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DWI All-Star Team Honored at Twins Game

Photo of DWI All Stars at Target Field.
Twins fans celebrate an outfielder making a game-saving catch. When law enforcement makes life-saving DWI catches on a daily basis, there is no crowd or celebration, just pride in knowing they made a difference.

To celebrate those accomplishments, DPS recognized 43 law enforcement officers, troopers, deputies and prosecutors during pregame activities at a Minnesota Twins game in July. The event was sponsored by AAA – The Auto Club Group.

In 2016, the all-stars made 2,619 combined DWI arrests across Minnesota.

The top DWI all-star was Officer Darin Vossen, St. Cloud Police Department, with 206 arrests.


Emergency Communications: Practice Makes Perfect

​You have messages constantly coming at you from your phone, TV, radio, and computer – but in the event of an emergency, that’s a good thing. And if that emergency were at one of the state’s two nuclear generating plants, we’d be the ones getting those important messages to you.

And although we practice those emergency communications twice a year, the fact is that we’re always working on them. Learn how we would communicate with you during just such an event in the latest DPS blog.

25 New Firefighters Join Minnesota Fire Service; Contact Your Local Department to Volunteer​

Twenty-five new firefighters will be joining nine different metro-area fire departments in the coming weeks. 

The volunteer firefighters graduated earlier this month from the five-month Anoka County Fire Training Academy. Our own Chief Deputy State Fire Marshal Jim Smith was honored to be there to welcome the recruits to the fire service.   

Most of Minnesota’s 750-plus fire departments are staffed by volunteers. Contact your local department if you’re interested in becoming a firefighter.


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Video Description: To help motorists understand that speeding can be the difference between life and death, the State Patrol demonstrated how long it takes to stop while traveling at different speeds.