can expect single-lane traffic on Highway 26 between Highway 16 and the Iowa border beginning Monday, Aug. 12, as crews begin resurfacing the road and replacing culverts. Flaggers and a pilot car will control traf ..... 
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Sen. Franken Working to Get More Minnesota Cops Bulletproof Vests

Fri, Aug 2nd, 2013
Posted in All State of Minnesota

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) cosponsored legislation that would provide state and local governments in Minnesota and around the country with additional funding to purchase body armor for law enforcement. The legislation, sponsored b ..... 
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