Posts tagged with "Minnesota Department of Public Safety"

Minnesota Surpasses 100 Traffic Deaths for 2015

Posted by HBC Newsdesk April 30, 2015

Minnesota reached 100 traffic fatalities for 2015 following two crashes in which three Minnesotans lost their lives, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety. Minnesota passed 100 traffic deaths on May 21 in 2014 following three deaths that brought that number to 101. • A 56 year old woman from […]

National Guard to assist with Avaian Influenza response

Posted by HBC Newsdesk April 27, 2015

The Minnesota State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) called on the National Guard to deliver water for use in the disease containment effort as part of the state’s response to avian influenza. Thirty National Guard soldiers and 15 military water trucks from the Willmar-based 682nd Engineer Battalion and the Brooklyn Park-based A Company, 134th Brigade Support […]

Deadly weekend for motorcyclists in Minnesota

Posted by HBC Newsdesk April 20, 2015

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety reports five motorcyclists have died on Minnesota roads since Wednesday, April 15. Three of the deaths happened Saturday. Four of the five riders were not wearing a helmet. • On April 15, a 23-year-old motorcyclist died after sideswiping a vehicle while changing lanes on I-35E […]

Public Safety Officials Urge Motorcyclists to Ride Safe and be Cautious of Road Hazards

Posted by HBC Newsdesk March 10, 2015

Warm weather has riders taking their motorcycles out on Minnesota roads, and safety is critical, especially early in the riding season. Safety officials remind motorcyclists to be cautious of spring hazards and remind other drivers to safely share the road. Spring brings deadly hazards to motorcyclists. Snow run-off freezes at night, pavement is uneven and […]

Spring forward safely-8 things to remember when changing clocks tonight

Posted by HBC Newsdesk March 7, 2015

Here are eight tasks Minnesota Department of Public Safety officials encourage people to add to their “Spring Forward” to-do list that will keep families safer and possibly save lives. ‘Spring Forward’ To-Do List 1. Change the batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms. Those alarms save lives — but only if they work. […]

State Fire Marshal reminds families to practice fire escape plan

Posted by HBC Newsdesk February 11, 2015

Seven people, including two children, have died in house fires this year compared to five at this time in 2014. The winter months are historically a dangerous time for residential fires in Minnesota. With plenty of cold weather yet to come, State Fire Marshal Bruce West reminds families to stay safe and prevent tragedy in […]

Fire deaths down for 2014

Posted by HBC Newsdesk January 15, 2015

Despite four fire fatalities already this month in Minnesota, including one this week in Minneapolis, officials are encouraged by the continued downward trend in fire deaths over the past 30 years. The number of people killed in fires last year is down nearly 7 percent from 2013, according to preliminary numbers from the Minnesota Department […]

New rules for new drivers take effect January 1

Posted by HBC Newsdesk December 18, 2014

A new law that takes effect on January 1 will better prepare teens before they get their driver’s licenses and provide parents with resources to help their teens become safer drivers. The graduated driver’s license law (GDL) is designed to ease inexperienced drivers into the driving environment. There are three phases: Instruction Permit, Provisional License, […]

This is Winter Hazard Awareness Week

Posted by HBC Newsdesk November 11, 2014

Right on cue a significant snowfall and colder temperatures are expected for much of the state just in time for Winter Hazard Awareness Week. Winter Hazard Awareness Week runs November 10-14 in Minnesota. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM) is working with the National Weather Service and […]

Local officer recognized for issuing life-saving ticket

Posted by HBC Newsdesk October 10, 2014

How much can a seat belt violation citation be worth? For a young man from Taylor, Wisconsin the answer is your life. At a special ceremony held Thursday in front of the Winona County Law Enforcement Center, Winona County Sheriff’s Deputy Josh Murphy was recognized for issuing a life saving ticket by officials with the […]

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