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A Plymouth Breeze got wedged underneath a semi-truck and dragged 38 feet about 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 11, 2011, after the driver pulled out of a parking spot on Minnesota Avenue Northwest in Bemidji and attempted to make a U-turn. The driver of the Plymouth apparently did not see the semi-truck and struck the tractor trailer while it was headed south on Minnesota, just south of the intersection with Second Street Northwest. The driver of the Plymouth was not seriously injured, and the driver of the semi di...

Minnesota to use $788,000 in grants to promote traffic safety

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MOORHEAD - "Toward Zero Deaths" is the name Minnesota public safety officials are calling their campaign to reduce traffic fatalities.

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The campaign got a boost from $788,156 in grants to reduce traffic death in northwest Minnesota, which recorded 588 deaths over the past decade, officials said Monday.

In their campaign to reduce traffic deaths, safety officials are targeting drunken driving, distracted driving, speeding and driving without seat belts.

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