The Minnesota State Patrol reported that from 8:00 a.m. Thursday to 6:00 a.m. there were 156 crashes, 217 spinouts, and 10 jackknifed semis. Eighteen of those crashes had injuries but none of them were fatal.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation announced that all highways in southwestern Minnesota are now open but warns motorists that driving conditions will range from normal to very challenging as they may encounter ice and high winds.
Two southern Minnesota lawmakers introduced legislation Thursday that would increase the minimum sentence for attempted murder of a police officer, inspired by Waseca officer Arik Matson, who was nearly killed after being shot in the head while on duty last January.
Adjutant General Maj. Gen. Ben Corell said initially Iowa had planned to send 15 members of the 185th Refueling Wing to Washington but because of the attack on the Capitol last week, all states and territories have been asked to help.
Minnesota health officials say they’re waiting for more information from the federal government on its new guidance to expand eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine. The Minnesota Department of Health reports 1,598 new cases.
Gov. Tim Walz has extended Minnesota’s peacetime state of emergency by another 30 days. This comes as the Minnesota Department of Health reports 50 additional deaths tied to COVID-19 and 1,504 new cases.
A right-wing conspiracy theorist from Iowa was among the first to break into the U.S. Capitol during last week’s deadly pro-Trump insurrection, chasing and menacing a Black police officer, federal agents said Tuesday.
An Iowa Department of Public Safety worker who traveled to Washington, D.C., to support President Donald Trump’s push to overturn the election says she understands the rage that fueled the riot, writing online that it “had to happen.”